Why use Genuine Nissan Parts?
However, it’s important to be aware that non-genuine parts can be inferior to the original that they are replacing and may even end up costing you more in the longer term due to reduced efficiency or reduced strength, putting the smooth operation of your vehicle at risk and opening the door to further mechanical failure in the future.
Aren’t genuine parts more expensive?
No, not always. Many genuine parts are competitively priced. And, as mentioned above, remember that non-genuine parts can be less efficient or could put other interacting parts at risk of increased wear or other damage.
There is a well-known saying: “The sour taste of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
What are the benefits of buying genuine Nissan parts?
- Quality: Genuine parts are specifically designed and manufactured to Nissan’s quality standards, and match parts that were originally fitted by Nissan’s own technicians in the Nissan factory.
- Guaranteed Fit and Function: Aftermarket suppliers will often tell you their parts should fit and do the job. With genuine parts, there is no guesswork – the parts are guaranteed to fit and perform as intended.
- Expertise and Knowledge: Only Nissan dealers have access to up-to-date Nissan specific DVD parts catalogues. Our own parts team are Nissan specialists and have a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.
- Warranty: Nissan genuine parts carry a 12 month, 20,000km warranty.
What are some examples of differences between genuine and aftermarket parts?
Most modern fuel systems (particularly those in diesel engines) operate at extremely high pressures and with very fine tolerances. Any tiny particles that are not trapped by the fuel filter end up in the fuel system and can cause expensive damage to injectors and fuel pumps.
Only genuine Nissan fuel filters are approved by Nissan and are guaranteed to trap all contaminants. Use of non-genuine fuel filters also voids your new car warranty.
Wiper Blade Refills
Most aftermarket wiper refills are coated in graphite (a lubricant which helps the blades to move across the windscreen). This coating very quickly wears off, leaving a hard rubber surface and causes the blades to skip or shudder.
Genuine refills are infused with graphite, meaning the blades have a much longer useful life. What’s more, they come in the correct size for your vehicle – no cutting to size which can cause the blades to move more than they should or not fit correctly to the windscreen, affecting their working life.
There are a range of different rubber/urethane aftermarket suspension bushes available, but these products are unlikely to perform in the same way as the original bushes.
Genuine Nissan bushes are manufactured from high quality rubber and designed with a degree of compliance to help absorb bumps and protect other components from premature wear. For example, urethane bushes are ideal for competition cars, but for normal use they are too hard and will put extra strain on other suspension components, risking further damage to your vehicle.
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