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EMC collaborating with Beachy Head Chaplaincy

EMC have partnered with the extremely important and much appreciated Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team for the last 4 years and today we have just swapped their 2 year old Suzuki Vitara over to the brand new Hybrid version. This vehicle is used in their efforts to reach those in need in our fantastic town and specifically the beautiful Beachy Head location. The team, led by Steve Whittington who is pictured here with EMC Suzuki Manager Daniel Neill, does invaluable work by literally saving the lives of hundreds of people annually and by helping many others in the area who are lost or simply need help.

We must do all we can to protect the vulnerable and the best way EMC can help these selfless volunteers is by loaning the charity one of our demonstrators free of charge so that they are fully mobile with a reliable vehicle. This collaboration is very dear to us at Eastbourne Motoring Centre and we want to highlight the brilliant work the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team continue to do in the most difficult of times. Well done guys!

If you would like to support the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team, please visit http://bhct.org.uk/support/ to donate what you can to help keep the amazing team running

Happy 25th Birthday to us!

FREE G3 Paint Protection
on every used car order over the next 25 days

To celebrate EMC Forces Cars 25th Birthday we are giving away a FREE G3 Paint Protection system (RRP £299) applied to every used car ordered from us between 19/4/21 – 14/5/21.

Simply order your quality pre-loved vehicle from our extensive selection in the next 25 days to receive this fantastic birthday offer!

Terms & Conditions Apply.

EMC Forces Cars 25th Birthday

Vauxhall Customer Excellence Awards 2021

EMC are proud to announce that we have won the Vauxhall Customer Excellence Award 2021.
This year only 38 dealerships were selected from the entire vauxhall network.

How are the Winners decided?

Vauxhall look at thousands of Purchase Satisfaction and Service Satisfaction surveys. Each year, a Customer Excellence Award goes to Retailers with the best combined recommendations score.

EMC Forces Cars Celebrates 25 Years of Trading

EMC Forces Cars 25th Anniversary

EMC Forces Cars Celebrates 25 Years of Trading

EMC Forces Cars are the leading Tax Free and Tax Paid car sales specialists, supplying thousands of new and quality used vehicles to our Armed Forces and Military personnel in the UK and abroad during our 25 years of successful trading.

EMC Forces Cars is part of the Eastbourne Motoring Centre Group, which is a family owned and run business that has been trading since 1960 and a Vauxhall main dealer since 1978. As a group we pride ourselves in offering the very best customer service and have won a number of prestigious awards for our endeavours.

As leaders in the Military market, we have a unique relationship with a number of car manufacturers to ensure we can offer the very best deals across a huge range of marques. We are a Vauxhall and Suzuki main dealer and the sole exporter for Mitsubishi UK, plus we have over 250 quality used cars available from group stock, allowing us to offer our customers generous discounts across an extensive range of manufacturers. We offer vehicle delivery throughout the UK and shipping to Germany, Italy, Cyprus and worldwide.

We work closely with a number of finance providers including Close Brothers to secure competitive finance packages to fund new and used car purchases and offer low rate deposit options to suit all budgets.

We’re proud of our reputation and status within the BFG, UK and abroad based Forces community and work tirelessly as always to bring all forces personnel the very best forces cars discounts in this, our 25th year of trading.

Vauxhall Reveals British-Built and Converted Vivaro Elite Campervan

Vauxhall Vivaro Campervan

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  • Vivaro Elite Campervan is a fully approved campervan conversion
  • Built by Wellhouse Leisure, an all-electric version also in development for 2021
  • Vivaro Elite Campervan comes with a fully functional kitchen and sleeping space
  • Fully-approved conversion maintains Vivaro’s three-year 60,000 mile warranty
  • Available to order early next year with prices start from £49,000

Luton – Vauxhall has revealed first pictures of its British-built and converted Vivaro Elite Campervan, a fully-approved campervan conversion of its best-selling Vivaro van. An all-electric version based on the multi award-winning Vivaro-e is also in the pipeline.

Based on the Elite trim level, and converted by specialists Wellhouse Leisure, the Vivaro Elite Campervan will be on sale in early 2021, with prices starting from £49,000.

The four-seater camper van features an elevated roof system with an upper roof bed (optional), a 25-litre compressor fridge, on-board water tank, 12V and 240V power units and a 2.2kW heating system. Also included as standard is a gas-powered kitchen with two hobs and full interior lighting.

Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan Kitchen

Sleeping space is provided via a folding bed, while a leisure battery and a 100W solar panel help power and recharge appliances. Both the driver and passenger seats have a swivel function and buyers can add an optional fifth seat.

Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan Chairs

Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan Folding Bed

The Vauxhall Vivaro Elite comes standard with 17-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors and a rear parking camera, a head-up display, semi-adaptive cruise control and Vauxhall’s Multimedia Navi Pro system with built-in sat-nav. The fully approved van conversion by specialists Wellhouse Leisure ensures the Vivaro’s three-year/100,000-mile warranty remains intact.

Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan Dash

Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan Table

Based in Barnsley, Wellhouse Leisure has more than 15 years’ experience in building and converting campervans. All Wellhouse campervans meet the rigid second stage European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EC WVTA) criteria.

Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan Wellhouse Logo

Vauxhall Vivaro Elite Campervan Side

Remebrance Day 2020, Lest We Forget

In commemoration of Remembrance Sunday, we join together to honour those who served and to ensure their sacrifices are never forgotten.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.

Saluting all our Forces – past and present with this thought provoking poem by Rupert Brooke Poem The Soldier Rupert Brooke

Contactless Click & Collect

Click and Collect
When you purchase a vehicle from us remotely, we can offer you a Contactless Click & Collect service from our dealership in Eastbourne. Our team will provide full details, but here’s a quick guide.

How does it work?

Our sales team will work with you remotely to purchase the vehicle, either outright or with finance, on the phone or via our website. When you’re ready for collection, your dedicated specialist will arrange a specific day and 1 hour time slot to suit you. You may be asked to bring specific documents for the transaction.

Arrival at our dealership

Please visit our dedicated Click & Collect area at the front of the showroom. You will see the vehicle you have purchased in front of this area waiting for you. Here you will find your dedicated specialist who will detail all the documentation and features of your new vehicle.

Your new or used vehicle

Prior to your arrival, your vehicle and the keys will have been cleaned thoroughly with anti-bacterial products. You will be the first person to open the vehicle since cleaning. Our specialist will point out the basic features at a distance and will be happy to video call you once you’re home to detail any other features of the car.

PPE and Social Distancing

Remaining at a 2 metre distance at all times, our team will remain behind a protective screen and will wear a face covering and gloves. Please also observe social distancing guidelines.

Your Part Exchange

If you’re part exchanging a vehicle please park it in the car park and hand the keys over to our dedicated specialist. They will then inspect your vehicle. You’re welcome to be with us whilst we’re viewing your vehicle, but please remain outside the vehicle and at least two metres distance.

Vauxhall Customer Excellence Award 2020

Our parent company, Eastbourne Motoring Centre wins “Vauxhall Customer Excellence” 2020 award.

EMC Forces Vauxhall Customer Excellence Award 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOT testing

New rules on MOT testing for light vehicles Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, cars and vans and motorcycles due their MOT from 30 March 2020 will have their MOT extended by 6 months.

This will continue until confirmed otherwise. This will allow vehicle owners to continue to be able to get to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home or do essential shopping.

Vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition and drivers can be prosecuted if they drive an unsafe vehicle.

For more information please visit government website using the links below

 

Sorry we have to close, until further notice

Dear Customer,

Following tonight’s announcement by the Prime Minister, to keep you, our customers, staff and families safe, we shall be closing the doors of our Dealership until further notice.

We will be in touch with all customers who have ordered cars from us, or have vehicles booked in for repairs/servicing within the coming days, and appreciate your patience at this difficult time.

Kind regards

Mark Lambird
Managing Director