Ford Philippines has opened a number of its Ford dealerships in areas and locations already on general community quarantine (GCQ) starting May 1, 2020, with an absolute priority to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for all Ford customers and dealership employees.
|Dealer Location||Opening Date – Sales||Opening Date – Service|
|Ormoc||May 1||April 13|
|Negros||May 1||May 4|
|Butuan||May 1||May 4|
|Dumaguete||May 1||May 4|
|Roxas||May 1||May 4|
|Surigao||May 1||May 4|
|Naga||May 1*||May 4|
|Isabela||May 2||May 2|
|Bohol||May 4||May 4|
|General Santos||May 4||May 4|
|Palawan||May 4||May 4|
|Dipolog||May 4||May 4|
*Operating on limited capacity
Ford Tacloban opened its dealership facility in April 15, 2020 while observing strict safety standards to protect its employees and customers. Meanwhile, all Ford dealerships that opened from May 1 to 4, 2020, including Ford Tacloban, are operating on normal business hours.
New and enhanced tools, processes, and policies have been implemented across the Ford dealer network designed to mitigate potential risks and provide peace of mind to anyone visiting a Ford dealership.
“We’re keen to have things start returning to the “new normal” across our dealer network, while continuing to keep the health and safety of our Ford customers and entire dealership team as our highest priority,” said PK Umashankar, managing director, Ford Philippines.
“Customers visiting any Ford dealership will see very clearly the safeguards that are in place – with all customers required to comply with these protocols – while having all sales and service personnel and functions available to serve them,” added Umashankar.
Ford dealers are progressively rolling out within the next few days the following measures to safeguard customers and employees alike:
- All Ford dealerships will be thoroughly disinfected three (3) times each day
- Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available across the dealerships, particularly in high visibility and high traffic areas
- If an employee is experiencing any flu-like symptoms, he or she will be asked to promptly seek medical advice and return only when/if free of symptoms
Ford dealerships will also be implementing the following sales and service initiatives:
All vehicles will be meticulously sanitized after any service visit. Dealers will use recommended cleaning products and procedures to ensure that vehicles are clean and safe when returned to customers.
Remote Sales Support
Remote sales support with a Ford sales professional will give customers a first-hand shopping experience without them having to leave home.
Ford dealers will continue working with finance lenders to extend credit terms and defer some monthly payments. Approvals of extensions or deferral support will be at the finance partner’s discretion.
All Ford customers whose warranty coverage have expired during the quarantine period are advised to visit their respective Ford dealers to resolve their concerns related to expired warranties.
“While opening our Ford dealerships to provide in-person service is a welcome move forward, our aim is to work very closely with each of our dealers to ensure we are providing the most safe and sanitary environment possible,” shared Umashankar.
Customers who want to inquire about and purchase a Ford vehicle can also access the various online platforms (official website and Facebook page) and available hotline numbers of Ford dealerships nationwide. The details can be accessed on Ford Philippines’ Facebook page.
The opening of the majority of Ford dealerships located in Luzon (including Metro Manila), as well as some dealerships in Visayas and Mindanao will be scheduled in time for the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine. The remaining dealerships in Visayas and Mindanao in areas on general community quarantine will open upon clearance from their respective local government units. Updates will be posted on Ford Philippines’ social media accounts accordingly.