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

2006 Suzuki Reno

Tiny

WhymeWhynow

April, 30, 2012 AT 11:17 PM

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?

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6 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 30, 2012 AT 11:19 PM

Sure. They last just as long and are cheaper.

Roy

Tiny

WhymeWhynow

April, 30, 2012 AT 11:22 PM

Thanks! Any brand you would recommend? Or whatever the auto parts store suggests?

Tiny

rasmataz

April, 30, 2012 AT 11:24 PM

I prefer Gates belts

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 30, 2012 AT 11:24 PM

Napa is good. Advanced auto, Carquest and all the others are good too.

Roy

Tiny

WhymeWhynow

April, 30, 2012 AT 11:27 PM

I wonder why the repair shop is strongly discouraging getting my own parts instead of them ordering from the dealer? Thanks for your help!

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

April, 30, 2012 AT 11:33 PM

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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