The automotive industry, which is experiencing a global electronic microchip supply shortage, has started to suspend its production. Stating that the chip supply problem may continue to a great extent in the rest of the year, the producers have started to take their measures as of March. With the disruption that started in the production of zero km vehicles, eyes turned to the second hand market. After the high price increases in 2020, it is predicted that the second hand, which started 2021 more calmly, will increase again and the prices will rise again. Second hand firm Vavacars officials warn those who plan to buy a second hand vehicle to be quick. Stating that we are going through the last days to have a car under favorable conditions before the market conditions have reacted yet, the officials point out that the middle and upper segment vehicle market has also started to move.
Watch out for the fake part
On the other hand, the increase in the interest in the second hand vehicle market, the disruptions in the production and supply chain together with the pandemic caused many problems in after-sales services in the automotive industry. The average 30 percent price increase in the spare parts prices last year, on the other hand, prompted the pirate parts manufacturers. Turkey, indicating that the Far East and Eastern Europe of counterfeit and fake parts production reached a remarkable level Aşir Automotive General Manager Okan Erdemir said:
“Non-standard repairs and counterfeit parts used in very low cost repair shops open the door to an invisible danger. If the maintenance and repair fee for your vehicle is noticeably low, we recommend that you be approached carefully, and first of all, the price of the parts to be used should be investigated. , clutch linings, chassis components, air and pollen filters, and engine oils are the most imitated products.These parts, which cause heavy damages of hundreds of thousands of TL in vehicles, increase the risk of accidents in traffic and endanger driving safety. A brake pad, which is produced manually in the workshops under the stairs, causes the brakes to heat up quickly and consequently the brakes do not hold, so we strongly recommend that consumers prefer services that have TSE certification, stand behind the repair they have made, can give guarantees and use OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts. “