As a show of gratitude to first responders and health-care workers, the Canadian Tire automotive centre in Airdrie is offering those demographics a 10 per cent discount on any vehicular maintenance conducted in the shop this month.
Brenda Coljee, a Canadian Tire service advisor, said the discount is in effect immediately and will last until the end of March.
“Canadian Tire has been a part of Airdrie for a long time,” she said. “We just wanted to do something nice for the community to help out.”
According to Coljee, Canadian Tire’s auto centre has extended its hours, with the shop open until 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday, until 8 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
“We get a lot of people travelling from Edmonton to Calgary, and things happen – the tires blow, the engine stops. We’re open and here for you,” she said.
Another initiative the Canadian Tire autobody centre has implemented during the pandemic, according to Coljee, is a weekly contest draw for any customers getting automotive work done.
She said customers have the chance to be entered into a draw to win a prize, typically valued at $500. She said previous prizes included televisions and vacuum cleaners.
“I think we just need to get involved more in the community and hopefully bring some spirit back and help out in any way we can, with what’s been happening in the world,” she said.
The Canadian Tire in Airdrie is located just north of Veterans Boulevard and east of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway.
For anyone needing vehicular work done, Coljee said the autobody centre has full COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, as well as enhanced sanitization measures.
“Masks are mandatory, there’s the six-foot rule… and we stay apart from everybody,” she said. “We sanitize between every client coming in, whether it be the [machines], the counters, the chairs – everything is always sanitized.”