New cars now cost so much that they have become practically inaccessible, you have to fix what you have. And you have to use it more carefully. This is especially true for foreign cars.
In Russia, spare parts for foreign cars are practically not produced, director of the Association of Distributors of Automotive Components Alexei Pevkhenen told Komsomolskaya Pravda. And there are almost no consumables either.
The existing stock of spare parts for foreign cars will last another month and a half. But Russia should not become “automotive Cuba”, the expert reassures. Russia borders countries that did not impose restrictions, for example conditional Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Through them it is impossible to ban the import of European or American products. And over time, such “chains” will improve, although prices due to second and third party deliveries will of course be significantly higher.
In addition, components for foreign cars are made not only in countries that have boycotted Russia. For example, the Chinese factory Ningbo Motors produces spare parts for Porsche, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo; UAE Al-Ain Class Motors makes parts for American cars; Turkish Begel Germany produces spare parts for Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Skoda, BMW, Audi, Opel, Ford, Fiat, etc. There is no doubt that when the turbulence subsides and a clear exchange rate of the ruble is established, these and other manufacturers will arrange deliveries to Russia.
But the parallel import process must be set up as soon as possible, otherwise the repair problems will start already in April: there will be a shortage of oil and air filters, shock absorbers, brake pads, discs and other parts and consumables.
Of course, there is a chance of encountering a counterfeit, although it still exists, but the problem will become even more acute. However, in Russia there is a law “On the protection of consumer rights”, so the details should be taken from car services, who are responsible for what they install, and they will have to be more careful when choosing suppliers.
Source: Z R