Kia Motors are extending their comprehensive warranty cover to customers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Trish Whelan.
Kia Motors Corporation has launched the Kia Promise, a global warranty extension programme for its vehicles and designed to support Kia customers whose movements may be limited because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Kia Promise covers 142 countries worldwide, and all vehicles with original Kia warranties that expired and will expire between 1 February and 30 April 2020. The programme extends the warranty of all eligible vehicles to June 30, 2020.
Kia Motors believes that more than 500,000 customers worldwide could benefit from the Kia Promise warranty extension. Here in Ireland, just over 1,400 cars registered between February 1 and April 30 2013 will benefit from the extension.
With many countries and businesses taking precautionary measures to counteract the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kia Promise aims to help customers who may be unable to visit a workshop during this time. It also helps customers who are not able to bring their car in for free servicing as part of a Kia Care 3 programme that may expire during the period when dealerships are closed due to Government guidelines.
Kia says “Our goal is to help to alleviate any concerns our customers have about vehicle maintenance during periods of social distancing.”