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An Important Message From Robert Forrester, CEO of Macklin Motors

An Important Message From Robert Forrester, CEO of Macklin Motors


Updated: 15th January, 2021 @ 17.15

Another day, another announcement!  This pandemic has created an ever-changing situation, and I appreciate the understanding and patience of both our customers and colleagues while we work to continue delivering a high standard of service while keeping everyone safe.  

Following the latest announcement by the Scottish Government regarding Coronavirus restrictions, I would like to assure you that we are here to support our customers and local communities during the current lockdown, although there will be some changes which come into effect from 16th January 2021. These are outlined below.

Our sales teams are available by telephone, live chat and video appointments are available for those customers who need new mobility solutions, and our aftersales teams are available for servicing, MOT and repairs to keep you on the road. We know that the car is essential in the lives of many customers.

Sales Departments 

We can offer you a great range of solutions in helping you to buy a new or used car. This includes browsing, reserving or buying online, with Click and Collect and home delivery options available.

Our sales teams are all still on hand to help with video appointments where you can explore your chosen car via video call, or there’s always a telephone call where we can answer any questions, talk you through options and tailor packages to suit you. Whilst we cannot now offer test drives, our 14-day money back guarantee on all used cars gives you peace of mind*.

In Summary:

  • - Click and Collect safely from your local dealership
  • - Free Home Delivery available on new and used cars within 30 miles using our COVID-19 safe delivery process 
  • - We offer home delivery across the wider country at competitive rates 
  • - Video Appointments – Have a personal video appointment with one of our Sales team to discuss your motoring needs and explore any cars that you’re interested in. Available cars, finance packages, part exchanges and more can be discussed online and from the safety of your home
  • - Telephone Call – Our sales teams are available from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m.  
  • - Live Chat – Our live chat teams are available online until 9 p.m.
  • - 14 Day Money Back Guarantee on all used cars


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Servicing and Aftersales 

All aftersales departments are classified by the Scottish Government as ‘essential’ services and remain open to you. It’s vitally important that your vehicle is well maintained and roadworthy, especially in these winter months.  You can book your aftersales appointment on our website by clicking here. 

Remember, limited use of your car can affect crucial components such as batteries, tyres and brakes. We can give your car a thorough inspection, either in preparation for lockdown restrictions easing or to put your mind at ease if you still need your car for essential journeys. For full details about our Winter Health Checks click here.  

Whether bringing your car into our dealership or using our collection and delivery services, you’ll notice that Covid safe procedures are well and truly established, and the feedback we have received from customers has been very positive – people feel safe in our businesses.


What you CAN do What you can't do

Book and attend an aftersales appointment as normal 


Buy a car either at the dealership, online or by telephone with Click and Collect or home delivery 


Book a video appointment with a Sales Executive live from the dealership 


Claim a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee on all used cars 

Visit the dealership for any reason  other than to collect a vehicle or for servicing and maintenance. 




 Robert Forrester, CEO


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