Toyota, like many other automakers, are working to create a better world, even during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The automaker has found several ways to help everyone during this unusual and concerning time. Their response comes in many forms, so they can help keep people safe and able to get into new cars even with current economic uncertainty.
While many Toyota dealerships are closed, the North American Toyota automobile and components plants are closed as well to help prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace and reduce the amount of travelling our workers need to do. That doesn’t mean that vehicle sales have been suspended. In fact, Toyota has thought of ways to make buying a new Toyota easier than ever.
At the time of this writing, the Toyota Payment Deferment Program works as follows in North America (except for Pennsylvania due to local laws):
Payment deferrals or extensions may be available to customers of Toyota Financial Services that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Payment relief is determined based on individual situations, and Toyota owners should contact the Support Center to learn more or request payment relief.
Those who have nearly paid off their Lease may also qualify for special support from Toyota Financial Services to arrange for an easy way to return the vehicle despite dealership closures.
Most dealership service and parts departments remain open during the pandemic as essential services. To make sure your vehicle gets the best service, be sure to call your local dealership and schedule service appointments, as many will no longer accept walk-in services. Check with your local dealership how you can make sure to keep your vehicle in top condition.