Mazda PH vows long-term, devoted commitment with no cash-out PMS
Looking for the peace of mind that a long-term commitment based on trust and confidence in a car brand can deliver?
Mazda Philippines has an idea on how a reassuring and fulfilling relationship with a car should be, and “change oils” are an integral component of this promise.
If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you should consider one very important factor in your decision making – the cost of preventive maintenance.
Preventive Maintenance Service, or PMS, is a necessary commitment in the relationship between a car and you as its owner. Through regular checkups and servicing, manufacturers can ensure the optimum operation of your vehicle. Religiously adhering to the pre-scheduled service intervals also keeps the manufacturer’s warranty intact for your car. Miss a PMS, and your warranty might just get voided.
Most mainstream brands will require you to bring your car to the service center every 10,000 kilometers or 6 months, whichever comes first. Some even require it every 5,000 kilometers. And it is not just the routinary “change oil” that is done in every PMS. You have to allocate a budget for the service’s other parts and labor costs too. From as low as P2,000 to as high as P20,000 or more, depending on the model of your car. You should also consider the car’s age. The older the vehicle is, the more expensive the cost of PMS will be as parts due for replacement need to be changed.
So no, putting out money for your car does not end with the down payment, nor the monthly mortgage. Not even if you pay its full amount in cash. Unless you are considering a Mazda.
Since 2013, close to 27,000 Mazda owners have enjoyed the benefits of free preventive maintenance for the first 3 years of car ownership. All scheduled PMS intervals up to 60,000 kilometers, or 3 years, whichever came first, would be at no charge to the owner. And that included synthetic oil, parts and labor costs.
In a big move last year, Mazda Philippines decided to up the premium Japanese ante by adding two more years of free PMS for every new vehicle purchase. That means cars purchased from April last year onwards are entitled to have free scheduled PMS, oil changes included, up to 100,000 kilometers, or 60 months, whichever comes first. The 5-year Free PMS is now at par with some high-end marques’ own 5-year PMS schemes. And to top it all off, it is not a promo that is specific to a model that will go away. It is a standard inclusion with every brand new Mazda vehicle purchase.
Because of the no-cash out PMS, you do not have to worry about fluctuations in pricing of parts and labor over the next 5 years of ownership. The servicing intervals are fixed at every 6 months or starting at the 5,000-kilometer mark. And by the 10,000-kilometer mark, and every 10,000-kilometers thereafter, you will get notified of an upcoming service. So you’ll know exactly when that “change oil” is due. And since the service history of the car is documented, it will command a higher price in the pre-owned market once the car loan is paid off in the fifth year, or when you decide to trade up to a new vehicle.
“A premium Mazda vehicle deserves a premium Mazda ownership experience, says Mazda Philippines president and CEO, Steven Tan. “With the new 5-Year Free PMS Plan, we are confident that our customers will celebrate driving even more, enjoy the convenience of worry-free vehicle maintenance for a longer time, and discover a renewed devotion to the brand in the years to come.”
Ensuring your car gets its “change oil” service done is part and parcel of every PMS. Getting it free for 5 years without any drama? Now that’s a match made in heaven.
Motoring and motorsports are two of Mikko’s greatest passions. Combining more than twenty years of professional automotive photography and videography experience with years of touring car racing competition, and a deep understanding of the car industry, from both the manufacturers’ and consumers’ points of view, have given him a unique and insightful perspective in the motoring beat.