“After the worsening of the geopolitical situation in 2022, the cost of car maintenance in Russia became more expensive by 50% due to an increase in the prices of original spare parts, the suppliers of which refused to partner with Russian dealers. However, after the appearance on the market of analogues of components that are not inferior in quality to the original ones, the situation with the prices for services and maintenance has stabilized, but repair work has risen in price in 2023, for In the January through May period, the average check, regardless of the age of the car, increased 21%.
To date, there are no prerequisites for increasing the cost of maintenance. The shortage of spare parts and consumables is observed only in the segment of premium cars, in other cases analogues or imported components are used through parallel imports. However, due to the volatility of the exchange rate and the regular increase in the prices of logistics services, the cost of spare parts may increase 2-5 times before the end of the year, depending on the pricing policy of the manufacturers and the number of participants in the supply chain,” says Alexander Nosko, Fresh’s director of automotive market services.
At the same time, Avtodom Altufievo service director Roman Timashov emphasizes that spare parts produced in the Russian Federation are often made from imported raw materials, which are usually also included in the cost of the final product.
“Basically, the change in the price of spare parts is proportional to the change in the exchange rate. Additional risks that are now being presented are the impact of sanctions on logistics and payment for goods. Supply chains supply of goods are lengthening, the cost of transferring money is also increasing In general, the price of spare parts has increased by 10-15%.
The general instability of exchange rates affects the maintenance and repair of a car, but the task of any business enterprise is to retain a customer. Now the trends in car maintenance are as follows: repair of components and assemblies, use of non-original spare parts, use of analogues, use of contract and used parts, “adds Timashov.