Question: Why do people go for cheap counterfeits? Because the "genuine spare parts" are exorbitantly priced in most cases. Quality comes with a cost. But even after paying a high price, do we get the quality that we expect? I doubt. A bosch wiper blade is Rs 300. Whereas, the Punto wiper blade is Rs. 800+(Made in Genrmany). And, after paying 800 and getting the genuine spare, we see that it doesnt last a year. So, one cant blame people who go for cheaper alternatives for non-critical parts. Most dealers try to make money by "replacing" parts that can sometimes be repaired. Spare parts sale/replacement seems to be a main source of revenue for dealers. Making parts not available across counters is illeagal as per Competition Act, 2002. (http://www.cci.gov.in/images/media/competition_act/act2002.pdf).