Bajaj Auto has announced that they are extending warranties of all their motorcycles for free
For those in business, the need to operate is high on everyone’s mind. But of course, the consideration comes keeping in mind the safety of people. In recent days, companies are slowly able to begin operations on different fronts in minimal capacity and in strict adherence to directives from government and local authorities.
With lockdown becoming norm toward March end, most queries revolved around what would happen to people’s exiting warranty plans for their vehicles. At the time, most auto manufacturers extended current warranty plans by about two months. But the lockdown isn’t lifted as yet, at least not fully though certain green zones are limping through minimal activity. All the while the country is observing a curfew post 7 pm.
While lifting limitations during lockdown are anticipated, developments are highly depended on how the Covid-19 virus is responding in any area. With dealerships in certain areas being allowed to operate now, it will not be possible for manufacturers to honour all warranty commitments that were to be carried out during lockdown. As such, it’s only likely that warranty and service commitments will be further extended, especially those that were earlier announced as extended until May 2020 end.
Bajaj Auto warranty and free service validity now stands extended till July 2020 end. This is applicable for vehicles that run out of warranty or have been deprived of a free service between 20 March 2020 and 31 May 2020 owing to current circumstance. From entry level CT and Platina range to top of the line Pulsar and Dominar range, warranties of all Bajaj motorcycles has been extended for free.
This is the 2nd time Bajaj has extended warranty. The original extension had been made until May end, and is now being extended by a further two months. The prudent course of action is one that will find popularity among manufacturers.
With its dealerships and service centres operational in certain areas in accordance with government and local authority directives, safety concerns are now priority. As such, functionality and effectiveness are dependant on maintaining physical distancing at stores, and service centres. Constant sanitisation is now a key focus areas. Monitory staff health issuing implemented.
As service centres begin operation, it’s essential to ensure that service bookings are done in time bound manner so as to prevent unnecessary gathering too many customers at the same place at the same time. Working on alternate bays, fixing service slots, and online interactions for a multitude of requirements are requirements.
With the workforce that’s being allowed to resume work on their personal vehicles, it’s necessary that such vehicles are serviced on a priority having been left unused for weeks at an end. Alongwith Bajaj dealerships, KTM and Husqvarna dealerships too are opening under the same guidelines whenever permissible.