Clearly, we are in the midst of challenging times. Due to shelter-in-place orders, many in the U.S. are working from home or furloughed, and millions have lost their jobs, with cars parked in the driveway. Others have picked up a delivery job and are putting many unexpected miles on their vehicles. And for those who perform essential functions that we rely on, it is business as usual with a whopping dose of added stress. Whatever the situation, everyone is burdened in some way.
In the retail automotive industry, we’ve been through hard times before. Most recently, the Great Recession taught the industry a lot about running a financially sound business through both economic ups and downs. Since then, the industry has drastically changed with the progression of online retailing. As dealers ramp up online retailing efforts to stay engaged with consumers stuck at home, EFG has once again brought to market its traffic-driving, market differentiator – WALKAWAY Vehicle Return Protection.
Provided complimentary on automotive financing, WALKAWAY allows consumers the option to return their vehicle in the event any of these unforeseen life events occur:
- Involuntary unemployment
- Physical disability
- Loss of driver’s license due to medical impairment
- Self-employment personal bankruptcy
- Accidental death
- International employment transfer