The Ministry of Finance Malaysia has announced that the “Keluarga Malaysia Automotive Discount Voucher” with a value of up to RM1,000 can be redeemed at service centres or authorised dealers without the need for any formal application.
Close to 20 automotive companies (14 under passenger cars and five for motorcycles, with the list at the end of the article) with a network of over 1,000 registered service centres across Malaysia have agreed to participate in this initiative. The “Keluarga Malaysia Automotive Discount Voucher” is only available to companies who are offering at least 25% discounts for repair works plus free towing services.
Only private vehicles such as passenger cars, pick-up trucks, window vans and motorcycles are eligible for the repair voucher.
“Owners of vehicles damaged by floods can redeem the vouchers at service centres or authorised dealers for the automotive companies involved.”
“The reduction in repair costs will be enjoyed by direct deduction from the total cost of repairs or the cost of replacing new vehicles through invoices that will be issued by service centres and authorised distributors,” said the statement from the Ministry of Finance Malaysia.
The government also welcomes the initiative by Perodua and Proton to offer a 50% discount on standard parts. Perodua has also waived the labour fees for all part replacements and repairs.
Tengku Zafrul, the Finance Minister, said the deadline for claiming the “Keluarga Malaysia Automotive Discount Vouchers” is 31st March 2022 and users are advised to immediately claim it from the service centre or authorised distributor to avoid any inconvenience. He also hopes other automotive companies provide further initiatives to affected customers.
Other initiatives affected vehicles owners can seek assistance from is the PIAM’s vehicle clean-up subsidy of up to RM500 per vehicle, however, limited to a fund size of RM2.4 million. The Road Transport Department (JPJ) meanwhile will replace related documents that have been damaged for free.