National lockdown measures across the UK means that all car showrooms are closed and only garages that offer essential car repairs are allowed to remain open. The one question we often find our customers asking is…
Can I still buy a car during the latest coronavirus lockdown rules?
The simple answer to this is yes. However, you may not be able to purchase the car in the traditional method.
According to AutoExpress, the UK car industry is worth more than £82 billion and adds to the county’s economy as a whole. Both new car registrations and manufacturing took a huge hit last year and this year is predicted to be quite similar.
Although you may not be able to purchase a car by browsing around car showrooms and garages, many car sales companies have taken advantage of digital technology and are now offering bespoke video tours of the car a potential customer is interested in.
This method gives people the opportunity to buy a car of their choice safely during the lockdown measures and also allows car dealerships to remain in business.
Buying a used car, whilst maintaining social distancing
Most dealerships and garages are offering zero-contact buying processes where the keys and documents are fully sanitised and placed inside a sealed bag for the customer to pick up. Cars are now also required to be cleaned and sanitised before a customer comes for collection.
Handover videos have also become increasingly popular where the buyers get the choice to talk to the salesperson via WhatsApp video or Facetime video call. The salesperson will demonstrate all the main controls and features of the car whilst sitting inside, so customers can ask any questions they may have.
Buying a car at AutoTechnik
At AutoTechnik, our car showroom is closed for the public, but you can still purchase a used BMW or Mini vehicle. We are providing a contact-free buying experience available by appointment, so you can still experience the car virtually before you decide to buy.
Using a wide range of digital channels and tools, we are able to show you any of the vehicles on site. We can send a personalised video of any vehicle detailing all the features and any further information you would like.
We can also remotely arrange finance options for your chosen car so you can rest assured we will secure the best finance deal for your budget.
Visit our showroom here to view our wide range of used vehicles available.