Using Authentic New Opel Corsa Spares Versus Generic or Used Spares
If you are someone who likes to work on vehicles or if you make a living from working on the vehicles of clients, you will know how difficult it can sometimes be to obtain parts from manufacturers. Certain parts can be very scarce, and if the vehicle is an imported model, it can be even more difficult to find authentic manufacturer parts, and it is usually very inconvenient to wait for parts ordered from manufacturers overseas to arrive. In the case of Renault, Peugeot or Opel spares, people often opt for generic parts or second-hand parts instead, as there are usually easier to come by and more affordable. However, every type of car’s spares and parts have their own set of pros and cons, and here we will talk a little more about using authentic manufacturer’s spares and how it affects your vehicle, compared to used or generic spares.
Authentic Manufacturer Opel Corsa Spares
While authentic spares are always the best, they can be expensive and difficult to source. Often, local suppliers don’t have any stock of those parts that are in high demand, and the parts that have a low demand are not stocked by everyone. This means that you have to go directly to the manufacturer to source the relevant products, and quite often, parts have to be ordered from the manufacturing plant. It could take days for these to arrive after ordering – leaving the vehicle owner without a car. Authentic parts are better in the sense that they are specifically created for the make and type of vehicle, and designed to fit well and work well with other components of the engine. This eliminates the chance of your spares damaging other components that work alongside them in your newly bought Opel Corsa.
Generic Parts & Spares
There are various types of generics on the market. Most of them are well made, and can fit into a variety of vehicles. The disadvantage here is that the quality control and testing of these parts are often not as well managed as that of manufacturer parts, and the odd low-quality product can slip through. The materials and processes that they use may also be inferior to the proper parts, and they may not last as long or work as well. Because they are not made with specific vehicles in mind, there is a possibility that generic parts may not fit as well as they should, and as a result, other components in the engine may become worn or damaged. They are, however, significantly cheaper and easier to obtain than authentic parts.
Used Opel Corsa Spares and Parts
This is one of the best options because it combines the reliability and high-quality of authentic Opel Corsa spares with the affordability of a generic or used part. Often, accident-damaged vehicles still contain virtually new parts that are completely undamaged, and these can be used very reliably in other vehicles. They are also easier to source and significantly better value for money!
If you are looking for used or new Opel Corsa spares, parts or accessories, give our team at A.S.A.P. Spares a call today!