Hino will help clients with Cer­tifi­cate of Fit­ness

The Witness - Wheels - - TRANSPORT - — Wheels Re­porter.

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 (COF) to be car­ried out at a fran­chised work­shop.

The pro­gramme will run for three months from Septem­ber 1 to Novem­ber 30 and will in­volve Hino SA pay­ing the COF ex­am­i­na­tion fee for all Hino trucks with a GVM over 3 500 kg 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 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.”

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