Japanese cars compared to European cars

There comes a time in any vehicle’s life when parts need replacing. Tyres can be seen to be worn, and expired brake pads can be heard by even the most mechanically inept drivers. However, some parts come to the end of their life and the owner and/or driver of the car, truck or pickup has no idea what they are or the purpose they serve. Those of us with limited knowledge of how a car works and familiar with one or two part names will understand that an exhaust pipe gets hot, lives underneath and blows out fumes from the engine. However, the likes of suspension bushes, wheel bearings and valve seals are not known or cared about until a mechanic or technician informs the owner or driver that they need to be replaced. Mitsubishi spare parts, like those of most Japanese manufacturers, are reasonably inexpensive, long lasting, and often produced in factories other than where the cars themselves are manufactured.


The replacement of Mitsubishi spares can be performed by most mechanics, and it is not always vital to have the work done by a ‘main dealer’ or Mitsubishi parts franchised repair garage. Although some European cars are difficult to work on, Mitsubishi and most Japanese cars are simple. Most have four cylinder engines and plenty of space to work around. Many are also front wheel drive, with independent suspension on all four wheels. Many mechanics would argue that if you have worked on one Japanese car, you can work on any. Of course, this does not apply to specialist and high performance cars, such as the Nissan GT-R and one must not forget Mitsubishi created the 3000GT and the ever-popular Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution series. The fitting of genuine and OEM Mitsubishi spare parts to these specialist vehicles should not be attempted by anyone other than trained, qualified and experienced mechanics for each car.


Getting back to fitting replacement Mitsubishi parts for regular cars, pickups and trucks, the simplicity is often due to the manufacturers’ lack of flair and adventure, which benefits mechanics whose job it is to work on the cars. Whereas European car designers have been known to put form before function, or function before ease of maintenance, Mitsubishi and other Japanese vehicle manufacturers have appeared to try to avoid straying from the ‘straight and narrow.’ Although the cars from Japan, especially in the 1980s and 1990s, may not be as exciting to look at or drive than their brethren from Europe, mechanics would much prefer to work on a Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, or any of the other popular Japanese brands due the consistent simplicity of the mechanicals.


Nowadays, with service costs increasing, and of course the price of oil adding to ever-rising vehicle running costs, having the simplest and cheapest cars to replace parts helps finances. Of the several Japanese car manufacturers, Mitsubishi rate highly in the ‘ease of fitting genuine spare parts’ league. And, they’re nice to drive, reliable, economical, safe and comfortable, too.


OEM Fuso spare parts

It is common for rich people, be they successful in business, or lucky with inheritance or a lottery win, to spend their money on fast or luxurious cars. These vehicles are designed and manufactured to the highest quality to withstand extreme forces, pressures and elements. However, there are other vehicles on our roads which are also built to be very strong and can also cost huge amounts of money to buy and run. In contrast to Italian and German supercars, coupes and saloons, which draw attention from people of all ages and nationalities, these other vehicles pass by either without being noticed or are seen as an inconvenience. Lorries, trucks, semi-trailers, or whatever else they are known by, play a very important role in all of our lives and, like their performance and luxury-based cousins, also need to be maintained with routine servicing and parts replacement.

One of the most established truck manufacturers from Japan in Mitsubishi, although their trucks are now badged as Fuso. Fuso truck parts, also referred to as Fuso truck spare parts are readily available from a number of sources in almost every country in which the vehicles are supplied. They are manufactured in numerous different factories and locations around the world and supplied through franchised and non-franchised suppliers (retail and wholesale) and distributors. In most countries, there is the official Mitsubishi Fuso dealer network as well as other suppliers who offer both genuine and OEM Fuso spare parts. In many cases using OEM or genuine parts does not make any difference to the performance or reliability of the truck. Indeed, it is often the case that OEM Fuso parts can be obtained both quicker and cheaper than their genuine-packaged cousins. However, it is important to understand that for some specific components, only the genuine items are suitable. There are some absolutely trustworthy and quality copy parts available around the world, but there is also a growing number of factories in developing countries which pay more heed to production costs and time than quality. In most cases the inferior part will just wear out quicker than a genuine part, but in some situations it could cause serious damage to other components. Unbiased advice on which type of part to buy at a given time is difficult to get. The franchised main dealers can and will only tell their customers to buy the genuine products, but this will always be at the highest price. Shady dealers offering low prices cannot always be trusted and may be more focused on making profit than keeping customers. For the best advice on buying Fuso spares one should contact a reputable supplier or distributor of both OEM and genuine parts. They can usually give fair and honest information about which situation needs which decision.

Trustworthy Mitsubishi spare parts distributors in Thailand

Anyone who owns or is responsible for running a car or truck must appreciate that routine maintenance is a necessary evil. Repairs due to an unexpected incident or collision can sometimes be avoided, but not always. Therefore, it is vital to know your vehicle, and care for it by making sure it is fitted with the right parts and at the right time in its life.

Some cars and trucks are more reliable than others, but reliability comes at a cost of low performance and high vehicle purchase price. Many people around the world feel that Japanese cars and trucks have the perfect balance between reliability, cost and performance. One of the few Japanese manufacturers who make both cars and trucks is Mitsubishi. In addition, Mitsubishi are probably one of the only Japanese manufacturers who make cars, trucks and electrical products.

Mitsubishi trucks are now known the name Fuso, but the passenger cars and pick ups still carry the three-diamond Mitsubishi logo. Mitsubishi spare parts are not expensive, nor are Fuso spare parts. As with any other vehicle, they need to be replaced periodically. This is usually dependent on the usage of the vehicle but can sometimes just be connected to age. Under normal circumstances, components like wheel bearings or pistons expire after a certain amount of use. However, if they are put under exceptional stress they will need to be replaced sooner. Components which expire without much use are often not made of metal. For example, the rubber of tyres will become old and crack even if they do not travel.

Occasionally, parts of a car or truck need to be replaced prematurely. This is because they are either faulty from manufacture or have been broken, possibly in an accident. Replacing Mitsubishi spare parts is not any more difficult than any other brand. Of course, it depends on the location of the vehicle. Some parts of the world have a plethora of Mitsubishi parts dealers and a good selection of Mitsubishi parts distributors, whereas in some countries there is no dealer network at all. Naturally, Japan – the homeland of Mitsubishi – offers more than enough options for the customer, but to compete in the global market, Mitsubishi need to produce and supply their products in other markets. In Thailand, for example, the cars and parts are produced locally. This enables transport to other parts of South East Asia to be more efficient as well as less expensive. Other costs are reduced by the cheaper local labour and tax advantages by the government. For Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand is as good as, or possibly better than, buying the vehicles. There is the option for customers to choose to buy from franchised main dealers as well as suppliers of OEM parts. In Thailand Mitsubishi OEM parts are just as good as the genuine parts. In fact, they are the same products, made in the same factory, just packaged differently and sold through a different network of dealers. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy OEM parts through the main dealer network, but trustworthy Mitsubishi spare parts distributors in Thailand will be able to supply both genuine and OEM parts for cars and Fuso trucks, along with the best advice as to which items are best for each situation.

Thailand’s Pick Ups

In the Thai automobile market there isn’t much of a variety of vehicle makes, or colours, on the roads. Compared to Europe for example, where the range of manufacturers’ cars and trucks on the market is extremely wide, the Asian people of Thailand are both restricted and conservative. Import taxation restrictions limit the manufacturers’ ability to offer everything, and the most popular colours are silver, bronze, black and white. However, despite having higher registration costs than regular cars, the ratio of pick ups compared to regular cars is much higher in Thailand than most (possibly all) countries in Europe. The range of pick up manufacturers is not small, with the Japanese factories of Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Mazda offering many models each as well as Ford and Chevrolet. One of the most attractive of the pick ups is the Mitsubishi Triton. Its good sales figures are also attributed to its reliability, usability and excellent parts and service network. Triton spare parts can be easily purchased from the hundreds of main dealers dotted around Thailand as well as from non-franchised suppliers of Mitsubishi spare parts.

In fact, for both end users and wholesale and retail suppliers of Mitsubishi Triton spare parts Thailand offers several attractive options for those within the country and also those planning to have the parts exported. As mentioned before, these parts can be purchased from franchised and non-franchised Mitsubishi spare parts suppliers. The popularity of Triton spare parts Thailand is no indication of the vehicles having reliability problems. It is a simple fact of motoring life that parts wear out and need to be replaced. The Mitsubishi Triton has been available in Thailand since 2005 and being a utility vehicle is used for (sometimes hard) work and often covers hundreds of thousands of kilometres. Commonly needing replacement, and therefore popular sales parts, are items which are exposed to the elements, such as wheel bearings and suspension components, and items which wear down and expire, such as brake pads, clutch plates and timing belts. Triton spare parts are no more likely to need replacing or any more expensive than those parts for a similar Japanese pick up in Thailand. The general wear and tear on any moving metal part will eventually take its toll, especially in more demanding climates and under the control of users who may not have been educated in mechanically sympathy.

All in all, the roads of Thailand are an amazing sight. They are filled with all sorts of vehicles ranging in price from nothing to one million dollars. One of the most popular kinds of vehicles is a two or four door pick up truck from one of the Japanese manufacturers, such as Mitsubishi. The Mitsubishi Triton is attractive, reliable, practical, and well-priced in a competitive market.

Where would we be in this world without cars and trucks?

Boats, planes and trains are wonderful forms of transport for goods and people, but we can’t all live and work near water, rail tracks and airports. We have become so dependent on motorized road vehicles that most of us take them for granted. Their production and sale are good for the economy of many nations. Moreover, the purchase of a new car or truck is a special and exciting moment. However, maintaining them with routine and repair servicing and car and truck spare parts is often regarded as a dirty and inconvenient necessity. The showrooms are clean and the staff polite, but each customer will make many more visits to the service and body repair departments.

The main car and truck manufacturing nations are The USA, Japan and those in Western Europe. Many of these manufacturers also out-source the building of cars and trucks to local markets, usually for economic reasons connected to tax, labour costs and logistics of transport. Thailand is a classic example. Being on mainland Asia and the hub for land and sea transport, it is an ideal location to build and sell motorized vehicles and car and truck spare parts.

For Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand is able to offer plenty of options. The retail customer can choose to buy genuine Mitsubishi parts from main dealers, as well as genuine and OEM car and truck parts from non-franchised dealers. Although buying from a ‘proper’ dealer ensures the best quality, the prices are often artificially high and the parts may not have actually been manufactured by, for example Mitsubishi. In addition, the staff at main dealers are restricted in the advice they can give. For example, a wheel bearing or fuel or electrical component is rarely produced in the car or truck maker’s factory. These manufacturers source many components from companies such as Bosch or Goyo. The end users are often completely unaware that parts are produced in a factory and packaged as genuine or OEM. The genuine parts go through the dealer network, with their prices reflecting this, but the OEM parts are exactly the same but in a different box and go through non-franchised sales networks at much more reasonable prices.

A respectable non-franchised dealer is able to offer genuine and OEM Mitsubishi spare parts (or for any other brand) to its retail and wholesale customers. They are in a position to give honest advice about the origin of any part, and explain the benefits or disadvantages of each purchase option. It is often the case that buying genuine Mitsubishi spare parts or genuine Fuso truck parts is one’s best option. However, there are as many cases when non-franchised parts are just the same, but come through a different network and are packaged in a different box. The main dealers can not tell the customer this, but the non-franchised suppliers can. Of course, one must be careful. Buying a product at a much cheaper price could mean that it was produced to a lower-quality specification, possibly in an economically-developing country such as China.

Going to your main dealer will give you the peace of mind to always get the best parts, but with restricted information and advice. Visiting an honest and respectable supplier of genuine and OEM Mitsubishi car and truck parts will give you access to the best advice for each part.

How log do cars last nowadays?

Cars don’t last forever, but they are beginning to last much longer than they did in the past. New models come out every year and the manufacturers are encouraged to make and sell as many as possible, mainly to boost the economy. However, we can’t all afford new cars and most of us have to make do with a used vehicle. As already mentioned, the more modern cars are more reliable than in the past, but they still need maintenance and the replacement of parts.
Popular belief is that although German cars are very strong, the most reliable tend to come out of Japan. The likes of Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Mitsubishi all make engines that seem to go on forever. Even in countries with hot and humid climates, such as Thailand, these little cars run and run for years. Take, for example, a 1992 (twenty years old) Mitsubishi Lancer in the streets of Bangkok. There are still many such cars running round driven by everyone from boy racers to taxi drivers. Why are they so reliable? Well, there’s also a good supply chain of the parts for these little cars. For Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand is a leading supplier and sells both to its own market and abroad. Some of the better suppliers in Bangkok have access to genuine parts from Mitsubishi Thailand as well as OEM Mitsubishi parts which are produced in the same factories and under the same strict quality control, but packaged differently and sold at lower prices through different retailers. The main Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand suppliers are based in and around the centre of Bangkok, but they have many ways to quickly deliver parts all around the country in a matter of hours. Some also have full stocks of Fuso truck parts for Mitsubishi’s own brand of 4-10 wheel trucks and semi-trailers.
Whether the customer needs a set of piston rings for an old Fuso truck or a high performance camshaft for his or her Lancer Evolution, contacting a genuine and OEM Mitsubishi car and truck parts supplier is all they need to do to get the part(s) they want within their necessary timeframe and budget. Main dealers always offer top quality parts, but the prices are often sky high, too. In addition, the staff are trained to always ensure that parts are replaced well before they are really due. A more local dealer or mechanic will give more honest advice about exactly what needs replacing and when.

Mitsubishi car and Fuso truck parts

For Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand can offer excellent prices, quality and sales service. The infrastructure of the country, along with its competitive business, and opportunities to not strictly follow certain laws regarding copyright, taxes, and plagiarism allow for a wonderful gamut of Mitsubishi car and Fuso truck parts. Whether looking to buy domestically or for export, the better suppliers in Thailand are able to offer genuine and OEM spare parts from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and other nearby nations, as well as many parts produced in their own, Thai, factories.

Historically, the only reliable source of Mitsubishi and Fuso parts was the manufacturer in the homeland, Japan. However, nowadays there are plenty of alternative sources for these sought-after items. China is relatively new to the fray, but, like in many other markets and industries, they will grow rapidly to become market leaders. At first, also like in other products, the quality is similarly low to the price. However, this standard will increase quickly.

Central to the manufacturing nations and being one themselves, Thailand has access to the best prices and selection, as well as excellent international business connections and the infrastructure to distribute these parts to countries all over the world. It is not only Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand can supply with such ease. Car and truck parts from all the main manufacturers are available. However, taken as a good example, Mitsubishi car and Fuso truck parts can be purchased wholesale and retail from Thailand at extremely reasonable prices. As far as quality goes, there is no way anything can match genuine Mitsubishi spare parts, however these items come at a premium cost. When one compares OEM parts for Mitsubishi cars and Fuso trucks there are five levels of quality and five levels of price. Naturally, Japanese built OEM parts are of the highest quality, but also the most expensive. Conversely, Chinese OEM parts are the cheapest but of the most questionable manufacturing standard. The best balance may be surprising, but Thai-built OEM parts are produced under license from the OEM manufacturers in Japan and therefore offer high quality. The location in which they are made helps to keep the prices reasonable. Taiwanese OEM parts tend to be cheaper than Korean but those made in Korea are better quality.

In summary, for wholesale or retail customers wanting genuine or OEM Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand is a creditable option. Not only are Japanese-made genuine and OEM parts readily available at reasonable prices, there are alternatives from several nearby countries and parts built under license in Thailand itself.