Russian Car Owners’ Expenses Up 28%

25 September 2017 (09:25)

UrBC, Moscow, September 25, 2017. Russians now spend 28% more on average to maintain their cars than one year earlier, Yandex.Dengi refers to its own research findings as indicating.

The company analysts looked into car mechanics’ bills, as well as at the amount of money drivers leave at car washes and gas-filling stations and pay in parking fees and traffic fines. Offline shoppers used their Yandex.Dengi cards and online ones used their Yandex.Kassa service. Traffic fines got paid through Yandex.Shtrafi app (e-wallets, bank cards, and Apple Pay).

According to the research findings, every car owner spent an average of RUR 51,566 on car-related items and services in the last year. One year previously, the figure was RUR 40,273.

Broken down by categories, expenses increased most noticeably in the mechanics’ and tyre-changing services segment (these went up by 5 and 2.2 times, respectively). Besides, drivers are now spending considerably more on spare parts and repairs (these expenses rose by 1.6 and 1.5 times).

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