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Coronavirus impact: Porsche to extend new car warranty by three months

Team OD  | Updated: April 30, 2020, 07:29 PM IST

Automobile manufacturers are taking extra efforts to make sure their customers have a hassle free ownership experience even during these troubled times of COVID-19. Sportscar manufacturer Porsche has now announced extending new car warranty that would otherwise expire between March 1 to May 31, 2020 by three months. This will be done without charging any extra premium to the customer and will be applicable worldwide.

The addition of three months will be done in respect to the end date of the current warranty. Example, if the new car warranty expires on March 20, 2020, the extension will be extended until June 20, 2020. A new car warranty, which was due to end on May 15, 2020, will be extended until August 15, 2020. The new car warranty is always valid for a minimum of two years and starts on the day the car is delivered to the customer.

These measures are being taken to counter the restricted business that has affected Porsche globally due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the new car warranty, Porsche will also be offering the extra three months to those customers who have bought Porsche Approved warranty. The company describes, if the Porsche Approved warranty has a starting date within the time period in question, it will also be extended by three months. The Porsche approve warranty can be purchased for a period of either 12 months or 24 months and can be extended provided your Porsche has done less than 125,000 miles and be under 14 years old for a 1 year insurance policy or 13 years old for a 2 year insurance policy. The warranty claim can be made at any Porsche Partner worldwide, confirmed Porsche in an official release.

"Our ultimate aim is to create enthusiasm among our customers – this includes providing outstanding services particularly in difficult times," says Daniel Schukraft, Head of Aftersales at Porsche AG. "We have therefore decided to implement a uniform and unbureaucratic solution worldwide. Customers do not have to do anything, the Porsche Centers will process the extension automatically."

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