(UPDATED) Honda Cars Philippines makes flood-related repair costs lower with a 30 percent subsidy on parts and lubricants, and 10 percent on labor for vehicles damaged by Typhoon Ondoy.
The car company, however, asks clients to set an appointment using the toll-free hotline 1-800-1000-HONDA (46632) before bringing their vehicles to Honda service centers as dealerships have already exceeded their capacity.
"After the storm has passed, we have projected a significant increase in service intake of inundated vehicles. Unfortunately, such vast demand has exceeded the capacity of our dealerships, particularly Metro Manila branches. We appeal for everyone's kind understanding of the situation," Honda Philippines president and general manager Hiroshi Shimizu said.
Honda has 18 authorized service outlets in the typhoon-hit areas in Luzon. The company said less congested dealerships and service centers are in Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas.
"We are mobilizing more service people to assist dealers in any way possible. In anticipating the surge in service intake, we have ordered in advance and even expedited the deliveries of parts to ensure availability of supply," Honda Philippines customer service head Danny Pedro said.
Here are Honda's quick tips to prevent further damage on vehicles submerged in water:
- Disconnect battery terminal or completely remove the battery from the vehicle
- Avoid switching the ignition or starting the engine to prevent electrical short circuit
- Clean the engine bay and the airconditioning unit with clean water to prevent rust formation and corrosion.