Why Should You Get Mitsubishi Auto Spare Parts From Your Mitsubishi Dealer?by Kevin Smith Author
Mitsubishi, like every automaker, experienced production
interruptions in 2020 due to the pandemic. While they're back at full strength,
it's made it difficult for people around the world to find Mitsubishi
auto spare parts. Many auto parts shops in Sydney have stopped carrying
their full selection of replacement parts because Mitsubishi has held onto them
for their dealers. If your local parts shops are coming up short, it's time to
go to the dealer.
Faster Access to Spare Parts
If you need spare parts now, you might run into some issues
if you go to your local auto parts shop. Normally, you can find replacement
parts produced by Mitsubishi itself and other companies that provide nearly
identical components. However, many of these third parties shuttered operations
over the last year.
You could spend hours driving around Sydney, stopping at every shop and coming up empty-handed. Or, if you're trying to order online, chances are you're going to see a lot of “out of stock” messages. While some sites will let you order parts, they could take weeks to arrive.
If you go to the dealer, you know they'll have what you need. In uncertain times, the one thing that's certain is that your dealer has the parts you need. And, as an added bonus, you can probably get those parts installed at the dealer in less time as well.
Dealers set prices for spare parts quite differently from
your local auto parts shop. Dealers have a fixed price from the company that
they are allowed to charge, although this does vary from country to country
since they have to factor in taxes and shipping costs. Third parties, on the
other hand, can charge whatever they want. Since spare parts for some Mitsubishi
models have become rather scarce, the prices have gone up.
Many auto parts shops aren't offering OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Mitsubishi replacement parts right now, which means these parts haven't been made at the same scale and they're more expensive than normal. The dealership is really the only location that is offering a fair price for OEM parts these days.
Avoid ConfusionFinding spare parts for Mitsubishis can be tricky. See, Mitsubishi regularly partners with other car manufacturers to make essentially the same vehicle. For example, in the 2000s, Chrysler made the Dodge Stratus based on Mitsubishi's Eclipse. But even though the cars are similar, they're not entirely identical and their parts aren't necessarily compatible.
You could easily make a mistake and order outdated parts or get a part that was actually meant for another maker's car! The best way to avoid confusion and get the exact parts you need is to ask your dealer.
All in all, parts for Mitsubishis are readily available at the dealer today: something we cannot say for parts shops in 2021. Especially when you're looking for parts for discontinued models or niche models, there's no better option than going to the dealer for spare parts.
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