As we approach the end of circuit breaker on 1 June and embrace the three-phased system rolled out by the government, you may wonder how this affects car showrooms and delivery of purchased cars. Unfortunately, the implemented phased system will mean that visiting car showrooms or retrieving your recently-bought car would be pushed back and can happen at earliest, in July.
Car showrooms and servicing workshops have been temporarily discontinued since 7 April, when the circuit breaker measures took place. Announced just yesterday, the three-phased approach allows certain activities to resume safely.
Phase One: Certain economic activities to resume on 2 June, but with limited social contact and safe-distancing regulations.
Phase Two: More businesses and retail to restart operations.
Phase Three: Reaching a ‘new normal’ while maintaining safe-distancing.
According to Straits Times, Phase One will be effective from 2 June and will last for at least 4 weeks. If the cases remain low and controlled, Phase Two will continue and could be in place for a few months before reaching Phase Three.
With the official list of businesses and services permitted to resume operations on 2 June, which does not include motor vehicles’ retail sales (SSIC code 473), the earliest possible time that you are able to visit car showrooms and say hello to your new car will probably be in July.
However, on the bright side, you will be able to send your existing cars for repair works (SSIC code 95301) and perhaps including maintenance, during Phase One.
Simply put, car repair works are allowed to be done from 2 June but you will NOT be able to sell or trade-in your car nor visit showrooms. Nevertheless, UCARS is here for you should you urgently wish to sell your car during this period as we continue to operate online and get the best deals for you!