ŠKODA car dealerships will resume sales and service operations on Monday, May 18th, following the temporary closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent government regulations.
Strict hygiene regulations, which aim to minimise health risks for customers and employees while providing a full range of services, have been implemented.
John Donegan Brand Director of ŠKODA Ireland says, speaking about the reopening, said, "We clearly welcome the government's decision. Reopening a dealership is good news for customers, dealers and manufacturers. In cooperation with our authorised sales network, we have been working hard to implement measures to comply with all requirements of government regulations and to protect our employees and customers. This is an absolute priority for us."
ŠKODA has introduced several measures across its network, which includes, for example:
Pick-up & Delivery Service
Many ŠKODA dealers will offer a "Pick-up & delivery" service, i.e. Collection of the vehicle at the customer’s home or its delivery. In addition, dealers are also offering a remote sales service whereby you can contact them via WhatsApp or e-mail, and they will present you with product information on the car you are interested in.
This could include extensive video footage from the salesperson outlining all the details of the car to explaining your finance options over the phone. Customers can find out about the availability of extended services by telephone or e-mail from individual ŠKODA dealers.
You can see an example of some of the measures introduced here: