Coronavirus Lockdown: Maruti Suzuki Extends Service, Warranty Support For Customers
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has extended warranty and service timelines of customer vehicles in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Customers whose free service, warranty and extended warranty are scheduled to end between March 15 and April 30 can now avail of the same till June 30, the carmaker said in a statement today.
Automakers are bearing the brunt of the India lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as sales and services of vehicles fall under the non-essential category of services.
Carmakers, however, are doing their bit for mitigating stress that has emanated due to the coronavirus outbreak. While Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. will help scale up the production of ventilators for Covid-19 patients, Hyundai Motor India Pvt. Ltd. is importing diagnostic testing kits to check for infections.
Tata Sons, whose subsidiary Tata Motors Ltd. makes everything from passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks, has committed Rs 1,000 crore for combating Covid-19.
The coronavirus outbreak has so far claimed 27 lives in India and over 1,000 are infected, even as the country of over 1.3 billion maintains self-isolation for 21 days.