From January 1, MOT in Russia will be more expensive.
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From January 1, MOT in Russia will be more expensive. Why? A brief digression into history is needed here.
The cost of passing ITV in Russia has always been a penny. And not all cars needed it: Mandatory inspection for cars was canceled earlier this year, leaving a couple of exceptions:
– If you bought a car with more than four years, you must pass the ITV. Also, an annual MOT is mandatory for cars engaged in commercial passenger transportation (for example, taxis, – Ed.), – says auto expert Andrey Lomanov.
According to experts, mandatory maintenance was largely canceled due to old equipment at inspection stations. As they say, he even saw Tsar Pea, so it was impossible to objectively assess the state of modern machines on it.
Maintenance companies have recently started buying new equipment. It’s not cheap and I’d like to get it back quickly. That is why it was decided to raise the price of the ITV. It is regulated by the Federal Antimonopoly Service. By order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the updated tariffs in the regions had to be approved by December 20. The minimum bar is 913 rubles (previously it was less than 400 rubles, so the fees will increase by an average of 57%). The approved minimum for motorcycles is 321 rubles, for buses – 1563, for trucks – 999 rubles.
And many regions have raised the fee to the minimum allowed (see “Just numbers”). But in some places, for example, in the Orel and Khakassia region, the price has doubled. And the most expensive MOT will be in St. Petersburg – 1500 rubles for a passenger car.
Many maintenance companies are sure that even at that price it is difficult to achieve profitability.
– That is why the maintenance fee will continue to grow, this is not the limit, – Andrey Lomanov is sure. – In addition, technical inspection rates have not been revised for many years. Will this affect taxi and minibus fares? Calculate for yourself: plus 500 rubles at the rate of one car per year, the company will spend on passing the MOT. In total, this is a small fraction. I don’t think carriers will raise rates for this.
How maintenance fees will increase in the top 15 regions of the Russian Federation
Moscow 720 / 913
Saint Petersburg 881 / 1544
Amur Region 1300 / 1409
Kamchatka Territory 840 / 1337
Sakhalin region 1223 / 1325
Kaliningrad 634 / 1111
Leningrad Region 990 / 1073
Primorsky Krai 983 / 1022
Jewish Autonomous Region 949 / 1006
Murmansk region 947 / 1004
Kalmykia 678 / 941
Moscow region 710 / 940
Khabarovsk Territory 851 / 922
Karelia 764 / 913
Mordovia 505 / 913
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District 681/913