Business: Changing operations to address coronavirus pandemic

Gaynors Automotive offering 25 percent discount on auto repairs to healthcare workers, first responders and those offering critical care to the community during the pandemic

VANCOUVER — Clark County businesses continue to adjust to circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gaynors Automotive has five Clark County auto repair locations. The company has served area residents for more than 30 years.

Gaynors Automotive has five Clark County auto repair locations. The company has served area residents for more than 30 years. Photo by Mike Schultz
Gaynors Automotive has five Clark County auto repair locations. The company has served area residents for more than 30 years. Photo by Mike Schultz

“Gaynors Automotive has been in business since 1986 and weathered many storms by keeping our focus on the well-being of consumers, employees and the larger community,’’ said Gaynors Automotive Vice President Tommy Gaynor Wednesday. “For the next several weeks, Gaynors Automotive will adjust our operations as needed.

“We have instituted social distancing and added additional cleaning measures for your safety and ours,’’ Gaynor added.

Here are some of the changes Gaynors Automotive is making to address the current situation:

• All keys will be cleaned before and after services

• Steering wheel, shifter and driver’s door handle will be cleaned before and after servicing each vehicle

• All technicians will wear new gloves when servicing each vehicle 

• No touch drop-off and pick-up service available

• Vehicle pick-up and delivery service available

• All counter and hard surfaces will be cleaned every hour during the business day

Gaynors Automotive has five Clark County auto repair locations. The company has served area residents for more than 30 years. Photo by Mike Schultz
Gaynors Automotive has five Clark County auto repair locations. The company has served area residents for more than 30 years. Photo by Mike Schultz

Some cities around the country have issued “shelter in place’’ orders, such as Las Vegas and San Francisco/Bay Area. Under a ‘shelter in place’’ order, all non-essential businesses are ordered to close temporarily. 

In the six Bay Area counties impacted by the “shelter in place’’ order, auto repair businesses have qualified as essential and have been allowed to remain open.

Gaynor told Clark County Today Wednesday that he and his staff are continuing to assess the needs of area residents and will make the necessary adjustments as the reaction to the pandemic continues.

Through the month of April, Gaynors Automotive is offering a 25 percent discount to all healthcare workers, first responders and those persons in the community who are providing critical services to area residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The program could be extended beyond April if appropriate.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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