What you can and cannot do during a lockdown

With the continued spread of the Coronavirus, many industries have been affected in terms of how they conduct business. Many car owners wonder if they are allowed to conduct routine or even essential vehicle maintenance during a shelter-in-place order. There are a number of businesses that are deemed essential and will remain open to the public. Residents are allowed to leave their homes to conduct or purchase necessary things that are essential to the health and safety of their homes and families and keep their homes and lives in working order. Car maintenance may be one of those things as it is a safety and transportation issue.

Detroit’s three automakers and Honda are shutting down multiple plants including some in the Chicago area for weeks amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The Ford assembly plant in Hegewisch and the Chicago Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights will both be closed down to sanitize the facilities and will remain closed at least until the end of the month. These are some of the latest businesses to close among many other businesses in multiple industries across the country.

For more info on car maintenance, visit Chicago Autohaus.

Can I Get My Car Fixed During a Shelter-in-Place Order?

Amid the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, an increasing number of jurisdictions are ordering residents to stay home except for a core group of activities. As we write this very article, in fact, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is issuing a shelter-in-place order for Cars.com’s home state of Illinois. Countless areas, including Illinois, have ordered nonessential businesses, from restaurants to movie theaters, to close. Many drivers, no doubt, might wonder if this means you can’t get essential repairs for your car.

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Summary: With the continued spread of the Coronavirus, many industries have been affected in terms of how they conduct business. Many car owners wonder if they are allowed to conduct routine or even essential vehicle maintenance during a shelter-in-place order. There are a number of businesses that are deemed essential and will remain open to the public.

Coronavirus shuts down Chicago Assembly Plant, other auto factories

Detroit’s Big 3 automakers and Honda are shutting down U.S. manufacturing to clean and disinfect automotive plants, including Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch and the Chicago Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights.

Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler plan to close their plants through March 30 to boost coronavirus containment efforts and keep their employees safe, while Honda will pause production for at least six days. Learn more

Summary: Detroit’s three automakers and Honda are shutting down multiple plants including some in the Chicago area for weeks amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The Ford assembly plant in Hegewisch and the Chicago Stamping Plant in Chicago Heights will both be closed down.

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The world is currently changing very rapidly with the state of the COVID-19 virus. The Illinois Department Of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's executive order 20-10 identifies automotive repair services an essential business for Illinois.
Chicago Autohaus is still open for business and putting our customers first. We are taking every precaution necessary to keep our facility meticulously sanitized - every vehicle is thoroughly wiped down with alcohol before leaving the shop and our staff is applying hand sanitizer before and after each appointment. Alcohol is an important component in killing this virus as it is not a living organism but a protein molecule protected by a thin layer of lipid (fat), it is not killed, but decays on its own. Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
Worried about leaving your house? Chicago Autohaus has its own tow fleet to pick up and deliver your car in pristine condition AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. We can even handle all the paperwork electronically. Contact us today for top notch service and pricing!
See - How to properly clean your vehicle to reduce the risk of coronavirus