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Month: August 2016

Irvin Gordon and his Volvo P1800S have covered five million kilometres thanks to genuine parts and authorised servicing.

FIVE MILLION KILOMETRES AND 50 YEARS WITH GENUINE PARTS

Irvin Gordon, already the long-time holder of the Guinness World Record for ‘Highest Mileage Vehicle’, has sailed through the five million kilometre mark, crediting the use of genuine parts and regular authorised servicing as key to his 50-year old Volvo’s outstanding reliability and durability. Mr Gordon, a retired science teacher from Long Island, New York, …

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David McCarthy, senior manager of public relations, product and corporate communications at Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific.

M-B REAFFIRMS ITS FIERCE SUPPORT FOR GENUINE PARTS

Australia’s Automotive Industry Repair professionals gathered in Sydney last week to map the industry’s future. One of the key speakers was David McCarthy, senior manager of public relations, product and corporate communications at Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific. In his speech, Mr McCarthy articulated Mercedes-Benz’s “passion” about the use of genuine parts, with safety as the prime …

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China tightens collar on fake peddlers

10,000 COUNTERFEITING PROSECUTIONS

China tightens collar on fake peddlers. State-run Chinese broadcaster Xinhua has reported over 10,000 suspects have been prosecuted with the charge of producing counterfeit goods. Presiding over a national meeting on counterfeit control, Vice-Premier Wang Yang said 64,000 cases involving fake medicines, construction materials, toys and notably, automobile parts, had been investigated to action the …

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Spot the fake

Spot the Fake

At first sight, genuine and counterfeit replacement parts can appear virtually identical. But key differences may have serious consequences when it comes to safety. Mercedes-Benz has a dedicated team working to investigate worldwide product piracy and expose illegal imitations. When a Mercedes-Benz sedan went up in flames in 2013, the resulting damage could hardly have …

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