Representatives of service stations warned about such a threat at a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Autonews reports.
The technical regulations of the Customs Union are going to be amended to prohibit the use of used parts when repairing cars in Russia. The initiators of the introduction of such a ban believe that it will make the spare parts market safer and more transparent. In order for the proposed changes in legislation to take effect, the consent of all EAEU member states is required: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
A round table was held in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, at which the owners of car services and workshops expressed their alarm that the total cost of domestic car owners for car repairs could grow 7-10 times, from five billion rubles, which are spent annually, to 35 billion... This will force to close or start working illegally about five thousand "auto dismantling" in the country.
According to the representative of the Union of Car Services, the general director of the company "Hydraulics" Yuri Valko, the changes in the law will primarily affect the owners of used cars, since the use of used spare parts makes repairs two to 10 times cheaper.
The document provides for a ban on the reuse of airbags in the steering wheel, steering wheel, sensors, electronic control units, seat belts, seats with belt anchorages or airbags, brake systems, immobilizers, particulate filters and catalytic converters, gas equipment and exhaust silencers.
Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade assured entrepreneurs that the amendments would not hit car owners, since the developed changes in the Technical Regulations apply only to car manufacturers, and those, as explained later in the National Automobile Union (NAS), who are engaged in alterations of vehicles or produce piece copies assembled from used details. But at the same time, the NAS warns that the new bill is drawn up in such a way that its provisions allegedly concern all service stations.