Businesses offer support to Grenada's bus operators
More local auto parts dealers are joining the list of those willing to offer discounts on the purchase of vehicle parts to bus operators.
The assistance comes as bus operators are also experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SP’s International Trading Limited is offering 16 per cent off on auto parts, which include engine oil.
In response to the government’s request for assistance for bus operators, the company will also add value by offering an exclusive VIP listing where bus operators can enjoy 30 per cent off storewide all day at its periodic VIP sales events.
That offer took effect on August 10 and expires on September 1.
Additional support is being offered by Dollar Saver Auto Parts of Mt Gay, St George.
That company is offering discount on front disc pads.
Earlier this year, government made representation to auto parts dealers on the possibility of providing discounts, recognising the serious negative economic fallout of the COVID- 19 pandemic on bus owners.
Support to the initiative has already been given by:
● Discount Auto Parts, Halifax Street, St George’s - 15 per cent discount on vehicle parts until July 31.
● Huggins Automotive Division, Maurice Bishop Highway, St George’s: special programme of discount on the servicing of vehicles, automotive parts, select tyres and the purchase of the NV350 Basic Model Vehicle.
● Andy Johnson Auto Parts, Woodlands, St George’s - a number of discount options on automotive parts.
The government has expressed thanks all businesses, which have responded to its request for support towards the bus operators.