Isuzu Trucks has announced that from 1 July through to 30 September 2024, it  will be helping new truck buyers by halving their servicing costs revealing that it will give a  a six-year Essentials Service Agreement package for the price of a three-year package—when buyers purchase selected N Series Ready-to-Work and N Series cab-chassis models.

The company says this equates to an additional three years of its Essentials Service Agreement coverage free of charge. It says that the arrangement will help Australian businesses maintain uptime and realise genuine operational efficiencies.

The deal means that for those buying the selected N Series models  it  will now cover double the number of services, with the first six regular services up to six years, or 120,000 km covered by the offer.

Isuzu says that purchasing any piece of capital equipment is a significant investment for a business, and one that can have a long-term impact on the bottom line, adding that when it comes to maintaining the investment, which can equate to considerable lifetime costs, the approach to servicing, maintenance and parts replacement can affect a working asset’s overall longevity and value.

Acccording to Isuzu Australia’s  head of aftersales, Brett Stewart, achieving efficiencies in this space means getting the best value OEM support and return on investment from programs such as Isuzu Trucks’ Service Agreement support packages,.

“A key priority of quality aftersales support programs like these is to assist operators with managing the whole-of-life costs of a new truck,” said Stewart.

“The Isuzu Essential Service Agreement offers coverage for essential scheduled OEM servicing, taking the guesswork out of future maintenance costs,” he said.

“This translates to no surprises ‘on the day,’ and makes repairs and maintenance budgeting more straight forward for transport reliant businesses.”

Under the offer  Isuzu says  that eligible N Series trucks purchased from an Isuzu dealership during the promotion period also come backed by Isuzu’s industry-leading six-year or 250,000 km standard factory warranty covering cab chassis, and its three-year unlimited km warranty on body equipment  for Ready-to-Work models. Isuzu says the offer also includes  six years of 24/7 unlimited roadside assistance.

“Our customers have their own businesses to attend to, so we’re inviting them to relieve what can be a major point of angst—servicing and maintenance,”  Stewart said.

“With this Isuzu Essential Service Agreement deal, you have a competitive upfront cost for the business that comprehensively takes care of the servicing requirements for the first six years of ownership.

“This helps to manage the unexpected and streamline operations and to ensure the absolute best return on the purchase of the vehicle,” he added.

Isuzu points out that as newly released research from the Future of Trucking Report shows, a large proportion, of truck owners, in fact around 41 per cent, see the benefit in a service agreement as part of their ownership package, while 65 per cent of truck owners prefer genuine OEM parts for replacement.

“It’s imperative that vehicles are maintained within manufacturer’s requirements to make sure they’re operating safely, and complying with regulations,” Stewart added.

“Electing to use an authorised Isuzu dealership and genuine OEM parts will ensure you’re receiving all the associated benefits such as factory trained technicians reliability, longevity, and peace of mind,” he said.

Isuzu says its N Series range offers versatility and adaptability, with models spanning 4,500 kg Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM), which is suitable for use with a standard car licence, through to 8,700 kg GVM models and takes in the pre-built Ready-to-Work range of trucks, specified for a number of trade applications.

“Commercial and domestic industries are currently in high demand, especially tradespeople and their associated capital equipment,” said  Stewart.

“So, in purchasing one of Australia’s most popular light-duty truck models, with three years of our Essentials Service Agreement and receiving an additional three years on top, is a compelling offer for new truck owners to consider, ” he concluded.