WASHINGTON,, Jan.18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association announced today that new car dealers in the greater Washington, D.C. area have begun offering a special assistance program to all federal government employees affected by the government shutdown. Participating dealership chains include Beyer Auto, Fitzgerald Auto Mall, Alexandria Hyundai, and Brown's Car Stores, which together operate more than 20 dealerships in the Washington area.
"The ongoing federal government shutdown has created a lot of challenges for federal workers and their families," said WANADA President and CEO John O'Donnell. "Through this program, WANADA members are happy to do their part in making this difficult time at least a little bit easier."
Under the Shutdown Assistance Program For Vehicle Owners, federal employees who are currently furloughed because of the shutdown would be able to get their cars serviced and repaired at participating dealers, but have payment for the work deferred until after the government fully re-opens. Customers are encouraged to speak to the individual dealership chains to work out a pre-payment agreement that works for them.
About Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
WANADA represents some 220 new automobile dealers in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Its mission is to advance the automobile business and the success of its automobile dealer members. It advocates on its members behalf before the industry, in the media and in the public policy process at all levels. It does this with large scale annual events, such as The Washington, D.C. Auto Show and with a myriad of member training and education programs. In recent years The Washington, D.C. Auto Show has become a premier event of its kind on the global auto industry circuit, establishing its position as the "Public Policy Show" and sponsoring the MobilityTalks®International Conference.
For more information on MobilityTalks and The Washington, D.C. Auto Show please visit: www.wanada.org
SOURCE Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association