Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has extended its free oil change program supporting healthcare workers in the fight against the pandemic. The program has been supplying free oil changes to healthcare workers now since April 16th, 2020. The most important fine print detail to note is that this program applies to healthcare workers who drive all normal passenger vehicles. The vehicle need not be a Mazda product.
“Our family of Mazda dealers and employees feel a deep sense of gratitude to the health care workers during these difficult times, and we are proud to be able to support them in communities across the country,” MNAO President Jeff Guyton said. “We’ve seen the meaningful impact of this program first-hand, and we are excited to continue to give something back as a thank you for their heroic efforts.”
The program will now run through June 1st. Readers of Torque News expressed interest in this program and one, Ashley had her oil changed as part of the program. You can read our prior story here.
To ensure the safety of healthcare workers and service employees, dealers participating in the Essential Car Care initiative have committed to enhanced vehicle cleaning. This includes using EPA-approved cleansers on the high-touch interior and exterior surfaces. Mazda dealers are also to following recommendations from the CDC and local public health and government officials to help ensure the safety of both its workers and customers in the service areas.
To be sure there are no surprises, call ahead to your local Mazda dealer. Check that they are participating and make an appointment or ask about the best time to stop in. To benefit fro the free oil change program for healthcare workers, you will nee to bring your work ID or paystub. Each healthcare worker will be offered one free oil change and enhanced cleaning service. For more details on the program, please check out Mazda’s website.
Following is a list of those who qualify under this program:
• Hospitals, Urgent Care, Surgical Centers, Birth Centers
• Healthcare Providers, Doctor Offices, Medical Clinics, Medical Offices, Medical Centers, Medical Facilities, Health Systems
• Mental Health Providers and Addiction Treatment Centers
• Medical Testing Facilities, Imaging and Radiology Centers
• Assisted Living, Long-Term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes, Hospice Homes, Adult Care Homes, Home Health Agencies
• Public Health Agencies
• Medical Laboratory and Research Centers
• Medical Equipment Providers
• Orthopedic and other Rehabilitation Centers (Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, etc.)
• Blood Banks
• Telehealth Providers
If you benefit from Mazda's free oil change program please let us know in the comments below.
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