In a statement yesterday (7 January), Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said flood victims need not make any applications for the voucher and the government will automatically cover the repair costs.
He added that the vehicles covered include motorcycles, cars, pickup trucks, and vans, but must be privately owned.
Meanwhile, the flood victims can redeem the Keluarga Malaysia automotive discount voucher at service centres of 19 companies that ranged from Proton and Perodua to BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
“To benefit from the discount voucher, vehicle owners need not make any application. Owners of flood-damaged vehicles may redeem this voucher at the services centres or authorised distributors of the vehicles,” he said.
“The cost reduction will apply directly to the overall repair or replacement costs through an invoice to be issued by the service centre or authorised dealer.”
However, Zafrul said the discount voucher will be valid only until 31 March and he urge those eligible to redeem this before expiry.
In addition, the participating firms will also offer at least 25% discount on the repair costs and provide free towing.
Zafrul also said the discount voucher will be automatically extended to all Malaysians who were eligible for Bank Negara Malaysia’s Disaster Relief Facility.
Apart from the four companies above, others participating in the scheme include Tan Chong Motors (Nissan), UMW Toyota Motor, Honda Malaysia, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, Volvo Cars Malaysia, TC Euro Cars (Renault), TC Subaru, Mazda, Peugeot, Kia, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia, and Sime Darby Motor Group (Ford, Hyundai)
For motorcycles, the discounted repairs were available from Hong Leong Yamaha Motor, Boon Siew Honda, Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional (Modenas), Mofaz Motorsikal, and KMSB Motors (Suzuki).
He added that these 19 companies have a combined service network of more than 1,000 service centres across the country.