We’ve made the process as simple as possible. We’ve combined the convenience of buying online with the personalised service you can only get when dealing with a real person.
Find Your Perfect New or Used Car Search our stock of brand new and pre-owned models to find your perfect car. Once you’ve chosen, simply ‘Reserve Online’ and you’re on your way.
Enter Your Details & Pay Securely Enter your name, address, and contact details, along with your payment card information, and will process your £99 reservation fee using our secure payment processor Stripe, for total peace-of-mind.
We’ll Be in Touch A member of our team will contact you to confirm your reservation, go through the next steps, and answer any questions you might have. We’ll provide a price for your part-exchange if you have one and discuss finance options if you’re looking to spread the cost of your new car. We’ll then arrange collection from our dealership or delivery to you.

Arranging Delivery

Safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, which is why we've put in place processes and procedures to allow us to offer 'Smiths STAY SAFE' delivery options.

Smiths STAY SAFE Click & Collect

Buy your vehicle from the comfort of your home, with nearly all paperwork being completed remotely, and then collect it from the selling dealership. Our team will provide you with a full handover experience and you'll be able to ask any questions you might have, while adhering to social distancing rules.

Our team will discuss the click & collect option with you as part of the purchase process.

Smiths STAY SAFE Home Delivery

The ultimate in convenience - Your new vehicle is delivered directly to you door, either by road or via transporter, meaning you never need to set foot inside a dealership if you don't want to. The basic controls will be explained to you, while a more detailed handover will be carried out remotely by our team once you've received the vehicle.

Our team will discuss the delivery options with you as part of the purchase process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below we've answered some of the most commonly asked questions about reserving a car online. If your question isn't answered here, please contact us by completing our online form, or you can call us on 01733 330 030

Reserve Online Questions

How long is the car reserved for?

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Once reserved we will hold the vehicle for you for 24 hours from the time your payment is successfully processed. A member of our team will attempt to contact you during this time to confirm the next steps with you. If we are unable to contact you during this time, the vehicle will be returned to sale and we will refund your reservation fee. Refunds are usually processed within 5-10 days.

What if I've changed my mind?

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If you’ve just paid a reservation fee, but not taken delivery of the vehicle, simply let us know you no longer want it and we’ll refund your reservation fee. Refunds are usually processed within 5-10 days.

How secure are your online payments?

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We use the secured verified payment provider Stripe which utilises encrypted software protecting your card payment details. Stripe handles billions of pounds worth of transactions each and every year and is used by many well known organisation including Fitbit, Asos, Booking.com, and Amazon, so you can rest assured you're in good hands. You can find out more about Stripe by clicking here. We do not store any of your card details.

Where can I find your terms and conditions?

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Our full terms and conditions applicable when buying a vehicle from us can be found here: Terms & Conditions



Finance Questions

Can I buy the car on finance?

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Yes, we offer a variety of different finance types to help spread the cost of your next car. Our team will be able to offer more information to help you decide which is the right route for you.

For used cars, our website includes a finance calculator on each vehicle that allows you to adjust your deposit, length of agreement, etc. so you can see what it would cost you per month. You’re also able to apply for finance through the website.

For new cars, our team can produce a personalised quote for you, just ask them when they get in touch.

If you decide not to go ahead with the purchase once receiving your finance quotation, we'll refund your reservation fee, no questions asked.

Am I eligible for finance?

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Whether or not you're eligible for finance will depend on a few factors, such as; your age, employment status, financial situation and affordability. If you're not aware of your current credit score we would recommend checking it prior to making an application with a soft credit checker such as Motor Credit Check on our website

Checking your score with a soft checker is free, doesn’t commit you to anything, and won’t negatively affect your credit score, but will give you an idea of what creditors will see when they look at your profile. You'll find a link to carry out a check on the detail page for each car.

What happens if I'm declined for finance?

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We work with a range of lenders to be able to offer finance to as many people as possible. If one of our primary lenders declines your application, which can happen for a variety of reasons, our team will talk you through the other options available.

If you decide you don't wish to go ahead with a purchase because of a decision made by a finance company we'll refund your reservation fee, no questions asked.



Part-Exchange Questions

Can I part-exchange my current car?

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Yes. We want to make the process of buying your next car is as simple as possible, and part-exchanging your current car is the best way to do this - Simply hand us the keys to your old car when you're picking up your new one.

Simply let the our team know the details of your part-exchange and we'll provide you with a valuation. If you're not happy with the amount we offer you, you can cancel your reservation and we will refund you the reservation fee, no questions asked.

If you'd like a rough idea of what your car is currently worth before you reserve a car, you can use the valuation tool on our website to request a price: Click here for our valuation tool.

What if my current car is on finance?

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This isn’t a problem, but we will need to settle the outstanding balance as part of the process. If your car is worth more than the outstanding balance of your current finance agreement, you can use this difference towards you cost of your next car. If you owe more than the car is worth, we’ll discuss your options with you.

What if the value of my part-exchange is more than the deposit amount or the price of the car I’m buying?

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In these situations you’ll be eligible for cashback, which will be paid directly into your bank account. The details for doing this will be arranged with you as part of the buying process.