Age of cars in Ukraine has broken all European records

Total in Ukraine recorded more than 9.1 million vehicles, of which 53.4% are very rare.

The experts of the Motor insurance Bureau has estimated the average age of cars registered in Ukraine.

In Europe, the average is 8.6 years., in Ukraine, 19,6, reports Zik.

The last time such a “life expectancy” of vehicles in Ukraine was recorded in 2000-ies. Since then the performance improved. Total in Ukraine recorded more than 9.1 million vehicles, of which 53.4% are very rare.

These cars were released in the days of the Soviet Union. About 20% of the cars produced before 1985. Mass brands Avto – VAZ, GAZ, ZAZ, as well as “Volkswagen”.

In the Motor insurance Bureau claim that over time the average age of Ukrainian auto can grow up to 23 years.

The use of such old cars is unacceptable, says automotive expert. Most often in car after ten years of constant use worn out the starter, alternator and battery. Their replacement is worth a thousand hryvnia, and not always justified. Unpredictable, broken door handles, doors themselves, turn signals. To predict when it will fail in a certain item, it is impossible. “Optimal age of the car – up to 10 years and even up to 5, says the source publication.