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2017-05-10 11:18

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London - Motorists can easily be tempted to purchase fake/replica or reproduction wheels due to lower prices but these items can lack in terms of quality and as a result put you at risk on the road. 

According to online classifieds site eBay, sellers go as far, as to claim that these wheels are made to OEM specifications and at an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manufacturing plant.

The guys at First Aid Wheels, alloy wheel specialist, created an infographic explaining some of the dangers associated with fake/replica wheels.

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FAWheels said: "Fake wheels may seem attractive due to their cheaper prices but the reason they are cheaper is because they are of inferior quality.

"Fake wheels do not comply with safety standards, so by using them on your car you are compromising on your safety and the safety of your passengers."

Check out the infographic below: Info by FAWheels

Infographic by Fawheels.co.uk

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