Avoid counterfeit parts

September 1, 2020

We have all been there, seen a great deal online that is too good to pass up. But before you complete the purchase ask yourself, is this reseller an authorised seller? If not, they could be selling you counterfeit parts!

Toyota Australia have been busy uncovering hundreds of cases of counterfeit and fake automotive parts being sold to unsuspecting Aussie buyers.  These products range from fake badges and floor mats, to unsafe counterfeit brake pads and filters.

Counterfeit parts are often packaged up to look like genuine Toyota parts with Toyota’s logo, but they have not been designed, developed or tested for Toyota vehicles or to safety standards. Tens of thousands of counterfeit parts are circulating Australia and they’re designed to look like genuine Toyota parts. But there’s no guarantee that quality or performance testing has been conducted according to Toyota’s standards, or that they’re even made with legal materials. Sometimes, they can even contain lead or asbestos. Using counterfeit parts could cause expensive damage that won’t be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

To avoid this from happening to you, always insist on Toyota Genuine Parts. The safest way to guarantee that the parts you are buying are genuine, is to source them directly from a Toyota Parts & Accessory department. Toyota Genuine Parts are spare parts available exclusively from Toyota Dealerships. Whether you have a HiLux, HiAce, Corolla or anything in between, all Toyota Parts are made to the same high-quality standards and are designed specifically for your model and are the only parts approved and warranted by Toyota.

Why genuine parts matter.

From brake pads to exhausts, spark plugs to oil filters, our spare parts are developed and tested to help your Toyota always perform and protect you. Always ask for Toyota Genuine Parts, and help avoid the risks associated with counterfeit parts.

At John Cole Toyota our parts departments offer a wide range of Genuine Toyota Parts and Accessories to suit every Toyota make and model. To ensure your vehicle is as safe, always speak to our parts department for the best advice on replacement parts and accessories.