SNOWS Motor Group is helping key workers across the South travel safely in roadworthy vehicles during the national emergency.
The family-run company has kept a number of technical servicing locations open whilst other parts of the business are temporarily closed because of the lockdown.
Group chairman Stephen Snow said: “It is essential that key workers in the frontline of the Covid-19 response have peace of mind that their vehicles are roadworthy.
“With these heroes very much in mind during the national emergency, we have kept open a number of servicing facilities open across the South – Basingstoke, Exeter, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.
“Customers who are key workers and have essential work due to be carried out on their vehicle can email [email protected], where the appropriate members of staff will be able to assist.
“Whilst we may not have the ability to meet all needs, due to the availability of people or parts, our teams will do their best to accommodate customer requirements and get our key workers back on the road as quickly and as safely as possible.
“NHS staff, the emergency services and military are among key workers who know that they have the unwavering support of the public and all of us here at Snows. We are grateful beyond words for what they doing in the national fight against this terrible virus.”
Work being carried out includes police and ambulance vehicles.
These are the test centres currently open to carry out an MOT for any make of vehicle within Snows, which operates 50 dealerships:
Snows Peugeot and SEAT Basingstoke can accommodate emergency, breakdown and essential MOT work. Regarding key workers, help will be limited to the type of non-Peugeot and non-SEAT work that can be carried out and restricted by non-manufacturer specific parts.
Mercedes-Benz Van Centre Exeter – aftersales facilities are available as normal for the marque’s commercial vehicle servicing, repairs and MOTs. Support for key workers will be limited to the type of non-Mercedes-Benz work that can carry out and restricted by the supply of non-Mercedes-Benz parts.
Isle of Wight:
Snows Abarth, BMW, Fiat, MINI and SEAT Isle of Wight.
Snows BMW and MINI Portsmouth – the workshops are accommodating routine servicing and MOTs plus any of the following: emergency response vehicles/emergency breakdowns, key worker vehicles for any essential work, tyres if keeping the car on the road (such as punctures or tread below 1.6 – 2mm), engine warning lights, safety recalls, parts enquiries and orders over the phone to all Isle of Wight workshops – collection only, subject to availability).
Snows SEAT and Volvo Southampton can accommodate emergency, breakdown and essential MOT work. Regarding key workers, help will be limited to the type of non-SEAT and non-Volvo work that can be carried out and restricted by non-manufacturer specific parts.