Why Should You Be Careful When Sourcing Car Parts Online?

Why Should You Be Careful When Sourcing Car Parts Online?

Miniature cars lined up against a phone screenOnline shopping has become normalised in just about every facet of our lives. It seems like people buy everything from groceries, shoes, clothes and even houses online! For the most part, this way of purchasing has opened up the market and given everyday people access to a greater variety and better prices, all from the comfort of their own home.

Shoes, clothes and other items that are easy to assess and return are great for the online market. There are some things, however, that can be risky to purchase online.

Your car is your main form of transport and a way to keep your family safe. Whether you’re just a beginner or you’ve got expert mechanical knowledge, purchasing car parts online can be risky.

What to Watch Out for

Misinformation – Online purchasing platforms are all about databases and product cataloguing. If you don’t know what exactly you’re looking for, you have to trust that a website designer, not a mechanic, has correctly entered the right products into the right categories to match your search criteria. Most people will rely on online search features within e-commerce websites to tell them what is best for their requirements. The risk is that you are given the wrong information, purchase the wrong part, and compromise the safety and efficacy of your vehicle.

Not only do you need to worry about well-intentioned online retailers, you also have to be extremely cautious about online vendors who are actively trying to deceive you.

Counterfeit parts – In the faceless world of the internet, there are always those who will do questionable deals in order to make a quick dollar, disregarding the impact it has on the other people involved. Counterfeit parts are a big problem with purchasing parts online. You may think you have a great deal, but counterfeit parts can look right to the untrained eye. However, they are sub par and unsafe, putting you and your family at risk if they are not identified before being fitted to your vehicle.

Where to Find Quality Parts

Hyundai Heaven stocks quality used spare parts for your Hyundai, Kia, Daewoo, Proton or Holden. We are fully-licensed spare parts dealers with a team of specialist mechanics to supply our customers with expert service & advice, a great range and genuine value for money. We provide hands-on, personal services that cannot be compared with online purchasing.

We are members of the Hotline syndicate, meaning we have access to millions of parts, whether they are currently in stock in our yard or being held by one of our affiliates.

Come and visit our workshop where we can help you through the purchase and installation of parts. Alternatively, for any enquiries, you can contact us on 08 9459 5999 or submit an online enquiry via our contact page.

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