With the Enhanced Community Quarantine lasting until April 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses have decided to close shop for the time being. Among those affected are auto dealerships and the service centers.

Since they are temporarily closed, some motorists are wondering if their vehicles will still be eligible for scheduled maintenance, or if their vehicles' warrant coverage will effectively lose one month (at the least) due to the lockdown imposed following the coronavirus outbreak.

In light of this, Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) is giving its customers some peace of mind amid the ongoing ECQ. Starting today, all Honda vehicles nationwide with scheduled Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS) will be given a 30-day grace period from the original PMS schedule date. This will allow vehicle owners to have their vehicles rescheduled for PMS once the ECQ is lifted.

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Moreover, HCPI also said that customers whose warranty will lapse within the quarantine period will also be given a 30-day extension (or 1-month extension). However, HCPI mentioned that the warranty extension is subject to validation under the Honda Standard Warranty Guide.

HCPI is encouraging its customers to have their vehicles scheduled for PMS immediately upon lifting of the quarantine in order to keep their Hondas in tip-top shape.

With the government encouraging the public to stay in their homes during the ECQ, now would be the best time to check your vehicle in order to see what needs to be serviced or replaced. Here's to hoping that the COVID-19 situation improves the soonest.