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Temporary closure of Johnsons Car Showrooms and Service Workshops

Dear Customers,

Following government guidance related to limiting the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it is, with regret, that we have to announce the temporary closure of our car showrooms and service workshops to safeguard the health and well-being of our customers and employees.

Our last day of operation will be 24/03/20.

The shutdown will be in effect until the government lockdown is lifted.

Although our physical premises and phone lines will close, we will remain open and continue to be available online via for all enquiries relating to New and Used Cars, Servicing and Repairs.

We are working on a solution for key workers. We will update the website when we have further details. 

The government has now confirmed that there is a six-month MOT extension for cars needing its MOT from the 30th March. This means that if your MOT would have been due after this time, you can continue driving your car without renewing its MOT. It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure the vehicle is in a road worthy condition.

We hope this disruption will be short term and we will post regular updates on our website and through our social channels as the situation develops.

For our Johnsons colleagues and our customers we hope all remain well.

We thank you for your previous custom and continued support in these exceptional times.

With kind regards

Johnsons Cars

Useful information during these times

We understand that you may have some questions or face some difficulties during these times so we've put together some information that you may find useful.

My MOT is due, what should I do?

If your MOT is due, you don't need to worry. Normally MOTs are a Legal requirement to have your vehicle on the road. From the 30th March the government has provided an exemption for cars, vans and motorcycles needing an MOT for the next six months. This is to allow people to keep moving during these difficult times, in particular so they can buy supplies and so key workers can get to their place of work, if they can't work from home.

Vehicles must still be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can still be prosecuted if they are driving unsafe vehicles.

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Roadside Assistance

We understand that even though we are closed, your vehicle still may face issues. Roadside assistance will be able to help you in many circumstances. Vehicle Manufacturers offer their own roadside assistance and your car may already be covered depending on when you bought it, whether it was new or used when you bought it, and your service record. If your car is not covered, they should still be able to help but it may be charged or you may be required to purchase cover.

Fiat and Abarth​0330 100 3127
​Alfa Romeo​0330 100 3127
Ford​0203 564 4444
Honda​0800 521 728
​Hyundai​0800 980 2733
​Jeep​0330 100 3127
​Lexus​0800 246 866
Mazda 0800 015 0367
SEAT 0800 262 622
SKODA 0800 526 625
Toyota 0800 246 824 or 01737 500 021
Volkswagen 0800 777 192
Volvo 0800 777 116 or if using a mobile 0208 603 9416

My Motability Lease is due to end

If your Motability Lease is due to end, you're going to have trouble acquiring a new car at the moment. But don't worry, Motability will automatically extend your lease for six months to keep you on the road.

More information about the lease extension and other advice for Motability customers can be found here.

More Advice and Frequently Asked Questions for Drivers

We've put together more advice for drivers including what is essential travel and filling your car up with fuel in this article.