The virus outbreak has caused supply chain problems that are likely to affect the availability of many spare parts for several months to come. Additionally, as part of the measures to limit the spread of the virus,most vehicle service centres are operating at reduced capacity. In view of this, it makes sense to focus only on critical repairs (e.g. vehicle breakdowns) and legally required inspections. Delaying non-critical service appointments and cosmetic damage repairs will allow the available vehicle maintenance resources to be directed where they are most needed. This measure is less drastic than it may at first seem. After all, as part of the COVID-19 response, many companies have advised their employees to stay at home and avoid all non-essential travel. Needless to say, this means less wear and tear on lease vehicles, so maintenance will be required less frequently for now.