Car showrooms in England can re-open to the public on June 1, following the easing of the existing lockdown measures, but decisions when dealerships in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can re-open has yet to be decided and will be made independently.
Buyers can now visit showrooms to see the cars and talk to sales staff face-to-face, but with strict social distancing measures in place. Sales can be processed in person or online, including finance agreements, and many dealerships have already intr0duced home delivery services.
Government guidance will require that all dealers undertake a full risk assessment and implement safety measures to protect both customers and staff. These will include signage, posters and markers to clearly communicate social distancing measures, one-way systems for entrances and exits, zero direct contact for greetings, unaccompanied test drives, regularly sanitising all facilities and surfaces, and improving ventilation in buildings.
Most car dealers have been closed since March 23, resulting in a huge 97 per cent drop in sales during April, and as the UK is the second largest new car market in Europe, after Germany, it is considered essential in the bid to restart the nation’s economy.
In these uncertain times what dealers can and can’t do will most likely change as things progress over time, so it is probably a good idea to contact a dealership first before visiting.
According to research undertaken by Auto Express, many car speedometer readings are not as accurate as they could be.
The results, taken from a sample of 10 models from leading car manufacturers, including BMW, Volvo, Peugeot, Kia, Skoda, Mazda, Dacia and Seat, showed that it would be wise for driver’s not to put too much trust on the accuracy of their cars’s speedo. Continue reading Can you trust your car’s speedo?
Car Mats make a perfect gift for Christmas. But as our luxury car mats and rubber car mats are custom made and fully tailored to fit, orders for presents for Christmas will have to be placed by 9am on Monday 13 December to guarantee arrival for the big day.
Happy Christmas everybody from the Prestige Car Mat Company.
Drivers who are stopped by the police will have their licences immediately revoked if they fail a a new on-the-spot eyesight test, as part of a crackdown on road safety.
Throughout September, every motorist stopped by officers in three pilot areas, Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands, will have to pass a basic vision test before being allowed to continue driving. If the driver cannot read a number plate clearly from a distance of 20 metres they will have their licence revoked on the spot. Continue reading Drivers will lose licence for on-the-spot eye test failure
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the £1.7 billion deal which saw the creation of Jaguar Land Rover Limited following the acquisition by Tata Motors of Jaguar Cars and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company.
Jaguar Rover Limited (JLR) became a British-registered and wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors following completion of the deal on 2 June 2008, which also included the rights to three other British brands, Daimler, Rover and Lanchester – a Birmingham based car manufacturer which hadn’t produced a car since 1955 but became part of Jaguar Cars in 1960. Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover – Ten years of Tata
Five years ago Jaguar revealed the C-X17 at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and two years later, in 2015, they revealed the fully-fledged model – the Jaguar F-Pace, now accounting for two in every five Jaguars sold.