FJ Chalke & Vale Motors
Celebrating 90 years 1929 - 2019
The safety of our colleagues and customers are our key priority, we have changed the way we work, things look different, processes have changed but we can guarantee the same smiling faces to greet and serve you. All we ask of you when visiting our service and workshop department is to act safely and responsibly, please wear a face mask or face covering. We are all starting to enjoy parts of normal life that seem to be gradually returning, let’s work together to try and prevent the spread of the virus.
We are all starting to enjoy parts of normal life that seem to be gradually returning, let’s work together to try and prevent the spread of the virus.You can browse the very latest stock, book a test drive or ask our helpful team a question, we look forward to seeing you very soon!
We can confirm that we comply with the Government guidelines on reopening and managing the health and safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers.
Staff and customers are socially distanced wherever possible, two metres apart. Where this isn’t possible, we have taken measures to minimise risk, including additional hygiene procedures, pvc screens and protective equipment.
Staff have the use of PPE with new processes in place for handwashing, sanitising and cleaning.
We have worked responsibly with staff who are considered to be at a heightened risk from Covid-19 and other members of staff to work from home.
We have carried out a Coronavirus-specific risk assessment before bringing staff back into the workplace.
It is important that we make you aware of a sanitation charge which will be in place until further notice. In order for us to ensure the vehicle is safe before our staff begin the required work all vehicle touch point areas have to be cleansed with sanitised wipes and spray, once the work is complete the vehicle has to then undergo a full anti-viral sanitisation process, ready for you to collect.
This is a charge we would rather not have to impose, unfortunately the current situation leaves us with no alternative. We pride ourselves on the service we offer to our customers, backed by our 90 years heritage we would hope that our customers understand and appreciate that the decisions we make are in support of their loyalty, which is why we made the decision to subsidise the cost of the sanitisation treatment to £15 including VAT. The treatment has been available as an option in our service centres for the last ten years priced at the MRRP of £29.50.
The £15 charge does not cover our business costs which by advice of the Government we have had to implement per vehicle, but we appreciate that we are all in a very difficult no-fault situation and we are doing the best we can to help, serve and protect our customers to the very best of our ability.
We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your loyalty.
We have reduced staffing levels providing adequate space for our staff to adapt and work with the new social distancing measures. Please be aware, we anticipate our procedures taking longer than normal due to the new measures in place.
A key part of our reopening process is working together with our customers, and trying to create the best experience we can, given the circumstances. Due to the measures in place it is vital that you arrive for your appointment on time as unfortunately we no longer have the appointment flexibility we have been used to. For example, if your appointment is at 08:30, please be prompt - this will ensure a smooth process for us to manage appointments and avoid delays.
To request a service and/or MOT appointment, please click here.
We may not be able to accommodate your preferred date, however our Service Advisors will contact you to arrange the next best time for you.
All we ask of you is to take a moment to familiarise yourself with our COVID-19 measures.
When you visit, if possible, protect yourself with a face mask, wear disposable gloves if you have them, wash your hands or use antibacterial gel regularly.
Important Due to new COVID-19 measures, our appointment times must be fixed. For example, if your appointment is at 08:30, please be prompt - this ensures a smooth process, allowing us to manage appointments and avoid any delays. As you can appreciate, processes are taking longer due to social distancing and we no longer have the flexibility for late arrivals.
Mandatory MOT testing will be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus. However, as restrictions are eased, all drivers whose car or van is due for an MOT test from 1 August will be required to get a test certificate to continue driving their vehicle.
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