Hino launches ‘we pay for your CO.F. test’ incentive

HINO South Africa has launched a campaign to attract extra servicing customers to its countrywide dealer network while also making a positive contribution to road safety through encouraging any repairs required for a Hino to pass the annual Certificate of Fitness (C.O.F.) to be carried out at a franchised workshop.

The programme will run for three months from September 1st to November 30th and will involve Hino SA paying the COF examination fee for all Hino trucks with a GVM over 3 500kg going for the test. (This does not include trailers). This will be dependent on the customer taking the truck to a Hino dealer after the test so that the workshop can give a quote on the repairs required.

“Hino South Africa is very aware of the large number of trucks on our roads that are unroadworthy, often due to repairs or regular maintenance being carried out at non-franchised workshops,” said Ernie Trautmann, the vice-president of Hino SA.

“This not only invalidates the warranty on the truck invalid if it is still in the warranty period and cancels the warranty on any genuine parts that have been fitted to the truck but can also result in a breakdown because the technician is not properly qualified to carry out the work to Hino’s specification.”