Purchasing from Tickenham Garage Car Sales – Independent Garage – North Somerset / Bristol

Purchasing from us

We’re certain that you will have a pleasant and refreshing experience with us – here are some common FAQ’s

What payment methods do you accept?
We Accept Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Bank Transfer & Cash. Please note, Credit cards can only be used to pay your deposit and not the remainder of the balance. Unfortunately, we will not accept cash amounts over £9500 in order to comply with money laundering regulations within the EU. We also provide finance options, find out more on the finance section

Can I take the car away the same day?
Depending on the time and day, we will not release a car until a full PDI has been completed on the vehicle, this is to ensure that the vehicle is 100% safe for you. We understand that buying a new car can be exciting and that you would like it as soon as possible, we will do our very best to have it ready for you as quickly as possible.  If it is important to take away your new car the same day, please let us know prior to viewing so that we can work with you to make this happen. The majority of our cars will have a new 12 month MOT at the point of sale, we can not guarantee we can get this completed in the workshop the same day without prior booking. 

I’m travelling from far away – how can I ensure the car is ready for me?
If you are travelling for more than an hour to get to us, please ensure you call ahead and advise us of an estimated arrival time. We will make sure that the car is kept for you to view and not released to any one else before you arrive. We will hold a car for you without any requirement of a deposit to ensure your journey is worthwhile. If you would like to travel using public transport, we can arrange to collect you from our local train station which is Nailsea and Backwell. If you have pre-booked transport with us, please call the office when you are at Bristol Temple Meads or Weston Super Mare, depending on which train you are coming on, we will then be at the station to collect you. 

Do you accept cheque?
Yes, however we need to wait for 10 days for the money to securely land in our account. We will also require photographic ID which matches the name on the cheque book.

Will you offer a test drive out of hours?
Absolutely, give us a call and we can arrange this.  Booking an appointment is easy, use our contact page or pick up the phone

Can I look under the vehicle myself?
Of course, you will be accompanied by our Workshop Manager who will be able to take you around and under the vehicle. Please note that this will need to be booked into our diary unless we have a space when you visit. We usually require 24 hours notice to book this into the workshop.

Is it ok to order an independent inspection?
Yes, certainly, please ensure they book in with us first so that we can ensure we have the space to accommodate this. We are very used to having our cars inspected by the AA, RAC and independent inspectors.

You don’t have the car that I want right now, can you help me find one?
YES! We love to do this, this means we will search the market for your perfect car.  Please contact us to complete a “Find me a car” form.

How we like to work

We don’t have huge overheads like other dealerships, therefore we are able to offer all our stock at very competitive prices. You won’t be dealing with any sales people that are on commission, just us, the owners, who’s aim is to maintain our reputation and continue to grow our company.  We love to work on an appointment basis to ensure that you get the attention that you require when purchasing a second hand car, therefore, please get in touch if you would like to come and test drive any of our vehicles.

Tickenham Garage Car Sales is a privately owned second hand car garage and are therefore able to be very flexible to our customer requirements.  We will gladly take the opportunity to speak to anyone looking to make their next vehicle purchase. This could be a £1000 car or a £45,000 car. No matter what the price, we are here to help. Our reputation is what drives us.

Tom and Sam provided an excellent service they were professional, efficient and very friendly. I will continue to use their services as they exceeded my expectations would definitely recommend them

July 2022

Second Hand Cars

We offer a variety of second hand cars. Cars for the family, SUV's, MPV's, Economical small cars for town driving and larger models for you if you need something for frequent longer journeys. No matter what your need is, we can help.

Flexible finance

All of our finance packages are bespoke to your requirements. You are in control. We are independent, so we can find you the best deal available for you and your car. We offer both HP, PCP and can even arrange personal loans. Give us a try!

Sell your car to us

Maybe your looking to sell your current car, this could be through part exchanging against another car or just selling it to us. We will appraise your car and provide you with a valuation. We make payments within 6 minutes, with no admin fees.

Warranty options

Our relationship doesnt end once you drive away. We offer nationwide, comprehensive and market leading warranties to protect you for years once you have taken your car home. Our warranty is the only one in the UK that is Trading Standard approved.

Accredited Garage and Workshop

Our garage is a RAC Authorised Repair Centre, Which? Trusted Trader as well as previously being awarded Garage of the Year for South West of England as well as an AA Approved Garage.

Approved Used & Enhanced Inspections

All vehicles undergo a vigorous inspection prior to leaving us. MOT advisories are fixed before the car is released as well as ensuring all servicing and maintenance tasks have been fully completed. 

I found both the two gentlemen that assisted me most helpful and polite, they were excellent in giving me all the information about the car I wanted to buy, and its history, they made the whole experience of buying the car great, I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone, all the cars on their forecourt looked in great condition and fairly priced.

Feb 2020