With another national lockdown upon us, you’ll likely find yourself with a little more time around the house. So as your busy lives slow down just a little bit, it could be a good time to catch up on some automotive life admin, indulge your passion for cars or start planning your next big roadtrip.
We’ve put together a list of suggestions to help keep you safe and sane during lockdown 3.0. And remember, our Aftersales sites remain open and our showrooms continue to operate for by phone and by web so you can buy safely. Please do contact us if you need anything at all.
Keep Your Car Winter-Ready
When you’re only making essential journeys, it’s important your car is always ready to go, especially in winter. Check your tyres, your brakes, your lights, oil, coolant levels, water reservoir. And keep a blanket and some water in the car just in case. If you spot something that needs fixing, or you need some guidance, our aftersales teams are ready and waiting for your call.
Time for a DIY Valet
If your car’s spending more time than usual sitting in the garage on your driveway, spend a bit of time lavishing it with a DIY valet. Stock up on car shampoos, specialist polish, leather cleaner and more to revive your car’s showroom-fresh appearance. If you need some guidance on the best products and techniques, feel free to give us a call
Book in with Bodytechnics
When you’re commuting it’s not always easy to be without your car for a few days, which can make body repairs tricky. You can book in with our specialist Bodytechnics facility to repair any scratches, dents or major bodywork damage now.
Schedule Your Service or MoT
Now you might have a little more downtime, why not make your annual service booking or MoT test with us? We can even pick your car up and drop it back to you if you need us to. Our Aftersales sites have been operating throughout, with a COVID-secure way of working.
Lose Yourself in a Book
2020 was a busy year for Ferrari; one of the most unusual years in its history. In May, it unveiled its design for a COVID ventilator, in September it completed its 1,000th race in F1 and in November it unveiled the SF90 Spider. The Ferrari Yearbook, covers this all in extraordinary detail, with world-class writing and photography.
Find Your New Favourite YouTube Channel
The amount of top quality motoring content produced every day, and available completely for free, is staggering. In fact, it can sometimes be overwhelming, which is why we’ve outlined just a few of our favourites here: Carfection, Petrolicious, Top Gear.
Dream of Future Roadtrips
You won’t be in lockdown forever, so use this time wisely to plan your next big roadtrip. Scotland’s North Coast 500 is an unmissable favourite of ours, or the Lake District’s winding Hardknot Pass and timelessness of the Cotswolds. Each is more beautiful than the last, with a host of luxurious hotels and restaurants en route.
Check Out the Huracán STO
While you can’t visit the showrooms, a cutting-edge 3D-tour is the next best thing. Take a look around the most focused roadgoing V10 Lamborghini ever, with the Huracán STO 3D experience. And if your enticed enough, you can always contact our Lamborghini sales teams
Design Your Dream Car
Idly designing your perfect car on configurator websites is the perfect way to while away countless hours. Thankfully, the past year has seen a huge number of major models releases, from new Rolls-Royce Ghost to Maserati MC20.
Relive Aston Martin’s F1 History
For the 2021 season, Aston Martin will be properly returning to Formula One. In fact, it’s been more than 60 years since there has been an official Aston Martin F1 team, and you can read all about their historic exploits here: The History of Aston Martin in Grand Prix Racing
Test your Knowledge
All that motoring trivia you’ve spent years memorising was bound to come in handy one day. We’ve put together a little automotive-themed quiz for you to test your knowledge of our partner brands, and even H.R. Owen itself. H.R. Owen Quiz
Download a Podcast
Take an hour out of your day to sit and listen to stories from some of the world’s automotive pioneers. Our brands, including Rolls-Royce, have their own or you could try the Collecting Cars podcast with Chris Harris and The Chubb Interviews with Jodie Kidd.
If you get around to ticking any of these things on your list, don’t forget to tag us with #HROwen on social media. And if you’re still on the lookout for something else to brighten up your lockdown, we’d be delighted to be a part of your search for a new car. You can contact our sales teams below.