Only Use Quality Spares: How Weather Conditions Can Affect the Lifespan of Spare Parts

Spare Parts

South Africa’s diverse climate can potentially damage most makes and model cars. Scorching sun, torrential downpours, dust storms and vastly fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc on any vehicle’s spare parts, especially those made with subpar materials.


Today, the trusted professionals at A.S.A.P. Spares will explain how weather can affect different spare parts and why choosing the right ones is critical.


The Dangers of Harsh Weather on Spare Parts


  • Interiors and bumpers – intense sunlight damages plastics and fades fabrics. Substandard materials become brittle and crack easily.
  • Rubber hoses and accessories – extreme heat and excessive cold accelerate the breakdown of rubber products, leading to leaks and potential component failure. Rain and dust exposure further degrade lower-quality rubber.


Are Grey Market Parts Worth the Risk?


The attraction of cheap, pirate market spare parts is understandable. However, there are no accreditations for these parts and they might potentially be produced with inferior materials that are particularly susceptible to harsh weather. They might crack, warp or fail much faster than genuine parts, leaving you stranded and potentially causing further damage to your vehicle.


Used OEM and Brand-Approved Aftermarket Spare Parts

New original equipment manufacturer (OEM) spares should always be your first choice, but many cannot afford the exorbitant prices and extended delivery delays. Often, used OEM and brand-approved aftermarket spare parts offer a superior alternative. Let’s investigate why:


1. Built to last

OEM parts are designed specifically for your vehicle, ensuring a perfect fit using quality materials that can withstand South African weather conditions much longer. Brand-approved aftermarket parts follow the same high standards. This means perishing and weather-damaged parts will be detected during regular maintenance and can be replaced long before a catastrophic failure.


2. Durability matters

Quality materials in used OEM and brand-approved aftermarket parts resist cracking, fading, and brittleness caused by sun, rain, ice and dust and with proper care, will last longer.


3. Safety first

Substandard parts can fail unexpectedly, compromising your safety and the safety of other road users. Using the right motor spares provides peace of mind.


How to Find Reliable, Quality Motor Spares


At A.S.A.P. Spares, we know that finding reliable sources for used OEM and brand-approved aftermarket spare parts can be challenging. since 2001, we have been providing superior-quality new and used spare parts that are specifically selected to accommodate adverse African weather conditions. We will always offer:


1. Rigorous selection process

Our procurement and technical experts meticulously inspect and test all spare parts before they reach our shelves and a neatly organised scrapyard ensures you get only the best used OEM and brand-approved aftermarket parts that are still capable of thousands of kilometres of safe, secure travels, regardless of weather conditions.


2. Extensive inventory

We specialise in Opel, Renault, Citroen, Peugeot, Chevrolet and Suzuki spares and stock a large inventory of quality parts for these makes and models, making it easy to find what you need. However, if we do not have the part you need, we will endeavour to source it for you.


3 Competitive prices

We are renowned for our competitive prices on all our spare parts, making quality parts affordable to both professional workshops and DIYers.


Invest in Your Vehicle’s Safety Today


At A.S.A.P. Spares, we will not compromise the performance and safety of your vehicle, for weather or any other reason. Our commitment to quality ensures your car is prepared for anything, rain or shine. Contact us today and experience friendly, knowledgeable service excellence at its best.