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SA Manufacturers Offering Lockdown Related Plan Extensions

With the ever-growing uncertainty of the lockdown ever-present, the Covid-19 pandemic seemingly has no end. The additional stress of having to deal with your vehicle’s service or Motorplan and how the lockdown affects it has been easied. These manufacturers are offering grace periods or extensions.

Audi SA Freeway Plan

The 5year/100 000 Kilometere Audi Freeway Plan has been extended to include, an additional three months to the term to all contracts expiring within the 27/03/2020 – 30/06/2020 period. This is over and above the one month grace that was initially applied at the beginning of the lockdown. The Freeway plan serves as a full maintenance plan and covers both service and wear and tear maintenance.

Ford SA Service Plan

Ford has extended by two months service plans due to expire from 01/03/2020 – 31/04/2020, with services that have not been completed due to the lockdown. This will begin from 01/06/2020, until 31/07/2020. The service and repair of vehicles permitted to operate will be facilitated through 23 designated dealers.

Isuzu SA

Isuzu Motors has added two-month extensions to all service & Mobility maintenance plans that would have been affected by the lockdown. Pivotally for a commercial brand like Isuzu, the service and repairs of essential service vehicles will remain open, with service intervals being extended and a body corrosion check available until 15/05/2020.

Kia SA

Kia has pleaded the relaxation of maximum service intervals, so to allow for customers to not lose the vehicle warranty. Additionally, the extension of KIA manufacturer warranty will be implemented, if the affected vehicle plans were due to expire in March or April 2020, seeing the extension move to the end of June 2020.

VW EasyDrive plan

VW’s that have a warranty of EasyDrive Plan that is due to expire in the period from 27/03/2020 – 30/06/2020 will receive a Three-month extension to their Volkswagen plan. Mileage restrictions will not be extended and a 1500km or 1 Month Grace will apply to all services scheduled during the lockdown.

In the event that the new vehicle warranty or the EasyDrive Plan expires or has expired during the period from 27 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, Volkswagen will extend the warranty or maintenance/service plan periods with an additional three months. These periods will end three months after the expiry of the new vehicle warranty or the Volkswagen EasyDrive Plan. The mileage restrictions will not be extended.

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