Date registered: Mar 2011
Vehicle: 2002 ML500, 2001 CLK430, 1996 E320, 1995 C280, 2006 325i
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
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Interesting topic. I've had a negative experience with URO parts back in my W124 days. Don't remember the part but remember it being a failure so I stayed away from the brand.
Then my '99 C280 needed a tie rod assembly. The website I purchased the part from had it listed as another manufacturer but when it arrived it was a URO part. The customer service person said sometimes manufactures will us other brands if their stock is low blah blah blah blah. I haven't done business with that company since.
The car needed to be on the road ASAP so rather than shipping the URO part back, searching for another one & wait for shipping, I installed the part figuring I'd have to replace it within the year. About 3 months later the car was totaled in a front end collision. Oddly enough, the only thing holding the driver side wheel on was the URO tie rod. That hasn't changed my mind however and I still stay away from the brand.
What I find really interesting is that with my stable of old Benz I'm always looking for some part and no matter what part it is, on any site I search, there seems to always be a URO branded part for the application. You could probably build an entire car out of URO parts. That tells me they don't specialize in anything. Just making molds of every part they can get a hold off which can lead to ill fitting, mass produced low quality parts.
Their website is better than I expected, very professional. Really puts a good face to the company but I'll still stay away.