Let’s Break The Myths Surrounding Truck Parts

by Jeremy Walters Marketing Manager

Due to insufficient standardization in the world of aftermarket sales, it becomes extremely difficult for fleet managers to find genuine, factory parts at effective costs!

The parts manufactured by the same company can be sold at different places and at different prices.

It is customary for fleet managers to know the type of part they are installing in their trucks. Is it genuine? Is it a factory replacement or just a spare replacement? What are its labels?

The parts make up the overall life of the truck. Thus, it’s very important to be fully informed about the parts you use.  

Below, we have discussed some common myths surrounding the aftermarket. Let’s have a look…

4 Common Myths Surrounding Truck Parts

  1. “Internet Can Source Parts”

We all know the Internet has made the world a smaller place. You can buy literally anything from the Internet!

Buying stuff is easy and so is selling it. But, it may not be the most feasible place to find truck parts. Anyone can buy parts from low-price websites and then it’s just installation and you’re back on the road!

But, these parts don’t come with quality assurance, testing or validation! If something goes wrong, you have no one to blame!

We do not suggest fleet managers to buy the parts online from a shady website but from someone they trust!

  1. “There’s No Difference Between Rebuilt & Remanufactured Parts”

There’s actually a very big difference between rebuilding and remanufacturing parts.

Rebuilding means taking the damaged part and replacing the damaged components.

Whereas, remanufacturing takes the part to a whole different manufacturing facility to be completely taken apart. The goal of remanufacturing is that every component of the part should stand upright in terms of functionality.

Also, you might think that remanufactured products aren’t as good as new but you may be wrong as to our understanding, remanufactured parts cost less and their quality is as good as new or even better!

  1. “The Age of Vehicle Matters Only”

During the life cycle of a truck, its value keeps changing. So, the very first replacements might cost larger in value as the parts need to be superior in quality just as the truck!

Sometime later, the value of parts might not be as costly as its predecessors as the value of the truck decreases.

So the age of the parts is equally important while deciding to which truck it is being installed.

  1. “All Parts Are Manufactured Equal”

Quality parts don’t always carry the same fit and functionality. So, if a product fits the same and has the same functionality, it doesn’t mean it’s a genuine product.

The main differences between parts come down to the minute traits they carry, such as whether the manufacturer understands the functionality of the part and its use case!

Every genuine part is designed and engineered to work smoothly with other components of a truck. After several attempts at testing and quality control, genuine parts are manufactured.


If you’re looking for 24 hour truck repair service in Newark, NJ, then call Interstate Fleet at 888-589-9281.

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About Jeremy Walters Junior   Marketing Manager

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