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Tangelo Auto Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

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Find all you need to know about Tangelo, our processes and our cars.

About Tangelo

No. Tangelo only sell used cars that meet the Tangelo Standard.

All cars will be serviced in line with its age and current mileage.

We want our customers to have a haggle free experience with us so we carefully set our prices so every customer gets a fair deal. The prices listed for each car are our best prices and are competitive within the market.

We are regularly reviewing the market and update the price of our cars based on current market values.

Yes. Our customers are welcome to book an appointment at our South West Customer Hub to test drive our Tangelo cars.

Car Care

When buying a Tangelo car, you can purchase additional products. These add-ons are insurance and protection, extended warranty and paint and fabric protection.

Every car comes with 3 months free RAC warranty.

You can extend your RAC warranty to 12 months, 24 months or 36 months for an additional cost.

Paint and fabric protection only needs to be applied once and lasts for the lifetime of the car. This provides an added shield to your car from day to day dirt and messy spills without the need for wax, polish or top ups.

You can include Paint and fabric protection and an RAC Extended Warranty in your finance package.

Most of them. If you would like to purchase insurance and protection and RAC Extended Warranty once you have received your car you can, however you will be unable to add paint and fabric protection.

No, we are unable to transfer your warranty to another car.

Yes, if you wish to cancel your extended warranty please contact your Sales Consultant.

Tangelo Auto Centre

Tangelo Auto Centre is based at Hill Barton Business Park on Sidmouth Road in Exeter. Once you’ve turned into the Business Park, simply follow the road around until you see the Tangelo Auto Centre. For more information on our location, opening hours and more, please head to the Find Us page.

A vehicle service at Tangelo Service Centre starts from £250, and covers the following areas of your vehicle: .

  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Under Bonnet
  • Under Body
  • Final Checks
  • And to help you spread the cost, we’re a Bumper Partner, meaning you can service your vehicle now and pay later. Find out more about Bumper Finance.

    You can book a vehicle service by booking online, or calling our online bookings team on 01392 822 719.

    The Tangelo Auto Centre does not offer roadside assistance if your vehicle suffers a breakdown or accident.

    If you purchased your vehicle through Tangelo, then please remember that every Tangelo vehicle comes with 12 months of complimentary RAC Breakdown Cover which offers 24/7 roadside recovery.

    If you don’t have Breakdown Cover, then we’d highly recommend covering your vehicle as soon as possible to avoid any nasty surprises. If you didn’t purchase your car through Tangelo, check with your manufacturer to see if you’re currently covered and what your options are.

    Tangelo Auto Centre offers collection and delivery from either your home or work. Please speak to our bookings team to find out how we can help.

    Yes you can. Please feel welcome to make use of our Customer Waiting Area at Tangelo Auto Centre. Alternatively, at the entrance to Hill Barton Business Park is Farringdon Bus Stop which offers services to Exeter City Centre and Bus Station, Honiton, Seaton, Exmouth, and Torquay.

    Yes we do. Based on availability, we're able to offer a loan car so you're not stuck if you have somewhere to be whilst we're working on your car.

    Finance and Payments

    We offer two types of finance - Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) or Hire Purchase (HP). All of our finance options are subject to status.

    Yes. You can find our finance calculator under every Tangelo car listing.

    No. Finance providers will take into account the age of the car when your proposed borrowing time ends. For a PCP agreement, the car will need to be no older than 10 years at the end of the agreement. For a HP agreement, the car will need to be no older than 12 years at the end of the agreement.

    When you buy a Tangelo car through our website, you can apply for finance by following the steps. However if you would prefer to be talked through the finance process, the Tangelo team are available to guide you through the process.

    We do accept external finance, however there is an admin fee of £299 for processing sales with external finance. Your handover or delivery could also be delayed as we do not have established relationships with external lenders.

    No. Finance providers will take into account the age of the car when your proposed borrowing time ends. For a PCP agreement, the car will need to be no older than 10 years at the end of the agreement. For a HP agreement, the car will need to be no older than 12 years at the end of the agreement.

    Simply sign the documents and provide ID. Our sales team will be there be able to guide you through the process.

    You can pay using Visa and Mastercard via our website. We are unable to accept payments using American Express. If you wish to pay over the phone we can only accept a maximum payment of £500. We can also accept a BACs transfer.

    We work with Black Horse, Santander and Mann Island.

    If you wish to change the Direct Debit details of your finance agreement, please contact your lender directly.

    If you choose to return your car, we will pay back the finance provider and your finance will be cleared. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact your Sales Consultant.

    Our current APR rate is 11.9%. This is subject to change.

    Part Exchange and Sell

    We take into account the age, mileage, condition and service history of the car to ensure we are offering an accurate part exchange price.

    To successfully part exchange your vehicle, we will need

  • MOT certificate
  • Service history print out and service book
  • V5 document
  • Owner’s manual
  • Spare key
  • Any accessories or parts that come with the car such as the parcel shelf
  • Yes we will buy a car, even if it has outstanding finance. However, if the vehicle you are trading in is worth less than your finance settlement you will be required to pay the difference. Our team will be more than happy to discuss this with you and guide you through the process.

    Yes you can. Our expert team will value your car for you and you can arrange to have it collected from your home or drop it off at our South West Customer Hub in Exeter.

    Provided the car or van matches the condition described when the part exchange was quoted, we won't change the price.

    Delivery and Collection

    Tangelo offer delivery to mainland UK. We do not deliver to Northern Ireland, the Scottish islands, Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and the other Channel Islands. We also reserve the right not to deliver to certain addresses due to vehicle access limitations.

    Yes. If you want to collect your new Tangelo car, you can arrange a handover with our sales team at our South West Customer Hub in Exeter.

    Tangelo charge £1.50 per mile for home delivery, whilst collection from our South West Customer Hub is free of charge. We calculate the delivery charge based on the distance from our distribution centre, EX5 1FG.

    No. In order to carry out ID checks, we need you to be there in person when we deliver your car.

    You will be given a morning or afternoon delivery slot to let you know when our delivery driver aims to be with you. They will be in contact one hour before they are due to arrive to give you an idea of when your car will be with you. You will then be given a full handover and shown around your new Tangelo car on arrival. Times all depend on the travel conditions that day.

    Should you need to change your delivery date last minute or if there is a problem when on route to your delivery we will look after the car and return it to our holding area should we need to.

    Transparency is important to us, therefore we provide a video walk around of every car before we deliver to ensure you see any imperfections on the car. If you feel there is an imperfection on the car that wasn't highlighted to you, please contact your Sales Consultant.

    Contact Us

    You can contact the Tangelo team by sending an email to [email protected] or you can call the team on 01395 239745. You can also complete the form on our website.

    The Tangelo sales office is open 7 days a week. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

    Our head office address is Tangelo Motor Company, Sidmouth Road, Exeter, EX5 2JJ.

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