Subaru Introduces Extended Maintenance Plan
Could this be the new industry trend? Following Audi South Africa’s announcement of their extended Audi Freeway Plan, Subaru South Africa has decided to follow suit by announcing their own extended motor plan. Here’s everything you need to know.
All new Subaru’s are usually sold with a 3-year/75,000km maintenance plan, but now customers will also have the option to get Subaru’s extended 5-year/120,000km maintenance plan. The maintenance plan covers all routine servicing, maintenance and mechanical repairs in line with the expected wear and tear. The maintenance plan also provided access to Subaru Assist, an emergency roadside service. The extended maintenance plan will be offered to customers at no additional cost and will be included in the retail price of selected new Subaru vehicles.
"Maintenance Plans afford our customers additional peace of mind and confidence in owning a new Subaru," says Subaru SA Marketing Lead, Nteo Nkoli. "We're constantly assessing how we can further our customer's Confidence in Motion and this is yet another way we can do that."
"Further to the predictability and peace of mind ownership that a Maintenance Plan offers, Nteo notes that "it also offers better value for money especially during the economically challenging conditions facing South Africa right now."
In addition to the extended maintenance plan, new Subaru’s will also be sold with a 5-year/150,000km material or workmanship defect warranty. Nteo adds, "We are aware of a lot of customers who make the mistake of thinking that Maintenance Plans are the same as Service Plans. These are very different programmes and certainly our Maintenance Plan is far more comprehensive and safer for the consumer." Service Plans cover the cost of routine services as per the vehicle handbook - and that's it. Maintenance Plans include wear items such as brakes, shocks, windscreen wipers and more.