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NEW SEIZURE SHOWS COUNTERFEIT IS OUT OF CONTROL

The seizure of a further 100,000 counterfeit car parts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) demonstrates the scale and seriousness of the counterfeit problem, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries' Genuine is Best initiative.

FCAI COMMENDS INSURER'S GENUINE PARTS POLICY CHANGE

Australia's peak automotive industry body has called on the wider insurance industry to follow the lead of insurance giant IAG, which will urge repairers to use new genuine parts in vehicle repairs.

NEW WEBSITE GIVES CONSUMERS THE POWER TO REPORT CAR FAKES

(Click here to view 2017 FCAI Genuine is Best Media Conference press kit)

LAB TESTING REVEALS RISK OF HIGH SPEED HOOD FLY-UP

(Click here to view 2017 FCAI Genuine is Best Media Conference press kit)

THOUSANDS OF FAKE CAR PARTS SEIZED, HEADED FOR AUSTRALIAN ROADS

Tens of thousands of fake and counterfeit car parts seized in a raid in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) late last week are likely to have been destined for Australia, say investigators.

IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE AT VIRGIN SUPERCARS FINALE

The leading Nissan in the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars series grand finale at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend (December 3-4) will carry an important road safety message from the entire automotive industry.

AUSTRALIAN ROAD SAFETY FOUNDATION ENDORSES GENUINE IS BEST

The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF), a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving road safety awareness, enhancing driver education and reducing the impact of road trauma, has endorsed the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries' Genuine Is Best initiative.

LABORATORY TESTING OF COUNTERFEIT ALLOY WHEELS EXPOSES POTENTIALLY LETHAL FLAWS

An Australian test of counterfeit alloy wheels has exposed potentially lethal manufacturing flaws which could cause them to crack and fail in normal driving conditions.

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.

CHILD PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TEST SHOWS GENUINE PART COMES OUT ON TOP

Impact tests comparing a genuine Holden aluminium bonnet with phoney imports have yielded a life-saving best score for the locally manufactured part.

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