IS IT OK TO USE NON-DEALER PARTS FOR A TIMING BELT-WATER PUMP-TENSIONER REPAIR? (NAPA ECT..)

  • Tiny
  • WhymeWhynow
  • 2006 Suzuki Reno
  • 88,900 miles

I have an 06 Suzuki Reno, the timing belt broke at 60-70 mph. The dealer parts are twice the cost of Napa and other online outlets. Is it safe to go with non-dealer parts for this repair?

Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:17 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Sure. They last just as long and are cheaper.

Roy

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:19 PM
  • Tiny
  • WhymeWhynow
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Thanks! Any brand you would recommend? Or whatever the auto parts store suggests?

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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I prefer Gates belts

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:24 PM
  • Tiny
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Napa is good. Advanced auto, Carquest and all the others are good too.

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:24 PM
  • Tiny
  • WhymeWhynow
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I wonder why the repair shop is strongly discouraging getting my own parts instead of them ordering from the dealer? Thanks for your help!

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:27 PM
  • Tiny
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They need to make money to stay in business. They also will stand behind the repair if they provide the parts. If you present the parts to a shop, you receive no warranty expressed or implied for the repair. That is, if the shop will install your parts.

Roy

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 11:33 PM

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