ŠKODA Doors are Open – the Welcome Mat Awaits

Published on 18th May 2020 at 15:45

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:

  • social distancing guidance in the showroom
  • hand sanitisers for staff and customers as they enter the showroom
  • the use of protective equipment
  • regular cleaning and disinfection of exhibited and test drive cars
  • protective screens at reception and sales people’s desks
  • disposable covers on seats, gearstick and steering wheels
  • sanity system unit that uses Ozone to destroy any germs and bacteria inside the car
  • remote temperature unit that monitors people’s temperature when they enter into the showroom (at selected dealers)

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: