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Some recent testimonials from our customers:

Thanks Dorothy,regards to Mum!

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 .

Happy Motoring!

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.

Thanks Pete.Good Luck!

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)

Helen of Sevenoaks,

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!

Helen (Sevenoaks)

Good Luck!


A Happy Mum!

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.

Thanks Dudley!

★★★★★ 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

Thanks Joy!!

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.

Happy motoring!

★★★★★  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.

Enjoy the warmer weather together!

★★★★★ Trust pilot review.(2017.March.)

Ideal company.

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.

Thanks Westgate!

It’s nice to meet an Honest Car Dealer!

Pleased Mum enjoyed car.

★★★★★ 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

Thanks Patricia.

★★★★★ 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 !

Happy Dad!

Hi Roy, Yes, I took Dad for a spin the same afternoon. Very easy getting him in and out. He was delighted!

Thanks again, Helen.

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.

Happy motoring.

My wife needs to get out!

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.

Keep on rocking!

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.

Very much happier!

Visited a customer who stated,he didn’t want to go out,watch the news, or talk to anyone.

You could see his wife’s anxiety!

After a few days with new car, and wife driving him around,he was a different person, and even thinking of buying a mobility scooter as well as wheelchair.

Everyone pleased!!

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.

Good luck to mum!

★★★★★ Car Dealer Review. September 2019.

We were looking for a car which enabled us to transport a wheelchair. Roy, the proprietor was so helpful, empathetic and very keen for us not to make any rash decision. The vehicle we chose was prepared to a very high standard and perfect for our needs. Roy couldn’t have been more helpful and I would have no hesitation in recommending Friars Motor Company to anyone who needs a vehicle requiring wheelchair access. Thank you Roy for all of your help.

John Graham Centre,Canterbury.

Thank you Roy, for speedy  and efficient service,can collect young man from Sheerness now!

Sheerness Ahoy!

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!

Thanks for coming long way for car!

Hello Roy,
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.

Best wishes,

Got there in the end!

Enjoy using car,and taking John for trips to the coast! Thanks for coming all the way to Canterbury.Roy.

Strode Park,Herne Bay.

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.)

Thanks all!

★★★★★ 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!

Freedom to get out!

My Wife hasn’t been out for six months, and we feel this car will make all the difference!

John Bekesbourne Kent.

Excellent Service!

There’s something about this garage that puts you at ease!

Excellent,thank you.Brian.

Thanks Audrey!

Hello Roy

Thank you for your personal service very much appreciated.

Kind regards

Excellent Service!


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.

St John's Brighton.

A dealer who doesn’t just promise!

Good Luck Brian!

★★★★★ 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.

All the best David!

★★★★★  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.


All the best!

★★★★★ 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!!

Thank you Andrew.

★★★★★ 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.

Thank you!

★★★★★  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.

★★★★★ TrustPilot Review.  (Nov. 2017)

Fantastic smooth deal from Roy!
Absolute gentleman, and always goes the extra mile to make sure the customer is always happy.Thank you again Roy.

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!

November 2017.

Hi Roy,
We arrived home safely, by which time I was getting used to the controls & brakes. It drives so smoothly.
Thank you for the tea and biscuits, it was very kind of you.
We will keep in touch.
Many thanks for your help.

★★★★★ Google Review. Dec 2017.

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.

VW Caddy.

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.

★★★★★ Google Review. September 2018.

Roy has been amazing! He drove a long way to deliver the new car. He built a ramp so that we could get the wheelchair out of the house to check it fitted in the car. He made sure that everyone was happy with how to use ramp and how the wheelchair fitted. I would definitely recommend his company. Thank you, Roy.

Thanks, Peter and Sue.

Hi Roy
Just wanted to add my thanks for you going above and beyond what would normally happen in such circumstances. We really appreciated your prompt co-operation and the loan of your own car.
Customer service second to none!
Thanks again
Peter & Sue

★★★★★ Google Review. August 2018.

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.

Thanks Preston and Maureen!

★★★★★ Google Review. October 2018.

Roy was a pleasure to do business with. He is very polite, approachable and knowledgeable. He demonstrated the car very well. He went out of his way to deliver the car to us. Roy is not your typical salesman, he is not pushy in making a sale. I would do business with him again.

Hello, Roy

Moira hasn’t seen the car yet, we’re just waiting on the ramp arriving, but she’s so looking forward to her escape
Thank you for the straps, and for your great service
Tim and Chris.
Enjoy your new car this Christmas.

December 2018.

Dear Roy,I am writing to express our gratitude for the kindness you showed in finding exactly the right vehicle for Brian. You were very patient on the Saturday afternoon we visited and I am amazed that you were able to bring the vehicle all the way to Flackwell Heath for them which made the whole process very easy. It was also extremely good of you to replace the tyres following the MOT. The vehicle is in splendid condition and it was clearly very well-prepared.It was an absolute pleasure to be able to do business with you. I will most definitely recommend you to anyone seeking a WAV in the future (possibly for myself at some time in the future!). With kindest regards and I wish you a very happy Christmas and every good fortune in the New Year

Prof. Gordon Stamp

British Legion Village.Maidstone.

December 2018.

Hello Roy. I hope you had a good Xmas..that’s if you celebrate it. The Fiat (don’t know if I call it a van or a car!) has been great and I’m very proud of it. Never thought I’d say that cos I’m not car minded..Cause too much pollution for my liking! I’m a green being..sorry!. Happy New year to you and yours. Thanks. Dru

Thanks Christine!!

January 2019.

Dear Roy, Thank you so much for selling me the Fiat Doblo,it has given me my independence back, and a new lease of life starting in 2019 with a very positive mindset.I really appreciate the way you conduct business and the helpful manner and approach you showed me.Thank you very much!

Thanks Adrian!

January 2019.

Excellent customer service. Roy was so helpful with his advice and bringing a car to us (with no obligation) for a demo.. Needless to say we purchased the car which Roy delivered. Very pleased, the advice from Roy was spot on with no hard selling, it’s made such a positive difference to our lives.

Good Luck!

★★★★★ Google Review. March 2019.

A fantastic service. Roy really went out of his way to provide excellent customer service both before and throughout ownership. Thank you.

★★★★★ Google Review. June. 2019.

What a wonderful company Friar Motors is.Nothing was too much trouble ,The owner went that extra mile to complete our purchase ,answered all our questions to the full and couldn’t have been more helpful.He even drove approx 80 miles to deliver it to us.Actually one can tell it is a good site as on the videos a Teddy Bear is involved and anything to do with ‘Teddies’ and one instinctively knows one will be well catered for.Cant thank you enough Roy and Bravo to you!!

May 2019.

Thank you ‘Age Concern’ Kent.

Happy motoring!

★★★★★ Google review. (Sept. 2019)

Best car salesman in the world!!!

No pushy salesman is Roy,who  listens to what your needs are, and matches the car to you. He brought the car over to me tried my buggy in it fits well, and enough room for the dog! Roy has had the car M.O T, and brought it back to me, with the hand controls fitted for me. What service!   Fantastic!

Proud to have served,a now retired Concorde Captain in East Kent.Flew to Manston Airport as well.

★★★★★ Trustpilot Review. (Nov. 2019)

We bought a car from Roy a couple of months ago. We can not praise Roy enough. He couldn’t have given us anymore help and advice. The after care he gave us was impressive we couldn’t fault him. Will definitely buy again from him when the need arises. George Oram

★★★★★ Car Dealer Review. Febuary 2020

Thank you so much for all your help Roy. Nothing was too much trouble. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Friars Motor Company to anyone looking for a wheelchair access car

Thank you Age Concern,Ashford for your purchase!

Thanks Graham!

“Came across Friars Motor Company whilst looking for a mobility car for my son. Watched the excellent videos and comments from the website prior to visiting. Whilst on-site, a very relaxed atmosphere and no pressure to buy. Roy answered any questions I had and came across as a very honest and knowledgable car dealer. Transfer of the car was faultless and now a very happy owner of a Renault Kangoo. Would definitely recommend and use Friars Motor Company again.”

Thanks Beryl!

Good afternoon Roy

I just wanted to say thank you for helping us out.

It was lovely to meet you. What a lovely, worthwhile business you have really helping people. I said to Chris on the way home I wish we had thought of it !!!

Wishing you all the very best.

Thanks for second deal!

★★★★★ Google review.
August 2021
Great personal service from Roy,as always.
This is the second vehicle we have purchased from Friars. Very pleased with our new car.

Many thanks for lovely car.

Thanks Trevor!

★★★★★ Google review.
September 2021

Roy made the whole buying experience a pleasure. A true gentleman. Our wav is fine and easy to drive. Would highly recommend if you require a wav vehicle.

Hi Roy     April 2022
Thank you so much for your help with us buying the car. We had our first journey today to a hospital appointment and it all went well- so much safer to get Ella in and out of a car!
Ella says a big thank you for the bottle of fizz. We enjoyed it with our tea last night!!
Many thanks again

Greetings to Cliftonville!

Hello Roy the eagle,has landed! B’ful drive home. Thank you so much from Mum & me, Lynne.

Well done!

Had an easy drive the van is lovely, and so are you.Steph!

2022 July.

Walmer Deal.
★★★★★ Google review.
November 2023
Mum very much enjoyed her first adventure for a long time and we look forward to many more.
Thanks for your assistance, trust and the bottle of fizz. All very much appreciated.
Take care!

’It’s been more than a pleasure dealing with you Roy’

Thanks you Newlands,Sturry!

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