(WXYZ) — Auto body shops are remaining opening during the coronavirus pandemic, and some are offering special deals for essential works still hitting the roads.
“We have known for sometime that we are the backbone that has to move on the roads these days, we are essential we have been essential all this time,” said Bill Nalu, President of Interstate Auto Care in Madison Heights.
Right now, Interstate Auto Care has taken off $10 on an oil change. They are also offering to pick up your car for free, which includes sanitizing the inside.
The goal is to keep working on cars while maintaining social distancing.
“You don’t even necessarily come into the building," said Nalu. "We have a lockbox outside so that you can pick up you vehicle with your invoice that we can either email or give you a physical copy."
Certain Midas locations are offering deals for first responders and those in the healthcare industry.
Todd McIntyre – General Manager for the Midas in Adrian, Michigan – say they are asking people not go into their waiting rooms and to call ahead.
“I would urge anybody that’s looking for automotive service tires, oil change, breaks give us a call, call your location and let's see if we can talk,” said McIntyre.
“I remind folks out there, and I certainly remind myself on a regular basis, that we are modeling this to our children, we are modeling this to our elderly, who are depending on us to be the strength that is required,” said Nalu.
Select auto shop locations are also offering cleaned out rental cars to help limit people sitting in waiting rooms.