The Importance of Safe Websites when Buying Car Parts Online

Very few of us would purchase medicine from a shady online pharmacy, given the risks involved should the product not be up to scratch. The same principle applies when buying car parts online. Given the importance of car safety in protecting lives on our roads, just as much consideration should be given to what parts are fitted to a car as to what medicines we use to look after our health.

When Indian competition regulators allowed market vendors to begin selling their generic car parts in September 2014, the local car industry created an uproar. Honda and Toyota, for example, warned that sub-standard and untested generic parts could create safety risks when used in their cars.

Many of these cheap knock-offs are made and stored in tiny workshops scattered around the developing world, with no product safety regulations to ensure they do not fail mid-drive.

Further, delivery times vary, and in some situations speedy service is crucial Suspension, brakes and gaskets can be expensive to replace, but require prompt attention if a vehicle is to be driven safely.

Many low-profile online parts distributors attempt to lower their costs by opting for slower shipping methods, such as sea mail from overseas, which can lengthen the amount of time your car is being driven with faulty brakes, steering or suspension. Reputable suppliers will always be upfront about their delivery method, ensuring you know how long you will need to wait before you make your purchasing decision.

To keep your family safe when driving, it is important to only purchase car parts online from reputable stockists with established supply chains.