Car repairs with used spare parts will be banned in Russia

Car repairs with used spare parts will be banned in Russia


 

Motor.ru.- Car repairs with used spare parts will be banned in Russia. The Eurasian Economic Commission has approved the amendments to technical regulations made by the Customs Union on transport vehicle safety. In accordance with the new practices, it will be prohibited for car owners to repair their vehicles using second hand or restored parts.

Previously used parts for seats equipped with seat belts will be banned. Repairs with used spare parts will also be prohibited on steering elements, brake systems, catalysts, immobilisers, silencers and airbags.

In addition, within the framework of the new regulations, car owners will no longer be allowed to install new equipment on their vehicles themselves. From now on, car owners will have to get permission for equipment installation from a certified testing laboratory, in order to equip their vehicles with an antenna, roof rack or towbar.

According to experts, the new regulations may have a negative effect on private service centres, whose spare parts costs will increase on many items in the restoration process. The Eurasian Economic Commission has currently approved the new amendments, which will come into force 180 days after the official announcement.

The Eurasian Economic Commission’s decision to postpone the restrictions on the imports of right-hand drive vehicles became known at the end of June. The next step in the amendments will consider the lack of a sufficient number of laboratories approved by the Federal Service for Accreditation in the country.