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Genuine Parts only at Scantec Automotive

To ensure your vehicle will drive, function and protect you the way it was intended, use Genuine parts only.

Genuine parts have been used to build your vehicle. Genuine parts are made or selected by the vehicle’s manufacturer and rigorously tested as an integral component of the vehicle to meet high quality, safety and performance standards.

If your vehicle needs replacement parts following a collision or during servicing and maintenance, it is essential that genuine parts are fitted. Genuine parts are new and the only parts approved and warranted by the vehicle’s manufacturer and you can only guarantee you will get genuine parts by sourcing them through the vehicle manufacturer's authorised supply chain — use anything else and you may be taking a risk.

Non-genuine parts might look like the real thing but they have not been made, selected or approved by the manufacturer of your vehicle and have never been tested as an integral component of your vehicle by the manufacturer.

Non-genuine parts can’t necessarily promise the same quality and safety attributes that come with a genuine part.

If your vehicle has been repaired after a crash or as part of general maintenance it’s possible that non-genuine parts have been fitted without your knowledge.

There are different types of non-genuine parts, and it’s important to know the difference so that you don’t get caught out. These are the main types of non-genuine parts that could find their way onto your vehicle.

  • Parallel parts: are made by the vehicle manufacturer or with its approval but are not necessarily produced for vehicles in the UK, yet have somehow entered the country. The risk posed by parallel parts is that they have not come through the correct supply chain so they may not fit vehicles correctly or safely and may not function properly.

  • Counterfeit parts: are illegal imitations sold as genuine parts. They may be stamped with serial numbers and the logo of the vehicle manufacturer in order to deceive consumers into thinking they are genuine parts. They can be an enormous safety risk as most counterfeit parts are poorly produced and are made using sub-standard materials.

  • Salvaged parts: have been removed from a damaged vehicle and ‘cleaned up’ for use in the repair of other vehicles. The risk with salvaged parts is that they may have been damaged in an accident, sustained wear and tear from previous use or have degraded due to exposure to the elements while sitting outside in the scrap yard. All these factors could stop the part from working properly. There is also no guarantee that the part was originally genuine without knowing the full repair history of the vehicle.

  • Aftermarket parts: are not produced by the vehicle manufacturer and have been produced by another company as an addition to existing equipment or an alternative to a genuine part. Aftermarket parts pose a risk because they were never tested by the vehicle’s manufacturer as an integral component of the vehicle and can’t necessarily offer the quality and safety that comes with a genuine part.

Why compromise your safety and the functionality of your vehicle? We don't. We don't recommend, supply or fit anything but Genuine Parts.

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