Toyota announced that it has commissioned a new warranty application in Turkey. It has been announced that all Toyota users under the age of 10 can benefit from the new application called ‘Guarantee ON’.
According to the information given, with this new application, which can extend the current warranty system up to 10 years, users will be included in the system, regardless of the owner of their cars and even if they have not previously visited their authorized service for periodic maintenance.
In the new system, all Toyota owners under the age of 10 will be able to take their vehicles to authorized service centers for periodic maintenance and obtain the right to a ‘1-year warranty’ for their vehicles that meet the conditions without paying any fee.
It was noted that with this application, users who will be entitled to 1 year/15,000 kilometers or 1 year/10 thousand kilometers more warranty will be able to guarantee their vehicles up to 10 years/160 thousand km with each periodical maintenance with the ‘Garanti ON’ application without paying any fee. The same conditions will apply to the vehicles of the Japanese premium automaker Lexus, which is part of Toyota.
‘IT WILL INCREASE SECOND HAND VALUE’
Toyota Turkey Marketing and Sales Inc. Making evaluations about the new warranty system, CEO Ali Haydar Bozkurt said, “Our aim is to protect the Toyotas on the street. In the market, especially the second-hand vehicles whose warranty period has expired are carried out by third parties instead of authorized services. We want to attract these cars to authorized services. While putting this system into use, “In addition to all the advantages of the application, our users will have their maintenance done to ensure complete safety in traffic, while the warranty period will automatically be extended for 1 more year after each maintenance. Thus, Toyota users will be able to extend the current warranty system up to 10 years with the “Warranty ON” application,” he said.
Pointing out that the second-hand value of the vehicles within the scope of the application will increase, Bozkurt said, “Because our users will sell their cars with guarantee when they sell, this will reflect on them as an increase in second-hand value. The new buyer will thus gain the advantage of purchasing a guaranteed vehicle.”
Stating that they are pioneering a new era as a brand, Bozkurt said, “With this system, we want Toyota users to know that we are always with them. This innovation will now be our service tradition. We invite them to our services, no matter how many owners of their cars they are, to benefit from this application that will make our customers’ lives easier. parts, we are entering a new era in the sector with our technician staff. The application will have a positive effect in every aspect.”
‘ALL VEHICLES HAVE ENTERED 80 PERCENT SCT, BASIS MUST BE UPDATED’
Commenting on the automotive market, which shrank by 23 percent in the first 3 months of the year, Bozkurt said, “In this table, interest rates, vehicle prices and vehicle availability have been effective. The economic reflections of the Russia-Ukraine war have also begun. Fleet and SCT exempt sales in the first quarter of the market. This way, further declines in sales were prevented,” he said.
Noting that the inflationary environment in the world also affects Turkey, Bozkurt said, “Due to global inflation, the base prices of vehicles in euro terms are increasing. This situation is also reflected in us and vehicle prices are increasing day by day. Almost all automobiles sold in Turkey are 80 percent SCT due to the fact that their tax bases are not updated. “This table has led to a decrease in retail customers. There is a need for updating the tax bases,” he said.
Emphasizing that the vehicle availability problem continues, Bozkurt said, “We can no longer predict how many vehicles we can find. But even if such a problem did not exist, sales would not be enthusiastic under the current conditions. If there was no shortage of supply, the market could see 650 thousand units this year, but there are no vehicles.”
LPG VEHICLES ARE ALSO COVERED
According to the information given by Toyota Turkey officials, vehicles under the age of 10 that have never been to Toyota Authorized Services before, including taxi, rental, public and driving school vehicles, can be included in the scope of the Garanti ON program.
In addition, vehicles with LPG installation will also be able to benefit from the company’s new warranty application. It was stated that in order to win with the Garanti ON program, Toyota owners should take their vehicles that meet the conditions to authorized service centers and have their periodic maintenance done.
It is also among the information that Toyota’s new warranty application, which was activated simultaneously with some European countries such as Italy, England and France, covers all mechanical and electrical faults except the hood.
On the other hand, according to the information we have obtained, while the number of Toyotas on the roads of Turkey is approaching 560,000, 370 thousand of these vehicles are younger than 10 years old.
WHO PROVIDES HOW MUCH WARRANTY?
The 10-year warranty period that Toyota started to offer has also made it a matter of curiosity for how long other companies guarantee their vehicles.
According to the Warranty Certificate Regulation, the warranty period for passenger cars in Turkey is determined as a minimum of 2 years or 60 thousand kilometers. However, companies can grant mileage to the consumer with an additional warranty period. On the other hand, many companies extend the free warranty period for an additional fee.
According to our research, the warranty periods offered for passenger cars sold in Turkey are as follows;
|How much warranty does each brand give?|
|Alfa Romeo||2 years/60,000 km|
|Citroen||3 years/100,000 km|
|DS||3 years/100,000 km|
|fiat||3 years/150,000 km|
|Ford||4 years/100,000 km|
|Honda||6 years/150,000 km|
|hyundai||5 years/100,000 km|
|Jaguar||3 years/100,000 km|
|chip||2 years/60,000 km|
|HE IS||5 years/150,000 km|
|Land Rover||3 years/100,000 km|
|Mazda||5 years/150,000 km|
|Mercedes-Benz||4 years/ unlimited km|
|MG||Electric-Hybrid: 7 years/ 150,000 km, Gasoline: 5 years/ 150.00 km|
|Mitsubishi||5 years/100,000 km|
|nissan||3 years/100,000 km|
|Opel||3 years/100,000 km|
|peugeot||3 years/100,000 km|
|Renault||3 years/100,000 km|
|Ssangyong||5 years/100,000 km|
|Subaru||3 years/100,000 km|
|Suzuki||3 years/100,000 km|