Maruti Suzuki gears up to service flood-affected cars in Chennai

Chennai, Dec 8 (IANS) Leading car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) said on Tuesday that anticipating huge rush for servicing of its cars post floods in Chennai, it has sent 150 technicians from different parts of the country here.

In a statement, it also said it has sent two truck loads of spare parts now stored outside Chennai to meet the demand for them.

Maruti Suzuki estimates that over 4,000 cars will be in immediate need of servicing.

As to the type of damages, the auto major estimates around 25 percent of the vehicles would have been fully submerged in the flood water; 42 percent submerged up to seat level and 33 percent up to carpet level.

The company said 11 of its workshops in Chennai were submerged during the floods and hence much effort will be need to make them up and running.

There are 34 dealer workshops in Chennai and 14 Maruti Suzuki authorised workshops.

Noting most of the vehicles may not have comprehensive insurance, it also announced that it would bear up to 50 percent of the repair cost generally not allowed by insurers as depreciation/wear and tear.

“Since many vehicles have been submerged in water, they will need thorough cleaning and polishing inside and outside, MSIL will bear 50 percent of the cost,” the company said.

Incidentally the company is a major insurance intermediary in the country.

According to the company, as per its initial estimates, around Rs.10 crore will be its spent in relief efforts and this expenditure may go up.

The company will also organise a service check-up after two months.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here