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UPDATED MARCH 31, 2020
A message from TD regarding payment relief.

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to change daily, supporting you and your customers remains a top priority for us at TD Auto Finance.

I’m pleased to introduce a digital option for existing TD Auto Finance customers to request payment deferral. Customers can access the form through the dedicated COVID-19 page on TD.com and submit a request for up to two months’ payment deferral online for review; we will do our best to ensure they receive a decision by email within seven calendar days. 

Note: We recommend customers whose payments are due within seven days call us for immediate assistance at 1-866-694-4392, Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m. (ET) and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. (ET). We apologize in advance for the wait and thank customers in advance for their patience as we work hard to address prior customers’ requests, questions and concerns.

UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020
A message from Lexus Financial Services regarding payment relief.

Lexus Financial Services is also here to support you through these exceptional circumstances offering payment relief to Guests on a case-by-case basis. Guests can request payment relief by calling the Lexus Financial Services Guest centre at 1‑800‑26‑LEXUS.

If you require account information or would like to make changes, you can log into the Lexus Guest Portal, https://portal.lexusfinancial.ca. It is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

You may have questions. We are ready to answer them.

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving. Lexus Canada along with our network of dealers are closely monitoring the situation and making contingency plans to be able to continue serving you.

We are here to answer any questions you may have, from lease turn-ins to upcoming service appointments. And we will update you on any further changes to our operations.

Thank you for putting your trust in Lexus, and for your continued support.

IF YOUR LOAN IS THROUGH A BANK PLEASE CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY – here is the most recent information we have from the banks.

Message from BMO

BMO has introduced a financial relief program for those impacted by COVID-19. We have flexible financial relief options available to our personal and small business banking customers.  To help you or your customers with immediate relief, we offer up to 6 months payment deferrals on mortgages, loans, credit cards and lines of credit with no fee (your payment will be deferred but interest will continue to accrue) and no changes of the terms of our BMO account.

If you or your customers are concerned that you are going to miss a payment you can choose one of the following for BMO to assist you;

1.       You or your client can go to BMO.com or https://www.bmo.com/main/personal/bmo-branches-coronavirus-update/ and scroll halfway down the page to sign into your BMO Online Banking and send your request through our safe and secure Message Centre.
2.       For customers that do not have online banking, you have the option to complete our online form.
3.       You can reach out to us directly at 1-877-788-1923 (please remember that wait times will be longer than normal)

We ask for your patience.

Message from Scotiabank

Although our Contact Centre is busier than usual, Scotiabankers are here for you. Given the volume of calls, if you don’t need to speak with us right away and you don’t have a payment due within the next seven days, we ask that you wait and let us help customers with the most immediate needs first. We also encourage you to visit our online FAQs: we are updating them regularly.

We have relief measures available.
You might be facing unexpected financial challenges due to income interruption or work slowdown, or you may be worried about possible job loss. If you are suffering financial hardship resulting from COVID-19 that affects your ability to pay your monthly mortgage, credit card, or auto-loan, please let us know.

As every situation is different, we’re working with all customers on a case-by-case basis to help provide some relief. For those in need, we have options that include: payment deferrals for select products, including up to six months for mortgages; ability to access funds from investments such as GICs without incurring penalties; and, help and advice to find a solution that works now with support for the future.

You can find more information on our relief options and how to access them, including detailed FAQs, by visiting us at www.scotiabank.com/covid-19 , speaking with a Branch Advisor, or reaching out to our Contact Centre.

Message from RBC

If you have a client who contacts you about loan relief please refer them to our Advice Centre at 1-800-769-2511 or go through our RBC Mobile App or Online Banking.

As our call centre continues to experience extremely long wait times, we encourage you to have them use our online booking tool to schedule a time to speak with us by phoneIf they do not require immediate assistance, we ask that they call us in the coming weeks when we can answer more client calls.

UPDATED MARCH 25, 2020

SERVICE UPDATES

Our Service Centre will remain open for the time being.

To book an appointment:

If you need to book an appointment our appointment coordinators are available to help you either by phone or by email. 519-748-9667Option 1, or email at Appointment@heffner.ca 

When you arrive for your appointment:

When you arrive for your appointment please drive into our service door. We will greet you and get the paperwork started for you. Your vehicle will be disinfected before going into our shop, and then re-disinfected before you pick it up.

Reminders

When you are here for your appointment we just want to remind you about some changes that we have currently made.

  1. The shuttle service is currently suspended
  2. Detailing is also closed

OUR BODY SHOP IS STILL OPEN

 

UPDATED MARCH 24, 2020

SHOWROOM CLOSED AS OF FRIDAY AT 5- SERVICE REMAINS OPEN

Our Showroom will be closing Friday at 5 for the time being. We are still available to help with any questions or concerns that you may have. Please reach out to the email address lwebsales@heffner.ca.

Our Service department has been designated as an essential service, so it will remain open. We have reduced our hours and staffing levels to maintain safe social distancing.

 

UPDATED MARCH 23, 2020

TEMPORARY HOURS

With respect to the COVID‑19 pandemic, we have been focused on the health and safety of our customers, employees and community. With this focus paramount, we’d like to enform you of our reduced Hours.

Toyota, Lexus, and Preowned Sales
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

TOYOTA SERVICE
Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

LEXUS SERVICE
Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm
Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Sunday Closed

UPDATED MARCH 19, 2020

We continue to actively monitor the situation.

Below are some recent changes that we have implemented.

  • All staff have been encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms and to inform us immediately of any symptoms of any type of sickness.
  • Any staff who have been out of the country have been asked to self-isolate.
  • We have suspended our Shuttle Service.
  • We have suspended our Detailing Department operations.
  • Our Café is only serving takeout meals.

Our Sales department is open and if you are self isolating we would be happy to help you through email, chat, or over the phone.


A Memo re: Covid-19 Virus

The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our sympathies go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of this coronavirus
(COVID-19).

At Heffner’s, we believe it is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize two things: the health and well-being of our guests as well as our employees, while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. With that in mind, we will continue to make decisions based on the latest information that is provided by all of the relevant professional health organizations to ensure that we are doing as much as possible to safeguard all of our guests and staff members.

Over the last several weeks, in response to this
developing public health impact, we have taken several steps including increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures throughout the entire facility. So if you see our staff around cleaning door handles, work stations, tables and chairs, countertops and such, we are just trying to keep things as clean as possible on a regular basis.  We are also prepared to respond quickly to situations, based on constant updates and feedback from several sources, whether local, national or global.

We appreciate the understanding and patience of both our guests as well as our staff members, as we may modify certain areas of the dealership, to reduce risk factors as much as possible, such as the temporary closing of our children’s play area, for one example. In the meantime, we would like to encourage all staff and guests to follow the cleanliness protocols that have been established by many health professionals globally

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds many times throughout the day
  • Avoid touching your mouth nose and eyes with your hands especially if they are not washed
  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve and arm and not your hand
  • Avoid close contact with people that are sick
  • Stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms to help avoid spreading illness to other people
  • Refrain from shaking hands as much as possible to minimize the possible spread of viruses and germs

Continue to look on available websites from your local health authorities to keep check on updates for your area.

Thank you all again, for your patience as we work through this most unprecedented situation.