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Spotlight On Nissan Truck Parts And Makes – History

When managing a fleet of trucks, it’s essential to have a basic understanding of the different types of trucks, along with their parts. Intimate knowledge of Nissan truck parts will help you understand your truck repairs and maintenance options.

Keep reading as we take a deep dive into Nissan truck parts and makes, discussing the history of Nissan trucks. We will also discuss aftermarket parts for Nissan trucks and why choosing aftermarket parts can benefit your business.

History Of Nissan Trucks

Nissan is a Japanese company. Its headquarters remain where the company was founded – in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. The Nissan brand has four factions – Nissan, Nismo, Datsun, and INFINITI. 

Since then, Nissan has become a global brand, importing and building trucks worldwide. The brand also produces cars, buses, and electric vehicles.

In 1983, Nissan became the first company to import and build trucks in the United States. For 63 years, Nissan has paved the way for innovation in the truck industry. In 2010, around 3 years after Volvo Truck and Bus acquired Nissan Diesel, Nissan Diesel changed its name to UD Trucks and all trucks were rebranded “UD”.

The name UD comes from the phrase ‘Uniflow Diesel’, an engine Nissan invented for their trucks. Nissan continues to produce trucks, buses, pickup trucks, and cars. 

Nissan Truck Parts And Makes

When shopping for Volvo, Renault, or Nissan truck parts, you must know the vehicle’s parts numbers. Even if the same company manufactures the two truck models, the parts used in the same system may differ. To understand which parts you need, you can check the vehicle’s parts numbers or research your make and model online to find compatible truck parts. 

Truck Part Types For Nissan UD Trucks

Here is a list of the different truck parts you will need to consider when browsing for Nissan UD truck parts:

  • Engine parts (V-ribbed belt, tensioner pulley).
  • Filters (oil filter, air filter).
  • Clutch (clutch repair kit, clutch disc, clutch releaser).
  • Brake systems (brake disc, brake pad).
  • Compressed air system (Air dryer/cartridge, other valves).
  • Suspension (shock absorber, spring mounting/parts, assembly parts).
  • Wheel suspension (stabiliser, wheel bearing).
  • Electrics (starter, headlight, alternator).

If you’re equipping your fleet with Nissan UD trucks, creating a list of the truck parts listed above and their numbers is a good idea. Using this method, you can quickly order spare truck parts as needed. 

Why Choose Aftermarket Nissan Truck Parts?

Purchasing aftermarket parts for Japanese trucks can provide the following benefits for your company and fleet maintenance strategy:

  • Affordability: aftermarket truck parts are often more affordable than original manufacturer parts.
  • Accessibility – since aftermarket truck parts can be sourced from several different aftermarket truck brands, you can source the parts more efficiently in your area.
  • Enhancements – aftermarket parts are made using the same blueprints as OEM truck parts. However, aftermarket truck part manufacturers will often enhance and upgrade the parts for more efficiency.

For the above reasons, consider choosing aftermarket Nissan UD truck parts for your fleet.


When maintaining and repairing your fleet, it’s a good idea to understand the brand and the parts required. The parts number will let you know which parts are compatible with your vehicle, and from there, you can create a list of parts requirements with parts numbers to facilitate quick parts orders. Additionally, it’s essential to remember that Nissan truck parts will be defined as UD.

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