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Car Dealerships Adapts To The Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic came as a shock to us all and it is still affecting us at present. Although my friends and family in Italy have gotten through the worst of it, the lingering after-effects of COVID-19 are still very apparent in everyday life.

Through the months, we’ve all learned to adapt and make necessary changes in order to continue with our lives amidst the presence of the virus.

Likewise, it is no exaggeration to say that carmakers and dealerships including luxury brands like Alfa Romeo were also affected by this pandemic, and in many way they have received the worst end of the deal. The good news is that, to varying degrees, they have also managed to adapt to the situation in different ways…

Car Dealership Scenario And The Pandemic

Before the pandemic, the scenario on car dealerships usually involves a huge open space with various car models on the show floor. There are even additional cars stored on-site and they can also be test-driven. For luxury dealerships, like those that offer Alfa Romeo vehicles, additional amenities would be available. Such would include a comfortable seating area, refreshments, and a WiFi connection. There may also be entertainment sources like TVs or magazines. 

However, with the current pandemic, the number of people who go to the showrooms has considerably decreased. This may be due to clients own precautionary practices or due to the imposed guidelines as a response to the pandemic. Nevertheless, car dealerships can’t just sit down and wait. They have to figure out a way to better reach their clients. 

Adapting Through The Pandemic

One of the things that car dealerships and showrooms are now doing is to show off their inventory through the online route. Some are conducting video conferences to showcase the vehicles. Others are creating virtual tours on their websites. Some, which do not have a website, have created theirs for better access. Additionally, some improved their existing websites to make it easier for users to navigate and use. 

Another great adjustment that car dealerships make is to bring the fully sanitized vehicles to their customers for a test drive. Of course, social distancing is still being implemented in their physical locations. Plus, limited numbers of clients at a time may be allowed to enter the facility. 

Finding the available cars online makes it much easier for clients to choose the car that they like and to choose which dealership to buy from. Research online is easier for clients but dealerships should also remember to improve their customer service. If a client inquires about a certain car, it is best to get back at them as quickly as possible or else they’ll likely lose the client. 

Nowadays, paperwork can also be done through email or through phone transactions. This makes it much easier for clients to accomplish all paperwork needed for the purchase. Once everything is set, the client can now pick-up the car from the shop. Dealerships do their best to prevent the spread of the virus by taking extra precautions. They are likely to wear protective gear and limiting the number of people allowed inside. 

Conclusion

Although everyone is facing challenges due to the current COVID-19 situation, there is nothing better to do than to learn to adapt. We can’t just wait for things to be over and we have to be careful. The government has already instructed everyone about taking precautionary measures. It is the duty of the dealerships to ensure that their clients feel safe enough to deal with them. The availability of online transactions or marketing is a gift that every dealership should consider using.

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Beauty And Speed: The Alfa Romeo Tubolare Zagato

It is no doubt that Alfa Romeo produces not only beautiful cars but also cars that you can be very proud to drive because of how smooth they run.

If you’re anything like us, you love the wide variety of models and configurations released by Alfa Romeo’s design teams of the past and today, we are placing the spotlight on the classic Alfa Romeo TZ models.

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Long Distance Transport For Your Alfa Romeo

Are you moving to another state? Maybe you’re bringing your Alfa Romeo to a car show in another city. Whatever the reason is, there might be a need for you to bring your vehicle from one place to another.

Sure you can drive your car to the said place but why do that when you can hire a car transport service.

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A Visual List Of Our Favorite Alfa Romeo Cars

It’s no surprise that we simply adore Alfa Romeos. Whether they are the classic models or the much newer models. However, simply reading about them and knowing their capabilities, design, and performance may not be enough.

Let us give you a treat by showing you some of our favorite Alfa Romeo photos.

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Classic Car Insurance For Your Alfa Romeo

As one of the countless Alfa Romeo Spider owners in the world today, we know first-hand of the happiness and pride that comes owning such a unique and sexy car. Unlike many collector that hide their sports cars in a storage garage, sexy cars like the Spider these are not meant to be stored – they’re meant to be driven!

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Alfa Romeo – The Luxury Brand That Won’t Quit

The Alfa Romeo is a well-loved European brand that produces fine quality luxury vehicles. It’s a resilient brand that has had a lot of close calls but they always seem to pull themselves back up again.

A look at their catalog will reveal some of the most beautiful cars that were ever made. Look back to a decade ago and you’ll see the magnificent line of luxury cars they have to offer. That includes the Giluletta, Brera, Spider, and Mito.

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Transporting Your Sports Car? Get A Covered Car Transport

Congratulations on your recent sports car purchase. Whether you’ve got one of the world’s most affordable sports cars or the more expensive ones, you have to think about how to properly transport it.

There are a variety of ways on how to transport your most precious sports car. One of the best ways to do that is to hire covered car transport. Covered transport provides better security and improved protection for your vehicle while on the road to you.

Apart from that, here are a couple more reasons why you should opt for covered car transport:

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Ten Years With The Alfa Romeo’s Modern Giulietta (Type 940)

Alfa Romeo’s fleet of luxury and sports cars also includes a more family-friendly vehicle to cater to a broader market. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Type 940 is the company’s take on a small sized family car. If you’re looking for a family car, you might also want to check out our Alfa Romeo Stelvio feature post.

Released in 2010 as part of their centenary celebration, this model is still in reproduction up to date and has received upgrades through the years. If you want to enjoy riding a sports car with the family, then this is a great contender. Below are the details so you can better assess whether it is suitable for you and your family.

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