covid19

We are now Open!

We are ready to welcome you back to our dealerships for both sales and servicing - but we want to do everything we possibly can to keep both our customers and colleagues safe.

On your arrival, you will see we are doing things slightly differently to help protect you and our colleagues. You will be given a warm welcome, as always, but this will now be in the form of a friendly, touch-free greeting, rather than a handshake.

From the 24th July, we will ask for all of our customers visiting us to wear facemasks. Our staff members have been wearing facemasks ever since we reopened our dealerships. This is for your safety as well as ours.

Please find below a link to our Managing Director statement:

what we're doing to keep everyone safe


To ensure everyone stays as safe as possible and to help protect against the spread of COVID-19, we've made some changes to our usual processes. Watch our short videos to find out more details.

From 24th Sept, in line with new Government Legislation you will find NHS Test & Trace QR Codes located at our dealership entrances.

As a responsible business we have a duty of care to protect our valued customers and would request that you scan this code when visiting our sites.

We do completely understand that this is a voluntary action. If you opt not to scan the QR code, we will request that your details are taken in a manual format in order to make sure we are all doing our part & keeping everyone safe, this information will ONLY be used in the event it is requested by the NHS. For full data collection terms & conditions click here


Social Distancing 

We all understand how important social distancing is for our protection, and so you can be reassured that this will continue in our showroom and servicing facilities. The same rules apply: to keep a minimum of 2 metres apart. To achieve this you will notice we have moved some things around, and marked on the floor to indicate where people should walk, and stop, to ensure distancing rules are followed by all.

From the 24th July will we ask for all of our customers to wear facemarks 


​Safety Screens Where Needed.

It's nothing personal, we simply need to protect some of our team who have close contact with customers where it may not be possible to fully maintain social distancing. Just like in the supermarket. Behind the screen is the same friendly team member ready to help you.

We have installed Perspex protection sneeze screens on all Sales, Parts and Service Advisor desks to ensure the maximum possible protection for you and ourselves. All our customer-facing colleagues will wear masks and we have processes in place to ensure regular and effective hand washing throughout the day for all colleagues. You will find hand sanitiser pump stations throughout the dealership for your use.


Working in regularly sanitised offices, workshops and showrooms.

We believe in doing everything possible to protect our team members, which includes a new sanitising system in all areas of our facilities. So every tool in the workshops, every surface in the kitchens, every touch point in the rest rooms, and every corner of our showrooms and offices are subject to additional cleaning using dedicated staff working to set procedures. This is why our staff, and you, can be confident in safely working and visiting Winchester Motor Group facilities.

We have invested in sanitiser machines at all of dealerships to be able to clean inside and outside of the cars you have purchased from us before we delivered your car to your front door or before you arrive at our dealership to click & collect your new car and to our service customers.


​Our Contactless Customers Journey

If you need or would like to change your car and do not want to visit our dealership, we want to make it as easy and as safe as possible for you without you having to leave your home except to collect your new car. With our Contactless Customer Journey, you can browse our selection of New and Used vehicles online to find your perfect car, complete the paperwork remotely and schedule a home delivery at a pre-arranged time convenient for you or pick up your vehicle from our dealership.

Click here for further information


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​​Remote Appointments

For customers who would prefer not to visit a site, a range of options have been put in place to support you remotely.

How we can connect with you

We are pleased to offer remote appointments over a choice of video platforms. We can have a virtual discussion, present a vehicle to you, support you with vehicle research and configuration, and offer advice and guidance. Please contact us to make an appointment time and agree the platform.

How to book a remote appointment

Remote appointments can be booked for vehicle demonstrations, test drives and handovers. All of these can be booked by contacting the site directly or using the online booking form.

Book An Appointment Today


Unaccompanied Test Drives for your safety.

Yes, you can still take that intriguing new car out for a test drive with us. Except it won't actually be with us, instead you can drive by yourself in a specially prepared and sanitised car. Simply talk to our sales team - they will instruct you on how Winchester Motor Group unaccompanied test drives work, and the terms & conditions.


Our SKODA Sales Department:

We recommend for our customer to book an appointment ahead of seeing us to avoid disappointment, as to ensure safety standards we can only provide service by appointment.

Our updated temporary working hours starting tomorrow are:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday - Appointments Only



Used Car Dealerships - Garland Motor Used Car Centre, Solent Used Car Centre & Petersfield Used Car Centre

Our Sales showroom is now open. We recommend for our customer to book an appointment ahead of seeing us to avoid disappointment, as to ensure safety standards we can only provide service by appointment. Please find below on what to expect when you visit us.

Our temporary working hours are:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday Closed


Service Department:

We are open by appointment only so please call a member of the team first before arriving to our dealership, as to ensure safety standards we can only provide service by appointment.Please refer to our graph to view our safety measures we have put in place.

To book an appointment, please call us on:

DepartmentTelephoneEmail
Winchester SKODA & VOLKSWAGEN01962866331 info@winchester.skoda.co.uk
Garland Motors Aldershot SKODA01252418562 info@garlandmotors.skoda.co.uk

Our updated temporary working hours are:

Winchester Skoda and Volkswagen

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday Closed

Garland SKODA

  • Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    • Saturday - 8am -12pm
    • Sunday Closed

    Step by Step Service Process for Winchester Motor Company

    Step by Step Service Process for Garland Motors Aldershot

    aftersales covid19


    ​VWFS Rent A Car Aldershot Department:

    We are here to support and assist anyone that has any questions regarding hiring a rental car. You may be planning life after lock down and forecast the need for your own temporary transportation to work. Or perhaps you're looking forward to the time when you can visit family but want to avoid public transport. Whatever your situation or future plans, our phone lines are open to answer any queries > 01252 311818 - option 4.

    Step by Step Rent A Car Process for VWFS Rent A Car Aldershot


    Winchester Motor Company Bodyshop:

    We are planning on opening up our bodyshop from 1st of July with the required social distance in place.


    Adapted for the safety and protection of everyone.


    We finish where we started, to reassure you that it is not you or Winchester Motor Group that has changed, it is how we do things.

    We are the same family company with the same values aimed at creating memorable experiences no matter what the service or product is we are providing for you.

    We understand that this is a more difficult time for some than others; some things may be confusing or not fully understood. So please do call us should you need further assistance.


    Changes to our dealerships

    Safety remains at the forefront of our priorities and a number of new measures have been put into place throughout our businesses.

    Download our risk assessment to see the changes we have implemented from staff training, increased cleaning and social distancing.

    Winchester Motor Group Risk Assessment


    Winchester Motor Group FAQ's

    Q: What are your opening hours?

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    A: Please be advised that all of our sales, service/aftersales and car rental departments are now open. Please find below our temporary hours.

    DepartmentMonday - FridaySaturdaySunday
    Winchester Skoda & Garland SKODA Sales8:30 am - 6:00pm9am - 5pmAppointments Only
    Used Car Centres9:00am - 5:30pm9am - 5pmClosed
    Winchester Skoda & Volkswagen Aftersales8:00am - 6:00pm8:30am - 12:30pmClosed
    Garland SKODA Aftersales8:30am - 5:30pmClosedClosed

    Q: My MOT is due; can this be carried out?

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    A: Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020. Your MOT certificate will not be extended if your vehicle’s MOT expires on or after 1 August 2020. You must book an MOT as usual.For more information please visit the Government website. Please note: It is still a requirement of the driver to ensure the vehicle is roadworthy and without defect, so we are advising all customers whose vehicles are subject to an MOT extension period to have them completed as soon as possible, so please get in touch to get this arranged.

    Q: My Service is due; can this still be carried out?

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    A: Yes, please contact our aftersales department.

    Q: Will you still be offering test drives?

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    A: Yes, in order to comply with the social distancing guidelines, your test drive will be unaccompanied, allowing you to test and experience the car in a safe environment. We will ensure that the touch points of the vehicle are sanitised before and after your test drive.

    What Documents Do I Need To Provide Before Test Drive?

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    We will need to see a copy of your Full UK Driving License and Proof of Address prior to your test drive.

    Q: I have seen a car in your stock that I would like to buy?

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    A: Please feel free to reserve online for £99.00 and we will be in contact to arrange home delivery or click & collect. 

    Q: Are you able to offer home delivery or collection and delivery?

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    A: Yes we can offer home delivery and also collection and delivery with social distance in place. Please contact our sales team for more information.

    Q: Who do I contact about any finance related concerns, particularly in relation to monthly payments?

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    A: During these uncertain times, should you have any concerns or queries about any aspect of your finance agreement, including the ability to keep up your monthly repayments, we strongly advise that you contact your lender as soon as possible - rest assured, they are happy to help. The type of assistance they can offer will vary depending on your own individual set of circumstances, but starting with them early is key.

    Below are the details of each of our main funding partners websites, the majority of which have been updated to include specific FAQ's relating to COVID-19 related concerns.

    VW Financial Services

    Motonovo Finance

    Black Horse Finance

    We are aware that all of our funding partners are experiencing an unprecedented demand on their customer services at present and whilst we unfortunately cannot advise you on your own individual set of circumstances, we are aware that the majority of companies that we work with are putting in place various options to support and assist you through these worrying times.

    Q: My new car is due for collection. Will I still be able to pick up my new car?

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    A: Yes, you are able to collected from our dealership with social distance in place. We are also able to offer home delivery if you prefer. Please contact our sales team for more information.

    Q: What happens if my finance contract / lease agreement is coming to an end?

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    A: If your query is urgent, we strongly recommend that you discuss your options with our sales department.

    Q: Will my warranty be affected if service work is not carried out on time?

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    A: We are currently in discussions with our manufacturer partners to understand the warranty implications if service work is not conducted in time. Please do contact your dealer directly if you have specific concerns.

    How will my service experience change?

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    These changes will have an impact on how we look after you and your vehicle, for example:

    • Booking specific appointment times
    • Temporary withdrawal of whilst you wait for facilities
    • On occasion asking you to wait in your vehicle until a member of the team can help you
    • Controlled and directed routes in and out of our dealerships
    We have been working hard in the background to get all these new requirements in place; hopefully this will not cause any of our customers any inconvenience although it may take a little longer to drop off and collect your vehicle.