Aftermarket Truck Parts for Running Your Vehicles

Owning a truck is a maintenance-intensive operation and if you do not make sure the truck is maintained and serviced on a regular basis, you will soon find that your asset will become a liability. A truck’s primary use is for the transport of heavy loads and thus it is categorised under heavy vehicles. Due to the heavy loads that these trucks are tasked with transporting on a constant basis, there are parts that are susceptible to wear and tear along the way, more so than the parts of any other vehicle. It is for this reason why the importance of having your truck regularly serviced should be underscored.

If you are just starting out in the transport industry and already have a truck fleet, you will do well to ensure that all the parts on the vehicles are in great working condition. As you are starting your business up, you may not have the money to replace some parts of the truck with brand new, original spares. Aftermarket truck parts are still new parts. However, these parts are cheaper than original truck parts from the truck manufacturer.

These parts are manufactured by companies other than the vehicle’s manufacturer. Because of this, the parts aren’t as expensive as they would be when you purchase original manufacturer parts. This does not diminish its quality or durability, however, and you will still be able to find great bargains that will help you to keep your overheads in check.

If you are interested in learning about the different parts that are available as aftermarket truck parts, then read on:

  • The chassis;
  • Cabin;
  • Suspension;
  • Drive train; and the
  • Axles to name a few.

If you are concerned about that fact that these parts may be inferior quality to that of the original parts, this is certainly not the case. The difference between the parts is that the original parts are specially made for the truck by the manufacturer, while the aftermarket parts are merely a generic substitution of the original parts, which means that although they have a different name, their quality, use and purpose is exactly the same as the original parts.

Affordable Aftermarket Truck Parts

You may be wondering why these cheaper alternatives exist, and why the original parts manufacturer charges so much for the original parts. A need was identified in the market for cheaper truck parts, so companies decided to offer a more affordable alternative to the industry than original manufacturer parts.

There is no demised quality with aftermarket products. There is also nothing wrong with the original parts, except for the fact that they are far more expensive and are designed in such a way that it requires the supplier to install it themselves in many instances. This means that not are you only charged exorbitantly for the part, but you are also charged for the instalment of the part on your truck.

We are one of the industry leaders in the aftermarket truck parts industry in South Africa. For many years Truckpart have been helping the South African trucks industry to operate competitively and affordably. We will work with you to help you meet all your business goals and requirements, while keeping your trucks on the road and your drivers safe. We realise the importance of a reliable fleet of vehicles and the goodwill that can be lost when breakdowns and downtime occurs, which is why we are committed to the success of our clients. A lot of our business derives from word of mouth referrals, which is just another testament to our great customer service.

Contact us to discuss all your aftermarket truck parts requirements.