Fake auto parts of India’s leading automobile manufacturers Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra along with component manufacturer Bosch have been confiscated by Delhi Police from a warehouse in East Delhi. The confiscated parts were sent to forensic laboratories for examination which uses high-tech methods to conduct their research. So far it has not been confirmed whether these parts were available at the authorized service centers of these individual manufacturers. Nevertheless, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Bosch registered a complaint after learning about this fake part racket after receiving complaints from a number of car owners after which the raid was conducted. Also Read: Upcoming new Maruti Suzuki cars to launch in India in 2017-18; Vitara Brezza Petrol, S-Cross facelift, new Swift, Ciaz facelift & Suzuki Vitara Also Read - Smart Finance: Maruti Suzuki Launches Virtual Finance Facility in 30 Cities | All You Need to Know

According to India Today, Nupur Prasad, DCP (Shahdara), said “Upon checking, 506 air filters with logos of Mahindra; 1,251 outer boxes of Mahindra; 2,401 outer boxes of air filters; 157 sealed air filters; six sealed oil filters; 1,001 outer boxes with logos of Maruti; 1,446 incomplete outer box sheets; 185 outer boxes; 33 diesel filters with logos of Bosch; 968 painted stickers of Mahindra; and 3,841 stickers were seized from the warehouse,” Also Read: Mahindra U321 MPV seen testing alongside Toyota Innova Crysta; India launch, expected price, images & interior Also Read - Mahindra Raises Vehicle Prices, including Thar's, From Today by Up to Rs 40,000

The busting of this cell is very important as the use of fake parts in automobiles could hamper the working of the vehicle to a great extent. Not only this, these fake parts could also effect other mechanical components of the vehicle, resulting in a complete breakdown. Such bogus parts costs comparatively less in comparison to the original parts and often picked unknowingly by vehicle owners as a cheaper alternative. Usually available at road-side car mechanics, it is advisable to check the manufacturers official seal on the part. Otherwise, preferably, get your car serviced at an authorized service center. Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown Impact? Nissan, Datsun Cars to Cost 5% More From Next Year

Source: India Today