- 14 Nov 2017 7:53 AM
This year the average price for changing tires on cars will be around HUF 10,000 in Budapest, and somewhat cheaper outside the capital, Vilmos Tokaji, sales director at tire maker Continental Hungaria, told business daily Világgazdaság.
This is a 20% increase compared to last year, mainly due to the ongoing labor shortage. Employers are responding to the struggle to keep skilled mechanics by raising wages, which will impact service fees, Tokaji said.
Prices of tires have also increased during the last year, as raw materials become more expensive. Typically four tires amount to HUF 80,000-100,000 for a normal car.
Tokaji recommends changing tires by mid-October. However, Hungarian car owners usually delay the shift until the weather turns cold, which results in long waits in workshops, Tokaji added.
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