With Metro Manila and other nearby areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) once more, several businesses have decided to close for the time being. Included here are automobile dealerships and showrooms.
But what if you need to have your vehicle maintained or repair works done? Well, you can choose to wait it out once ECQ is lifted after August 20, 2021. Alternatively, there are a few dealership service centers that will remain open during ECQ.
Take note, these service centers won’t be operating at full capacity. Per the IATF guidelines, they will only have a skeletal workforce. As such, don’t expect them to provide the same fast services they normally would. At the same time, it’s best to schedule your service appointments in advance as they may not allow walk-ins.
So which automakers have announced that service centers will open during ECQ? Well, you can check the list below.
Motor Image Pilipinas (Subaru Philippines)
All three Subaru Philippines service centers in Metro Manila (Greenhills, Manila Bay, Pasig) will be operational during the ECQ period. The company advises customers to book appointments in advance by visiting bit.ly/SubaruServiceCenterSchedule.
Toyota Motor Philippines
Several of TMP’s dealerships will be open to cater to customers' service and maintenance needs during ECQ. Note, not all Toyota dealerships will be operational. Some of them even have adjusted operating hours. So far, Toyota Quezon Avenue and Toyota North EDSA have already announced they will be open during ECQ. Meanwhile, Toyota Manila Bay has only confirmed operations from August 6-7. With that, it’s best to contact your Toyota dealership for confirmation first.
Honda Cars Philippines
Per the announcement of Honda Cars Philippines, dealerships in Metro Manila, Laguna, Iloilo City, and Cagayan de Oro City are open only for service and sales of parts. Like the others, they are also operating with a skeletal workforce.
For Mercedes-Benz owners, both BGC and Greenhills dealership and service centers are closed throughout the entire ECQ period. However, the Alabang service center is operational from Monday to Saturday. Interestingly, the Alabang showroom is open from Mondays to Sundays as well. So if you suddenly want to buy a Benz during the ECQ period, you know where to go.
So far, these are the automakers that have announced that their dealerships will be open during the ECQ period in Metro Manila. For other brands, it’s best to call up the dealership nearest you to confirm whether their service centers are operational. But then again, if your vehicle doesn’t need maintenance or servicing immediately, it’s probably best to hold it off after the ECQ period ends.