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MG extends roadside assistance free of charge

MG is working to keep customers mobile during the coronavirus pandemic by offering a free-of-charge extension to all qualifying MG Roadside Assistance packages.

Owners who purchased an MG between 23 March 2019 and 30 April 2019 will have an extension granted

MG owners who took delivery of a new MG model between 23 March 2019 and 30 April 2019 will qualify for the free extension to the original one-year roadside assistance package. The extension lasts until the end of May and the carmaker has also said it will explore a further extension if required.

MG will also lengthen service parameters for customers unable to service their car at a franchised dealer until the end of May, to account for the government’s strict guidelines on personal movement and dealership trading. Vehicle warranties will also not be affected by the restrictions on servicing.

Harvey France, head of aftersales and parts at MG Motor UK, said: “Many MG customers across the country are relying on their cars for work, to access vital supplies and to care for family, friends and neighbours who may need extra support during this difficult period. We wanted to ensure that MG played its part in helping our drivers continue their hard work and thank them for all they are doing for their community. We hope this small gesture will offer reassurance to drivers and alleviate some of the stress surrounding car maintenance over the coming months.”

The extension follows MG’s announcement last week that it is backing the UK’s healthcare heroes by supplying 100 MG ZS electric cars to NHS agencies. The first six cars are already being put to work in the north-west of England with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.