More car brands have extended new car warranties for motorists given that most of us are staying off the road.
German brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche – members of the Volkswagen Auto Group – have extended new-car warranty periods by three months as part of a global initiative during COVID-19.
The extension applies to new car warranties that have expired or will expire between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 – adding three months of warranty from the original expiration date.
All Audi and Porsche models sold in Australia are eligible, however only Volkswagen passenger cars built in Europe are included.
The extension does not apply to Skoda – another Volkswagen Auto Group subsidiary – however the brand says it will "continue to exercise flexibility and fairness regardless of COVID-19".
Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche’s initiative follows others offering extended warranties or updated servicing and sales procedures during COVID-19 due to lockdown restrictions and decreased use of cars.
Hyundai’s ‘C A R E’ program launched last month saw 27,000 passenger cars in Australia have their warranty extended.
In April, Ford Australia also launched a contactless pick up and drop off service for cars during regular servicing.
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