COVID-19 at Macklin Motors
Frequently Asked Questions
When will dealerships re-open?
We are making plans for the safe and gradual return to offering customers our usual high levels of service in a safe environment across all of our departments. These plans will closely follow government guidelines and will include the use of PPE, social distancing policies and new working practices. The safety and wellbeing of all colleagues and customers will always be our number one concern.
Our Aftersales Departments are now ready to start welcoming customers back for servicing, MOTs and accident repair, but it is vital that you make an appointment. We have produced a video which explains the measures we've put into place to keep everyone safe. Click Here to watch now.
As always, our team is available to help with any enquiries via live chat, telephone or email, and we have a fantastic range of new and used cars and vans available to view and reserve online.
I need to book a service, MOT or repair. Can you help me?
Yes - although we are doing things a little differently in order to keep everyone safe. Click Here to find out what has changed.
Servicing and maintenance is available by appointment only. To book an appointment please call us or Click Here to book online.
My vehicle's MOT is due. What should I do?
In light of the current situation, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have as of 25/03/2020 announced new rules on MOT testing for cars, vans and motorcycles.
MOTs that are due from 30 March 2020 will now be extended by 6 months. This is to ensure essential vehicle maintenance and repairs are available to keep vehicles, goods and key workers moving and safe.
Example: Your vehicle's MOT was due to expire on 3 April 2020. This will automatically be extended to 3 October 2020. You will need to get your MOT by this date.
However, all vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle.
Our Aftersales Departments are now taking bookings, so if you'd like to schedule your MOT now, we're here to help.
Can I still contact you if my dealership is temporarily closed?
Many of our Service Departments are open and taking bookings. The Sales Departments in dealerships have temporarily closed, but we do still have colleagues available to discuss your motoring needs online, on the phone or via live chat.
What are your contact centre / hotline operating hours?
Our contact centre operating times during lockdown are 9am - 9pm. Outside of these hours, please email us at [email protected] or message us on Facebook, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What happens if I have already ordered a car?
Our teams are working hard to reach all our customers who have a vehicle on order. If you are concerned please contact us at [email protected]
What happens if I have an appointment booked?
If you would like to rearrange or cancel an appointment, please contact us at [email protected]
I am coming to the end of my Motability lease. What should I do?
Motability have announced they will be automatically extending leases that are due to end for six months. There will be no need to contact Motability direct; and you will continue to be insured.
I am looking to leave the Motability scheme at the end of my lease. Who should I contact?
If you plan to leave the Scheme at the end of your lease, contact Motability directly so they can discuss arrangements.
What do I do if I my PCP agreement is due to end?
Your finance companies (listed below) will have a dedicated team working with customers to help and advise on end of contracts. Below is a list of finance company contacts, if your finance company isn't listed here please contact [email protected]
View finance contact details
What if I lose my job or I am no longer able to make my payments?
The finance companies' customer contact teams are trained to help customers who are facing financial difficulties. Contact the finance company team and explain your circumstances, they will then look at alternative ways to support you. Contact numbers are listed below.
View finance contact details
What if I have a new claim or one outstanding with GAP or Tyre or Alloy Wheel Insurance?
If you have a new or ongoing claim please contact:
Premia Solutions - tyre or alloy wheel insurance
0870 757 1680
Auto Protect - asset protection (GAP)