COVID 19 measures at SMC Motor Group branches as from 3rd December 2020 - Showroom openings...
As from the 3rd December 2020 we will be welcoming our customers back into our showrooms again as we did prior to the 5th November closure following Government advice.
Please be assured that we will still be maintaining social distancing rules and the wearing of face masks will still be required by customers and the rules for test drives will be also as before. Please check you desired franchise for a full list of the requirements.
COVID 19 measures at SMC Motor Group branches as from 5th November 2020...
As you are aware the Government has instructed that all non-essential retail operations must close as from Thursday 5th November. SMC Motor Group will be following rules set down by the Government for England for a national lockdown and as such our showrooms will clo
Our service departments will remain open for planned work only and MOT's again by prior appointment only basis to ensure we do not have too many people in our branches at the same time.
Our showrooms will close for sales customers, but access will be allowed for customers to access our service reception areas only.
We are pleased to say that customers can still purchase a new or used cars or vans from us online. You can secure a guaranteed part-exchange valuation, apply for finance and reserve a car, all without leaving the comfort of your home!
We will still be open online if you would prefer. From the first click all the way to your driveway!
Our dedicated sales teams are here and eager to help you in any way we can. We are currently offering video tours of all our used cars (click here to book one) via Zoom and Skype.
We are also able to value your current vehicle remotely, talk you through our fantastic suite of payment options and help advise you on our full range of vehicles.
By prior appointment we can also arrange to have vehicles unlocked outside our showroom for you to view and sit in, safe in the knowledge we will fully sanitise it both prior to and after your visit. Once we have found the perfect new car for you can then collect it safely using our contactless Click and Collect option.
In order to support social distancing however, it is imperative that we limit the number of customers and colleagues in our dealerships (service) at any one time. As such, our service departments will operate strictly on an appointment only basis, please contact your dealership to make a booking.
Our service receptions will be observing the 2 metre social distancing will be observed and screens will be fitted to desks for the benefit of staff and customers. Hand washing and sanitising products are freely available across all of branches for your use and protection.
The changes we have made affect not only visits to an SMC branch, but also affect the, use of protective covers and the re-sanitising of your vehicle following planned work or MOT.
Our staff have also been trained to observe social distancing for collection of your vehicle for service/repair and its subsequent return and the use of protective gloves and masks where appropriate.
Without doubt 2020 has been the most challenging year during the Group’s 36 years of being in business; we have had to adapt and reconfigure the way in which we operate to ensure your safety and we want to thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unsettling time.
We hope that these changes that we have implemented will make you feel safe and confident that you are dealing with the SMC Motor Group that you know well, but one that has made the right changes for the right reasons to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and customers.