Automotive components are frequent target of counterfeiters. So, in case of a vehicle breakdown, one must ensure that it is taken to an authorized service centre. Counterfeiters duplicate the spare parts and make them look exactly like the original version. These counterfeit parts can take a toll on the safety and longevity of the vehicle. Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has rolled up their sleeves to combat the issue of counterfeit auto-parts by forming an Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG). This group is focused on creating awareness and educating the customers about the disadvantages and risks involved in using fake parts for their vehicles.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt, a member of SIAM, has also been targeting the spurious parts market. Honda, one of the world’s largest manufacturer of Two Wheelers, is recognized globally by its ‘Wings’ logo. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) is the 100% subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan,in India.
One such initiative by HMSI network is the GENUINE PARTS IDENFICATION.Honda genuine parts comply with stringent quality norms and meet the Honda global quality standards.
Mohan, the mechanic recommends you to use only Original spare parts. He shares how to Identify Honda Genuine parts.
4 steps to Identify Honda Genuine parts :
For easy identification, all Honda genuine parts contain a unique high security hologram with 4 security features:
- Full label with “Security Slits”
Look for the complete label, Two security sites are inside the label to ensure that the label cannot be removed without getting torn from the pack.
- Floating Wings logo
The alternate wings appear to float in the foreground
- Image switch, Logo to text
- While looking at the hologram when the label is straight, you will see the Honda wing logo unit.
- Rotate the label 90 degrees anti-clock wise, you will see the Honda flash in between the logos.
- Hidden Text (below scratched hologram)
Scratch the hologram with coin and you will see hidden message “Honda Genuine Parts”
Honda’s safety philosophy emphasizes the development of appropriate technologies for its products, so as to ultimately achieve optimum riding comfort for its customers.
Always use Original spare parts. Counterfeit products are a threat to your health and safety. Refrain from using fake spares.
Be real and stay safe.
Join SIAM FIGHTING FAKE
For more information on Honda Genuine Parts visit: http://www.honda2wheelersindia.com/gpi.html