Buying a Car in Lockdown: What Can You Do?

Posted on 11th February 2021

Whilst car dealerships may be closed at the moment due to not being deemed essential retail, it is still permitted to buy a used-car during lockdown. Showrooms are shut down in line with government guidelines, but plenty of online services are still open for business. And here at HPL Motors, we’ve been making plenty of tweaks to ensure that you can comfortably and confidently use our services as easily as ever. 

Black car driving through fields on an empty countryside road

So here are a few things you can do to make an informed, hassle-free and covid-safe purchase. 

Make use of video tours

See a car you like online? Just ask and we’ll send you a personalised video tour. We’ll make sure you receive a close-up high-quality view of all aspects of the car so you can make an informed decision. And if you still have any doubts, rest assured that our 128-point inspection list ensures that issues with the vehicle will be picked up by one of our team. We would never sell you a car we wouldn’t be happy with ourselves. 

Receive free home delivery

You can now purchase and receive your car without ever leaving the house. Our contactless home delivery service is completely free and means you don’t need to take any risks to receive your new used-car. Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to chat through it with you. 

Contact-free click and collect

If you’d rather collect your vehicle yourself, then we are still open for you to order from the comfort of your own home before collecting in a contact-free exchange from your local dealership. And remember, when you receive your car if you find there’s something we’ve missed, you have a 30-day peace of mind period in which to return it. 

Apply for finance online 

Just as normal, you can still apply for fully flexible finance deals online, and trade in your old car as a part exchange. We want to make financing your car as simple as possible. And we understand that times may be slightly tighter than normal. That’s why our team will work with you to tailor a finance package that best suits your needs, whatever your budget. 

Your safety is our top priority which is why we’re doing everything we can to ensure contactless transactions at every step of your purchase. 


And as the two-time winners for Customer Care at the Motor Trader Awards, you can count on us to make buying a used-car during lockdown as smooth and stress-free as possible. 

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