We have a lot of customers that have been told by the manufacturer of their vehicles that if they use aftermarket parts it will void their warranty. This is a MYTH!!! The main reason that manufacturers say this is so they can continue to make money off of your vehicle.
Under Australian Consumer Laws aftermarket parts must meet or exceed the same specifications and safety standards of genuine parts. In fact a lot of OEM (genuine) parts are made by the same independent part manufacturers but are just either packaged or branded differently. So you the consumer end up paying extra money (sometimes hundreds of dollars) on a stamp/label/part number/packaging.
Here at Busy Bee Auto Repairs we use a lot of the same suppliers that local genuine workshops use without the extra costs and charges!!
SO to sum up manufacturers can not void your vehicle warranty with the use of aftermarket parts as long as they meet/exceed specifications and are fitted correctly by qualified staff.
If you have any questions about this you can send us an email or feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to help.