SIAM’s Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) at 2014 India Auto Expo

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ (SIAM) Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) will be present at Auto Expo 2014 in a big way.Its ACG initiative intends to deal with fake auto-parts, which are abundantly found, and more alarmingly, used by many.

The Anti counterfeiting Group’s website is now live. In taking its Anti-Counterfeiting initiative forward, the group is strenghtening its presence onlin ethrough Twitter, Facebook, and regular blog updates by Mohan –The Mechanic. Mohan is the ACG -Anti- Counterfeiting Group mascot, the face of Indian mechanics you meet and deal with at authorized service centers.

SIAM's Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) at 2014 India Auto Expo

Mohan’s recent blog discusses the all important task of spotting the fake. Identifying fake auto parts is made even more difficult as they’re made available in same packaging, price and branded as genuine parts. As such, despite exercising precaution, one could still end up buying a fake part. Mohan – The Mechanic offers easy tips to help vehicle owners buy genuine parts.

Most common fake auto-parts in the Indian market include Brakes, Steering arms, Windshields, Wipers, Bumpers, Oil filters, Air filters, Fuel filters, Bearings, Oil pumps, Spark plugs, Lubricants, Alternators spares, Head lamps & Tail lamps, and more. Use of fake auto parts most importantly increases risk of life. So while identifying fake auto-parts is difficult, it is not impossible.

Technology improvement is being misused by counterfeiters to deceive consumers by making fake parts look just like its genuine counterpart, and a visual inspection of the part may not be enough to distinguish genuine parts from the fake even to the most discrening eye. You can use following tips to save yourself from picking fakes unknowingly. Mohan offers some useful tips to reduced being conned into buying fakes and most of them revolve around authorised dealerships.