Chorley Group will discount all service and repair work on NHS workers’ cars by 50% as a thank you for the work they are doing to protect the public’s health from the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
The Lancashire-based multiple winner of AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For accreditation and the AM Awards 2020’s Bright Spark accolade, has stepped in to offer support to its region’s key workers in the only way it knows how – keeping motorists on the road.
Sales director, Adam Turner, said: “We know how difficult it is for everyone at the moment, and we want to make life a bit easier for those people working to keep us and our families safe and well.
“We are here for our customers, our team and our suppliers, too. Everyone is coming together and working hard to ensure we have 100% business continuity.”
Car retailers across the UK are still wrestling with the question of how much of a service to maintain during the coronavirus outbreak, with many of their sales and front of house staff now classified as “furloughed workers” in order to register for the Government’s job retention salary scheme.
While Marshall Motor Group chief executive, Daksh Gupta, announced in an email yesterday (March 24) that its parts and aftersales operations would be closing during the pandemic, Vertu Motors chief executive Robert Forrester took to Twitter to reveal that his business would continue to offer a limited aftersales provision.
Forrester said: “Tomorrow we will start planning to operate a limited service and repair operation for key workers, vital services and transport companies and the vulnerable who need mobility. Likely to commence Monday.”
He added: “The sector will keep Britain moving.”
Chorley Group’s statement about its key worker discounts said that local NHS staff and care workers who need repairs or servicing can take advantage of the half-price offer by contacting their nearest Chorley Group showroom.
“The service and sales departments are still operational for all customers, with cars regularly sanitised and good hygiene practiced by all staff,” it added.
The car dealer group, which represents Kia, Hyundai, MG and Nissan across locations in its home town of Chorley, Preston, Burnley, Blackpool and Wigan, has also put a series of measures in place to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus at its sites.
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