AC Delco – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:21:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.10 ACDelco Tackles Counterfeiting in the Spare Parts and Aftersales Industry https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/acdelco-tackles-counterfeiting-in-the-spare-parts-and-aftersales-industry/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/acdelco-tackles-counterfeiting-in-the-spare-parts-and-aftersales-industry/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:25:23 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30150 The outcome of being duped into using fake phones or charges might be just frustration and disappointment, but using fake automotive parts can even cause danger to your life. Such components might malfunction or even burst into fire or lead to sudden breakdown while you are on the move. ACDelco has been working hard in […]

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The outcome of being duped into using fake phones or charges might be just frustration and disappointment, but using fake automotive parts can even cause danger to your life. Such components might malfunction or even burst into fire or lead to sudden breakdown while you are on the move.

ACDelco has been working hard in the Middle East and across the globe to put in place measures to discourage the sale of fake automotive parts. At the regional level, the automotive spare parts market is worth USD 8 billion. It is estimated that about 12 percent of this comprises counterfeit parts, which is equivalent to about USD 1 billion. The prevalence of fake parts in the Middle East market arises both from the lack of awareness on the part of customers and the large number of customers who are aware that the parts are fake but will settle for cheaper alternatives to genuine spare parts.

As part of an awareness campaign, ACDelco has highlighted the top five things to look out for when purchasing spare parts, in order to ensure that the spare part you are buying is a reliable, safe product.

1. Always buy parts from a reputable dealer.
When you need to purchase spare parts, it is better to opt for a known retailer who is licensed to sell official ACDelco products. In the event of any doubt, check with your dealer as to where you can source genuine ACDelco components.

2. In the event that the parts are being installed at a garage, ask the mechanic if you can see the part and package.
If you are not installing the part yourself, ask the mechanic if you can see the part and package. If the packaging appears flimsy, or the branding is dodgy with similar but subtly different brand name, graphics or logo like AZDelco instead of ACDelco, it could be counterfeit. Counterfeiters typically use colors, artwork and type fonts on their packaging that are similar to the original.

3. If the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
A competitive market drives variation in price among reputable manufacturers. You should however be suspicious about extremely large differences in price.

4. What you see might not be what you get.
Counterfeiters have now taken to using very advanced technology and hence just a visual inspection might not suffice to distinguish genuine parts from the fake. Insist on ACDelco parts from authorized dealers and retailers.

5. Look for the distinguishing ACDelco mark
As part of its drive to make counterfeiting even more difficult for imitation parts producers, ACDelco is now affixing a distinct mark on certain parts. This mark helps officials to distinguish genuine products from their fake counterparts.

It might not be always easy to spot a fake, but if you suspect that you’ve purchased a counterfeit product, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Customers can always reach out to AC Delco’s support team or the company’s website in case of any concerns.

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ACDelco weather warning: how to drive safely in stormy conditions https://tiresandparts.net/news/acdelco-weather-warning-how-to-drive-safely-in-stormy-conditions/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/acdelco-weather-warning-how-to-drive-safely-in-stormy-conditions/#respond Thu, 06 Feb 2020 06:11:05 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29831 The recent spell of rainy weather in the UAE has fazed many motorists who are not used to driving in such conditions. ACDelco has shared some tips to ensure that motorists are able to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on the roads. Be prepared: The most important precaution to take is to ensure […]

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The recent spell of rainy weather in the UAE has fazed many motorists who are not used to driving in such conditions. ACDelco has shared some tips to ensure that motorists are able to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on the roads.

  1. Be prepared: The most important precaution to take is to ensure that the vehicle is in the best possible condition to tackle such stormy conditions. The components that need a comprehensive check before you start on a journey are the wiper blades and the front and rear lights. Just checking that these are working fine can make a huge difference to how comfortable and safe you are once you are on the move.

 

  1. Check your weather app: Before you start the engine, check on the expected weather condition so that you are more prepared for what you are likely to face. Updates are given on a regular basis through news channels and on weather apps about road and weather conditions.

 

  1. Don’t drive with your hazards on: Some motorists make it a regular practice to drive in fog and rain with the hazard lights on. The UAE has now issued a law that prohibits this practice as other road users will not be able to differentiate if the motorist is using the signal to indicate lane change or as a hazard light. This can lead to unnecessary confusion and greater risk of accidents. Hazard lights should be used only in an emergency situation.

 

  1. Use dip lights, not high beams: There is a popular belief that high beams are better when visibility is poor. This is not true as small water droplets reflect the light and distort visibility for the motorist and other drivers. Instead, it would be better to use dip lights to guide the way.

 

  1. Stay in your lane: Changing lanes is risky in bad weather as visibility is low and conditions are poor. It is best to stay in one lane unless you absolutely need to change lanes. Even when you do have to change lanes, give other motorists plenty of warning by using the indicator lights ad check thoroughly for other cars in the nearby lanes.

 

  1. Keep your distance: During this kind of weather, it is very important to always keep a safe distance from the car in front. Motorists should be highly aware of their surroundings and other vehicles on the road, both in front and behind them.

 

  1. Listen up: IN the event that visibility is badly affected during stormy weather, motorists should sharpen their ears and use what they hear to compensate for the lack of visibility. They could roll down their windows to hear other cars or emergency sirens.

 

  1. Slow Down! Speed and wet roads are not a good combination at all. While driving, motorists should match the speed of the car in front to ensure that they are not forced to brake sharply. They should allow themselves plenty of time to get to their destination as there are bound to be delays and congestion on the roads!

 

ACDelco is a GM company that is a leading player in the field of automotive replacement parts and related services, ACDelco offers more than 90,000 parts across 37 products lines, including but not limited to maintenance parts such as car and truck batteries, spark plugs, oil filters, air filters and brakes.

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ACDelco Launches New Electronic Parts Catalog for the Middle East https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/acdelco-launches-new-electronic-parts-catalog-for-the-middle-east/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/acdelco-launches-new-electronic-parts-catalog-for-the-middle-east/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 05:16:33 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=28714 ACDelco has announced that it has launched a new e-Catalog in the Middle East and all customers need to do is browse this catalog for all their car-related needs as it would serve as a one stop shop. The Electronic Parts Catalog has been uploaded on the company’s regional website (www.acdelcoarabia.com). Dealer partners and customers […]

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ACDelco has announced that it has launched a new e-Catalog in the Middle East and all customers need to do is browse this catalog for all their car-related needs as it would serve as a one stop shop. The Electronic Parts Catalog has been uploaded on the company’s regional website (www.acdelcoarabia.com). Dealer partners and customers can use just a few click through the catalog to find the right part for most vehicle makes and models from a wide database.

Customers and dealer partners can refine their search using several search parameters like vehicle make, model year, part name or part number, to get exactly the part they need. To further increase the convenience, it is also possible to navigate further and fine tune their search down to the engine sizes, fuel and body type. The most notable feature is that the application data integrated into the system so that the customer can navigate through the system easily to find just the right part for their vehicle. The catalog provides detailed information about all the elements so that browsers can make the right choices from the comfort of their own home. Customers can browse through images, specifications, FAQs, features and benefits, maintenance, warranty, wear and troubleshooting at their convenience to make an informed and assured decision. They can opt to browse the catalog in the language that they are most comfortable with the catalog being available in English, Arabic and French.

“Through this Electronic Catalog, we have devised an innovative new way for customers to find the right ACDelco product with remarkable ease. Equally importantly, not only will this save time and effort for our users, it is a reliable method to access product information around the clock. ACDelco has always been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to the aftermarket industry and this latest offering is testament to our customer-centric philosophy,” said Mohammed Al Fayyad, Customer Care and After Sales Director, General Motors, Africa & Middle East.

ACDelco has been pioneer in the automotive aftermarket sector for its partners, and its expertise in the sector is further reinforced by its heritage of over 100 years of innovation and engineering excellence. A past research study revealed that ACDelco’s “Unaided Brand Awareness” stood at 71percent, which is higher than that of any other aftermarket brand in the automotive industry.

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ACDelco Expands Selection of High Reserve Capacity Batteries https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/acdelco-expands-selection-high-reserve-capacity-batteries/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/acdelco-expands-selection-high-reserve-capacity-batteries/#respond Mon, 26 Dec 2016 14:04:34 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19261 ACDelco has expanded its range of High Reserve Capacity (HR) batteries. These  batteries are specifically designed for those applications where higher reserve capacity (RC) is more important or needed by the original equipment manufacturer. The seven new part numbers can be used to cover over 64 million vehicles on the roads and have been identified […]

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ACDelco has expanded its range of High Reserve Capacity (HR) batteries. These  batteries are specifically designed for those applications where higher reserve capacity (RC) is more important or needed by the original equipment manufacturer.

The seven new part numbers can be used to cover over 64 million vehicles on the roads and have been identified with SKUs beginning with the letters “HR”. Of the seven, two SKUs include medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicle applications. ACDelco offers a free replacement warranty ranging from 30 to 42 months for these new part numbers.

From a price perspective, the new batteries are offered at a competitive price when compared to ACDelco Professional Silver and ACDelco Professional Gold batteries. Thus, the new batteries from ACDelco will serve as a cost-effective and dependable solution for applications that are either difficult, have high levels of electronics or significant electrical loads.

Speaking about the new products, John Munsell, product specialist, ACDelco said that with the wide range of accessories that are now available, it is now important to power these accessories as well as start the vehicle. He added that the release of the new HR batteries highlights ACDelco’s ongoing commitment to stay at the forefront of battery technology.

AC Delco is a subsidiary of General Motors that offers customers a wide range of over 90,000 parts across 37 lines. The company offers original equipment parts for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, as well as premium aftermarket parts for most other makes and models.

 

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