Spotting Fake Auto-Parts

Non-genuine parts might look like the real thing but they have not been made, selected or approved by the maker of your car and have never been tested as an integral component of your vehicle by the manufacturer. Non-genuine parts can’t promise the same quality and safety attributes that come with a genuine part.


Counterfeits are illegal imitations sold as genuine parts. They may be stamped with serial numbers and the logo of the car or motorcycle 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 car or motorcycle and ‘cleaned up’ for use in the repair of other vehicles. The risk with salvaged parts is that they may have been damaged in the accident, sustained wear and tear from previous use or have degraded due to exposure to the elements while sitting outside in the wrecker’s 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. Other names for salvaged parts include ‘green’ parts and ‘recycled’ parts. The only situation in which a reused part should be considered is in the case of remanufactured genuine parts in which the car-maker itself has reconditioned the part to its strict specifications.


Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts have the same craftsmanship and quality that your car’s original parts had and have longer service life compared to non-genuine parts.

Longevity and Durability

When you use genuine Mercedes-Benz parts, it will help your car stand the test of time. The wear and tear of the genuine parts are the same as the wear and tear of the cars’ original parts. Avoid taking a risk using ordinary aftermarket vehicle parts.

Money Value

Buying aftermarket parts are not reliable which means it doesn’t last long just like the genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. The often you replace and service your Mercedes-Benz, the more money you need to take out form your pocket.

Pepo Auto Parts, is an Automobile Parts seller in Ethiopia founded in 2015. Pepo provides selection of high quality genuine spare parts especially focusing on MERCEDES and RENAULT Automobiles.