Some recent testimonials from our customers:
I have bought two vehicles from Friars Motor Company over the past few years and have been delighted with both purchases. Roy has a wealth of knowledge about wheelchair accessible vehicles and offers an outstanding service because he understands the requirements of his customers perfectly. In addition, the after sales service offered by the company is quite superb. I have recommended Friars Motor Company to several neighbours and they are as impressed as my mother and I have been with their vehicles and the firm’s customer service .
If you want a cup of tea and a chat as regards to buying a car then Roy at Friars Motor Co is your man. A gentleman in all respects, respects you as a customer, respects your disability needs, and not pushy in anyway as regards the type of vehicle required. All vehicles shown and explained ,time and patience, no problem, trust 100%. A wide range of disability cars at respectable prices, and excellent condition. Would not hesitate to buy again. Its like buying a new car as near as damn it, because he is able to get low mileage and well maintained vehicles. Many thanks.John.
I had 4 problems. 1) A father who is now wheel chair bound, 2 ) I detest hard selling, 3) knew nothing about WAV cars, 4) had a limited budget.
I was attracted to Friars Motors by Roys soft selling style on his description videos. When I visited the garage Roy was very informative and helpful (and no hard selling), he also had a good selection of low cost, low milage vehicles to choose from.
Problems 2 to 4 dealt with.
Problem 1, Dad is still wheel chair bound but we are now able to take him out regularly which he so enjoys.
Thank you Roy for all your help and guidance.
Pete (Ongar, Essex)
A quick run to Sevenoaks to National Trust House at Knole for tea and scones on Saturday and then Sunday,a short ride to Chevening and a walk along side the old church and cottages.
Thank you again for all your kindness and patience while we got ourselves organised to take car. It’s been a pleasure doing business with you!
THANK YOU FOR THE CAR, IT HAS GIVEN US A NEW LEASE OF LIFE,
ROY YOUR A FIRST CLASS DEALER.
ONCE AGAIN BIG THANKS!
KEVIN & CAROLE, SHEERNESS
Roy could not have been more helpful. From the test drive to showing us how to work all the attachments to getting mum in and out of the car. When my husband went to collect the car Roy even picked him up from the station and had the tax ready so he could just drive off. He even emailed to check he had arrived home safely. The car is amazing and has changed my mum’s life to give her access to the outside world again. November 2016.
He got home safely car drives like a dream. I took mum out to visit her sister Saturday and then out to lunch on Sunday with her sister my daughter and 2 of her great grandchildren. She had a wonderful time.
Thank you so much for all your help.
★★★★★ Google Review.(February 2017).
Excellent service,good selection of wheelchair adapted cars. Roy gave very good advice which was just what was needed for first time purchaser of adapted car. Would highly recommend
Have just purchased (08.08.2016) our second wheelchair adapted car from Friars Motor Company and can’t speak highly enough of Roy Harding, the owner. The garage has a nice selection of vehicles with various adaptions and, if you can’t see what you want Roy will try and get the right one for you. There is no pushy sales talk or rushing with Roy, and you don’t feel you are under any obligation. Both experiences have been very informative, relaxed and we have been very pleased with the service and the cars.
★★★★★ Google Review.
Fantastic service from Roy. Absolute gentleman and very professional and caring. Roy even came out on a Sunday and showed me all around the car while giving me a cup of tea and biscuits. Perfect, smooth transaction and I definitely recommend Friars motor company. Thank you Roy.
★★★★★ Trust pilot review.(2017.March.)
Roy, the proprietor is courteous, friendly, helpful & very knowledgeable. He could not have been kinder to my parents & myself. He put himself out to help us make the right choice of vehicle. I would recommend him to anyone. I am very pleased with the vehicle purchased. Sue.
It’s nice to meet an Honest Car Dealer!
★★★★★ Trust pilot review.(2017.April.)
I have written how I felt!
“I would highly recommend your dealership to my relatives, friends, colleagues and any person seeking either to purchase or sell a vehicle for disabled person.I especially want to thank Mr Harding for the refreshing buying and selling experience I had at Friars Motoring Company, Canterbury. During the transaction, I was impressed with his honesty, integrity, and straightforward approach of both buying and latter selling the same car back to him. Before buying the car from him, I had looked around and found that many of the sellers just didn’t meet my personal standard of integrity, not to mention the cars, although advertised as “spotless”, were far from it. When I first talked to Mr Harding about the car, he fully explained what types of cars he had, and sorted out one which he thought would meet with my expectation and budget. He sent me paperwork, pictures etc and invited us to look at the car. I drove from London to Canterbury, looked at the car and we made the deal. I’ve put several thousands of miles on the car and it is everything I had hoped and more. I had intend to keep it for a long time but my mother for whom we had bought the car passed away and we had no more use of this specialised car anymore and without any hesitation sold the car back to him. I had no hesitation of haggling the price as I knew he was offering the best. I would definitely recommend your business to others and will check your inventory if ever I need of one of these special cars.”
Sent from my iPad: Shobha (Reeta) Patel
★★★★★ Trust pilot review.(2017.July.)
Need a mobility car? Go to Friars Motor Company.After a long journey, we were welcomed with friendliness, and on the hottest day, a lovely cold drink! The service was exemplary, and Roy couldn’t be more helpful. Highly recommended !
Hi Roy, Yes, I took Dad for a spin the same afternoon. Very easy getting him in and out. He was delighted!
Thank you for your kindness – both then when I bought the car and again today.
We weren’t initially sure whether to buy a wheelchair car at all but it was without doubt the best thing we could have done. To have the spontaneity to get out and about as we did made a huge, huge difference to mum – and to us all. We have lovely memories of charging about the Kent countryside in our much loved ‘Buntybus’. I hope whoever buys it will enjoy it as much as we have. We are very glad that it will find a new home through you.
Bad for waistline!
Thanks “Deal” all the same,very kind.
When you said on your video,”If you’re not too far away,I’ll come and see you” was not sure if Bromley was ok for visit.
It was, and very satisfied. Thank you.
Punk Rocker Dave, of ‘Surgery without Research’ buys Peugeot wheelchair car to take his Mum out. He said ‘Mum loves it’!
This is such a lovely car Roy,I feel privileged to have opportunity to buy it for my Brother,who watched your video six times on Friday.
Brian of Swanley.
Life will be a lot easier now!
Thanks Roy. Birchington.
2006 Renault Kangoo ‘Open Road’
My Grandmother has just brought a mobility car as her personal mobility is reducing and she needs a mobility scooter too. We as a family would like to wholeheartedly, thank Roy for the care and attention that, he showed her whilst the transition was made. His attention to minor detail is excellent and we would thoroughly recommend Roy and Friars Motor Company to anyone needing a mobility vehicle.
Thank you so much, James.
Thank you so much,my husband and I love the car!
Thank you Roy, for speedy and efficient service,can collect young man from Sheerness now!
Thanks for finding just the car with hand controls,and doing all the running around and delivery.The winter looks brighter now!
We feel that we received a very personal service,and are well pleased with car purchased.Thanks for tea and biscuits!
Thank you for your email. Pleased to say our trip out in the car has been good.
We’ve been out once in the car and all went well – we took my brother to a garden centre on Sunday and although I took a while to work out the belts etc I got there in the end – Peter was supervising and directing when I got stuck because the idea is that I will be the person taking my brother, and Peter’s Mother, out.
Plans to take Peter’s Mother out had to be put on hold because she was not feeling very bright. We had hoped to bring her down to Herne Bay today but last night learnt that during the day she had been very tired (and feel asleep during a meal)! We will see how Peter’s Mother is today, as to whether we try a shorter, more local trip with her.
Enjoy using car,and taking John for trips to the coast! Thanks for coming all the way to Canterbury.Roy.
Thanks for choosing another car from us, and hope it brings much happiness! Roy.(Citroen Berlingo)
I can’t thank you enough for all the trouble you’ve been to! Many thanks Dorothy.(Ashford.)
★★★★★ Trust pilot review. May 2017.
Really appreciate the time you spent with us.Sarah loves going out in her new car.
I would recommend Friars Motors to anyone looking for adapted vehicle. Communication was really good Extremely helpful. Was really pleased with our chosen purchase.
Thanks for delivering car!
Will enable us to go out again together.
Hi Roy, sorry for the very late reply, we’ve had a family emergency to deal with. We’re doing very well with the car thanks and my mum really liked it. It drives well and both my husband and I have found it really easy to manage with mum. Dad hasn’t driven it yet, he’s been struck down with vertigo but maybe in the future. It’s made our lives a lot easier and I can’t thank you enough for all your help and advice. It’s changed mum’s life. K of Plumstead.
I shall certainly recommend you to all my friends in Sheerness,thank you Roy!
My Wife hasn’t been out for six months, and we feel this car will make all the difference!
John Bekesbourne Kent.
There’s something about this garage that puts you at ease!
Thank you for your personal service very much appreciated.
NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND ROY WAS A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH. EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY AND THERE WAS NO PRESSURE TO BUY. ROY BOUGHT THE CAR ACROSS SO I COULD TEST DRIVE AND HAVE A GOOD LOOK. HE THEN LEFT ME TO MAKE MY MIND UP WITH NO HARD SELL WHICH WAS A PLEASURE. WHEN I DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH THE PURCHASE, NOTHING COULD HAVE BEEN EASIER AND ROY DELIVERED THE CAR TO ME. A GREAT EXPERIENCE !
The Best Cars, and The Best Toilet!
Thanks Olive! (Ashford,Kent)
I am happier using the car now!
★★★★★ Trust pilot review. June 2017.
Easy to deal with. A pleasure to talk to. Extremely knowledge about his subject. Nothing was too much trouble in finding us exactly what we needed within our budget. Very easy to pay. Never pushy. I would have no hesitation in reommending Roy’s particular services to care homes and anyone else that needs WAV advice
★★★★★ Trust pilot review. June 2017.
Roy was easy to talk to,and we had a good laugh over the best cuppa of the day. I got a fair price for my old car and a lovely new to me one, which I am thoroughly enjoying. The customer service was great and I will tell my friends all about it. Many thanks for making this so easy.
A dealer who doesn’t just promise!
★★★★★ Trust pilot review. July 2017.
Friars Motor Company.
Roy, the owner, very nice guy, very helpful, went out of his way with demo of vehcle. Would recommend this company.
★★★★★ Trust pilot review.(2017.August.)
Roy is the best!
We have never met a car dealer as good as him! He is very fair and honest! You can’t go wrong if you buy from him!
★★★★★ Trust pilot review.(2017.May.)
Roy was very helpful every step of the way during our WAV purchase, even delivering the car. The prices at Friars are also very good, especially as a WAV can be much more expensive due to the modifications. I would certainly deal with Roy again.
★★★★★ Trust pilot review. (Sept. 2017)
A very smooth transaction. I would definitely recommend this company. Most helpful and considerate, nice touches like supplying a tin of instant puncture repair stuff.
Just to let you know I took the Combo on its first long outing today to Tunbridge Wells (dentist ugh!) Car ran very well although I seem to have some trouble pressing hard enough on the clutch and have not yet mastered how to change gear quickly, apart from that a very comfortable and stressfree journey. I took the scenic route both ways so I have yet to attempt the motorway!!
★★★★★ Google review. (Sept. 2017)
Over many years of purchasing second hand cars, I’ve come across many spivs.Roy is the exact opposite;honest, fair and trustworthy. He will just not sell you a dud car.Many thanks, Roy.
★★★★★ Google review. (October. 2017)
It is always important to me when spending out on a biggish item to hope for a good and pleasant transaction. Roy Harding acheived this when I bought a car from him, my first wheelchair access vehicle. He is a mine of information and did not hurry or pressure me in any way – quite the opposite. I highly recommend anyone looking for a disabled car to see Roy first. And I love the new car.
Hi Roy – everything is definitely OK!! Didn’t plan to take car out today at 5.30 when John was back in wheelchair as I was quite tired but in the end I couldn’t resist a little outing! Got John in ok and (eventually) remembered all you’d told me! It’s fabulous to drive and very comfortable.Mostly only able to get out late afternoons so went out a lot in the first 2 weeks before the clocks went back and we lost daylight at that time of day. As you said, it only took me a few times of getting John in and out to get the hang of the routine. I forgot the back wheelchair restraints a few times at first!! John loves getting out and about in the car. I was particularly pleased to have the car for a hospital appointment instead of having to use hospital transport which is great, but not as convenient or quick.
I came back to you because the last car, 6 years ago was so good! Thanks George!
I was so pleased when you said you can show us car!
Roy is not your average used car dealer. He is extremely knowledgable on the subject of wheelchair accessible vehicles. He has a good selection of cars to view and is very friendly and helpful and not at all
‘pushy’. We bought a lovely car from him this week with very low mileage and in excellent condition. Roy goes that extra mile to be helpful and make sure the customer is happy. I would have no hesitation in buying from him again in the future. He also makes a good cup of tea!
Very good drive home – car behaved well. Thank you for its lovely condition.Dec 2017.
Sue and I are over the moon with the car, you have a customer here for life.Thank you. February 2018 Deal, Kent.
Just to wish you good luck in selling the car. You deserve it you’re a fair man, no one should be afraid to buy from you.
Harry,Folkestone. February 2018.
Sold a car today, to customer who bought Isetta bubble car new from my father in the 60’s.He toured Europe in it with his young wife.Photo shows owner showing how light weight at front!
This was our first WAV car and not being able to get out and about without one I needed to find the car online and do the rest by phone and email. The webiste with the all round video demonstration was excellent and enabled me to make the right choice. Roy brought the car to us. I was nervious about buying this way but the car was in excellent condition and we did not hesitate to purchase. We really appreciated the personal (non-pushy) service and I couldn’t be more pleased with the vehicle. It’s a joy to drive and makes travelling with a wheelchair so easy. I highly recommend this motor company (and apologise for taking so long to do this review!).
My Mum became wheelchair bound not that long ago and when it was clear she would not walk again it was time to trade in my mini for something more practicable. I work in Canterbury so when I came across Friars Motors, the selection, prices and location attracted me. Roy has been brilliant and helped me decide on the right vehicle. Any questions or queries I have had since he has only been too happy to help advise on and remedy. I cannot recommend highly enough. I will certainly point anyone in the direction of Friars Motors and buy from there again myself if I need to. Many thanks Roy, I can now take Mum on the holiday she’s been waiting ages for.