Wednesday, 29 April 2020 18:52

Team Automotive in OH Keeping First Responders on the Road During Pandemic

Written by Bill Phillips, WTOV News

With Ohio and West Virginia re-opening many businesses, owners in the Ohio Valley are feeling hopeful for the first time in a long time.

Team Automotive in Ohio has been open during the pandemic, with much of their time spent working to keep our first responders on the road.


"First and foremost, right now that's our priority,” said Ryan Westling, fixed operations manager. “We want to make sure our ambulances, our police officers, fire departments are on the road. Nurses, if they are at the hospital, if they need it, we'll pick it up at the hospital and drop it back off. Right now, they are the heroes, so we want to keep them moving to keep us safe."


Team is not only taking care of the heroes, but every car owner they do business with, because they know how critical good transportation is at this time.


"The way that we are disinfecting the vehicles as they are coming through the door, we're doing more pick-ups and deliveries so people who are elderly, people with underlying conditions can't get to the shop, we're picking their vehicles up at the house and dropping them back off," Westling said.


Anywhere you go on Team's property, you see tape to make sure everyone is social distancing. Keeping everything as clean as possible is another priority.


"Anything that is a touch point, we're cleaning every two hours, sometimes every half an hour," Westling said.


And if you are in the market for a car, Team and its manufacturers are ready to provide the best deal possible during these uncertain times.


"I know a lot of them have had us with 0% for 48, 0% for 72 months. It's delayed payments for 90 to 120 days," Westling said.


Whether you are buying, maintaining or experiencing an emergency, Team is ready.


"We are here for the community, we've always been here for the community, and if somebody needs something, we're going to get them taken care of, we're going to get them out the door,” Westling said. “It's a hard time right now, so we are going to do whatever we can do right now within our means to take care of our customers and our employees."


We thank WTOV News for reprint permission.