the growing concerns over the coronavirus, the state and federal
government has decided that the best possible course of action is to
require a mandatory lockdown, where everybody is urged to stay home.
Only employees with essential functions, such as food workers,
medical workers, and health workers, are allowed outside.
Given this, car dealerships in Albuquerque, NM are asking the government to consider their business as ‘essential’ services and, thus, should be exempted from the ‘shelter in place’ rules.
Kia Dealers in Albuquerque, NM are ‘essential’ services
to a letter sent to President Donald Trump on March 17 by car
dealerships and trade groups, they are asking to be considered
essential as they are the ones providing vehicle service and parts to
ensure the safe transportation of essential workers.
letter emphasized that vehicles still need to be operational and
properly maintained amidst the pandemic since millions of car owners
are government workers, healthcare providers, first responders, and
employees of other ‘essential’ businesses. It is also inevitable
that some of these workers will need to buy new or used cars just to
get to work since public transportation had been halted.
letter further explains that motor vehicles are critical to secure
the public’s need for “food and other necessities of life”. To
that end, vehicle repair and maintenance, as well as sales
facilities, should be considered essential operations. After all, the
nation still needs people that can professionally do safety recall
and critical maintenance repairs, and provide loaner vehicles
or Not? Car dealers faced confusion amidst the pandemic
most auto dealers and service repair stations remain open during the
lockdown, they still want the government to formally call them as
essential services in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
federal government has yet to decide if car dealerships can be
considered as essential. Nevertheless, many states have already
adopted their own rules as to whether a dealership can stay open or
now, the state has tight restrictions on buying either old or new
cars. Dealerships can sell cars through the internet or through
virtual selling, but they must not allow customers in their
showrooms. This meant that vehicle deliveries, document signatures,
and other such nature must occur at the customer’s place of
residence or business, whichever applies. Delivered vehicles are
also heavily sanitized before being sent to customers. Some car
dealerships even offer to deliver test drive vehicles right at the
customer’s doorstep for their convenience.
if you are looking to repair your vehicle, you are in luck, as
automobile repair services have already been deemed as essential by
the state government. Kia dealerships in Albuquerque NM are
hoping that things might change for the better if the federal
government steps up and declares car dealerships as ‘essential’
once and for all.
Need to know more whether you can buy a car or get your vehicle serviced in your state? Check out Fiesta Kia for more helpful tips.