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How to best buy a car during a Global pandemic.....

With all the worrying times we are living in, the retail industry has been forced to adapt in these changing times.

Customers have more options than ever before and retailers of all types are scrambling to adjust and create a safe environment for both customers and staff.

Steps have been taken to protect both the workforce and the customers. Options like click and collect, home delivery, view by appointment are all now options for customers.

A motor car is an expensive purchase....perhaps the biggest purchase after buying your home. For some this is not an easy process at any time, let alone having to deal with ensuring your own personal safety.

Buying a car without physically seeing it of course is and collect is also possible, BUT is this the right way to safely invest your money in a motor car....? Sure its easy - and it can work - it is certainly the way to proceed with a "New" car, something that is unused and brand new, no different to ordering any new goods from companies like Amazon.

A second hand Motor Car that has an age and mileage with it, is a market that is fraught with hurdles and pitfalls at the best of times. Could you imagine buying that dream Porsche Boxster and finding when it is delivered you are too tall to get behind the wheel, or buying that much needed SUV and it not being the shade of green you expected when it arrives, or worse still the "Supermarket" style company you bought from online, hasn't prepared it to the standard they promised....? All that effort and you're then left with all the hassle and heartache of having to return the car.


The right way to buy a car.....

Southcott Specialist Cars may actually be best placed to help with your next purchase, and ensure a safe environment for you to make the right decision.

Unlike most garage retail businesses, we are not on an industrial estate with 10 other businesses selling cars. We are not on a busy roadside site with hustle and bustle and customers coming and going all the time where you are having to deal with queues of people and wait in line. Thankfully we are situated along our own private road, with a spotlessly presented building, equipped to display all our carefully selected cars, in a safe and clean environment.

For the last three years we have opened for our customers to 'View by Appointment' - not because we are a one man band trading cars from home - we have proper commercial premises with normal business hours, and have simply enjoyed serving our customers and allowing them the time to view and test drive, to help them make the right decision. Once this has happened, the Customers choice in car is prepared for them and to their requirements.


What's changed (not too much with us)...…..

Thankfully, we are able to serve our customers in a safe environment. We can offer proper social distancing, we can offer unaccompanied test drives, we can offer you PPE should you want it, we can offer you Hand Sanitizer should you need it.

We can ensure you have quiet time to view, unhindered by others waiting in line...because your appointment is your time. No hassle, No pressure, just as safe as we can make it, for all our benefits, with beautifully presented motor cars, valeted and sanitized FOR YOU.

Should the car you have come to see be the right one, then it is prepared to RAC approved standards. Then the car will be re-valeted and re sanitised, and ready for collection at a time that Suits YOU.

Southcott Specialist Cars....staying safe whilst serving you well.



Southcott Specialist Cars

01579 381215

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday Closed

Southcott Specialist Cars

Church Street,
The Wheel House,
PL17 7AN