AC Motors, an Ayala company which owns distributor rights to both Isuzu and Honda, have confirmed that they will be extending the warranty and PMS scheduling for both Japanese brands by 30-days. The move for the extensions was due to the enhanced community quarantine that was set into place by the Philippine Government. As a result, this has limited the movement of the public in the National Capital Region of the Philippines as well as in other parts of the country. It has also caused the temporary closure of motorcycle and car dealerships in the country for the duration of the quarantine. This has led to many customers being unable to service their vehicles hence the need for extensions.
AC Motors as a whole is composed of Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, KTM, Kia, and Maxus. While the other companies have not officially stated that there will be extensions of warranties and PMS schedules, expect an announcement from them to come soon.
Despite the quarantine and the COVID-19 pandemic, these brands are still willing to do their part to help with the current situation. Volkswagen has already provided transportation of health professionals of Family Doc with the use of its Crafter van to help shuttle these health care professionals to over 51 clinics. Aside from giving these medical professionals transportation, the vans were also utilized to deliver clinic supplies like alcohol and PPEs to other clinics.
AC Motors has even joined in the Project Ugnayan, a convergence of business groups that aims to raise funds in support of families that have been economically displaced by the ongoing enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila. Together with other companies, they were already able to raise 1.5 billion pesos for the project. Even the CEO and Chairman of Ayala Corporation - Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala chimed in on the current situation by stating that “In the spirit of broader engagement, the private business sector is doing its best to support our government's initiatives in helping our most vulnerable fellow citizens cope with the effects of COVID -19.” In trying times like this it's great to see automotive companies extend a helping hand to the community as we come together to fight off the Coronavirus pandemic.