By 2005 there was a proliferation of substandard parts being imported into South Africa. The directors of Argus Motor Company, which was established in 1955, realized that there was a need for a range of quality parts at affordable prices required for the South African market.
It was decided to source a range of parts from factories that are ISO & TS compliant.
The Brand D.O.E was independently registered, and the name was derived with the intention of making available DEFINITLY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT quality parts.
At first Fan & Multi Groove belts and Radiator & Fuel hoses were introduced and was immediately successful
10 years down the line D.O.E has been accepted in the market place as a brand that is trusted. Over the years more categories of parts have been added, including fuel pumps, globes, switches, etc
The DOE comprehensive cooling catalogue can be found and is used in most leading part retailers
Products bearing the bright DOE logo can be seen on the shelves of most leading independent part retailers and is fitted by workshops that take a pride in their workmanship.
Consumers of DOE are guaranteed peace of mind to avoid comebacks.
The O.E. ranges are suitable for retailers requiring OE quality and reliability. This will ensure confidence of fitment by Workshops and consumers. All source factories have been carefully researched to ensure they are currently supplying OE. parts to market leading car manufacturers. The D.O.E Fan, Multi Groove and Timing Belts are from ISO TS 16949, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 Accredited Facilities. All other parts are sourced from ISO9001 accredited factories.
All O.E. products carry a Manufacturer’s Warranty which covers replacement of the product, which has proven to be defective in material or manufacture which excludes normal wear and tear, and covers direct damage repair only, if proven, on parts which have been correctly fitted to the first customer’s vehicle, and is non-transferable, by a Suitably Qualified Automotive Technician in an Approved workshop according to the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions.
Products returned for a warranty claim must be returned with all relevant parts and necessary documentation, in order to determine whether, or not, the failure was due to defective material or workmanship. If a product is found to be defective, the replacement product warranty will be for the duration of the remainder of the original warranty period
Incorrect installation or interchanges, misuse, damage by foreign objects, oil, fuel or chemical contamination, extreme operating conditions, modifications and incorrect applications can cause Mechanical Failure, Consequential Damage or Personal Injury and will invalidate all Warranties.
The Distributors of D.O.E. cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage if the above is not strictly adhered to.