Car dealerships, service centers in NCR Plus closed during ECQ

Updated Mar 30, 2021 | Same topic: COVID-19 Updates

You can still reach these brand’s customer reps through various means, though.

The news is out folks, the Philippine Government has decided to put the areas within the NCR Plus Bubble back under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status. This includes Metro Manila, as well as the provinces of Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, and Bulacan. 

Now according to ECQ rules, car dealerships, as well as service centers within the aforementioned areas, are closed starting March 29, 2021, until April 4, 2021. Of note, April 4 is the end of this ECQ. However, areas outside the said areas will of course remain operational. 

A picture of Isuzu Bacoor, Cavite

Dealerships in Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal and Laguna are temporarily closed as well

More specifically, brands that announced the temporary closure of their service centers and showrooms include Mitsubishi, Lexus, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Maxus, and Kia.

For Toyota, customers can still reach their respective marketing professionals and service advisors via social media channels if they have queries. Other Toyota dealerships that aren’t in ECQ areas will open, but then will close from April 1 to 4 for the Holy Week.  

Mitsubishi dealerships within the ECQ NCR Plus area are also closed from March 29 to April 4. Likewise, the marque says that in the meantime, their clients can likewise contact their online channels.

Lexus Manila, Inc. also posted on its Facebook page that its showrooms and service centers are closed from March 29 to April 4. For Lexus clients, you can contact the Lexus Customer Assistance at (02) 8856-5050, or through the official Lexus Manila Facebook page.

Isuzu Dealerships within Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan are also closed during the entirety of the ECQ period. Isuzu customers can also contact the brand via their social media channels. The Japanese truck specialist however does have a Digital Dealer page wherein you can also avail of its online services.

>>> Related: ECQ guidelines for road users: What you can and cannot do

A picture of a service center

For now, service centers are temporarily closed

Of note, Volkswagen, Maxus, and Kia also suspended their dealership operations, but they can still provide emergency roadside assistance for now.  

As mentioned by countless sources including government channels, only Authorized Persons Outside of Residence, essential workers, and those purchasing and availing of essential goods and services are allowed outside their homes. However, public transport like jeepneys, buses, and Grab cars are still available.  

For more updates on the status of car dealerships during the length of the ECQ, stay updated here on Philkotse.com

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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