Don't spend your hard earned money on a knock-off!
Make sure its Genuine Aeromotive.
It is no surprise that knock-off, or even worse counterfeit products have found their way into the automotive aftermarket industry. It's no longer limited to women's handbags and Foakley sunglasses. This is a real issue that is plaguing our industry and misleading buyers. While it is unfortunate, at Aeromotive we want to educate you, our consumer and arm you with information to both prevent you from buying something that is not a genuine Aeromotive product and to curb counterfeiting in our industry.
Knock-off Aeromotive products are finding their way across the ocean onto our shores more and more recently. We are taking every possible step to prevent this, but inevitably some will slip through the cracks. Not only are these products detrimental to our industry, they are inferior products, made from inferior and cheap materials. They are as much a safety risk as they are liability. Do you trust your engine will be fueled properly with a knock-off from a company with no engineering background, no clue as to the design of the product or its materials and tolerances?
Its important that you know what red flags to look for and more importantly, where NOT to look.
*For screenshots of fake products and the sellers posting them online, click here.
Want to learn a little more about this growing problem and how you can protect yourself? Check out the following articles written by the industry's most repected. This is a great resource and education tool about counterfeits, imports and knock-offs.
On All Cylinders / Summit Racing - What You Should Know About Counterfeits
Bangshift - Aeromotive Calls out the Crooks
Hot Rod Magazine - Counterfeit Automotive Products
SEMA Organization - Put the Brakes on Fakes
Drag Illustrated - High Performance Counterfeits
Dragzine - Aeromotive Warns
Rod Authority - Counterfeit Parts
Power and Performance - Made in the USA
*Note - Any products packaged or displayed in white styrofoam, with fittings are not genuine.
The following pictures show only a few examples of counterfeits or knock-offs.