Car parts companies are trying to find a way to make it easier for customers to get a good fit without getting their cars dirty.
Business Insider has learned the latest from car parts suppliers and car owners.
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The companies are also making it tougher for customers who want a cheaper fit to buy cars they don’t need.
“I’ve never seen a car part manufacturer do anything like this before, and it’s just plain wrong,” said Mike Smith, an automotive enthusiast who started his own car parts company and owns a Porsche Cayenne.
“The industry is so dependent on the consumer and on the product,” he said.
“If they do this, it’s going to be disastrous.”
One company that’s been trying to get the ball rolling is the car accessories company Prodigy.
“Prodigy is the first car company to come up with the concept of a new car parts system, which has now been adopted by a number of car companies across the globe,” said Mark Lefferts, CEO of Prodigy, in a statement.
“Our goal is to create the best car parts on the market, in the shortest amount of time.”
“Prodigies customers have consistently expressed concern over cleaning and maintaining their cars, and they are looking for alternatives to costly and time-consuming cleaning and maintenance processes,” he added.
“As a result, we are working with a variety of automotive parts suppliers to develop new products that provide better customer service.”
Leffeths said Prodigy’s car parts are designed for the enthusiast car owner.
“We are designing and developing products for the automotive enthusiast that are engineered to provide the highest level of customer service and durability,” he explained.
“In this way, we aim to offer the most reliable, well-made parts for the ultimate enthusiast.”
One of the car parts Prodigy plans to offer customers is the Prodigy 3.
“While we offer a wide variety of products to our customers, the company is committed to offering the most affordable options available,” he continued.
“With a low price point, Prodigy offers an extremely affordable alternative to many car companies’ offerings.”
Another company offering cars that aren’t quite ready for the consumer market is the luxury car parts maker Legrand.
“Legrand has an aggressive marketing strategy for its products, and the company recently launched a new advertising campaign to drive home the point that their products are as durable and dependable as the products of other car companies,” said Legrand spokesman Eric Gendreau in a phone interview.
“This campaign, which is now available on Facebook, is meant to remind our customers that we are the best and most reliable brand in the world.”
Legrand is one of the biggest car parts makers in the U.S., but it has been criticized in the past for not providing the best quality for the price.
Legrand’s cars have been among the most expensive in the industry.
“It’s one thing to be able to get an engine out of your car, it would be a different thing to have to buy parts to replace it, but Legrand cars are so expensive that they’ve been criticized for not offering the quality and performance you’d expect from a manufacturer that makes such a high-end car,” said Kevin Pecchinello, a professor of automotive engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.
“So while they’ve tried to make the cars better over time, they’ve never been able to do it with the quality you’d get from a competitor.”
LeGrand has made a number on the road in the last decade.
“When we opened our first factory in 1995, we had 1,000 people working there,” Legrand president John Gillett said in a 2015 video.
“That was our first time ever manufacturing a car.”
Since then, the plant has grown to over 300 people, and today the company has over 1,600 employees working in various parts manufacturing.
LeGrand is currently the largest car parts manufacturer in the country.
According to Legrand, Legrand has sold over 10 million cars worldwide.
Le grand also has a long history of working with other car manufacturers.
In 2013, the car company signed a contract with Audi to produce a new version of its M3.
That contract, however, did not come with a guarantee of a $1.5 million bonus.
Le Grand’s first car, the GTS, was launched in 2013, but it wasn’t until the 2015 GTS was unveiled that the company finally delivered the car to consumers.
The GTS is currently available for sale for $99,000, and