Often when it comes to vehicle maintenance or repairs buying a cheap part could cost vehicle owners more in the long run due to additional damage to surrounding components as well as replacing the original part that failed to start with, Corteco warns.
A Corteco spokesperson said: “As a brand of Freudenberg, manufacturer of oil seals, we believe quality is key and we want to help you choose quality over cost.
“This doesn’t just apply to cars and end users but also applies to light commercial and commercial vehicle companies as down time for their vehicles can have a big impact on cost more than anything.
“More downtime due to repairs means less vehicles on the road completing consignments for customers leading to less revenue.”
Highlighting the benefits of using original equipment over unbranded oil seals, Corteco say its seals are selected by vehicle manufacturers and are installed into new vehicle while in production, demonstrating the accreditation in which the brand holds.
The spokesperson added: “If OE seals are good enough for vehicle manufacturers then why wouldn’t you replace like for like to ensure that it is maintained to the highest possible standard?
“As the aftermarket division for the largest seal manufacturer in the world, all products are made from high quality material that undergoes rigorous testing to ensure the parts meet the requirements set by the vehicle manufacturer.
“Although the OE parts cost more initially you will save money in the long run due to the reliability and the parts being able to perform as expected in comparison to the cheaper parts.
“Just remember buy cheap then be prepared to buy twice.”
Unlike many “cheap replicas”, quality and original equipment parts come with a warranty allowing.
As these are only some of the benefits of using quality products over cheap replicas we believe it is right to share the negatives to buying a cheaper product.
Corteco highlights the dangers of non-OE parts
- Replicas use cheaper materials to keep the cost down. Cheaper material means a lower quality part being pushed into the market.
- Unlike with quality parts, replicas often do not come with warranties, this allows them to reduce cost and to sell more parts in the market as failures will often be replaced by the same part causing a repetitive cycle.
- Premature failures can occur due to cheap material wearing out or leaking quicker than OE parts.
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