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Serra Toyota responds to unprecedented times with new thinking

By Product Expert | Posted in Birmingham, Dealership News on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 9:03 pm
A photo of a person wiping down the inside of a car before or after a test drive.

Is it safe to test drive cars near Birmingham, AL? 

We are currently living through unprecedented times. Sure, there have been financial downturns before but nothing that affects so many industries simultaneously. However, everyone at Serra Toyota in Birmingham is working to maintain our dealership as a safe space for our customers to meet their needs for a new vehicle or to service their current one. If you’re wondering, ‘Is it safe to test drive cars near Birmingham, AL?’ Yes, it is. Our team has implemented protocols to ensure every visit can be completed as safely as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the things we’re doing to keep COVID-19 at bay. 

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Are dealerships open during quarantine?

Maintaining Social Distancing — The retail automotive industry has been built on handshakes. These times require new norms. Obviously, the physical act of shaking hands is going to have to be put on the shelf for a while. Also, we’re keeping anyone from our team at home that appears to be feeling ill. We respectfully ask that you also stay home if you’re showing signs of illness. 

Keeping it clean — Just like at our homes, keeping our facility as clean as possible is our top priority. In fact, everyone at the dealership is responsible for disinfecting their work area before and after every customer interaction. Everyone has been issued the necessary cleaning products and they’re not being timid about using them. 

Bringing the dealership to you — If you need a new vehicle, you need a new vehicle. Also, we would never expect you to buy something without taking it for a test drive. Our product experts can bring the vehicle you want to test drive to your house. You will almost certainly notice the smell of cleaning products when you get in the car, truck or SUV. We know that isn’t as good as ‘new car smell,’ but these aren’t normal times. 

If you have any questions about how you can have a test drive delivered to your home or what we’re doing to keep you safe, please make an appointment with a Serra Toyota product expert today. 

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