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Can I Still Get My Car Serviced During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

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April 17, 2020

Amid the spread of COVID-19, many drivers across the United States have a stay at home order in place. Countless areas have ordered nonessential businesses, from restaurants to retail shops, to close business to combat the spread of this disease.

With numerous businesses having to temporarily close their doors, the number of drivers on the road has dramatically decreased. Although we are spending less time in our cars, some of us may be needing to get our cars serviced. With the shelter-in-place order, many drivers are wondering if they can still get essential repairs done for their cars.

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How to get your car serviced during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this unprecedented time with services closing their doors temporarily that have been deemed non-essential, it’s hard to know which places you can go.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Can I still get my car serviced during this time?” the short answer is yes. Auto repair businesses have been deemed an essential service by the government. Particularly, service centers and garages can perform repair and servicing work on cars while social distancing is in effect.

With that in mind, let’s dive into some specifics on how to get your car maintenance taking care of safely during this latest pandemic.

If you are looking to get your car serviced during the ongoing pandemic, your first step is to call and check the car maintenance shop that you have in mind ahead of time to see what their availability is, as well as what their safety protocol is for appointment times, prior to arrival.

If you are planning to get your car serviced, here are a few suggested steps amid the pandemic to keep you safe:

The bottom line.

We hope this helps ease your anxiety when it comes to getting your car serviced during this difficult time in our history. As always, we wish you and your loved ones good health, and now more than ever, to play it safe.

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