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.
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.
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.
With international free-trade agreements, open borders and internet shopping, along with ever-improving infrastructure for shipping, consumers all over the world are enjoying more and better access to the products they want to buy. In addition, the manufacturers are ever-more aware of this fact and are being forced into providing more competitive pricing and services. All of these factors directly benefit those purchasing goods which range from clothing to car spare parts. In fact, the car parts business is booming for several reasons. One of which is the recent influx of parts manufactured away from the country of origin for the vehicles for which they are designed. China and Taiwan are just two nations now producing OEM car parts to fit vehicles of every brand and generation. Consumers are not only buying parts for Japanese cars and trucks, but even European and American vehicles, too. However, it is the Japanese parts which are booming at the moment.
For Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand does not yet manufacture the items, but is a good source for parts produced from all over Asia. Being a trade hub, with excellent infrastructure and the ability and connections to transport across land and via ship affords Thailand more and better opportunities than most other countries. It’s not only Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand can supply. The retail and wholesale outlets there offer all the Japanese car brands’ products as well as the few models from Korea. Thailand’s flexibility and open-mindedness towards licensing laws and the morals of copying help a little, but the wonderful balance of being a developing country that also understands international business and the English language help a great deal. These factors and more all contribute to Thailand being a great place to source spare car parts and also spare truck parts.
Thailand’s domestic market is buoyant, even amid recent political turmoil and natural disasters. The choice of a new government doesn’t stop a car engine from needing a new set of brake pads or engine parts. In fact, the recent floods have probably improved the need for parts like wheel bearings and brake parts damaged by the water, as well as general service parts needed for the army and recovery trucks and plant machinery that got so much extra use during the floods. As mentioned before, for those looking to buy Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan or Mitsubishi spare parts Thailand can offer competitive pricing for its own market and for export. In addition, the truck and plant machinery parts supply is healthy, with Toyota Hino and Mitsubishi Fuso truck parts being imported and sold at a good rate.
All in all, with globalization there are so many more opportunities for consumers to have access to competitively-priced products from anywhere in the world. At first, some suppliers may complain about having to reduce their prices, and therefore profits, but in the long term they will understand that a worldwide market gives them access to millions more potential customers. It’s a win-win situation for all.