We want to keep you informed on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the moment our premises at Eckington Way are temporarily closed. You can read our full statement below.
We are regularly updating this page and our social media channels as the situation unfolds - so please keep checking for updates.
Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months.
This will continue until confirmed otherwise and will allow vehicle owners to continue being able to get to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home or do essential shopping.
More information can be found at the links below:
We are still taking service and MOT enquiries and will prioritise booking customers in the order they were received once we reopen.
To book, please call our service department on 0114 2511 222.
As promised, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and the impact it is having on our community and staff.
Last week the Government ordered the closure of cafes, pubs, restaurants, and other leisure related retail to help slow the spread of the virus – and has repeatedly reiterated that everyone must play their part in the fight to defeat this fast spreading disease by protecting our NHS and it’s workers from being overwhelmed - with extended measures taken last night (23rd March 2020).
The directors, together with the senior management of the business, strongly believing we have a responsibility to the wider community and have therefore taken the decision to close Direct Cars retail operations to customers from 24th March 2020 as a temporary measure until we know it is safer to reopen. For now this will also include our vehicle servicing and MOT testing operations.
A few key members of staff are remaining on site over the next few days in order to finish preparing and delivering vehicles to customers who have already placed their trust in us to provide them with their next car.
For those customers who still wish to purchase our cars, we are exploring options to facilitate this in the coming days. Please keep checking our website for details.
We are a family owned business that has been known for 25 years as Direct Cars, but we were established for nearly 20 years prior to that as Eckington Motor Company. Serving our community has always been one of our key principles and it is through this temporary closure we believe we are continuing staying true to this.
We will continue to answer your queries through; live chat, email, and social media.
For now, please, stay safe. We’ll look forward to welcoming you once more upon our reopening.
All the Staff at Direct Cars
"One of the UK's original car supermarkets - serving the community for over 20 years"
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