Kluang workshop to provide free repairs for cars damaged by floods

TO aid those affected by the disaster, an auto repair shop in Kluang, Johor is offering free flood-damaged car repair services.

The car workshop owner said he kickstarted the initiative as he understood the flood victims’ burden after their properties and vehicles were destroyed in the flood.

The 38-year-old man said that after witnessing the current flood, which was dubbed one of the worst to have ever occurred, he felt moved to offer assistance.

“I want to help those cars which are affected by the flood, I will help for free and do as much as I can, and the most important thing is that the car can be started and the owner can use it.

“For cars submerged in floodwater, I would advise against starting up the car first. Please contact me first and I will come to the victim’s place and fix it until its engine can be started again,” he was reported as saying by Bernama when met at his workshop earlier today.

The father of three children said he had received as many as three cars that was submerged in the flood waters.

“I estimate that I can repair about 10 cars a day, depending on the time and the severity of the damages.

“Among the services we do offer to the flood-affected cars is we will flush and change the old engine oil and replace the air filter,” he said, adding that the actual cost of the service is approximately RM200.

Mohammad Naim, who owns a car workshop for 15 years, also plans to invite some of his friends who owns a car workshops or car maintenance skills to travel to Chaah and Segamat, since those districts are badly affected by the recent flooding.

“In terms of tow charges, we will not be charging anything. [We do this] with a sincere heart and is free of charge,” he said.

A WhatsApp message from Mohammad Naim previously went viral for offering free service to the people of Kluang who were affected by the flood.

According to the Info Bencana website, Johor was still the worst hit. At the time of writing, the state had 31,740 evacuees.

Segamat is the worst hit district in Johor followed by Kluang, Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru and Pontian. – March 3, 2023


Main pic credit: Johor Workshop Guide

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