Automobile service centres see dip in biz as WFH becomes new normal | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Thanks to workfrom-home, virus scare and travel restrictions, many automobile service centres in the city are witnessing a sharp drop in demand.
A majority of vehicle owners, particularly techies, have left the city and are working from their hometowns and villages. Some customers are reportedly reluctant to visit service centres due to virus scare.
MP Shyam, president (Karnataka chapter), Federation of Automobile Dealers’ Association, said: “Vehicle usage has reduced mainly because of WFH. Service stations are seeing less demand for ‘body & paint services’ because of dip in accident cases in the city.”
Meanwhile, many cab drivers are deferring service since they are not getting adequate income. Karnataka State Travel Operators Association president K Radhakrishna Holla said: “We’re getting calls and mails from different distributors for periodic vehicle service. We’re not running our vehicles because of poor business, so we’ll give them for service only when the demand goes
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Maruti Suzuki Launches Car Subscription Service In Delhi-NCR & Bengaluru

Maruti Suzuki car subscription service

The new service allows customers to subscribe to a car for a chosen tenure, offering all the benefits of ownership without the hassles of one

In recent times, the automobile industry of India has become extremely competitive. Manufacturers have been offering a lot of deals, discounts, and attractive finance options to lure customers into their dealerships. Recently, carmakers have also started to offer lease and subscription services, which offers more flexibility than an outright purchase. Hyundai had launched a similar service last year, and Tata Motors has introduced the same for the Nexon EV a while back.

Maruti Suzuki has also recently announced its car subscription plan for the Indian market, in partnership with ORIX Auto Infrastructure Services India. The new subscription service is only offered in Delhi NCR (Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram) and Bengaluru at the moment, but there are plans to expand it into other cities across

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