Friends, Motor1.com is an automotive haven where enthusiasts of all walks of life can escape the drudgery of the day. We do our best to steer clear of political buttons, and these days, that requires Formula 1 levels of grip, downforce, and driver finesse. It’s no secret that the United States Government has been partially shut down for nearly a month now, meaning upwards of 800,000 people are basically out-of-work with no income. That is, except those who are still required to work even though they aren’t getting paid, but that’s one of those hot-button political chicanes we need to steer around. What matters for our purposes is that Hyundai is trying to help those who need it.
Today, the automaker announced a payment relief program for federal workers affected by the shutdown. Anyone who financed a vehicle through Hyundai Motor Finance and currently has a delayed paycheck from Uncle Sam is eligible for a 30-day extension on current payments, be it a lease or purchase. Hyundai instructs affected individuals to call Hyundai Motor Finance at 800-523-4030. It’s pretty much as simple as that.
“We recognize that there are many federal employees who are Hyundai owners and are not receiving their normal paycheck,” said Brian Smith, COO of Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is a brand that aims to make things better for its customers and this is our way of showing customers ‘we have your back’ during this uncertain time.”
Hyundai isn't the only company offering some assistance during this divisive period in American history, but it’s one that falls into our realm of news and without going headlong into a political catch fence, we’re very happy to see individuals and companies trying to actually help others. The entire world needs more of that, so thanks Hyundai for setting an example we should all try to follow.
Hyundai Offers Government Shutdown Payment Relief
- Extends Hyundai Capital Auto Loan and Lease Payments for 30 Days During the Government Shutdown for Impacted Federal Government Employees
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2019 – Hyundai has a long history of providing customers peace of mind through its Assurance program, and like it did in 2013, is launching a government shutdown payment relief program aimed at helping federal employees furloughed during the government shutdown. Under the plan, Hyundai will extend all Hyundai Capital auto loan and lease payments for 30 days for current Hyundai owners who are federal government employees furloughed during the shutdown. Impacted consumers should contact Hyundai Motor Finance at 1-800-523-4030 to take advantage of this offer
“We recognize that there are many federal employees who are Hyundai owners and are not receiving their normal paycheck,” said Brian Smith, COO, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is a brand that aims to make things better for its customers and this is our way of showing customers ‘we have your back’ during this uncertain time.”
It is estimated that more than 800,000 workers are not getting paid during the shutdown. The government shutdown payment relief program is aimed at helping workers at a time when they most need it. The program is available to federal government employees who have financed their purchase or lease through Hyundai Motor Finance.