The sale of
aftermarket car parts on UK Markets, Car
Boot Sales, "Dodgy" websites and internet
auction sites is widespread.
These items include
fake aftermarket car parts and re-engineered or
copied products (fake aftermarket
Copies of Aftermarket software such as
Workshop manuals, Satellite Navigation system maps
and updates, Engine diagnostics is currently available. Much of this material also uses
copyright images and any
sales from an un-authorised party can obviously directly
affect the Aftermarket supply chain, whilst possibly financing
criminal or terrorist activity.
Many Counterfeit Car Parts are
manufactured in the Far East (Particularly India, Taiwan and
China). China is the main source of many counterfeit Car Parts such as
Wheels, counterfeit Spoilers
etc and virtually all are of a much lower quality than
the original, some will cause damage and
some are potentially life threatening.