Counterfeit Parts

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is!

Imitation auto parts are a serious and consistent problem. Confirm that you are purchasing genuine GM parts.


What are imitation parts?

Imitation parts are of inferior quality, but are made, packaged, and advertised to take the place of an original part. Imitators frequently duplicate an original trademark or alter it in a way that makes it indistinguishable to the average customer.

Why should I care?

Imitation parts are consistently inferior in quality and performance. Unlike genuine GM parts, imitation parts often times aren’t built to GM specifications and with substandard materials that do not function or last as well, which can lead to mechanical problems and system breakdowns.

Although imitation parts may be cheaper up front, they more often than not cost you more down the road.

GM’s Role

GM has worked hard to establish and uphold a reputation for providing your Chevy with high-quality parts for its top performance. Imitation parts in your vehicle compromises the vehicle’s quality and performance. The sale of such parts cause a loss of sales and jobs at our company and in the entire automotive industry. We work with law enforcement agencies and other automotive manufacturers to battle imitation parts makers.

Commonly Imitated Parts

  • Starters
  • Spark plugs
  • Oxygen sensors
  • Valves and valve lifters
  • Distributor caps
  • Gasoline filters and filter caps
  • Rocker arms and camshafts
  • Antifreeze/Coolant and transmission fluids
  • Bearings
  • Alternators and generators
  • Wheel covers
  • Oil and air filters
  • Shock absorbers
  • Fan belts
  • Disc brake pads and shoes
  • Air conditioning compressors