Many car producers manufacture car workshop manuals
which they supply to approved dealers and their approved repair
Unfortunately, copies of
these car repair manuals - car workshop service manuals
are currently being supplied illegally on various
websites and specialist online auction websites. Quite apart from being illegal, bootleg copies of
Workshop manuals etc are
produced by criminals, supplied by criminals, they usually lack
features, facilities and support and can - some do
contain viruses, malware and - or computer hijacking software.
Counterfeit car parts are widely available. In fact,
with the rise of the internet in general and online auction
sites in general; the supply of Fake Car Parts - Fake Car
Components - Fake Car Accessories and Fake Car Spares has now
reached epidemic proportions.
Regarding counterfeit car workshop manuals; people buy
copied car workshop manuals online and then copy them
for sale at garage sales etc; THIS IS ILLEGAL!
Counterfeit car parts
etc are a different issue. Many counterfeit car parts are
manufactured in India, but China is the Counterfeiting
capital of the world (eg; the Chinese car; Shuanhuan S-CEO
HBJ6474Y looks very much like the BMW X5). Many Fake Alloy
Wheels, Fake Car Body Kits, Fake Car Spoilers, Counterfeit
Car Components etc are manufactured in China or India,
illegally labeled as Western goods and sold via the
In most cases these goods are sub-standard.
Eg; the foam within Fake Car Spoilers and Fake Car Body
Kits can expand in hot weather. This causes blistering and
Other components such as Fake Alloy Wheels
can be prone to cracking and vital components such as
Counterfeit Car Brake Calipers, Counterfeit Car Brake Pads
and Fake Car Brake Rotors
are often made from sub standard components which simply
fail under pressure. Eg; we have discovered Fake Air Bags.
Brake Pads and Fake Brembo Brake Calipers, Fake Brake
Rotors and even Fake
Tires. In all cases,
these potentially life saving components are
The Fake Ferodo Brake Pads and
Fake Brembo Brake Calipers are known to fade
dangerously, the Fake Brake Rotors cracked and split into
two parts under breaking and the fake air bags either
exploded or failed to expand correctly. We would officially class them
"potentially life threatening".
The car industry and USA Anti Piracy are rightly concerned about
Counterfeit Car Parts. For some time now, USA Anti Piracy has monitored
and taken action on behalf of car companies and the car industry
against individuals and companies who supply Bootleg copies of
car workshop manuals and other fake car parts and counterfeit car products, most of
which are of inferior quality to the original and many are
potentially life threatening (eg; shock absorbers, air bags, brake pads etc).
Please note; in every investigated case, the
legitimate manufacturer (eg; Honda, Toyota, BMW, Ferodo,
Brembo and other) were entirely blameless. The sub
standard parts were all illegal copies.