Where is beef, horsemeat also is in it – or: what should look for when buying car parts, to protect yourself from plagiarism. Plagiarism unfortunately increasingly flooding the car parts market just the Internet here an ideal distribution platform emerged. Before the purchase, the customer has no way to make the article look at. He must rely solely on the information of the respective providers. Even after receipt of the goods plagiarism are often indistinguishable, as the counterfeiters very comprehensively by an original. The goods is not only a poor substitute, also the packaging with print and label are recreated here. If even the seal of approval that will actually protect against plagiarism, no guarantee is more for originality, how should you protect yourself then? The first commandment is also in the online aftermarket: Beware of branded goods at knockdown prices! Now, quality has its price. The processing of high-quality materials, but also the human expertise, with which the goods only become the quality product, costs.
Inevitably, these costs to consumers will be circulated. But that doesn’t mean that every bargain also plagiarized behind. Serious parts dealer brands auto parts sell for example during a camp cleanup often far below the market value. Others consciously choose the path of renunciation of the margins: the great Internet customer be cheaper as the competition then buys. There is therefore no patent recipe, with the one already can protect themselves in advance from auto parts plagiarism in the online business. How do I recognize a fake car parts? Even if you get your ordered spare parts supplied, it is very difficult to distinguish a plagiarism from an original for the reasons described above for the uninitiated.
As one of the first spare parts manufacturers in the automobile spare parts market, the continental aftermarket company of product piracy has declared war on. ATE are currently equipped with the so-called MAPP-code products. This 2-digit Code is printed on the back of the box. However, small and inconspicuous it meets a crucial task. Of there printed codes you can check E.g. online at ATE, if the purchased ATE brake discs and pads are original or fake. ATE here also companies such as BOSCH, TRW and banquets on the rise are the path against the constantly increasing flood of plagiarism. Hopefully stay that much more spare parts manufacturers such as ZF Boge with its Lemforder, brands this way with the introduction of the MAPP-code and also companies like Spidan, Carpenter & co. connect thing. Borris Mr