The transport sector is one of the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re not just referring to its impact on commuters, either—PUV operators continue to struggle making do with what little is left of their regular passenger base.
To help some transport operators cope, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is offering owners of Hiace Commuter units being used for commercial purposes a discount on discounted rates on oil and filter change services.
TMP’s Oil-In promo will be available until December 29, 2020, and applies to all Hiace Commuter units bought from 1996 to present. Owners of Hiace Commuter vans produced from 1996 until 2005 will be charged just P1,599 for oil and filter services (from an original price of P2,553), while units from 2005 to present will be charged P1,999 (originally P3,169). Note that the Hiace Commuter Deluxe is not included in the promo.
“The Toyota Hiace, the Commuter variant, in particular, has played a big role in moving people and industries through the years, and its usefulness has become more evident now that physical distancing is the norm,” TMP vice president for customer service operations Rainnier Gregorio said in a statement.
“Commercial Hiace drivers and operators have been doing great service to the public, and we'd like to assist them, especially now that most of them need assistance to restart their operations.”
Given the current economic climate, there’ll likely be a good number of PUV or business owners looking for a financial break (even one as small as a discounted oil change). Spread the word, guys.