Car companies offer incentives


In order to entice your custom and to give you peace of mind, car companies are providing additional services and features.  David Brown reports on two company efforts.

Ford Australia is offering customers a complimentary ‘Pick Up and Drop Off service’, when their car needs servicing or warranty repair during the COVID-19 emergency.

There are some limitations. The service will be initially available at participating dealers until 30 June 2020.  The service incorporates three main elements:

Pick up and drop off of a customer vehicle when they book in a service or warranty repair

  • Disinfection of some 16 key touchpoints of the customer’s vehicle; and
  • A Wide availability of cashless payment options.

Renault is offering drive away pricing and a seven-year warranty package but only on their Koleos.  They have to do something, Koleos sales were down 74% in March compared to last year.

Motoring Minutes are heard around Australia every day on over 50 radio channels through the Torque Radio networkMotoring Minutes have an average daily audience of over 150,000 listeners. Motoring Minutes are also broadcast as part of Overdrive Radio Program, which is broadcast through the Community Radio Network across Australia and has a weekly audience of over 430,000. 

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto