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51 Years as a family-run Business   New Car Stock


What our customers say about us...

June 24, "Wonderful experience!! I hate car buying at the best of times but going to Derek Slacks was a breath of fresh air. I was on the lookout for an electric car and visited Derek Slacks just to have a look and ended up walking out having bought a Skoda Enyaq on an amazing deal!!! Was not pressured at all and the whole experience from beginning to driving away in my Skoda was fantastic. I have to give a shout out to Andrew Fowle he was top notch from beginning to the end, even when I went back with an issue it wasn't too much trouble. I am now a very happy Skoda Enyaq driver."

- Mrs C, Billingham


June 24, "Great communication. Dealt with John, as always exceptional service. 2nd time purchased from John and would recommend to anyone looking for a car"

- Mr A, Selby, North Yorkshire


May 24, "For the attention of Chris Harrison, Service Manager  Thank you for your letter dated 21 May reminding me that the above vehicle would shortly be due an MOT.  Can I ask that you amend your records to show that I am no longer the owner of this vehicle. The vehicle concerned has been handed on to my grand daughter who is delighted with the vehicle on two fronts namely the facilities afforded by the vehicle together with the fact that the vehicle was transferred to her free of charge.  The vehicle was transferred as I had reached 86 years of age and decided the time had come to give up driving. It would be appropriate to express my thanks to the Service Team for the excellent service I have received for a considerable number of years and to Jed Thirkell for the way he has kindly guided me  through the the purchase of several vehicles. Once again, thank you for your help over more years than I care to remember."

- Mr S, Middlesbrough


May 24, "We took a gamble and decided to do a long distance purchase as Derek Slack Motors were selling a vehicle that ticked all the boxes for us. We had excellent service from Andy Mockler who has gone above and beyond to ensure that the transaction was smooth sailing. We cannot fault the car or the service we have received and would definitely recommend them"

- Mrs P, Rockford, Essex


May 24, "Ian the salesman was great in helping me with my purchase of a second hand Kamiq. We went on a test drive and I loved the car from the get go. Ian was very helpful and thorough throughout the process and I nothing was ever too much trouble. During hand over he explained all the controls to me and helped me to set up wireless smart link which is a great feature. All in all a great experience."

- Ms B, Middlesbrough


May 24, "Can't fault Andy Mockler at all, bought the car without seeing it and his description of its condition was bang on. Drove down from Scotland to pick it up as the price for spec was a lot better than anyone local could do and he even came in on his day off to hand over car as it was the only day I could make the drive. Loving the kodiaq and boot space is unparalleled."

- Mrs S, ALEXANDRIA, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland


May 24, "Bought second Kodiaq from here as the service received when I bought the first Kodiaq was excellent. So yet again the service on buying the new Kodiaq was again excellent. Nothing was any trouble to sort by Andy the salesman. Any time I have been in the dealership everyone has been very friendly courteous and helpful. I very very rarely write reviews but on this occasion i just felt I had to share my positive experience and opinion.Would definitely recommend to others"

- Mr B, Sunderland


May 24, "Usually hate car shopping but genuinely were a pleasure to deal with"

- Kim


May 24, "I dealt with Ian throughout and I felt he was extremely down to earth, helpful and just a nice bloke, which obviously helps a lot"

- Mr M, Hartlepool


May 24, " Fantastic service and would 100% recommend these guys. 5 stars The service was top draw, And the no pressure sales attitude was very refreshing. John was very patient with me whilst I took the time away to make my decision. I loved the line we don't sell cars, We give customers opportunities to buy them. Couldn't be happier with my purchase and John got in touch in his own time later to make sure everything was ok with the car. What more could you possible hope for"

- Mr W, Middlesbrough


April 24, "John was very helpful and gave us great advice regarding finance. Turnaround was very quick and aftercare was supportive."

- Mrs M, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside


April 24, "Having had a couple of negative experiences locally in leeds I decided to look further afield.i found a skoda octavia vrs I liked look of at derek slack skoda in Middlesbrough. I made contact with them about it and i got a very positive and quick reply from them about as i said before i live in leeds and also work night shifts sometimes so here is where john from there sales team went above and beyond for me.i could not make it upto middlesborough on the saturday due to the night shift so he said to me why not come up on the sunday even though we are closed i will open up especially for you to see the car and test drive was well worth the journey the car was exceptional (i bought it on the spot). The communication afterwards was brilliant from john i had many questions over the next few days which were all answered in a timely manner,i did some of the buying process in store but a lot of it remotely on my all was dead easy with john and derek slack skoda who put me a great package together including a great trade in price for my skoda fabia..i will definitely be doing business with them again in the future.thanks to them all"

- Mr D, Leeds


April 24, " "Exceptional The purchase of my new vehicle arranged by John Holroyd was a fantastic experience. John made my transaction with such ease and stress free what a pleasure to be looked after by a highly professional person. The show room and staff are exceptional I would highly recommend Derek Slack Motors !"

- Mrs A, Hexham, Northumberland


April 24, " From start to finish the service was excellent.  The service I received was second to none. It was a really easy process from selecting my new car to completing all the admin. Big thanks to Andy Mockler who was amazing. Really easy process from start to finish. I would highly recommend Derek Slack to anyone wanting a quality new or used ŠKODA.

- Mr C, Norton


April 24, " Good service, car as advertised Good experience, went smoothly the car was as advertised, only hiccup being their MOT tester was off sick which delayed the test."

- Mr M, Durham


April 24, "Very friendly and professional staff that were not 'pushy'. John was helpful throughout the process, explaining finance,service and MOT information clearly. He kept me updated regularly."

- Mr M, Stockton on Tees


April 24, "From start to finish it was a pleasure buying a car from Derek Slack Motors. We don't often buy cars and we got some pretty bad vibes from a number of dealers we visited before we came here. As soon as we walked through the doors we felt welcomed and able to trust John. There was no hard sell and he gave us some brilliant information that allowed us to buy our Octavia estate with confidence. We've had the car for about 5 week now and we still love it (kids seem to love it more). We'll definitely be back to buy our next car, however long that may be! Thanks John and the guys are Derek Slack :)"

- Ms M, Gateshead


March 24, " Skoda Enyaq Very helpful staff. Took time and care to find me a nice car and a good deal including trade in of my old vehicle."

- Mr W, Stockton on Tees


March 24, " Andy at Derik slacks was very knowledgeable on the vehicle that I was interested in, patient and was willing to show me alternative vehicles. He went through the operation of the various controls in detail and was keen to understand my requirements for the area in which I live. Many thanks"  

- Mr C, Great Fryupdale, Whitby


March 24, "An excellent company to deal with. A caring, personal service from a reputable family business"

- Mr K, Guisborough


March 24, "Friendly, easy going manner. Excellent service. John was friendly, easy going and knowledgeable. No pressure during the test drive. Different options around payment explained fully, again without any pressure. Everything was sorted out quickly and he even collected me from the railway station when I came to collect"    

- Mr B, Peterborough


March 24, "Had my car in service this morning for a brake issue which was difficult. The staff did a great job in looking after me as I was a bit stressed. Ended up speaking with Tony Slack himself who was a gentleman and assisted greatly in helping with my issue. The beauty of a family business"

- Mr & Mrs L, Thirsk


March 24, "Excellent couldn't do enuf for ye"  

- Mr D, Middlesbrough


February 24, "First rate service.    We received a first rate service from John from making contact by phone, to the choice of car, his knowledge and there was no hard sell. The whole process was very smooth and we’ve come away very happy customers."    

- Mrs H, Burneston, Bedale


February 24, "I couldn’t have asked for a better more smooth experience. Andy was extremely professional and went out of his way to ensure the process was done as efficiently as it could be. He was professional and extremely personable throughout the whole process and he explained everything to me in a way that made it easy to understand. He even went out of his way to ensure the car was ready for me to pick up which he did not have to do which shows he went the extra mile for me."

- Mr H, Guisborough


February 24, "Ian Phillips was very helpfull and professional throughout the purchase of my vehicle. The whole experience proceeded without any drama. Ian kept my fully up to date regarding the vehicles preperation prior to my collecting the vehicle. Top marks to Ian."

- Mr O, Redcar


February 24, "I was attracted to the car after seeing it on-line. I visited the showroom and was shown the car by John, who explained and demonstrated the fitments on the car and then left me to explore the car myself. On his return he offered me a test drive which was organised within 5mins. On agreeing to buy the car as it was 2nd hand, it was valeted and tested and made available to me the following week. The whole experience was enjoyable as I didn't feel pressured at any point."

- Mr B, Stockton


January 24, "As a returning customer I have always found the dealership and Jed in particular, to be extremely helpful and personable."

- Mr C, Stockton


February 24, "Amazing friendly atmosphere any questions I had they were answered appropriately they make you feel so relaxed nothing was rushed drinks were offered nothing was to much for them"

- Miss W, Middlesbrough


February 24, "First class service. Service was fantastic. Ian couldn't do enough from the 1st visit to leaving with the car. He filled in all paper work for me. Sorted all Tax and insurance out. When I collected the vehicle he sat and showed me how to use all the new technology ensured I knew where all the wipers and lights etc were"    

- Mrs B, New Marske


February 24, "Great service again. Excellent service from John. Knowledgeable and competent. Offered fair price on my trade-in and explained everything I needed on the new car. 2nd car in a row from Derek Slack Motors, for me. Cant fault them"    

- Mr K, Guisborough


January 24, "Good outcome eventually. Finally sorted me with another car after my car proved unrepairable"    

- Mr F, Hartlepool


January 24, "Very helpful and polite staff very professional would recommend derek slacks to my friends"

- Mr G, Hartlepool


January 24, "My first positive experience when buying a car. I have always hated -with a passion - visiting car showrooms but, thanks to Jed at Derek Slack Motors, this was a very positive experience. We were made aware that Jed was on hand to advise and provide information on the vehicles, but he left us in peace to browse until we needed his input. At no point did I feel we were being pressured to make a choice and conclude the sale. Jed was infinitely patient , always allowing us time to discuss between us the pros and cons of each vehicle without interfering, then giving sound advice when asked. We came away confident that we had been matched with the vehicle that most suited our needs"    

- Mrs T, Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire


January 24, "Well informed on car i was looking at, all round readiness to assist in any way"

- Mr W, Thornaby


January 24, "Very professional service. Ian was extremely helpful and professional helping me to choose a car. He set up my part exchange and did a thorough handover of my new car. I would highly recommend Dereck Slack Motors if choosing a motor vehicle"    

- Mrs C, Marske by the Sea


January 24, "Approved Used ŠKODA Kamiq purchase. Sales Staff Andy M and Andy F  were friendly and approachable. Both made the purchase of an approved used ŠKODA a reasonably straight forward process. Provided me with all necessary information on vehicle to decide on purchase and prior to handover ensured all service requirements were up to date. Would recommend Derrick Slack Motors"    

- Mr L, Peterlee, County Durham


January 24, "Great service, polite, friendly and knowledgeable"

- Mr & Mrs N, Nunthorpe


January 24, "Excellent customer service from Andy Mockler, he couldn’t be more helpful. Made me feel at ease when purchasing my vehicle. and answered all my questions"

- Miss O, Billingham


January 24, " I came across Derek Slack Motors in my search to buy the Scala Monte Carlo 1.5 in Velvet Red with 0% finance. From the outset of my first discussion with Andrew, the journey to buying the car has been perfect. What drove this was the care and time that Ian took to explain everything, allowing me to consider everything with ease. As a Skoda dealership they are unique, as they actually care about the customer and not just another car sale. In my life I have bought including my new Scala 10 new cars, this one was without question the best experience of all. Ian has a great attitude and positive manner in dealing with my new Skoda purchase. Nothing is too much trouble for him as he really cares. This dealership should consider themselves very fortunate to have him"    

- Mr J, Gwynedd, Wales


January 24, "Great service , very good car buying experience.  Approached straightaway, very welcoming and polite. From start to finish everything was explained"    

- Mr M, Hartlepool


January 24, "Excellent service. We were dealt with immediately. Andy could not have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend"

- Mrs W, Hartlepool


January 24, "Friendly staff who are always happy to help, either in person or over the phone. Car took longer to arrive than initially expected, but the garage cannot control global shortages. I was kept updated which is what matters. Overall very happy with service received and my new Kamiq. Highly recommend over the faceless big garages."

- Mrs W, Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea


January 24, "Excellent service, helpful and polite staff and not pushy at all. Good salesman John sold me a car quickly and more than my budget 😄 Then when i picked it up Ian helped me by going through everything on car, setting up radio and programming mobile 👍"    

- Mrs H, Marske-by-the-Sea


December 23, "As you would expect from a quality car dealer good service"

- Mr F


December 23, "We bought a used car from Derek Slacks a couple of months ago and the experience was outstanding. I have just been back with a minor issue and it was sorted straight away, no quibbles. It just proves that using a local supplier is best. Thanks to Derek Slack Motors. I highly recommend them."

- Mr C, Eaglesciffe


December 23, "Skoda Octavia, My purchase experience was excellent from start to finish"    

- Mr S, Nunthorpe Middlesbrough


December 23, "Professional and supportive.  Very professional, knowledgeable and supportive service. We appreciated the experience which gave us confidence to proceed"      

- Mr T, Forres, Moray, Scotland


December 23, "No pushy sales team just a honest description and best price they could do. Helpfull with the hole process"

- Mr M, Stockton on Tees


December 23, " Hi Andrew, Very good to pop into Slacks this week for our Kodiaq’s annual service – unfortunately we had to call back more than once, but everything is now sorted and working well. A massive “thank you” to you for your generosity in lending us a demonstrator for a few days whilst things got fixed, something which you did without a moment’s hesitation – amazing service. Without that we have no idea how we would have managed. It’s this level of dedication to customer satisfaction that brings us back to Slacks every time. We’ll see you again late 2024 for the next service, and maybe a wee look at the new Kodiaq! Please pass on our best regards and thanks to Tony too. Look after yourselves and keep up the good work."

- Mr & Mrs L, Isle of Harris, Western Isles, Scotland


November 23, "On point, they had everything ready on my arrival offered me coffee excellent customer service"    

- Mr Q, Newham, London


October 23, "Great customer service. Delighted with the service given when purchasing another car. Andy was very knowledgeable, helpful and efficient, lined to what we were looking for and made buying a car very easy and stress free process"    

- Mrs T, Saltburn by the Sea


October 23, " Great service from start to finish. Was searching through Autotrader for a new to me car for my business. The car they had advertised was just what I was looking for in honesty. Popped up to Middlesbrough to have a quick look at it, and was met by Ian, one of their sales executives. Great lad, blunt and to the point, which is what I like. Had a quick test drive, and I gave them a deposit. Ian sorted out getting the vehicle serviced and MOT'd, for me to pick up the next week. He even picked me up from the station. That's what you call service! Had a great drive home, and its now getting sorted for my business. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new, or like mine, pre owned cars. No pressure, just honest chat"    

- Mr V, Leeds


September 23, "This is not the first time I’ve used this showroom and sales team. Firstly After being very silly and changing my Fabia to a corsa this was the biggest mistake. To be honest I always knew I am a Skoda kinda girl. After popping in to the showroom I was astounded to see a new Fabia. I knew I wanted it so spoke to Andrew and Ian to see if we could do a deal. Andrew was great at listening to what  was affordable for me and managed a deal I was super happy with, Then comes Ian the most professional compassionate and caring salesman who went through all the figures paperwork and demo of the car. These two are two in a million there is no sleazy sales patter just care and attention to detail and perfect customer care. It really feels like a family visit, nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend Skoda Middlesbrough in a heart beat."  

- Mrs R, Middlesbrough


September 23, " Excellent. John Holroyd was the person I dealt with. He was helpful, informative, understood what I was looking for and needed and wasn't pushy in the slightest. Any questions I had were dealt with quickly and I'd recommend him and the dealership to anyone."

- Mr D, Middlesbrough


September 23, "The overall experience was great, from being offered a cup of tea as soon as we walked in, to the amount of time and care we got from Ian when we collected our new car. Ian was brilliant, first he always spoke to me rather than to my husband - it is surprising how rare that still is! He also didn’t push anything on us but helped us understand how best to get the car we wanted. He genuinely helped us, taking us through the different options and finance methods on his iPad and being very available on the phone. His service was perfect, genuinely facilitated us getting the car we wanted. And he gave us so much time on the day of collection!"

- Mrs R, Middlesbrough


September 23, "Due to having our part exchange car's clutch failing days before we were due to pick up our new one we had to have it towed in to Derek slacks for reassesment whilst we were there sales consultant ian Phillip's and all the staff went above and behond to get our new car ready for us to drive home that same afternoon well worth waiting in the showroom for a few hours we cant thank Ian and the team enough for making this possible Going above and beyond to get all the paperwork and new car ready on the same day we had to have our part ex car towed to derek slacks due to clutch failure . In one afternoon the skoda part ex was reassessed finance papers redone new car taxed, registered, valeted, insured, helped with skoda app on phone and showed us all the features and technology of the car".

- Mr H, Middlesbrough


September 23, "My overall experience dealing with Derek Slack Motors Ltd, Middlesborough, with my trade-in and purchase of the Skoda Karoq all went smoothly and professionally, and I would be happy to deal with them again."

- Mr W, Westerskeld, Shetland


September 23, "I was rather apprehensive about changing my car as I had owned my old Fabia for 9 years and had been happy with it. However I knew the time had come to part with it. The salesman was knowledgeable and efficient and the whole process was very straightforward . My new Fabia is wonderful, and I am really enjoying driving it."

- Mrs L, Skelton


September 23, "Sales team spot on, no pressure and very helpful and knowledgeable. On collection was given introduction to vehicle operation and settings with no pressure to rush away. Very satisfied with overall experience."

- Mr C, Shotton Colliery, Durham


September 23, "Ian made the whole experience feel seamless and made me feel at ease straight away, he outlined everything in great detail and made sure if I had any questions they were answered, you could really tell he has a genuine passion for the role, very professional and approachable."

- Mr C, Guisborough


September 23, "Ian Phillips was a lovely gentleman to deal with. He kept in touch over a long period, always replied to messages was knowledgeable and always patient"

- Mr A, Stockton


Spetember 23, "Ian was very helpful, reasonable, gave good advice and non persuasive. Showed all the cars functions and how to use the console. Kept me regularly updated on when the car would be available to collect. Drove to plymouth the next day when there was lots of fog and wet where the fuctions proved useful (lane assist, auto fog lights etc). Happy with the purchase, thank you"  

- Mr R, Hartlepool


September 23, "No pressure. Low pressure sales and a real effort to please. If ownership goes as smooth as buying I’ll be very happy"    

- Mr H, Hartlepool


September 23, "Can't fault them. Excellent service from John at Derek Slack. He was great to deal with, answered questions honestly and directly and couldn't have been more helpful"    

- Mr D, Middlesbrough


September 23, "Excellent and totally professional service especially from Mr Andy (sales manager) Nothing was too much trouble, Very kind and helpful, I would recommend Derek Slack motors every time,"

- Mrs M, Stainton, Middlesbrough


August 23, "It is a real pleasure to write a really positive e mail. As you know we were not entirely happy with our collection of the Kodiaq and I think you too shared our concerns. Despite the best efforts the hand over was not very helpful and of course Jed then came to the house to try to resolve our concerns. He may have mentioned that with such a sophisticated car there is a lot to learn. The Sat Nav in particular was causing much frustration. With Jed’s assistance we arranged with Chris that he would come over to the house yesterday. He offered much time and patience and a whole load of very good advice. All of that attention has meant that our initial excitement with the car has returned ( and he went off with a big bag of vegetables from our garden !! ) I think you will realise that after various frustrating attempts to buy our new car we were delighted with the service you offered on our first meeting. It got a little testy on collection of the car and hopefully our feedback offered  in a good spirit will help others in the future. We can not fault the help Chris has given and we would want you to pass on our comments to him and of course to Jed. Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten the fishing but life and the garden have been a bit busy right now and we will keep in touch. All that said  we wish to say thank you and hopefully look forward to more business in the future.

- Mrs & Mrs B, Northallerton, North Yorkshire


August 23, "FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SERVICE. We were well looked after from beginning to end. The customer service was amazing and we felt that they made a huge effort to take care of us!!"    

- Mrs S, Salford, Manchester


August 23, "Great customer service"

- Mr M, Oxford, Oxfordshire


August 23, "Approached several dealers and requested email or text response due to me being deaf.  Ian Phillips from Derek Slack Dealership was the only person to consistently comply with that request.  Everything was dealt with professionally and with friendliness and we picked our car up after a long 250 miles (7 hours due to traffic issues).  We were welcomed and Ian gave us a thorough test drive and induction on the car which was much appreciated. Everything was so smooth and well run.  Would definitely buy again from Ian and would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Ian.. you are a star! Ian's demeanor and professionalism from start to finish was exemplary. Everything requested was dealt with and nothing was too much trouble."

- Mrs B, Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland


August 23, "Great service and after sales. The sales team where very professional and had a great understanding of their cars"

- Mr F, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear


August 23, "Excellent service. Very information and clear. I felt supported in my choices and that I knew exactly what was happening each step of the way"

- Miss L, Cambridge


August 23, "Great service, friendly staff overall a very good experience. My second new car bought from this garage and my salesman John holroyd was great, he took care of everything and made sure my experience was as good as it could be. Recomend this garage and john in particular."

- Mr P, Middlesbrough


August 23, "What excellent service from John Holroyd, he was patient not a push sales person gave us time to have a look round and when came to choosing my vehicle, John showed us the correct vehicle we wanted. When financing the vehicle, John gave us two options. When we made our decision, he got it all sorted. After the bad experience I had Pervious with Derek Slack in Middlesbrough, John changed my opinion about Derek Slack in Middlesbrough. If you thinking about buying a new or used Skoda go and see John at Derek Slack in Middlesbrough. Thanks again John."

- Mr M, Middlesbrough


August 23, "A massive thank you for a job well done with brilliant customer service. My car was sorted, the mechanics went above and beyond fixing a puncture once the warning system failure was fixed. A special thank you to Jo and the young lady front of house as I had my 13 month old, just walking grandson with me. They both entertained him for me, Jo even walking out with my car keys so I could just put the car seat straight into my car from the curtesy car. You always go the extra mile at Derek Slacks, Middlesbrough and it is really appreciated. I recommend your dealership to everyone because of this. Nothing is too much trouble, you are honest with expectations, letting the customer know exactly what must be done, what you recommend, plus extras if wanted. I have dealt with other main dealers in Middlesbrough & Northallerton, etc. You are the best, welcoming, professional and just brilliant at what you do. Been with you 20 years now, here’s to the next 20!"

- Mrs S, Stockton on Tees


July 23, "Great deal all round"

- Mr & Mrs S, Easington


July 23, "Great customers service. straight up and well organised"

- Mr L


July 23, "Lovely staff, welcoming and polite. Quick and efficient with handling queries and services."

- Mr R, Teesside


July 23, "Always friendly and super helpful good team of people. They service my car and can't really fault them."

- Mr J, Stockton on Tees


July 23, "Highly recommended. The Derek Slack team were very helpful. Andrew took me through the options available, he was incredibly knowledgeable and found the right deal for me. I am so happy with my purchase. Buying a car is a huge deal, I am grateful for having someone trustworthy supporting me with my decision."

- Ms F, Stockton on Tees


July 23, "Highly recommended. Very good service. Would certainly recommend to other customers. Sale was done through Jed - no pushy sales, very relaxed and quality service."

- Mr S, Normanby


July 23, "Exceptional service, Good car, fair price and exceptional customer service. A few minor points picked up in an AA inspection were rectified immediately with no hassle. Derek Slack were determined to ensure everything was as it should be on the vehicle they were selling"  

- Ms M, Walterstone, Herefordshire


June 23, "I have just had my Superb estate serviced and would like to thank and big up the fantastic help from Jo, my company Cox automotive have a hundred Skodas and would recommend all my local collegues to use you"

- Mr D, Stockton on Tees


May 23, "Great service, friendly, polite and helpful staff. They helped me find the perfect car to tow my caravan"

- Mr T, Redcar


May 23, "Ian was very helpful and went above and beyond to help us. Very down to earth and friendly, plus he had biscuits!"

- Mrs G, Whitby, North Yorkshire


May 23, "Amazing service, would recommend John and the team to anyone!"

- Mr F, Skelton in Cleveland


May 23, "Great company to deal with. We Dealt with John from their sales department, he was excellent. He came across very open and professional. We were happy with both our trade in and purchase of a car from them"

- Mrs W, Guisborough


May 23, "Great experience. The salesperson, John really looked after me well, going above and beyond. This is now my third car from Derek Slack Motors, always straight forward and efficient service. Would definitely recommend"

- Miss T, Loftus, Saltburn by the Sea


May 23, "Outstanding Service. Ian the salesperson who dealt with my purchase was absolutely first class. He took me all through the vehicle and demonstrated his knowledge. An honest approach in the old school way, pointing out the items that required attention. All done as promised. A really great experience and seamless. No hesitation to address any questions to make sure everything was ok. A follow up call the next day just to confirm that all was well. A small wheel balance requirement for the new tyres fitted was promptly dealt with. I would not hesitate in recommending Derek Slack Motors"    

- Mr F, Peterlee, County Durham


May 23, "Fantastic customer service and good value car."

- Miss B, Middlesbrough


May 23, "Derek Slack First Class. Kept me informed all the way demonstrated how the entertainment system worked in the car and did what they said they would do"    

- Mr R, Northallerton, North Yorkshire


April 23, "All round helpful, professional service, especially from John. A trouble free purchase and transaction. Thank you very much"

- Mr B, Guisborough


April 23, "Excellent and friendly, helpful assistance from John. The whole experience was first class. A company to highly recommend"

- Mr B, Ripon, North Yorkshire


April 23, "So happy with my new Skoda Octavia VRS, it’s everything I was looking for and better. John was really helpful and he found the best deal for me and was able to help me with my part exchange Massively. They’ve prepped the car with new tyres and MOT and service and it looks brand new! If I go for a Skoda again for my next car, I’ll definitely be coming back here!! Thanks Guys"

- Mr S, South Shields, South Tyneside


April 23, "Excellent service provided. Knowledgeable salesperson with kind demeanour. Would highly recommend 😊"

- Mrs S, New Marske, Redcar


April 23, "Amazing customer service. John was very helpful with helping me find my second car he listened to what I liked and made sure the car had everything I wanted could not of gotten better service. Would 100% recommend to a friend"                                             

- Miss M, Darlington


April 23, "Perfect Sevice. The sales service was excellent - no pressure to buy "extras" like other dealers! I did choose to ask for LIFESHINE. The car was serviced, mot'd and sold with the next 2 mots and services included plus 2 years AA cover. I would definitely recommend!"    

- Mr C, Stillington, Stockton on Tees


April 23, "Efficient and honest sale. Straightforward purchase.  A great dealership, lovely welcome, knowledgeable staff and high spec cars. Everything was very straightforward with all my requests taken into consideration. John was a great sales person, no pressure to buy but likewise offered fair and considered advice"            

- Mrs F, York


April 23, "Great service from the sales team, especially Ian Phillips who get us informed at all stages, provided excellent customer service. Felt a valued customer by Ian and Andy Fowle, Sales Manager. Much prefer to deal with local independent dealers as no hard sell or pressure to make a decision. Ian kept us informed at all stages. Absolute pleasure to deal with him and have no hesitation in recommending him to others and would certainly deal with Ian again. My karoq purchase is actually the 3rd car bought from Ian in the last year. 1st a fabia for my daughter which was written off in an accident so replaced that with another fabia bought from Ian"

- Mrs P, New Marske


April 23, "From start to finish the customer service and sales knowledge from Ian was outstanding. I felt that I was given sufficient information, time with the car/Ian to make an informed decision about my purchase. I was never pressured in anyway and always felt that the information provided was detailed, honest and forthcoming. Ian careful listen to what I was looking for in my purchase and was able to verify information and provide addition knowledge. Every step in the process of purchase was explained fully. The amount of contact from test drive to drive away was well balanced. I always felt that I could approach/contact Ian with any questions/concerns. Ian spent time with me and my car to ensure I was confident before drive away. He was able to set up the in car entertainment system with ease and linked to my phone and sorted setting so I was sorted from the get go. Ian then called after 24 hours to make sure everything is still ok (although I was not able to take the call as I was sick with covid). Ian left me feeling that I can call with any follow-up questions in the days to come as I get used to my new car. Outstanding service and knowledgeable base with a hint of humour which made my Skoda very enjoyable!"

- Mrs M, North Cowton


April 23, "Great place to buy a Skoda. Very good service from Ian. Not pushy. Got me a good trade in price for our car. Free car mats."    

- Mrs S, Northallerton, North Yorkshire


April 23, "Simply the best! Five star friendly and professional service. I’m delighted From the point of first contact to driving away in my new (to me) car, the service and support I received from Ian was superb. He listened to what I wanted, explained everything clearly, answered all my questions in a friendly, professional and unhurried way and went out of his way to ensure that I got the best deal and the car that was right for me and matched what I was looking for. At no time did I feel pressured or “sold to”. I’m delighted"    

- Mrs V, Whitby, North Yorkshire


March 23, "Derek Slack Motors are one of the best car companies around. A first class experience as always. Between myself and my family we have had 14 cars from them. I even travelled from the west coast of Scotland to replace my car with them."

- Miss S, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire, Scotland


March 23, "Helpful, friendly, experienced staff, especially Ian who made the whole car buying process a stress free and straight forward one. I was made to feel at ease with no pressure and everything was explained clearly."

- Mrs A, Stockton on Tees


March 23, "An excellent standard of salesmanship. Andy Fowle the sales manager was A1 in dealing with me on the purchase of a Skoda Enyaq 60. he spent as much time as was necessary to go through every detail of the car and explain any questions I had in relation to what he was saying. The same applies when we picked up the car. he went through every detail thoroughly and told me if I had any questions relating to the car at any time, I was just to give him a call or pop into the garage to see him and he would assist me in answering my questions. Thank you Andy we appreciated all your help.. Well done"    

- Mr M, Brookfield, Middlesbrough


March 23, "Excellent service . Would definitely recommend to others. We were treated very well. Offered refreshments while we waited for help in purchasing our car. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Would definitely recommend their services to family and friends."    

- Mrs A, Northallerton, North Yorkshire


March 23, "Friendly, experienced, knowledgable, staff who treat customers very well….. going the extra mile to ensure a positive experience. Made buying a new car straightforward, great service."

- Mrs K, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland


March 23, "After being apprehensive about buying a used car from a big dealer … couldn’t be proved more wrong. Andy, Sales Manager, and especially Ian Phillips, Sales Exec were amazing. As a woman I dread this car buying scenario, but this was great. Treated so well, got all the information I wanted, admin so easy and great communication right from start to pick up. I love my car and the whole experience has been simple and a pleasure to deal with honest guys. Couldn’t recommend Ian any more highly"

- Mrs G, Morpeth, Northumberland


March 23, "This was by fair the easiest time i have ever had ordering and picking up a motability vehicle. The motability advisor was knowledgeable and really helpful which made the process of deciding on a vehicle so much easier. I was kept informed as to what was happening with my order and updated as soon as the vehicle had arrived. Handover was smooth and the he explained all the features in detail. I would definitely recommend this garage to my friends and family"

- Mrs A, Redcar


March 23, "The customer service received by Andrew who ordered the car and then Jed who kept up with updates and handover was amazing. Jed also took his time making sure I was happy with the car and showed me how everything worked. It's the best customer service I have ever received. Would highly recommend them to all my friends and family. Both very approachable , friendly and nothing was to much trouble"

- Mrs G, Redcar


March 23, "My husband and I was well looked after by the manager and Ian who were professional and friendly I will be sure to come back when I need another car. Ian took me and my husband for a test drive and explained things to us about the car ensuring that my as a nervous driver felt happy to drive the car. They were professional and friendly making the experience pleasant."

- Mrs B, Billingham


March 23, "Went to see if we could part ex our Fabia Estate and got a great deal on a hatchback. The whole whole experience was great no pushy sales just clear polite explenation of what we would get to make the change. Superb in all ways a pleasure to make a purchase from Derek Slack Skoda. He is cheerful polite and very helpful a five star person"  

- Mr S, Darlington


March 23, "brilliant service, phoned on the morning get a test drive on the afternoon and bought the car. Ian Phillips was great sorted us out wasnt meant to get the car till the following monday but thanks to Ian and the rest of the team we got it saturday lunch time so thankyou very much, great customer service didnt mess about trying to sell us other cars we didnt want"

- Mr H, Stockton on Tees


March 23, "On entering the dealership, we were greeted politely by one of your sales reps (Jed), who enquired what we were looking for, and when we advised we were browsing for a citigo, he pointed us in the right direction, and advised us to let him know if there was anything we need. We found a car for my wife, and I had a general walk up and down on the off chance there was an Octavia automatic whilst she was finding more information or about the citigo. Jed helped me with information on the Octavia, and between the two cars, we managed a deal which I feel all parties were happy with. My wife's citigo didn't have a DAB digital radio, but the dealership managed to fit an adapter as part of the deal. Everything went through smoothly, including arranging the finance on my car. On the day we collected the vehicles, the manager came over to see us, and thanked us for purchasing the cars from them. The experience was very smooth and easy, and I would highly recommend Derek Slack Skoda."

- Mr C, Redcar


March 23, "Incredibly efficient, were able to prepare vehicle for collection within 24 hours.  This was important because we needed the car for a holiday. John was most helpful and efficient. He explained everything well, had a very good manner, and even found a herbal tea for my wife. When we said we needed the car quite quickly for a holiday he was able to arrange the pre-collection work so we could pick up the car the following day. Explained everything clearly, and included significant work on the vehicle at no extra charge" 

- Mr W, Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, West Yorkshire


March 23, "We are two sisters and over the years we have always looked for our new cars together at numerous dealerships, and I have to say that dealing with Andy Fowle (sales manager) at Derek Slacks has been the most positive and pleasurable experience we have ever had. Andy is a real Gentleman even delivering rubber mats to my home after work, We very much appreciate it. Thank you Andy."

- Mrs M, Stainton


March 23, "Pleasant and relaxed service, knowledgeable and no pressure."

- Mr B, Middlesbrough


March 22, "We had a wonderful sales man Ian who went above and beyond to get our car sorted out and to us as quick as humanly possible. What a wonderful service"

- Mr T, Aberdeen


March 23, "We have just bought a Skoda Fabia from Derek Slack motors and were assisted in our purchase by Ben who was very helpful, friendly and informative. We were talked through the paperwork, everything was explained and it all went smoothly. When we collected the car Ben demonstrated how to set the controls up and ensured we were comfortable with them and that we were happy with the car before we drove away. We were very impressed with the service we received at Derek Slack motors, especially from Ben and would recommend them to others. Thank you"

- Mrs H, Middlesbrough


March 23, "Went to see if we could part ex our Fabia Estate and got a great  deal on a hatchback. The whole whole experience was great no pushy sales just clear polite explenation of what we would get to make the change. Superb in all ways a pleasure to make a purchase from Derek Slack Skoda. Ben went above and beyond, he is cheerful polite and very helpful a five star person"

- Mr S, Darlington


February 23, "Great customer service. Always happy to help and sort any problems out. Fantastic, there always there to sort anything out for you. Nothing is a problem. Great staff very friendly"    

- Mr H, Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea


February 23, "While we did not end up buying a car form Derek Slack Motors the experiance could not have been more positive, Ian Phillips in sales could not have been more helpful in trying to find a car that fitted our needs and within our budget - if we are evey in the market for a new car again Derek Slack Motors will be on the top of my list"

- Mr E, Huddersfield


February 23 "A pleasant experience. They listened to my requirement in a new car and came up with suitable cars from their stock and required price range. Any questions were answered promptly and without pressure"  

- Mr M, Billingham


February 23, "I ordered the car in September and Jed kept me informed at every interval as to where we were in regards to timescales. The handover was fantastic and Jed could not have been more Helpful"

- Mr H, Hartlepool


February 23, "This was by fair the easiest time i have ever had ordering and picking up a motability vehicle. Jed made me feel comfortable and answered all questions that i had and i did not feel at any point that i was rushed and when i asked about coming back to test my wheelchair in the boot of the car he was really accommodating, i would definitely recommend the garage and Skoda to my family and friends"

- Mrs A, Redcar


January 23, "Customer service was excellent. The sales person Ian was really helpful and made the process of purchasing a car so easy. It all suited my needs."

- Mr W, Guisborough


January 23, "Brilliant customer service. Love my new car☺️thank you"    

- Mr S, Marton, Cleveland


January 23, "Outstanding service from John he made the sale easy and quickly even bringing the car to me in Thirsk to look at. I will definitely be buying from you again when I need a new car . Thanks Tom"  

- Mr M, Thirsk, North Yorkshire


January 23, "I recently bought a vehicle from Derek Slack Motors Ltd and my contact John Holroyd was fantastic. The car was a Skoda Karoq (Grey) and it was in pristine condition upon collection. Having not seen the car since I live in somerset and could not easily go up and "test drive". I decided to test drive locally and then purchase remotely. The car was as expected, fantastic! Excellent condition and a true testament to the Skoda Approved car scheme but also the dealership. They picked me up from the train station on collection day, which was great considering it felt like -20. I would highly recommend using Derek Slack Motors"

- Mr F, Frome, Somerset


January 23, "Outstanding customer service shown by Ian , thoroughly explained everything. Super fast and easy service, got my enquired on the ground and running within minutes. Would highly recommend to anyone. Car came really clean and I have no faults"    

- Mr D, Middlesbrough


December 22, "Great company, very informative staff and not at all pushy. Happy to give us test drive of multiple vehicles to find the right one"

- Mr C, North Shields, North Tyneside


December 22, "A positive experience from placing the order to receiving the car. I was kept informed as to how things were progressing and was lucky enough to receive the car well ahead of the predicted delivery date. Andrew Fowle was very efficient and made sure everything we requested to be added was on the car when it arrived. He also spent time making sure I was happy with all the new technology, not feeling rushed when trying to get to grips with the new technology, and the patience shown by Andrew. Received a beautiful, classy looking new car"

- Mr & Mrs E, Redcar


December 22, "Brought my second Skoda Kamiq from Derek Slacks. As always an excellent experience,no high pressure selling and a fair deal.Yes,I could of trawled the internet and saved a few quid,but I know this garage and have dealt with them for 12 years ,for my lease cars and recently my car purchases.Yeah, it is the sales staff,who sell you a car,but in my mind it is the service reception ladies,technicians and Mark Calvert collecting my car in Whitby,who actually keep me going back to Slacks.Because,of the exceptional aftersales service offered,by Slacks.My car was well prepared for handover and exceptionally clean and John even took the time to set my phone up.Once again,to everyone at Slacks ,thanks for a no hassle experience"

- Mr G, Whitby


December 22, "Extremely efficient, whole deal completed within 24 hours"

- Mr L, Washington, Tyne & Wear


December 22, "Brilliant service, thank you! They are fantastic. Their salesman John was knowledgable and incredibly helpful. He asked us what we wanted and why, and then suggested cars we would like to look at. Having walked around the sales room he suggested a particular car for a test drive. My husband and I test drove it and decided it was the right car for us and purchased it there and then"

- Mrs G, Seamer, North Yorkshire


December 22, "Really straightforward and honest, car was and is excellent. It was everything you would hope for no pressure sales just sound advice and assistance, Quality …"

- Mr M, Redcar


December 22, "Used Škoda karoq purchase. Very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. Jed there sales man was very knowledgeable and not pushy like a lot of sales men"

- Mr P, Bowburn, County Durham


December 22, " The whole team at Derek Slack were tremendous as always. From my initial enquiry to the hand over, Ian was professional and explained all my questions clearly and concisely. He made the whole process effortless and enjoyable"

- Mr W, Darlington


December 22, "Absolute pleasure to visit Derek Slack motors you are always greeted as part of the family the sales staff are amazing big thank you to Ian Phillips and Andy Fowle. Name of team member who went above and beyond: Ian Phillips & Andy Fowle. 2 amazing sales people there offer a fantastic service and truly are a credit to Derek slack motors would definitely recommend them to my family and friends"

- Mrs R, Middlesbrough


December 22, "Excellent service! The service I received at Derek Slack motors was absolutely excellent! John, who handled my sale, was extremely professional and knowledgeable, he made the whole procedure of purchasing the right car for me smooth, straightforward and easy. He offered great advice and it was a pleasure to deal with him. I would highly recommend Derek Slack motors!"

- Mrs M, Staindrop, County Durham


December 22, "Excellent service, good advice from salesperson but not overly forceful. I would recommend them to other customers, very detailed knowledge of all cars on forecourt. Excellent follow-up when I picked the car up"

- Mrs W, Nunthorpe Middlesbrough


December 22, "Have been looking for the right vehicle for months and by chance Derek Slacks had just the one. We took a chance and went down on a Saturday late afternoon and were greeted by John & Andy. The professionalism shown by both was fantastic. John stayed after hours to make sure the car was the right one for us, discussing all the finance options, showing myself and my husband around the vehicle and explaining all its features. We had a delay waiting for my license to arrive back from DVLA and John was ever so patient and understanding. He kept in touch with my husband throughout sale to collection. When collecting the car it was in the showroom in gleaming condition ready for us to drive away. I can’t thank John enough for everything he did for us for the purchase of this vehicle. Would not hesitate to return and purchase every vehicle I will own in the future from John."

- Mrs P, Guisborough


November 22, "Quick and efficient. I test drove a Skoda fabia and managed to purchase it in the same day. The car was serviced and ready for me to collect before close of business the same day. I am super happy with my car"

- Mrs W, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough


November 22, "deal done without any faffing about, 5stars"

- Mr L, Loftus, Saltburn by the Sea


November 22, "Excellent customer service. After using main dealers for over 20 years moving to a family run dealership is an eye opener! What a difference, no pushy sales, lots of car options, Andy knew which car would be right for me with only a few questions. Thank you so much for such a lovely welcome and lovely new car, I just need to keep it as clean as when I collected it!"

- Miss B, Carlin How, Saltburn by the Sea


November 22, "Excellent customer service, they made us feel important, and the car was delivered exactly when promised"

- Mr H, Ryton, Tyne & Wear


November 22, "Prompt communication. No hard sell. Answered queries appropriately. Andrew Fowle and John....the sales managers...were informative....not in your face hard selling. ...and answered my questions appropriately"

- Mr M, Horsforth, Leeds


November 22, "A joy to use. Very professional and helpful. Salesman not pushy and everything explained clearly. Car was ready when they said it would be no delays"    

- Mr B, Middlesbrough


November 22, "Pain free, no heavy sales. Smooth process, good advice and hands off sales"

- Mr R, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees


October 22, "So helpful salesman was brilliant car was delivered to the door. Definitely so easy to deal with jed was brilliant he gave me a run through of the car he made buying the car so stress free"    

- Mr A, Billingham


October 22, "Good friendly service John Holdroyd"

- Miss H, Middlesbrough


October 22, "friendly and efficient, very helpful"

- Mr C, Middlesbrough


October 22, "Patient to talk and explain every details. The car is also nice and clean! The staff is always helpful, although the collection has met some problems at the first time. Definitely suggest this place :)"

- Miss H, Newcastle


October 22, "Excellent customer service. John was very easy to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. At no point did I feel pressured into buying. He maintained excellent communication throughout the buying process. When I’m ready for my next car, I’ll definitely be heading straight back to Derek Slacks."

- Mr W, Stockton on Tees


October 22, "What a fantastic experience from start to finish. Jed was a perfect salesman. No pressure, understanding, timely, knowledgeable etc etc. Yes we will use you again! He was so friendly and knowledgeable. If I could give him a score out of 10, we would go to 12 easily. Put us both at ease and was so organised. Thanks so much Jed"

- Mrs W, Chorley, Lancashire


October 22, "My salesman Ian Phillips is amazing, very friendly and welcoming, extremely knowledgeable and so good at making my new car purchase, quick and mot enjoyable. A huge thank you to Ian he’s a credit to your branch. I’ll most certainly be back to purchase my next vehicle from him and trying to persuade my husband to buy replacement for his Octavia VRS. Ian is an exceptional salesman, friendly welcoming, helpful, courteous and professional. He helped me overcome a fear of driving an automatic vehicle and made me so confident that I went on to buy a car I hadn't originally considered. He was wonderful with my 8 year old daughter, who now calls him "my friend Ian" He is without doubt an incredible asset to your team. Huge thanks for looking after us so well"

- Mrs P, Billingham


September 22, "excellent service once again..thank you.."

- Mr M, Guisborough


September 22, "Yet to collect my car but i was extremely pleased with the service I received today, John Holroyd was very helpful in explaining how everything would work as id never dealt with anything like this until today, I drove up from Scarborough but if you're looking for a new car definitely worth the trip"

- Mr F, Scarborough


September 22, "New Enyaq purchase. Great bunch and very good service from Ian, decent follow up and schedule updates."

- Mr C, Melton Mowbray, Leicstershire


September 22, "Fast and effective service for a web/remote purchase. Attentive, fast turnaround, detailed car service/preparation and collection was safe & seamless for a remote, web purchaser’s first car. Thanks to John"

- Mr D, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire


September 22, "I purchased my car un-seen and from the first contact with Ian Phillips, the process was made very easy. He was brilliant, sending me a very detailed video . On the day I drove up there to collect everything was in place..delighted with my purchase and the service received, would highly recommend"

- Ms T, Shewsbury, Shropshire


September 22, "Great service and good suggestions for buying a car. The delivery was also smooth. I liked the overall service from Derek Slack Motors"

- Dr G, Manchester


September 22, "Hi Ian thank you so much for a brilliant experience at DSM . Got to thank you for one helping me out also the service you provided and your team . Was a pleasure to have a car again from DSM"  

- Mr C, Stockton


September 22, "Showroom clean and well lit. Plenty of staff around. Spare parts depth. very helpful. A good experience"

- Mr M, Lingdale Cleveland


September 22, "Absolute first class service from Ian deffo recomend a visit"

- Mr C, Stockton on Tees


September 22, "Superb. excellent service, can't rate them high enough, very attentive and knowledgeable"

- Mr H, Hartlepool


August 22, "Very pleased with my purchase. Got the car delivered to Devon where I live. The people I spoke to were very nice and gave a lot of detail about the car. I am very pleased with my purchase. They gave me details about the delivery and who was going to be delivering my car, they were on time just as they said they would be. They kept me informed on everything that was happening which was extremely helpful, everything that was done to the car… MOT, services, even the log book and all the extra bits!"    

- Miss B, Brixham, Torbay, South Devon


August 22, "Highly recommended. Would recommend Derek Slack Motors. Friendly professional service who gave us the right car at good price."  

- Mr J, Stockton on Tees


August 22, "Thank you to Ian for helping me get my new mini. I have very little knowledge on cars but he helped me through the whole process and was more than happy to answer any questions I had with never being pushy like other garages I had visited previously. Brilliant service and I would definitely recommend, thank you! "

- Miss A, Stokesley


August 22, "Good advice and listening. I’m very pleased with my car. He’d was a great listener to ascertain the car I required. He was knowledgeable about the good points of several types of car and about ways of financing. I feel pleased with my eventual decision on a new car guided by Jed. He was polite and personable and I think Derek Slack have a gem!"    

- Mrs K, Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire


August 22, "I am recommending Derek Slack and Skoda, to everybody. They where excelent with with me in every way. At 85 years of age I needed the patience given to me by John Holroyd and the reassurance that I could call back anytime if I was finding something difficult. The car, although three years old, looked brand new on collection. I am delighted with the whole transaction."

- Mr A, Great Broughton


August 22, "100% from me! Very honest and helpful dealer, Ian, the salesman was not pushy at all, he took time to find me the right car and the right deal. All very related."

- Mr S, Middlesbrough


August 22, "We weren't planning to purchase a vehicle that day! We spoke to Thomas a trainee sales executive, very polite knowledgeable and accomodating. Promptly arranged a test drive, discussed the cars features and matched it to our needs. Told us of opportunities to use different payment options, and arranged a valuation of our skoda Roomster to be ready the next day. He asked  advice when needed from Andy and the valuation was carried out by Tony Slack himself  as we have dealt with the company for over 30 years and have had many different  models. We are always made to  feel welcome.  The transition of purchase was seamless, we had progress calls from Thomas, and accessories order from parts department were on time. Nothing could have been better. Name of team member who went above and beyond: Thomas Fletcher, a very personable young man."

- Mrs S, Billingham


August 22, "John arranged a short notice test drive of a brand new Skoda Karoq and was very pleasant to deal with on the initial phone call and throughout our visit. Knowledgeable, helpful and not pushy. Highly recommended."

- Mr W


August 22, "Very good service from Derek Slack motors and especially Ian Phillips. They helped explain things very well for us and the sale went through so easily."

- Mr T, Saltburn by the Sea


August 22, "Amazing little firm to deal with. We traveled to this dealer, even though there was several closer to home. I dealt with Ian Phillips through out and he was nothing other than a gentleman. Nothing was too much hassle for him and was always on hand for any questions I had. Done his upmost to get me the deal I had in my head and I'm very happy with my new car. Would definitely recommend the place and would certainly go back my self! Thank you for providing me with a head turner of a car that I've fallen in love with. No pressure was put on my buying a car. He talked me through everything I needed to know. Set up my skoda connect, provided the whole family with hot chocolate and biscuits and kept me fully informed throughout the procedure. It was a pleasure doing business with him and taking my orange tango machine off his hands."  

- Mrs W, Washington, Sunderland


August 22, "1st class service and delivery! Really quick response, efficient and friendly service, and the car was exactly as described! Couldn’t recommend Ian enough."    

- Mr H, Castleford, Wakefield


July 22, "Used car purchase. Brilliant Service"

- Mrs O, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough


July 22, "5* Ian Phillips was approachable, very professional and knowledgeable. It was my first experience buying from Derek Slack and in the future I would return and definitely recommend friends and family. Thanks!"

- Miss T, South Shields, South Tyneside


July 22, "Amazing Service from Tom. My husband and I have bought a car this week from the team at Derek Slack and the whole process has been great, amazing communication throughout the whole team and especially with Tom who was our point of call throughout the sale. No hassle or hard sale pressure, team had great advice regarding the range and stock options and helped us find the perfect car to suit our needs. We’ve visited plenty of showrooms in the past and we are delighted in the team at Derek Slack and with our new car. Would highly recommend!"

- Mrs W, Middlesbrough


July 22, "Traveling coromande. Service the best I have ever experienced we Traveled for 2 hours from Preston but the service was 100% Ian from sending a video of the used car was brilliant a long way to travel but more than worth it and would more than recommend. Thanks Ian and the team. Eric & Dorothy"    

- Mr & Mrs C, Preston, Lancashire


July 22, "A joy to do business with. Just bought our 18th Skoda. Ian was friendly knowledgeable and not at all pushy. In fact he was quite human for a car saleperson. The process of trading in was very fair and by amazing luck, given waiting times, they actually had the exact model of Karoq diesel auto that we wanted in stock, hot of the boat. We had to compromise on trim level, but the edge is perfectly adequate. Its a great car and overall we are very satisfied with the deal and the dealership's customer-focused approach."

- Mr F, Middlesbrough


July 22, "Andy made our purchase an easy and pleasant experience Identifying our requirements and showing us the cars which would fit our needs"

- Mrs P, Thorpe Thewles


July 22, "Excellent service provided when purchasing used vehicle - friendly knowledgeable communication through to hand over - Thank you Ian once again - would definately recommend Derek Slack Motors"

- Mrs W, Ormesby


July 22, "Great friendly service and great car. Excellent service, very friendly and serviced car thoroughly before purchase. Bought car for daughter as first can and prices were very competitive. Very easy purchase and no messing around. Very satisfied and Daughter very happy with her first car."

- Miss M, Middlesbrough


July 22, "Friendly and knowledgeable team. Polite, courteous and informative throughout the whole process of exchanging an older car for something much newer which was subsequently prepared to an immaculate standard"  

- Mr M, Great Broughton


July 22, "This is the third purchase from Andy in Middlesbrough. Andy is a down to earth person who you can have a laugh with, if you have a problem with anything he will try his hardest to find a solution. He treats you more like a friend rather than a customer and this makes talking to him so easy. I had commented about how the waiting area was in the middle of the show room and how it showed to me that the customer was the centre of their company. Andy had responded with “we are only human and we try really hard, but sometimes it doesn’t always work for one reason or another”. I was able to compared this experience to another dealership that I had recently used and the waiting area was put to the side of the show room, like it was hiding the customers. Highly recommend to family and friends, and I would strongly advise you go see and what’s on offer at this dealership, because the service you receive is outstanding. I consider this my go to dealership and will be returning in 4 years time for the next car. Andy, see you in 4 years for the next car!"    

- Ms C, Stockton on Tees


July 22, "Brilliant, when I first went to have a look at the cars they had on offer, John came and asked if there was anything he could help me with, when I replied I was just looking he said fine just give me a shout if you need anything, he left me to look at the cars at my own leisure, not pushy at all. Would definitely recommend"

- Mrs H, Loftus, Saltburn by the Sea


July 22, "Amazing customer service. Would definitely recommend. John was amazing so very helpful"

- Miss S, Middlesbrough


July 22, "From the moment I walked on to the forecourt the service I received was fantastic. I was met by Tom who showed me the car, he was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Tom introduced me to Andrew the sales manager, Andrew could not do enough for me. Explaining every option available, also offering me a great part exchange price. After a discussion over a nice coffee our deal was pretty much complete. Absolutely effortless on my part, Andrew took care of every detail. I received my car within a few days. It was absolutely spotlessly clean, inside and out. It had gone through a full service and MOT test. My only concern was that a rear tyre tread was getting low but I had no need to worry as that had already been replaced. Everything was taken care of without any issues. I cannot recommend Andrew and his colleagues enough. There is no doubt in my mind that my next car will be purchased from Derek Slack and Andrew"

- Mr A, Guisborough


July 22, "Ian in Middlesbrough was a legend, I went in to browse with quite a specific list of needs for my next potential car. Ian showed me some there and then but weren't quite right. After about 3/4 weeks he rang me as one that filled my criteria had come in. He got me a great deal and was a pleasure to deal with."    

- Mr H, Stockton on Tees


July 22, "Fantastic Service, I bought my car from Tom who is a lovely guy and has just started there. Honest quality advice with a lovely team of people who work there. Will definitely recommend to anyone else."

- Mr H, Stockton on Tees


July 22, "Simple, no hassle with a friendly personal touch. First time I have dealt with Derek Slack as they are not the closest Skoda dealers to me. Having had a very poor experience with a Skoda dealer on my doorstep only last year. Looking for a car for my son a d knowing what he wanted, we spoke with Jed. Found him very easy to talk to and the whole process was pleasant and easy. Would definitely recommend."    

- Mr C, Pickering, North Yorksire


July 22, "Brilliant would have no doubt in recommending this garage. Fantastic service, probably the best experience we’ve had purchasing a car, faultless,communication throughout the time from order to collection"  

- Mrs M, Stockton on Tees


June 22, "I recently bought a car from Derek slacks. Great customer service, Andy was really helpful and attentive to what I was looking for. All the sales men were lovely and friendly. I ended up buying a colour addition fabia and I love it. It was MOT’d and serviced before I picked it up and it looked near enough brand new the day I picked it up.I came all the way up from Lincolnshire to buy my car from Derek slacks and it was defiantly worth it. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they will defiantly be keeping me as a returning customer"

- Ms B, Lincolnshire


June 22, "great price, terrific customer care, richard could not have been more helpfull, delivery was seamless, handover was great"

- Mr M, Edinburgh


June 22, "First class throughout. An excellent service and relationship with your sales manager Mr Andrew Fowle"

- Mr W, Middlesbrough


June 22, "Amazing, it was easy and painless! Thanks Andy. Can’t fault them! They were understanding that I haven’t got the best idea of cars and it was my first HP car. I’m in love!"

- Miss C, Middlesbrough


June 22, "Derek slack motors will always be our favourite dealership. Myself and my wife recently bought our 4th skoda from derek slacks and we will not go anywhere else. Special thanks to Ian Phillips (sales person)"      

- Mr E, Eston, Middlesbrough


June 22, "Used Skoda Octavia purchase. Nice experience at Derek slacks salesman John was very good and wasn’t pushy got my used 2018 Skoda Octavia for my new taxi 🎉😊picked it up Friday very pleased with the car,would recommend to anyone 👍"

- Mr S, Peterlee, County Durham


June 22, "Stress-free car buying. Professional, friendly, stress-free. From enquiry to driving away in the vehicle, Ian Phillips did an excellent job".

- Mr L, Stockton on Tees


June 22, "During my time in contact with Derek Slack, they were nothing but helpful and professional. I had some pretty specific needs into my car needs, and Derek Motors were very helpful in my search. Derek Slack sent me an in detail, personalised video of the vehicle which was very detailed. If you chose to shop with Derek Slack Motors then you can expect honesty. During the video they had sent me, they had described all the little imperfections the vehicle had, down to the smallest of chips. I decided not to purchase a the car with them, simply down to the colour of the vehicle. Derek Slack Motors are definately a dealership I will look to in the future when looking at cars."

- Mr B, Wiltshire


June 22, "This dealership was the best one we went to in the area, we were taking our time walking around and got inside of the cars, some of the other dealerships had all the doors locked and there was no help from anyone. Ian Philips was absolutely fantastic he told us everything we needed to know about the car we liked, Ian was very helpful and provided a friendly and professional service. To us buying a new car after having our previous car 8 years it was a huge decision and Ian understand that completely and gave lots of advice. I would definitely buy a car from Derek slack motors again in the future many thanks Ian"

- Mrs W, Crook, County Durham


May 22, "Efficient and pleasant, very good service and very efficient. The salesman had a very pleasant and facilitative manner. A hassle free transaction"

- Mrs P, Saltburn by the Sea


May 22, "When we first visited Derek Slacks we were met by Andy Fowle and were well looked after. He listened to our motor requirements and showed us a variety of used cars within our budget. He was very personable, polite, professional, friendly and capable. We had confidence in him. We provisionally chose a car and said we would return the next day to give a definite yes/no. When we returned the following day we were met by Ian Phillips who dealt with the purchase after we confirmed our choice of car. Ian was again very personable, polite, professional, friendly and capable. We had confidence in his professional ability and were very happy. Ian made sure we understood the purchase details and dealt with tax etc. He also made sure we understood the car's features. When we picked the car up on the 13th May he spent time explaining everything and even hooked up my mobile phone to enable us to get Google Maps. At all times we felt unhurried, not pressurised and dealt with in a relaxed business manner. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending this garage. It has been a pleasure to get our car from them and we look forward to a happy relationship with Derek Slack Motors. I can't add anything to what I have already detailed. It has been an excellent experience altogether and we were very impressed by Ian Phillips and Andy Fowle."

- Mr & Mrs T, Saltburn by the Sea


May 22, "The sales team were not pushy but gave me time to consider what I wanted and heard what I wanted. We went through second hand cars and arrived at a new car to replace my lovely Yeti 63 Adventurer which I still miss. Ive bought Skoda since before they were VW and had an Estelle, Favorit, Felicia new from Beaumonts in Darlington (who were a good dealer), Fabia from another dealer in Darlington my lovely Yeti that I bought in Aberdeen having admired it in the showroom and now my smaller new Fabia again. The dealer kept in touch and showed me all the features. The dealer also helped me with a claim on my Yeti from bubbles appearing on the doors. They are working under exceptional times and I was kept in touch when my car was slightly delayed."  

- Miss F, LAURENCEKIRK, Aberdeenshire


May 22, "My experience of buying a new car from Derek Slack Motors was very relaxing and enjoyable. From meeting Ian Phillips who sold me the car (Skoda Octavia) right through to handover I felt a very welcome and valued customer and would certainly recommend DSM and the polite and knowledgeable service from Ian"  

- Mr G, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees


May 22, "Excellent service from start to finish jed kept in regular contact with us to let us know how everything was going with our new car on day of collecting jed was amazing talk us through the car showed us everything made everything nice and relaxing"  

- Miss B, Middlesbrough


May 22, "New car purchase. Fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable team who took all of the time needed to answer all questions and find the best solution possible."  

- Mr J, Stockton on Tees


May 22, "Spot on, Brilliant and so easy"

- Mr W, Ripon, North Yorkshire


May 22, "Richard was welcoming and made clear everything I needed to know. They have good customer service"

- Miss C, Edinburgh, Scotland


May 22, "This was my first time of purchasing a car from a dealership and to be honest I was a little nervous especially as it wasn't local to me. However from start to finish it was a very positive experience. I dealt with Ian who was knowledgeable but not pushy in any way. Ian made me a personalised video of the car which was very helpful it was then left for me to decide if it was the car for me or not. No pushy salesman on the phone pestering which was great. When I decided to go ahead with the purchase of the car Ian was there every step of the way to answer any queries I had. He was a very knowledgeable, friendly person to deal with. Delivery of the car was also great. Kept informed at every step and the delivery guy was also very friendly and kind. Friendly, knowledgeable. Went through everything with me without bamboozling me with sales talk."

- Mrs W, Sheffield


May 22, "Great customer service, no hard sell. Made buying my second hand car easy and stress-free"

- Ms H, Middlesbrough


May 22, "Jed explained everything about the car and all details"

- Mrs N, Hartlepool


April 22, "The sales team were not pushy but gave me time to consider what I wanted and heard what I wanted. We went through second hand cars and arrived at a new car to replace my lovely Yeti 63 Adventurer which I still miss. Ive bought Skoda since before they were VW and had an Estelle, Favorit, Felicia new from Beaumonts in Darlington (who were a good dealer), Fabia from another dealer in Darlington my lovely Yeti that I bought in Aberdeen having admired it in the showroom and now my smaller new Fabia again. The dealer kept in touch and showed me all the features. The dealer also helped me with a claim on my Yeti from bubbles appearing on the doors. They are working under exceptional times and I was kept in touch when my car was slightly delayed. I have been to Beaumonts in Darlington they were really good, Turners in Sedgefield who were also ok, but do not rate the subsequent dealers in Darlington. I've also been to the dealers in Aberdeen and the people around when I bought my car were great but I had issue with the servicing at later visits, fluid levels etc. I've also been to the Dundee dealer who were ok. This dealer has been around for a long time. Initially I was not impressed because they were not as friendly as Aberdeen people when I bought my Yeti but they improved and the particular sales person was very helpful and kept me updated at all times. He knew about all the options add ons and the features of the car. He showed me all the features, I did not have a USB C phone connector (they don't seem to sell them in the UK currently) but gave me the information to set up my phone when the adapter arrives. While I need time for the Fabia to grow on me it seems to have some of the features of my 63 plate Yeti which was unfortunately involved in an accident and which I absolutely loved it was such a fun car to drive and so nice to look at. The car has useful features like lights that stay on so I can find my keys, very useful storage everywhere and the boot is a good size. My car was in the show room ready to drive out, thats a nice touch because the car was there when i arrived and it looked lovely. Ive been through a tough few weeks without my Yeti and I actually smiled when I saw my new car. They showed me all the features and the sales manager came over for a chat too. He appreciated that I'd lost my lovely Yeti Adventurer in a car accident and showed some empathy. He did not push a car onto me that I did not want and took time to understand what I wanted, showing me the used cars, going out on a drive in one of them then settling on a new car."

- Ms F, Bishop Auckland, County Durham


April 22, "Good Car Fair Price, good communication"

- Mrs R, Lanark, South Lanarkshire


April 22, "Used Karoq purchase. Excellent service and excellent staff"

- Mr L, Saltburn by the Sea


April 22, "Exchanged our old Fabia for a more modern version. Ian our salesman was very helpful and patient and the whole experience was stress free"

- Mrs N, Redcar


March 22, "Perfect used car purchase, Good service, Richard was very helpful and also gave us gifts with the car."

- Mr A, Bolton, Greater Manchester


March 22, "Great service Richard is a top guy made the sale very easy and efficient I will be back for another in the future thanks again"

- Mr H, Redcar


March 22, "  With all the problems associated with the pandemic we can only stress how welcome we were made to feel. The showroom was very clean and everybody we came into contact with made us feel very special. We new the model we wanted and the knowledge Ian had on this model was great.  When we came to pick up the car it was sitting beside the salesperson desk, very clean and a nice touch"  

- Mrs B, Hartlepool


March 22, "Ian our sales advisor has been exceptional throughout. We kept us in the loop at every stage and was so friendly. He made the whole process really easy. Best experience of buying a car that I've ever had"  

- Mrs W, Middlesbrough


March 22, "New Fabia purchase. The Derek Slack Team are amazing it’s a pleasure to deal with them! We dealt with Jed and Andy Fowle & they made sure everything was taken care of"  

- Mr C, Stockton on Tees


March 22, "New car, great service! Ian was fantastic! Dealt with everything and kept me up to date with every step. Would highly recommend!"

- Mr C, Acklam, Middlesbrough


March 22, "A pleasant buying experience, Ian was excellent and the deal was done quickly with no pressure"

- Mr F, Weybridge, Surrey


March 22, "Hi Tony, Just wanted to drop you a line to thank Andy for his time and service over the weekend. Definitely the best car purchase experience I’ve had, Andy is such a genuine and helpful guy. We were travelling quite a distance and so this was based on trust from the description Andy had given me which was absolutely perfect. On arrival Andy was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and made the process so easy and enjoyable. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how great he is but sometimes you just need to feed back great service. Thanks again"

- Mrs K, Wolverhampton, West Midlands


March 22, "Perfect service, Ian was absolutely fantastic from start to finish and I love my car. Thank you!"

- Mrs W, Yarm


March 22, "Great Dealership. Good Price, Helpful Staff. Great experience, car was a good price in the current market. They got it all up to standard, MOT and service, plus a years warranty MOT and service, all included in the price of the car. Andy was a massive help in getting the deal done, and further helped me sell my old car - could not have asked for more!"

- Mr W, Worcester, Worcestershire


March 22, "Second car from them! Second car I have bought from them. Excellent service and minimal upwelling, very fair trade in price as well for both vehicles and can’t recommend them enough"

- Mr H, Yarm


March 22, "Richard was very helpful he helped in every way possible when I needed another car I will be going to see Richard"

- Mr R, Middlesbrough


March 22, "Fantastic service from gentlemen Richard Goodyear from start to finish. Great communication and adhering to my requests, Great handover from Derek slack motor , again just great service. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again in the future. Thanks again and again Richard for your biggest heart"

- Ms G, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough


March 22, "Professional people to deal with. Would recommend"

- Mr E, Stockton on Tees


March 22, "Tremendous, I would highly recommend Dereck Slack motors, great selection of vehicles and great, friendly non pushy staff. Competitive pricing"

- Mr S, Winston, County Durham


February 22, "Fantastic service, great facilities and great sales team. Visited twice, on both occasions we were made to feel welcome and not pressurised by salesmen. We were given time to look over the vehicles we had driven through to see and again, not pressurised at all whilst looking at the vehicles despite us having to contend with two restless babies and trying things for size in the new vehicle from the old. Appreciated the assistance. 5 hour test drive up to Aberdeen when I received the vehicle to go away working was enjoyable, comfortable and economical. Hopefully the car remains that way."

- Mr S, Darlington, County Durham


February 22, "My daughter has just part ex car for a 19 VW UP, all the way through the process of agreeing and talking about price for her car and other things the sales guy Ian sorted it all .the tax,log book and all other paperwork we were very impressed .would highly recommend going there to buy a car"

- Mr C, Middlesbrough


February 22, "Highly recommended. I had a great buying experience with Derek Slack's. They are not your run of the mill main dealer. My particular salesman, Ian, was so helpful and went out of his way to make my buying experience a pleasure instead of something that I usually dread. I would recommend them most highly for anyone looking to buy a new or used vehicle. First class service all round, you couldn't really ask for more"

- Mr C, Redcar and Cleveland


February 22, "Polite, helpful and professional. Salesman very polite and helpful. Went out of his way to make sure job was right"

- Mr H, North Shields, North Tyneside


February 22, "Purchase of used Fiat. Ian Philips, the salesman I dealt with really went out of his way to help. I usually hate buying cars but dealing with Derek Slack's was a breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

- Mr C, Guisborough


February 22, "Hassle free purchase. Not pushy but prompt customer service"

- Ms F, Guisborough


February 22, "Octavia vRS 245, One of the most friendly sales staff I’ve dealt with when buying a new car. Not pushy and a pleasure to deal with. I should of got a Skoda sooner!!"  

- Mr B, Middlesbrough


February 22, "So far a superb car. Aside from all the technology, which I am still coming to grips with, I am more than anything just so impressed with the ride and drive quality."  

- Mr M, Yarm


February 22, "Purchased a used Skoda. Very helpful, especially when I made an error with the on-line paperwork."  

- Mrs J, Bedale, North Yorkshire


February 22, "Helpful and friendly, I came in to look at a few cars, they helped me narrow down my search and test drive the one I liked most. Buying the car was easy, despite a few complications from my side they ran around and sorted everything out very quickly. Picked the car up and it was it fantastic condition."

- Mr G, Catterick, North Yorkshire


January 22, "This is the 6th skoda i have purchased from Derek Slack and on each and every occasion the service has been excellent with knowledgable salesmen who have been a pleasure to deal with"  

- Mr C, Stockton on Tees


January 22, "No pressure from Jed Thirkel, he simply shows you the car and stands back, leaving you to decide for yourself if its for you. Overall buying the Yeti was a pleasurable experience with lots of coffee and time!, Excellent customer sevice"

- Mr H, Yarm


January 22, "We felt looked after by Ian. We only collected the car on Christmas Eve, so he will not have had time to contact us as yet regarding our satisfaction of the vehicle. The Skoda range are well built cars and represent value for money, this is why we have had six different Skodas over the years."

- Mrs B, Darlington, County Durham


January 22, "Ian was easy to chat to understood my budget. Very apologetic for the time I had to wait for the vehicle. Did all that he could so I was happy with the deal. I would buy from him again and would recommend others to do so."

- Miss H, Billingham


January 22, "I had a really bad experience buying my previous car from Cinch. Ian represented all that can be good about a strong traditional sales service, taking the time to understand what I wanted and explaining the best options to me. He dealt amazingly with my tired children and made my experience an enjoyable one. Thank you and well done!"

- Mr E, Hexham, Northumberland


January 22, "Dealt with by a non-pushy representative who was polite,understanding and patient throughout the process of choosing and purchasing our new car. He offered advice and assistance when he thought we required it, and listened to us rather than imposing his opinions on us. A pleasant experience throughout, long may it last."

- Mrs R, Billingham


January 22, "Richard was lovely keep us informed when we should recive the car couldn't be happier."

- Mr F, Middlesbrough


January 22, "As ever Jed did an excellent job of selling me a new car. I went through everything. I was very happy with the service. It's the reason why I always go back and ask for Jed every time I buy a new vehicle."

- Mr W, Stockton


January 22, "New Enyaq purchase, Ian was a pleasure to work with. He explained our options clearly and worked through a number of follow-up queries about the vehicle, which, being completely new to the line-up, required some digging on his part. We never felt pressured, and ended up with exactly the vehicle and exactly the options to suit us."  

- Mr R, Guisborough


January 22, "New Kamiq purchase. Excellent was treated very special, a great experience been on my own & never bought a car on my own before"  

- Mrs I, Ripon, North Yorkshire


January 22, "My wife and I went into Derek Slack Motors to browse at which models were available on purely a fact-finding mission. However I appreciated the warm welcome we received and then were left to browse and discuss things between ourselves. Once we were ready to discuss possible purchases Jed Thirkell advised us in a polite and efficient manner to meet our requirements. We decided on a readily available vehicle and were taken through all the stages and all our queries were addressed. Very glad we decided to call in"  

- Mr R, Billingham


January 22, "Good customer service, offered good price & they make sure everything is functioning properly before handing you the keys, Would Recommend"

- Mr H, Edinburgh


January 22, "Smooth hastle free purchase of a used car. Very easy and stress free purchase of a used car, Staff very knowledgeable. No pressure to buy. Car delivered in near perfect condition, and old car part exchanged without any issues. A few questions after purchase were dealt with very swiftly. Looks like I will be buying my next car from Derek Slack also. Top garage."

- Mr C, Stokesley, North Yorkshire


January 22, "Great service - friendly and efficient"  

- Mr H, Saltburn by the Sea


January 22, "No hard sell, no pressure. Great, friendly service with no hard sell. Of course helps having great cars to sell too."    

- Mr M, Yarm, Stockton on Tees


January 22, "Excellent, Very professional very welcoming and no pressure. Excellent service highly recommended"

- Mrs N, Hartlepool


January 22, "The very best of traditional motoring sales. Ian took the time to listen to what I wanted, then made excellent recommendations. He was knowledgeable, understanding and patient with my two grumpy children!"

- Mr E, Hexham, Northumberland


January 22, "Good service when compared to other dealerships. As always their service is top notch. Have used Derek Slack for a good many years on and off, but the way they handle customers is always the same. Well Done!"

- Mrs W, Billingham


January 22, "Amazing, it was easy and painless! Thanks Andy jones, Can’t fault them! They were understanding that I haven’t got the best idea of cars and it was my first HP car. I’m in love!"

- Miss C, Middlesbrough


January 22, "Helpful, extremely friendly staff great service"

- Mr L, Hartlepool


January 22, "Excellent friendly service, Excellent service from start to finish. Would highly recommend to anyone considering a distance purchase!"

- Mr T, Edinburgh


December 21, "Having had (and still having) a particularly bad experience with Doncaster Skoda, this dealership has returned my faith in car salespeople! I considered Derek Slack after emails from Doncaster telling me that my car was due a certain service when Derek Slack went out of their way to check that it wasn't. I dealt with Andy, who is very personable and really took the time to explain all documentation to me and when I collected my car, took at least 30 minutes to ensure that I understood how everything works (it sounds silly but there is quite a leap from 'old' cars to newer models). It's early days yet but I am confident that if any issue arises then Derek Slack will rectify it. Thank you Andy!"

- Miss C, Nunthorpe


December 21, "Please extend my thanks again to Ian, who was a superb representative of your company from start to finish (although I do expect this to be just the beginning of a relationship with Derek Slack that will hopefully last years). Superb customer service."

- Ms Y, South Durham


December 21, "Absolutely superb experience. From first enquiry, to walking into the showroom, through test drive, purchase and pick up, Ian was super friendly and helpful and made what is usually a pretty stressful experience really enjoyable and comfortable. I love my new car and Derek Slack have been a joy to deal with."    

- Mr C, Hartlepool


December 21, "Very professional."

- Mrs B, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees


December 21, "Buying a car made easy, Ian the sales man was warm and friendly, no hard sale and understood my budget. No hard sale. Will buy from Ian again."

- Ms Hudson, Billingham


December 21, "Contact with the staff was great. Not pressurised into buying anything else with the car so that was good. Straight forward sale."

- Mr C, Chester le Street, County Durham


December 21, "Found the Representative very helpful and the assistance in all aspects was good."

- Mr T, Stockton on Tees


December 21, "Skoda Fabia. Thank you Ian! Saw what I wanted on their website. Visited the showroom, greeted by Ian. Very nice man, not a pushy salesman but knew what he was talking about. Helped me through the process, very courteous. A pleasure doing business with and happy with my car!"    

- Mrs B, Stockton on Tees


November 21, "Straight forward, honest and fuss free from start to finish. Excellent customer service from Ian who went above and beyond to get my car prepped and ready for collection today. No fuss, no gimmicks just honest, straight talking and a super nice guy! It was a pleasure to do business with Ian and I would highly recommend him and the team at Derek Slack Motors."

- Mrs P, Skutterskelfe, North Yorkshire


November 21, "How to enjoy buying a car ! The first garage I have ever been to where I can honestly say that purchasing a car was a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Excellent staff who were all courteous and friendly. No pressure in the whole process but a lot of helpful assistance throughout. I would unreservedly recommend the dealership."

- Mr C, Seamer, North Yorkshire


November 21, "Consistently good service, I have been a customer of Derek Slack Motors for the past 17 years and have always found them to be of the highest standard of service"

- Mr C, Egglescliffe


November 21, "Outstanding service, I would most certainly recommend them and would use them again. Courteous and friendly without being in any way pushy. Very experienced and knowledgeable about their cars. Delivered on promises and gave an outstanding customer service. Extremely impressed."

- Ms M, Barnard Castle, County Durham


November 21, "great price , terrific customer care , richard goodyear could not have been more helpfull , delivery was seamless , handover was great."

- Mr M, Edinburgh


November 21, "First class throughout, An excellent service and relationship with your sales manager Mr Andrew Fowle"

- Mr W, Middlesbrough


November 21, "Hi to all at Derek Slack Motors. Please can you remove the above vehicle from your service list? I sold it earlier this year. Many thanks for your past service. I wouldn't discount the possibility of another Skoda in the future, but I have no plans currently. Best regards to all and stay safe"

- Mr S, Northallerton


November 21, "Purchase of new Enyaq. Ian was a pleasure to work with. He explained our options clearly and worked through a number of follow-up queries about the vehicle, which, being completely new to the line-up, required some digging on his part. We never felt pressured, and ended up with exactly the vehicle and exactly the options to suit us."

- Mr R, Guisborough


November 21, "Even though I live more than 250 miles away I chose Derek Slack for the purchase of an approved used Skoda. I was more than happy with the team at Derek Slack in terms of the purchase/delivery of the vehicle and any subsequent aftersales queries. Nothing was too much trouble and the team went the extra mile. From my own personal experience, I would have no hesitation recommending Derek Slack Motors Ltd to others. I shall be using them again, if looking for another Skoda in the future."

- Mr R, Bath, Somerset


November 21, "Sale of car. Thanks again Tony, the funds are now in my account, Always a pleasure dealing with Slacks, if there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask.  I will keep an eye on the Skoda electric range as it emerges and hopefully see you in your showroom in the not-too-distant future. Regards to your family"

- Mr K, Yarm


November 21, "Writing on behalf of my father, William McCormick. Bought a car from Ian Phillips and I couldn't be happier with the service provided. This company went above and beyond to exceed my expectations. Definitely recommend."

- Ms H, Whitley Bay, Northumberland


October 21, "Excellent service, great car, All the staff were very nice and helpful, The salesman Andrew was excellent and made sure he looked after me. Looking forward to a long and happy partnership"

- Mr C, Middlesbrough


October 21, "Excellent customer service, Great communication friendly staff and overall a excellent experience."

- Mr E, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham


October 21, "no fuss sales approach, car was as expected and trade in money fair, No fuss sales approach, no pressure or pushing their own finance packages. Everything explained clearly and in straightforward terms"  

- Mrs S, Slough, Buckinghamshire


October 21, "very helpfull"

- Mrs B, Redcar


October 21, "Always helpful knowledgeable and pleasant staff ...go above and beyond to make things easy for you Always helpful knowledgeable and pleasant staff ...go above and beyond to make things easy for you"

- Mrs M, Middlesbrough


October 21, "Good Service, staff were extremely helpful and I would certainly recommend them to others."

- Mr D, Eston Middlesbrough


October 21, "Good team, enquired on behalf of family member in Scotland, very helpful regardless of distance."

- Mr F, Scotland


October 21, "Good,friendly service. Excellent, friendly service professionally executed.everything clearly explained.vehicle lmmaculately turned out at point of purchase"

- Mr L, Stockton on Tees


September 21, "Dear Mr Slack, Re: Integrity and Customer Satisfaction 27th September 2021. I write to inform you how satisfied I am regarding my recent visit to your Dealership to get my Skoda Superb serviced. I bought my low mileage Skoda Superb from you in September 2020 and on that day was dealt with by Ian Phillips. He clearly pointed the way to a good example of an 18 month old car. The car has been every bit as it’s model suggest, ‘Superb’. I booked my car in for service on 27th September 21 , arranged a time for 8.30am and promised that I would arrive at 8.15am to give those few minutes to book the car in and complete any paperwork. On arrival I was acknowledged by both the two ladies on Service Reception, however it was Joanne with the dark hair that dealt with me on the day. I wished to wait for the vehicle and was shown the waiting area and the facilities. I noticed that the mechanics were prompt in picking the car up. Whilst I sat there reading and watching a heavy rainfall at the time, I was acknowledged by a number of your personnel over the period. I was kept informed of the progress by Joanne and then engaged by her, when I was given all my paperwork, that my car was ready at the front of the building just outside the main entrance and there was no charges or invoice to pay. Ready to pay an invoice, I was clearly surprised and asked Joanne the reason for the no charge. At which time Joanne said, when the car was first registered new, it had a number of free services registered against it. When this had been checked by the Service Department, one of the free services was still available to be used. As such your staff used that free service for me.  I have to say in all my time of owning a car, servicing it at the main dealers, the experience of being told there was no charge is a ‘First’. It would have been easy for you as an organisation to take my payment and say nothing. I am grateful for your integrity and that of your staff. To find and experience such integrity is a very rare quality these days. Please pass on my thoughts to your team and thank you."

- Mr C, Skelton in Cleveland, Saltburn by the Sea


September 21, "Excellent service this is the 3rd car I have purchased. Well informed salesman polite and very helpful"

- Mr W, Ormesby, Middlesbrough


September 21, "A little more contact regarding the delayed delivery of my vehicle. I appreciate that sometimes things happen but it is then about how it is dealt with. Also not a huge fan of the test drive route although I thought it was an interesting and innovative solution to the covid situation"

- Mr B, Northallerton, North Yorkshire


September 21, "Thank you Derek Slack motors, Excellent service. Sorted out any issues and delivered my car on agreed day even though they were short staffed"    

- Mr T, Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea


September 21, "Very good to deal with, very friendly and helpful!"

- Mr S, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands


September 21, "Excellent service, I always go to derek slack when it’s time for a new car because the service is excellent, the sales man/persons are very friendly & funny they make you feel at ease when buying a car. They have great knowledge of the cars they are selling & will help you out along the way"

- Mrs M, Ormesby, Middlesbrough


September 21, "EVERY thing they did was all right by me.Would highly recommend them. I Have had many cars over the years this is one of the better sales. Could not thank them more."

- Mr W, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees


September 21, "Excellent service at the dealership and very professional and helpful salesman. Could not fault this company"

- Mr N, Ellon, Aberdeenshire


September 21, "Excellent service. Brilliant sales person. Fully informed of vehicle details.. Test drive sufficient to be able to make an informed decision. Salesman available promptly for my appointment. Paperwork thorough and presentation of documents very efficient"

- Mr C, Lewisham, London


September 21, "Completely focussed on customer needs. Very patient professional and made the whole process of purchasing a used car pleasurable"

- Mrs A, Hartlepool


September 21, "Would recommend, Very professional good service on time delivery even though they had backlog"

- Mrs W, Middlesbrough


September 21, "Purchased car today and couldn't recommend this company enough having dealt with cowboy car dealers franchise like Evans Halshaw and Lookers in past. Richard was excellent getting the car I wanted at the right monthly price and very professional in all his dealings. Will be highly recommending this company to family and friends."

- Mr M, Guisborough


September 21, "I always buy my tyres from Dereck Slack Motors. Excellent service and the car feels like brand new when I drive it away."

- Mr M, Hartlepool


August 21, "Ian Phillips, who helped me with the sale of the New Skoda Fabia was knowledgeable and helpful. He was able to provide an excellent and quick service which fulfilled all our requirements. Full marks for Derek Slack Motors"    

- Mr H, Darlington


August 21, "Absolutely delighted with everything about this dealership. Lovely staff cars and all. Straight forward on paperwork is for my new car will definitely recommend them and I travelled 200 miles!!!!!!"

- Mr P, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria


July 21, "Just wanted to say amazing customer service today - lovely welcome from Andrew, Mark and then the talented apprentice Morgan got me on my way. You guys are the best - what a lovely atmosphere of support and banter. Thanks again x"

- Mrs B, Moorsholm


July 21, "Great Service, all details taken care of and very friendly from the first visit to the last visit and would not hesitate to recommend them. A great place to by a car from"  

- Mr D, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough


July 21, "Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, helpful team, nothing too difficult or too much. Knowlagable team. We felt looked after and were treated like people ( not a common experience in other garages)"  

- Miss H, Otley, Leeds


July 21, "Ian was a very straight and honest member of the sales team. He helped me through each step of buying the car. (No Arthur Daley types work here.) I am very happy with the car and the atmosphere of the showroom was not intimidating at all. I would recommend anyone buying a skoda to use this dealership. Once again Ian was a very good team member and gave straight answers to any questions I had."

- Mr D, Brotton


July 21, "I recently bought my used Skoda Fabia Estate from Derek Slack Motors after finding out that they had the only vehicle of its type in the UK. From my initial contact with Ian Phillips on the sales team to picking up my car and driving away my experience was exceptional. Ian was so helpful and friendly whilst maintaining a professional attitude. I was purchasing the car sight unseen as I live in Norwich, quite a way from Middlesbrough. Ian took a comprehensive video of the entire car for me, followed up with a courtesy call before I travelled up there and even picked me up from the station. Ian talked me through every aspect of the car, which no one has ever bothered to do before, so that when I drove away I was confident in my knowledge of the vehicle. My only regret is that they are not nearer to me so that I can take advantage of the complimentary mot next year and have my car serviced with them. The only thing that they could have done for me that they didn't was to give me the car free of charge, but then they are a business, so I will have to forgive them for that! Many thanks, Ian!"

- Ms C, Norwich, Norfolk


June 21, "Friendly and helpful, Good selection of vehicles and most at a good price for a dealer. Staff are very helpful and friendly with as much or as little correspondance as you require with all questions answered without the hard sell. Would definately recommend."

- Mr T, Pickering, North Yorkshire


June 21, "I just wanted to say what a brilliant service I had from Derek Slack Motors. From the beginning they were professional, and only sought what was best for my requirements. Ian was amazing, and stayed behind his working hours so I could test drive a car (I arrived at near closing time). He defiantly puts in the extra mile for customer service. Special thanks to him! Lovely family business, wouldn't hesitate to recommend this garage to my friends. You wont be disappointed."

- Mr S, Darlington


June 21, "No pressure car sales.  I had been looking for a new car for a few months and then a came across a car on auto trader with Derek Slack’s. I took the car out for a test drive and Thomas drove another car (I followed) I’ve never done a test drive like this before but it helps you to get a feel for the car on your own. Thomas then went through all the finance options and didn’t push for me to decide there and then. I went home and reviewed the figures before making my decision. I have to say I did look at all the reviews for the garage before making my decision to buy a car and they all seemed really positive. There were some issues and my car was ready a day later than expected but all in all I had a great service from the garage. I’ve since emailed a few questions and got them all answered. For me it was all about getting a car from someone you can trust and that you know you’ll get the after care service and this is what you’ll get here."

- Mrs M, Darlington


June 21, "Very Professional. Everything went very smoothly from start to finish."

- Mr H, Sunderland


June 21, "Very helpful. A good experience and very informative. The sales rep was not too pushy and treated my sister and myself, two ladies, with respect. Thank you."

- Mrs T, Richmond


June 21, "Hello, Firstly, thank you so much for replying, very refreshing for a car dealer these days. You’d be surprised how many don’t! Since looking earlier on today I have got a different car from another dealer and therefore am no longer interested. I will put your dealership in my address book and come back to you in the future when I come to replace our other car."  

- Mr F, Nottingham


June 21, Purchase of used Porsche. "Brilliant dealer. Excellent dealership who look after you from the word go, nice people to deal with, nothing is too much trouble would be happy to buy from again"

- Mr P, Newcastle upon Tyne


June 21, "A most satisfactory experience. The salesman helped me decide what I wanted based on my motoring needs and preferences. He then identified one particular car which met my needs , kept me informed of progress in obtaining the car and after final inspection/agreeing to buy the car he effortlessly guided me through the formalities of completing the purchase. Finally he gave me an introduction to how to use the various features of the car. A most satisfactory experience from start to finish."

- Mr H, Middlesbrough


June 21, "Trip to Whitby for Fish and Chips included a car. Car well prepared for our collection, and included Helpful Hints for our trip from the south coast, included a visit for the best fish and chips in Whitby. The car (Skoda Superb Estate) seems excellent too."

- Mr BB, Salisbury, Wiltshire


June 21, "New car purchase. Brilliant service from a well run business, would recommend Derek Slack Motors Ltd whole heartedly, first class service, very friendly staff and very knowledgeable."

- Mr B, Billingham


June 21, "Purchased our car yesterday and couldn’t have gone smoother! Loved how we didn’t feel forced in any way to get a car, Andrew Fowle was just helpful, honest and spoke to us like real people, not like a target to make money from like a lot of salesmen and car garages, thank you for all your help we would deffo come back if we got another car we would 100% recommend your dealership to anyone wanting a new car!"

- Mrs S, Redcar


June 21, "There's Nothing Slack about Derek Slack - Firstly, no pressure selling. I was met by a friendly sales exec on the day we decided on the car for me & the wife. I'd looked at several dealers online & visited another in person. This dealership was known to me as not applying hard selling and this was my experience at this time. I felt relaxed & any questions I had were given in a friendly manner."

- Mr A, Middlesbrough


June 21, "Hi, I visited you Skoda dealership today and am currently very interested in a Karoq when I come to change my car towards the end of the year. I would look to likely purchase through yourselves so I look forward to potentially bringing my custom to you soon. Thank you for your assistance today. Gratefully, Mr M"

- Mr M, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough


June 21, "Used Octavia Purchase. "Excellent sales team. Didn’t try and up sale and very friendly"

- Mr H, Yarm


June 21, "The service was top, easy communication, clear and honest, car was exactly as described and they really went the extra mile, Superb dealership"

- Mr E, Stafford, Staffordshire


June 21, "A warm welcome on entering the showroom no pressure salesman trying to get you to buy anything, definitely use these again, Ian the salesperson kept me informed all the way through the deal very helpful"

- Mr R, Newcastle upon Tyne


June 21, "The service was exceptional from my initial enquiry, to collecting my car. Nothing was too much trouble. The car was exactly as described. The sales team were knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would certainly recommend Derek Slack Motors and wouldn’t hesitate buying another car from them."

- Mr N, Rochdale


June 21, "They are knowledeable and as helpful as it is possible to be. You can deal with them as friends who will do their best to help. They helped me get the deal I wanted instead of sticking to a ideal scenario that may have been in their favour."

- Mr B, Redcar


June 21, "Made my mind up in 30 minutes including test drive. Comfortable no pressure experience which left me feeling confident with my purchase"

- Mr F, Whitburn, Sunderland


June 21, "Customer satisfaction is without doubt a priority. Derek Slack Motors have an excellent repution here in Tees Valley. They are renowned for their excellent customer service and their desire that customer satisfaction is a priority. A problem developed in a used vehicle we recently bought from them within hours of driving it away which they could have said was not their responsibilty. There was no necessity or legal obligation for them to rectify the problem however they did so without any dispute at what must have been considerable expense to themselves to ensure that I was happy. It is car dealership I would therefore recommend to anybody and which I would use again myself without hesitation."

- Mr C, Acklam, Middlesbrough


June 2021, "BREATH OF FRESH AIR . I have been known to walk out of a car showroom if I get a lot of pushy salesmen spouting the spiel. What a pleasant surprise dealing with dereck slack. Found the car on skoda UK site, and after a couple of emails, and a phone conversation we decided to go from chorley over to the north east to view the car. We were made very welcome, and despite the covid situation felt very safe while in the dealership. The staff were all friendly, knowledgeable, down to earth, and after a brew and a chat we had a test drive in the vehicle (covid secure),car was clean,and well prepared. Back to showroom chat about trade in,price etc, no pressure did the deal quite happy all round. Salesman treated us very well , better half wasn't ignored like in some places we have been in,so it was an altogether pleasing experience. Good communication, friendly, knowledgeable. I would definitely use dereck slack again 5 star service. THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE"

- Mrs S, Chorley, Lancashire


June 21, "Great customer experience, Good communication before, during and after the remote sales process. No nasty surprises"

- Mr C, Dundee, Angus, Scotland


May 2021, "people are often very quick to criticize but not praise but here we are me and the wife walked in last week having had a few cars from you in the past to be immediately greeted and treated like the only customer in the world we had no clue what car we wanted and a check list of things we needed within 20 minutes we where sat in a car having a look at it it ticked every box and we bought it that afternoon having been to several other garages and pick it up next week, Customer service really sells and we have had a fantastic experience with you guys yet again."

- Mrs J, Stockton on Tees


May 2021, "I had a fab experience,the sales guy was brilliant and very helpful I've had a really good experience, very happy with the service I've received I would definitely use these again."

- Mrs M, Middlesbrough


May 2021, "Easy no pressure purchase 10/10. We found our skoda kodiaq online and gave the garage a call to arrange a viewing, from the moment Our salesman took our call he put us at ease and couldn’t of been more welcoming, he squeezed us in very last minute and gave us all the information we needed and more with no pressure involved, We booked in for a test drive and He again went above and beyond for us. We fell in love with the car on the test drive and knew it was definitely the right one for us after all of the help we received . The guys down at Derek slack motors made Buying the car an absolute breeze, Our salesman made it all very clear and ran through all of our questions and cleared up anything we didn’t know too much about. Thank you so much for helping our family buy our perfect car and making the daunting process an absolute dream! I would highly recommend Derek slack motors and our salesman with his laid back non pushy approach he really was incredible."

- Mr P, Middlesbrough


May 2021, "Very professional and friendly. All questions answered and car delivered as agreed. A very pleasant experience"

- Mrs H, Yarm


May 2021, "Very helpfull, informative, friendly service off ian from derek slacks middlesbrough."

- Miss S, Middlesbrough


May 2021, "Outstanding sales man and great company. Absolutely no pressure happy to help even when they were so busy. Our salesman was an absolute gentleman and great to deal with. Nothing for me to do other than to drive the new car. What a refreshing change do deal with a no pressure car garage with a salesman that treats you with absolute respect and couldn’t do enough for me and my family. Many thanks Derek slack and thank you again Ian we will be back soon."

- Mr P, Middlesbrough


April 2021, "Purchase of used Octavia Laurin and Klement. Really attentive service, everything explained clearly and delivered on time as agreed. Very polite staff who made the whole experience effortless. Brilliant"

- Mr H, Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland


April 2021, "Very helpful, great service and not pushy. Very happy with car and overall experience."

- Mrs H, North Shields, North Tyneside


April 2021, "Bought a 3 year old Skoda without even seeing it ! (Travelled from Scotland) Total confidence in Derek Slack Motors. Car exactly as described and excellent service on collection."

- Mr P, Darvel, East Ayreshire


April 2021, "I have purchased many cars over the years and am therefore well informed as to what constitutes a bad or a good experience. I can say without a doubt that the level of customer service was excellent. The team were flexible, willing to sort out any areas on the car that needed attention and were most of all trustworthy. My buying experience was better than 'good'. I will return to buy another car and will recommend Derek Slack Motors to family and friends."

- Mr WB, Guisborough


April 2021, "Happy shopper, Helpful, friendly family firm. I have bought there twice now and will happily do so again"

- Mrs T, Redcar


April 2021, "My best ever car buying experience, Every aspect of the finance purchase was clearly explained. The car was thoroughly serviced and mot done. I confidently drove the car away for a 300 mile journey home. All paperwork of service history was available. Really pleasant sales staff who did not pressure or persuade in any way."

- Miss J, Woodbridge, Suffolk


April 2021, "Dear Mr Slack, we have had the best service ever from Bradley at your garage in Middlesbrough. It was unreal the help he got us from Motablity for my 94 year old husband and I, he went the extra mile just being there for us. The staff were all nice and helpful, it was a lovely kind atmosphere with a coffee as well"

- Mrs B, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire


April 2021, "We spoke to Tom in Sales on a number of occasions. He was always helpful and swift with his replies. Tom was never pushy and was a pleasure to correspond with. Unfortunately, we did not purchase a vehicle, just wasn’t quite suited to our needs, but we will not hesitate to return!"

- Mr E, Darlington


April 21, "Buying a car in lockdown depended to an extent on trust and Derek Slack Motors has a good reputation. We first bought from them when they were based in Cumberland Road. I saw the car online at midday, and I took delivery of it the following evening. I was delighted with both car and customer care. First rate"

- Mr N, Saltburn-by-the-Sea


April 2021, "Very professional and welcoming from the start and I never felt pressured into buying a car from them! They helped me to find the best car for me and it was cleaned and serviced to an amazing standard! I am very happy with my experience here and I would have no hesitation using this dealership again!"

- Miss R, Guisborough


April 2021, "First class client service. I was looking for a used Octavia VRS 245 with all the extras - but only Derek Slack in Middlesbrough 200 miles away had the right one. Simply not an issue. Tom couldn’t have been more helpful, even driving it to me on his day off! First class service in all respects. Maybe proof, if proof was needed, that a family run single site business will give you a service that the large multi site franchised dealers can only dream about!"

- Mr K, Harborne, Birmingham


April 2021, "Excellent service, really helpful did not rush ,fully explained everything to me"

- Mrs D, Stockton on Tees


March 2021, "Very beneficial and satisfying was the experience in buying my second new car from Derek Slacks Skoda Motors. They were very helpful and genuine. Their was no pressure from the man . He only gave benefits about the car and positive feedback. He even said that he will come back and show me more about the car in the future. Very satisfied and happy with my new car."

- Mr B, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough


March, "Jess is friendly yet maintaining an extremely professional manner. She’s an asset to your team. Thanks Jess"

- Mrs P, Billingham


March 2021, "Very professional from first phone call to collection of vehicle. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous never any pressure, just answered all questions when asked in a professional manner. Would have no hesitation using this dealership in the future."

- Mrs G, Thirsk


March 2021, "Excellent customer service, they looked after me well before during and after the sale. Always went the extra mile for me"

- Mr U, Stanley, County Durham


March 2021, "From start to finish I was looked after, I was provided with all the info I needed, a guided video tour around the car. Work was completed to high standard, car looked stunning on collection. Made to feel relaxed and confident when collecting car, all measures of safety in place regarding covid. Very comfortable easy and informed service."

- Mr Y, Bradford, West Yorkshire


March 2021, "Happy to recommend Derek Slack Motors, Andy at Derek Slack motors was very helpful and made the experience of buying a car in lockdown easy."

- Mrs H, Skipton, North Yorkshire


March 2021, "Our purchase went as planned EXCELLENT!!! Service from salesman was 1st Class"

- Mrs W, Redcar


March 2021, "GOOD ALL ROUND SERVICE purchasing a used Octavia Scout. From start to finish good positive experience with sales team."

- Mr M, Ballater, Aberdeenshire


March 2021, "Very happy with the service from derek slack motors when buying a Skoda Citigo. I dealt with Tom who was very helpful and a credit to this company. I was sent a video showing and informing me about the vehicle which was very detailed. I Bought the vehicle using the "click and collect" service that is currently in place and it was hassle free. I highly recommend buying a vehicle from derek slack motors."

- Mrs A, Redcar


March 2021, "Proper family run local business. Bought a Skoda Yeti from Derek Slacks and I was properly looked after despite covid restrictions. Wouldn't go anywhere else for a new or used car."  

- Mrs G, Saltburn by the Sea


March 2021, "First rate genuine dealer. Trade in was effortless. Opportunity to test drive was limited due to lockdown but nevertheless successful due to the way the vehicle was presented, and the detailed video presentation emailed to me beforehand. Highly satisfied"

- Mr L, Scarborough


February 2021, "Pleasant experience. Nice people to do business with. Not pushy at all."

- Mr G, Washington, Sunderland


March 2021, "First class experience, excellent customer service from my first enquiry and throughout my purchase of my new Skoda. 10/10"

- Mr P, Reading, Wokingham


February 2021, "Very good well mannered very informative and very professional. Would definitely recommend Derek Slack motors. As a lady i wasn’t made to feel like u didn’t know anything."

- Mr R, Middlesbrough


February 2021, "Top of the shop, very good well handled, Will be using again"

- Mr A, Barnard Castle


January 2021, "I am sorry I have to get a local garage to look after my car as I am 85 now, have to look after my money as I don’t know how long I will be here but I have been very satisfied with the service I have had at Slacks, I have had seven cars from you, I would like you to give Mark this £20 for helping me every time it had to be serviced he collected my car and brought it back the next day, thank you and cheers"

- Mr R, Whitby, North Yorkshire


January 2021, "I know we have previously spoken about how Brad is doing since moving over from sales but I wanted to add to that on paper. He now seems to have found his feet as far as the fleet contract is concerned and is doing really well. He knows when to contact us and query things and is always very helpful to all of us here in fleet and deals with things in a very timely manner. He is a credit to your company most definitely, not leaving out Jess of course who is always very efficient and friendly also. It certainly helps us to know that there are good people at the end of a phone to assist us with our fleet requirements, none more so than under the difficult circumstances we have found  ourselves working under for the last 10 months"

- Mr A, Major Fleet Customer


January 2021, "This is the forth car we have bought from Slacks over seven years. When we first wanted to view the car it was dark so the car was brought into the salesroom so that we could see it all over the showroom had lots of Covid measures in place lots of hand sanitising gel and precautions making us feel safe. Every question that we asked was answered with honesty and we were given all the time in the world even though it was late in the afternoon. When we decided to purchase we were given a day and time to pick it up, it was ready on time with fuel in it, Very happy with our purchase"

- Mrs A, Bishop Auckland


December 2020, "a pleasure to do buiness with, Richard the sales person was very profesional and could not do enough"

- Mr T, Thorpe Thewles


December 2020, "Superb. Excellent, friendly and professional. Got the right car at the right price"

- Ms B, North Yorkshire


December 2020, "Very good and supportive process, no hard sale, clear prices, and very happy with the car"

- Miss C, Guisborough


December 2020, "Overall, fantastic, they were really helpful and provided us with great customer service"

- Mrs B, Moorsholm


December 2020, "I found the gentleman who sold me my car extremely knowledgeable about cars, he recognised my requirements and acted upon them. He was pleasant, chatty, very welcoming and very approachable"

- Mrs C, Marton in Cleveland


December 2020, "Easy and pleasant experience. The salesman, asked the right questions, showed me all within my price range and knew all of the details of the car I settled on, which was exactly what I wanted. I have used Derek Slack before, so I already knew how good their service is. I'm very happy with my new car"

- Mr H, Middlesbrough


December 2020, "They were really helpful and provided us with great customer service, overall fantastic"

- Mr B, Hartburn, Stockton on Tees


December 2020, "Easy and hassle free, Very considerate to my needs and very helpful. Can not fault the service I received"

- Mr & Mrs C, Scarborough, North Yorkshire


December 2020, "Great communication friendly no pressure. Both Tom and Andy very helpful, smooth transaction went over and above to please on distance purchase"

- Mr B, Worksop, Nottinghamshire


November 2020, "From start to finish my customer service experience was excellent. I found the sales team's help to be equally professional and knowledgeable as well as personal and friendly. I felt valued as a customer with both my time and queries that I had with purchasing my Skoda Fabia. I have absolutely no hesitations nor reservations in recommending this family run business to friends and family in the future"

- Ms F, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough


October 2020, "Tony, Trust you are coping with Covid but it was self-evident when I changed my car that their was a 'buzz' about the place. My main purpose in writing was to point out how pleased I am with my new car. I felt this time round that it was a good time to change my car. The whole sell on package had a good feel to it, Brexit looming could only increase prices, but above all was the attraction of purchasing a new Mk 4 model. I realise that after only 6 weeks I have only managed 600 miles of usage because of the virus, but the car oozes refinement. I am not a requirements have always been straightforward........55mpg & a big boot!  I have had a 6 gear car before (the Superb), but the gears seem so sensibly placed and smooth, as always the presentation of the dashboard etc, never seems over the top. But I do find I have had to learn new driving traits prompted by the AI built into the car. It was initially a bit distracting to be gently reminded about changing gear (thus getting used to the 6 gears). The positive being better fuel consumption. And, in addition, being prompted by the 'lane alert' as to where one should be on the road, after all that is basically a safety feature, albeit the lane alert can be confused by temporary/ permanent alignments of lanes by roadworks. See you around, and thanks again."

- Mr W, Guisborough


November 2020, "From start to finish of buying our car, was one of the best experiences No pressure from salesman, they had all the time for us, and all advice was given. Would most definitely use this garage again, Car, buying at its BEST"

- Mr T, Ellerby, North Yorkshire


November 2020, "Despite not buying my skoda from Derek Slack, Abel in spares and parts has spent months tracking down my owners manual which was missing. It arrived today, without charge. What great customer service! Thanks"

- Mr S, Hartlepool


November 2020, "Great selection of cars..great prices Very helpful and knowledgeable staff . Thank you to Ian for all your help and assistance, you are a credit to Derem Slack motors"

- Mrs B, Billingham


November 2020, "I walked in and the employee who approached me was really nice and helpful in finding my perfect first car. I knew I wanted a Fabia and he helped me choose between the selection and made the purchasing process as easy and as quick as possible despite the corona virus setbacks"

- Mr F, Redcar


November 2020, "The Staff were very welcoming and made you feel at ease straight away, no being pounced on be Salespeople wanting to just sell you a car straight away. The service I got from the Salesman when I asked to see him was excellent, very friendly and polite talking to me about what I wanted and offering lots of unbiased advise and options. He offered for myself and my family to test drive the car I was interested in whilst following behind him in another car. This gave us a great opportunity to discuss the car and how it drove without the salesman being with us. He took us on a good test drive comprising of a wide variety of roads and road surfaces as well as dual carriageway. This allowed us to see how the car drove in a real world situation over many varying road surfaces and speeds. I was very happy with the whole experience including discussing my trade in and all the details of the package. We are very happy with both the car and the dealer"

- Mr & Mrs B, North Shields, North Tyneside


November 2020, "Helpful staff, not pushy and good knowledge. Explained everything clearly. Plenty cars to choose from"

- Mr J, Middlesbrough


November 2020, "The service I received from Derek Slack Motors was absolutely fantastic - second to none! There is real 'family feel' about the place which sets it apart from the rest, personable, helpful and competent staff who did their all to arrange a deal that suited me for both my budget and needs. A far cry from the stereotypical 'salesman arrogance' I have previously experienced. There is an abundance of 2nd hand, dealer approved vehicles to choose from across the UK, it is the service and aftercare that comes with the vehicle that makes the difference. For this reason I'll continue to do business with Derek Slack Motors - couldn't recommend them enough. A huge thank you to the DS team!"

- Mr D, Hartlepool


November 2020, "Excellent skoda main dealer, love car and very smooth transaction"

- Mr C, Redcar


November 2020, "We've received a very warming service during the purchase of our family car, it was clear that this company is ready to go extra mile to prepare a car and make purchase go quick, smooth and pleasant. Outstanding service and great value for money"

- Mr G, Peterborough


October 2020, "I always use Derek Slack motors because I have had nothing but first class service from all of the staff I have had dealings with. I have found over the years you get a service above and beyond what you would get at other retail and service outlets. I would not hesitate to recommend Derek Slack Motors to anyone looking for a Motor Trader who I consider to be of exceptional value and fair in all their dealings I wish all at Derek Slack Motors the very best for the future"

- Mr & Mrs D, Nunthorpe


October 2020, "Very helpful, got my car very quickly, great deal fully kept up to date with info, Really helpful staff, good customer service"

- Miss H, Ryton, Gateshead


October 2020, "Very Helpful and good service. This was the second new car I have bought from Derek Slack Motors"

- Mr D, Yarm


October 2020, "I had an excellent experience at Derek Slack Motors. I had a car in mind when I went there, based on my own research, and they were happy to sell me that car. Sometimes when you have something in mind at a dealership you feel like they'd really like you to spend more - this was not the case. Also, given the current COVID situation - I felt the showroom was super clean with fresh air in abundance - faultless."

- Mr M, York


October 2020, "Very straightforward from the initial phone call, inspection, negotiation , collection etc. Thomas was polite, considerate, and professional throughout"

- Mr W, Sandbach, Cheshire East


October 2020, "Hi Tom, Thanks so much for sorting me a cracking deal today, you were excellent. Honestly, I really can’t thank you enough, you made the whole experience a breeze and you’re a credit to DS motors"

- Mr D, Hartlepool


October 20, "Hi Tom, just a note to thank you for your help with the car purchase. The whole process was a pleasure from start to finish-there was no pressure selling from yourself, the car is as as described & advertised with no unpleasant surprises. I was impressed with the car mats & the car care pack-not the usual cheap rubbish you often get fobbed off with! Its this attention to detail that makes the difference so thanks again. I would definitely buy from you in the future"

- Mr N, Hexham, Northumberland


October 20, "Well-informed sales manager was friendly and welcoming. The Citigo I bought was as described and without fault for a fair price; with those (high) expectations met, the experience can only warrant 5-stars"

- Mr L, Dishforth, Thirsk, North Yorkshire


October 20, "New car purchase. The whole experience went quickly and smoothly, the staff conducted themselves very efficiently. Thank you"

- Mr B, Hartlepool


October 20, "Quick and painless, sale was quick and easy. Sales person was friendly"

- Miss B, Stockton on Tees


October 20, "Buy a Skoda now. From here. Do it! Great service and advice from the team. They understood what I wanted and really worked hard to make it happen"

- Mr H, Ingelby Barwick


October 2020, "The Sales Manager, explained everything about the new car, finance arrangements etc. very clearly and all was arranged easily. We were able to pick up the new car almost a week in advance of the projected date. This is our fourth Skoda Fabia from Slack's and we are pleased with the new one"

- Mrs G, Guisborough


October 20, "Very friendly and knowledgeable team. Went the extra mile to get me a great deal and I was very happy with the level of attention which they conferred"

- Mr K, Trimdon Station, County Durham


October 20, "Financing my car made easy and well explained when buying my first new car"

- Miss C, Leicester


October 20, "I was guided, by a very helpful Sales Executive through the whole process of purchase of my new car, thank you Jed!"

- Mr C, Stockton on Tees


October 20, "A motor retailer that puts the customer first. I have used Derek Slack Motors for all of my cars over a 20 years period. In all that time I had about 8 new Skoda’s. They have all been immaculately prepared and serviced. The staff are all very knowledgeable and most helpful. As a family owned business they surely must represent the best in the motor retail sector"  

- Mr F, Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea


October 2020, "Hi everyone, I would like to commend your dealership for the excellent service I received yesterday whilst having my Skoda serviced and I was very impressed with the Corvid safe procedures you have in place. I have used two other North East Skoda Dealerships from 2012 and I must say I think the experience at Derek Slack is far superior in every aspect. A special thanks to Jess and Bradley for making me feel welcome especially in these difficult times. Stay Safe & Very Best wishes to all, John"

- Mr S, Stanley, County Durham


September 20, "Fantastic and sales executive Tom was very helpful in every aspect, he's a credit to the company"

- Mr B, Grangetown, Middlesbrough


September 20, "Excellent service from the dealer and all the staff from ordering to collection, highly recommended"

- Mr L, Brotton, Saltburn by the Sea


September 20, "Very good customer service, all made a stress free event happy with price for my car and over the moon with new one. Thanks Tom"

- Mr T, Middlesbrough


September 20, "Had my Isuzu pick up serviced today, Sean & Jess were fantastic, Sean is really conscientious, really pleased with the service"

- Mr R, Spennymoor, County Durham


September 20, "Reasonably quick and efficient, this is the 4th car we have purchased here"

- Mr T, Liverton Mines, Saltburn by the Sea


September 20, "Traveled 60 miles to view a used car. Service was excellent. Very helpful and didn't feel under any pressure to buy the car. Even got a tour of Middlesborough docks on the test drive and a good recommendation for pub lunch"

- Mrs T, Guiseley, West Yorkshire


September 20, "Jed was lovely and knowledge. We will be back soon to buy from you. Thanks for being patient and making sure you met our needs."

- Mr L, Teesside


September 20, "Excellent service and very good COVID-19 system in place."

- Mr M, Billingham


September 20, "Great Service, very helpful exactly what it says on the tin. Everything i wanted wasn't a problem"

- Mr S, Ingelby Barwick, Stockton on Tees


September 20, "We have bought cars from a few garages and I have to say Derek Slack’s customer service is second to none. The guy who helped us and was both friendly and professional and made the whole experience stress free and enjoyable. We found our perfect car and are very happy with it"

- Mrs R, Hartlepool


Sept 20, "Outstanding First class Dealership, Recently visited Derek Slack motors limited. Bought a Brilliant skoda from them . Excellent first class treatment as soon as you walk in the door, you have the VIP experience from start to finish. And customer after care is exceptional.I highly recommended this dealer if I could give them 10 stars I would .The staff are kind ,understanding very patient and 100% professional. Thank you Derek Skack motors Ltd"

- Mr & Mrs G, Barnard Castle, County Durham


September 20, "Tony, I hope you and your family are well, Against that backdrop I read your newsletter about how the garage had remained open and provided services to emergency vehicles of all shapes and types. I was impressed but not surprised by your commitment to helping the community and I wanted to thank you and congratulate you. Good work!"

- Mr R, Stockton on Tees


August 20, "This is a `family` run business in the true sense of the word. I recently purchased a Skoda Octavia Vrs from Derek Slack Motors. Despite the current situation the whole process went without a hitch. I have been looking through Autotrader ads and found they had a number of cars i was interested in. So, I called and spoke to the Sales Manager, he was most obliging and I arranged to view 3 vehicles. I arrived to a warm reception and was shown each car. There was no pressure and I decided to reserve the car I eventually purchased. A test drive was arranged and we followed the Sales Manager. On completion I bought the car. I arranged a pick up date. When I arrived my car was beautifully presented. I can`t speak highly enough of the team. As a final word I received a letter of thanks from the General Manager and membership of their `Privilege Club` I am extremely happy with my Vrs and the service I received. I can highly recommend Derek Slack Motors Ltd"

- Mr W, Thornley, Durham


August 20, "1st class service, would definitely recommend them!, 5 star service"

- Mrs M, Hurworth, Darlington


July 20, "I've bought a car only by looking at a picture on their website so I had to trust on what has been said. It turn out to be the best buying experience ever. Customer Service been excellent, very helpful and professional, amazing buying experience"

- Mr S, Leeds, West Yorkshire


July 20, "The service team Bradley Tye and Jess Hall are A*. Dealt with Jess previously and yesterday with Bradley. They managed my expectations, kept me informed and were brilliant. Cannot fault them."

- Miss C, Brotton


July 2020, "The staff at Derek Slack were extremely friendly, helpful and professional. They assisted greatly in looking at my chosen used Škoda, walking me through the finance process and getting the car ready and in perfect condition on the day I was to pick it up. I would highly recommend purchasing from Derek Slack, and I know I'll be back when it's time for a new car"

- Mr G, Bowburn, Durham


July 20, "Great car, great service!, Car was in great condition and nice and clean when I bought it and they were great at answering my questions"

- Mr D, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland


July 20, "Has to be the easiest and best experience I have ever had buying a car and is the best garage I've ever been to! Amazing helpful staff, going above and beyond in all aspects of my experience. Would definitely return and buy another vehicle"

- Mr H, Billingham


July 20, "Spot on, good job, 5*'s, Excellent service"

- Mrs E, Northallerton


July 20, "Polite, professional and accommodating from start to finish. Derek Slack Motors were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Fantastic service!"

- Mr P, Shotton Colliery, Durham


July 20, "I purchased a Skoda Octovia VRS and the customer services could not of been any better. Richard went through everything from the functions of the car to the sales process thoroughly. The car was fully prepared and absolutely went above and beyond to ensure the car was perfect for when I collected the vehicle, nothing was an issue that Richard couldn't sort out for me. The customer service was so good my partner is wanting to go back to purchase a skoda fabia. What is nice is to be able to go to a dealership and browse their vehicle selection without the pressure of purchasing but they are there if you have any questions."

- Mr M, Richmond


July 20, "Excellent service & fantastic choice. Prices are fair in the market place. Definitely recommend. 5 stars."

- Mrs P, Harrogate


July 20, "Booked an appointment, turned up & was seen basically straight away, shown to the car, was allowed to take it for a test drive, we had to follow the salesman in his own car, got back to the garage shown to a safe area and did the deal, there was enough sanitiser, did not feel to strange, obviously not the same as normal, no tea or coffee. Got an appointment to pick the car up and that was all smooth so all good"

- Mrs C, Saltburn by the Sea


June 20, "Very helpful what more can a customer want definitely come back if I need another car"

- Mrs M, Bradford


June 20, "Friendly, non-pushy advice. Excellent service and time given by salesman - answered all questions and was reassuring. Safe system for test-driving. First car - very satisfied customer who still has huge grin!"

- Ms G, West Rounton, North Yorkshire


June 20, "Purchased a Skoda Octavia and the customer service couldn’t of been any better. Richard went through everything with us from the functions of the car to the sales process thoroughly. The car was was fully prepared for us to take away at a date that suited us and nothing was an issue that Richard couldn’t sort out for us. I’m going back to purchase a Skoda fabia at a later date for myself purely on how well they look after you. It’s so nice to see a car dealership that you can have a walk around and not be hounded. Fully recommend even if just shopping around"

- Ms G, Catterick


June 20, "Hi, just wanted to drop a line to thank Tony and especially Andy Fowle for the remarkable job that you did in getting the car we were looking for. Even coming out of the Covid-19 restrictions you managed to turn around, what we now know to be a fantastic Kamiq. Totally professional and completely courteous with a demanding customer... Thanks once again."

- Mr & Mrs C, Middlesbrough


June 20, "Excellent service from ordering car online due to pandemic. When we collected car showroom was open and it all felt very safe and staff were very helpful and friendly."

- Miss M, Nunthorpe


June 20, "The sales manager Andrew Fowle was first class. Not a typical sales manager that usually play clever games. He was very honest, patient and informational. The overall buying experience was excellent even though I had a very long delay due to Covid-19. This is my first Skoda and I am very happy so far that I left Nissan after many years. What more can I say, a great salesman and a great human being. He provided me with a great deal and went the extra mile to make sure I got my car as soon as physically possible. There was restrictions due to the situation but these were clearly presented to me. It was a pleasure doing this deal with a real honest person"  

- Mr S, Stockton on Tees


June 20, "Thanks to everyone at Derek Slacks for a no pressure type experience and a great deal which was put together for me. Will admit I have had three Yeti's and when I took delivery of a Kamiq, I really wanted my Yeti back, but after getting use to it, I am really happy with the Kamiq"

- Mr G, Whitby


May 20, "Leaf spring replaced on my Isuzu which I need constantly, I'm a farmer, great lads"

- Mr F, Lanchester


May 20, "I rely on my car for work (essential worker) as I do a round trip of 80 miles a day, I needed a Service & a few repairs & couldnt get them done locally so Skoda directed me to Derek Slacks in Middlesbrough....friendly & efficient, big well done for being open when really really needed, thanks so much, you'll see us again"

- Mr & Mrs S, Harrogate


May 20, "My Octavia is my living, thanks guys for replacing the ignition switch when everywhere else was shut, bit of a trip but worth it"

- Mr J, Newcastle


May 20, "From first enquiring about the car through the sale and now the service; the staff at Derek slack cannot be more helpful, courteous, interested, caring and friendly. Nothing is a daft question or request and just genuinely nice people."

- Mr & Mrs S, Richmond


May 20, "Keep up the good work - sales staff genuinely interested and helpful, reception friendly and thoughtful, service staff excellent workmanship"

- Mrs B, Shincliffe, Durham


May 20, "Dropped the car for a service and I was contacted and advised of small things which may need doing in the future - updated throughout and the car was returned washed and valeted - such a lovely surprise."

- Ms B, Catterick


April 20, "Just a note to say thanks for the excellent, fast and efficient service on my Octavia over the last week. I really appreciate it in these difficult times"

- Mr B, Acklam


April 20, "I had my Skoda Karoq repaired and serviced yesterday and I would like to say the service I received was excellent as always is the case and to make sure my service record stays secure I purchased a 5 year service plan paying monthly, my car was washed before being handed back to me and your staff were both courteous and helpful I will recommend you to all my friends and acquaintances. Once again thank you for your high standard especially at the moment"

- Mr T, Eston, Middlesbrough


April 20, "I would like to write and compliment you on the service I have received from your garage. As we all know we are currently in the middle of the Covid19 pandemic which is having a major impact on our daily lives. I am a key worker and experienced a fault on my Skoda vehicle, the engine management light came on and  the engine lost a lot of power. My car is my only means to get me to and from work as I work shifts and was devastated to encounter a problem at this difficult time. I contacted you via email expecting to get an automated reply saying you were closed, to my surprise and delight your service manager phoned me back explaining that you were still doing a small amount of repair work only for key workers and we made an appointment for me to bring my car in to get looked at and repaired. Despite the disruption to the supply of parts etc due to the Coronavirus, my car was back with me fully repaired in a very short space of time. I can't express how much I valued this level of service along with the professionalism and friendliness of your staff, namely the Service Manager Chris and your Service Advisor Jess. By providing this emergency service for Key Workers you saved me from a lot of stress and hassle, and allowed me to keep on working. Once again thank you very much and please pass on my gratitude to Chris and Jess who are a credit to your organisation."

- Mr I, Coulby Newham


April 20, "Couldn't fault anything at all, car collected on time & returned on time, work completed correctly, staff excellent & well done to Slacks for staying open during the present times when many garages are closing"

- Mr W, Guisborough


March 20, "A fantastic dealership you always feel that you are the only person that matters, no pressure to buy, cars are impeccable, thanks a very pleasant experience"

- Mr M, Middlesbrough


March 20, "Really good service especially in the circumstances salesman was terrific"

- Mrs C, Peterlee


March 20, "My second new car from Derek Slacks and again a friendly, effortless and professional experience. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming and offer a much appreciated personal service. It is obvious from the time you walk into the showroom, that this is a customer focused Family business"

- Mr T, Stockton on Tees


March 20, "Exactly the right car was recommended to me, at the right price and without pressure, Professional and thorough"

- Mrs H, Stockton on Tees


March 20, "Brilliant! Friendly efficient service, good timely communications! bought one year old ŠKODA Octavia Estate, delivered car and took mine away. And the car, I couldn’t be more pleased, grinning from ear to ear!!"

- Mr J, Sharperton, Morpeth


March 20, "Staff were very friendly, very informative, everything was explained easily, good place to buy a car"

- Mr C, Bishop Auckland


March 20, "Dear Sirs, I should like to record my appreciation to all your staff, in particular to customer services and the workshop, for the work which you did on  my Roomster last Friday, it's like a new car again"

- Reverend P, Lingdale


March 20, "Ian, Got the car and looks great thank you. Pleased it’s got proper tyres on and not same cheapo rubbish. Can’t see the mark on it you mentioned either. Just wanted to say it’s been a pleasure dealing with you and please show your boss this as I’ve dealt with many people in the motor trade over the years and you’ve been right up the top. Not had a chance to drive it yet and won’t for a few days."

- Mr B, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire


March 20, "I received top rate service from Derek Slack Motors, including a test drive and detailed help with driving the car, which is different from my previous cars. Everything was fast-tracked for me because I needed the car urgently. It is a used skoda in pristine condition. The staff could not have been more helpful, and were pleasant, friendly, patient and good-humoured. Do I recommend them? Absolutely! Don't hesitate, go and check them out"

- Ms P, Ripley, Harrogate


March 20, "A great friendly experience, very helpful, no pressure sales just very helpful giving good advice and listening to what you want"

- Mr C, Washington


March 20, "Just to say a really big thank you to derek slack motors and George in particular for all your help over the last week and literally 'going the extra mile.' George was endlessly good natured and patient. The car is great (so far!). You've made a huge difference to how I'll be able to get through this crisis. Even without the crisis I would be delighted but crisis makes it many times more"

- Ms G, Eaglesciffe


March 20, "Couldn't have been better, the salesman we talked to was extremely helpful, organising a test drive at short notice as we had travelled a distance, and then later managing to get the car serviced and ready early before we were stuck in lockdown! What a star"

- Mrs M, Flaxby, Knaresborough


March 20, "I have been a customer of Derek Slacks for the past 16 years and they have always provided excellent, friendly service. Very fair part exchange value for my old car and I am extremely happy with my new vehicle, I highly recommend"

- Mrs R, Great Ayton


March 20, "Hi Andrew, Many thanks for your service and assistance in getting our beautiful Kamiq. To say we are pleased, would be an understatement; what a car. I have completed the survey in glowing terms; however, I may have added an “ r” to your surname, apologies. I hope with all the issues regarding health etc that you and your wife and children are well. Many thanks and we are so happy to be back in the Skoda family with Derek Slacks"

- Mr & Mrs W, Darlington


March 20, "Dear Richard, Absolutely LOVE this car, but still getting my head round's an age thing you know. We hope Tony and Andy realise how happy we are, as we really needed a has been totally crap for a year now and this is more than a car to us. It is a new positive start, thanks to you and Andy, take care"

- Mr T, Teesside


March 20, "Hi Richard, we cannot thank you enough for your attentive and excellent service. In our book you are a top man and Slacks are extremely fortunate to have you on their payroll. Many, many thanks again and so sorry for taking up so much of your time. Now very proud owners of a brilliant new Karoq".

- Mr & Mrs T, Stockton on Tees


February 20, "Recent purchase of 2015 plate Skoda Yeti. We travelled a hundred miles to this dealership and were very impressed with the service we received from salesman.The only drawback was when we collected the vehicle the following week, the valeting was pretty poor, unfortunately this was out of salesman's control (as it was a Sunday and limited staff and we had to take the vehicle then). Other than that we have no complaints. Had to check a few minor details with staff in following week and they were all very friendly and helpful. We would definitely return"

- Mrs T, Hull, North Humberside


February 20, "Real family feel. They were straight forward and easy to deal with, there was no pressure and certainly not what I expected from a car dealership. I felt totally in control of my purchase and didn't feel at any point that they were trying to sell me anything,more just advising me. When I got home and realised there was an internal light out the after care has been fantastic too. Really family feel to the showroom, I had my 3 year old with me and they made him feel welcome, included him and got him an activity book."

- Miss N, Hartlepool


February 20, "Great experience sales team not pushy at all offered us the car we wanted at a price we could afford and got good deal on the px .after sales service was good the one small problem we had was quickly addressed, Made to feel welcome not pushed into anything unwanted"  

- Mr D, Redcar


February 20, "From the get go the sales executive was extremely polite, patient and understanding. I was very happy with his service and he deserves rewarding for it. Impeccable customer service experience."

- Miss S, Saltburn by the Sea


February 20, "Highly Recommended Excellent Service. The salesman was experienced, knowledgeable and listened to, and was interested in, what I required in a car. There were various cars that were of interest, before I decided on the one I wanted to test drive. The buying process was very relaxed and not at all pressurised. All the staff in the showroom were very pleasant and helpful and I recommend Derek Slack Motors without hesitation"

- Mrs M, Hemlington


February 20, "Good friendly helpful service. Very efficient and knowledgeable"

- Mr R, Richmond, North Yorkshire


February 20, "Very professional, informative, reliable and true to their word, love our new Karoq"

- Mr R, Leeds


February 20, "We were looking for a specific make and model of car (Skoda Yeti) and discovered it at this dealership being advertised at a competitive price. We found the staff to be very helpful and not at all 'high pressure sales people'! We were given a years warranty and a full MOT. Moreover we gained an extra year of warranty by using Skoda Finance. Very happy with the car so far [one week in]!"

- Mr & Mrs C, Linthorpe


February 2020, "Good service, very helpful and quick service, went in on the Sunday and picked a car and had it on the Monday evening"

- Mr K, Great Ayton


February 20, "A pleasure to deal with this family firm!, Professional, friendly, knowledgable and no pressure. We were given time to inspect in detail the cars we were interested in, and were offered a very fair part exchange deal. Very impressed with Skoda, and the personal attention from this family firm. The whole process of changing cars was swift and straightforward"

- Mr D, Saltburn by the Sea


January 20, "Just collected new Fabia, great service, good price, helpful and friendly, as usual"

- Mr & Mrs N, Nunthorpe


January 20, "Staff were amazing, really helpful. Sat and talk me through every little detail. Kept me up to date with my car. Would highly recommend, Amazing Experience"

- Miss R, Billingham


January 20, "After seeing a well priced Corsa I was apprehensive being 250 miles from the dealer, upon making the enquiry I was assured that the car would go through the same pre sales process as their Skoda vehicles. I took delivery of the car today and so far so good, like buying from main dealer.....serviced, MOT, new tyres and filters. I would like to thank the team at Derek Slack Motors for making the buying experience so easy and would totally recommend....thank you"

- Miss W, Wokingham Berkshire


January 20, "Hi Bradley, I love my new Kodiaq. I actually enjoy driving it and I have even driven it at night which I avoided with the Ford Edge as I couldn’t see the road as the headlights were awful. I don’t think I will buy any other make of car now, I know I trust Skoda. I didn’t want my last car my hubby did, I would have happily kept my Octavia"

- Mrs T, Redcar


January 20, "Very friendly atmosphere in showroom. All the staff very professional and welcoming. Overall a nice experience"

- Mr W, Billingham


January 20, "My wife and I arrived at Derek Slack Motors to view used Skoda cars we looked round and nobody was on our shoulder pushing to sell which we found refreshing when we did find the vehicle we wanted the salesman (Jed) was on hand to describe the car and take out for test drive we ended up purchasing (Skoda Yeti) and took delivery a few davs later and it was prepared to a very high standard, all in all a very easy experience and would recommend this company to anyone, really impressed"

- Mr & Mrs M, Morton on Swale


January 20, "Very helpful and friendly staff. I felt welcomed and well looked after from the initial appointment to receiving my car. Everything was explained in terms and manners I understood and no complicated jargon was used; I feel this is very important for those, and myself, who are not as familiar with car terminology and finance options. Showroom was spotless and very well presented. Throughout the whole process I was kept uptodate with regular contact via phone and email. Very good experience as a whole and will be returning in future"

- Ms W, Middlesbrough


January 20, "We were met by the sales executive Tom, who was very well mannered and very professional we were made so welcome he explained everything that we needed to know about purchasing the vehicle which we wanted, we had a coffee and a chat and me and my wife were very happy with our purchase the service we got was 100% plus, thanks ever so much for your friendly professional service"

- Mr & Mrs H, Redcar


January 20, "100% Positive Experience, I would have no hesitation in recommending the sales team at Derek Slack Motors. They were very professional and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. The salesman I dealt with took the time to answer all my questions and had a very calm, honest, non-aggressive approach. He went way beyond the call of duty in dealing with the paperwork"

- Mr B, Great Ayton


January 20, "From start to finish we were made to feel like we were important and valued. Andy stayed late to talk us through all our options and did not put any pressure on to make a decision. Every other member of staff we came across was friendly and professional and were would not hesitate to recommend Derek Slacks to anybody"

- Mrs M, Linthorpe


December 19, "I was welcomed on the forecourt of Derek Slack Motors, and from that first moment, felt that I would receive a good and personal level of service. Jed helped me to choose the size and style of car I needed, but I made the ultimate choice, and knew that I had made the right choice in engine, model and colour. I was also pleasantly surprised at the many choices available. A test drive was great, as Jed demonstrated how to handle the gear change to get optimum power out of this small but nippy car. This was important, as I was changing from a two seater high powered coupe and had concerns at driving a Skoda. As I left the showroom, I felt I had bought wisely, but when I retrospectively looked at the Citigo Colour reviews, I KNEW I had bought well. I picked up my new car today. Jed explained its features in detail, and I drove away in this nippy little number....and I love it!"    

- Mrs B, Redcar


December 19, "Brilliant dealer, I would go out of my way to try to use Derek Slack Motors again after this experience. I arranged the purchase of this car over the phone/email as I live 5+ hrs from the dealership so it was important to be sure all was as it seemed before I made the long journey from the north of Scotland. Excellent and straightforward to deal with, the car was as I expected when I arrived, good attention to detail. I was kept up to date as the car went through its servicing and MOT. Great service from all the staff when I went to collect the car. I would definitely use this dealership again, very pleased with my Octavia Scout and the service received. Well worth the long journey to deal with a reputable garage. Would highly recommend"

- Dr M, Aberdeen


December 19, "What a wonderful experience, very warm and friendly staff, new Citigo is great"

- Ms W, Billingham


December 19, "This was a stressful time for me not having done this before, but Ian at Derek Slack made the experience simple and straightforward. I got good service and a nice little car from them. I would certainly recommend Derek Slack"

- Ms W, Middlesbrough


December 19, "Very friendly and down to earth salesman. Not pushy at all. Nothing was a problem for george and he was very personable. George spent a lot of time with me making sure I had all info I needed. He promptly replied to emails and informed me of updates on the car as soon as he received them. He made both me and my husband feel very well looked after in the purchase of our recent cars. I returned to Derek Slack precisely because of the way George and the other staff treat my husband while he was buying his Fabia and was pleased to find I also received excellent service-warm and friendly people that seemed very genuine. Please continue this as it is very rare in dealerships these days!"

- Mrs B, Billingham


December 19, "On arrival there was was not the usual pressure experienced from other showrooms. We were given the appropriate space and time to browse and look. It was only then that we were approached by a sales person. His approach was not to sell but to help us discover features associated with the vehicles we were looking at. He asked if we needed any further advice an we said no, not at the moment. He left us to browse and returned 10 minutes later. This was the beginning of a partnership which bared fruit for both parties. At no time did we feel pressured to make decisions. Great emphasis was mentioned that this is a family business who take great pride in their customer support and relations. All staff we met were friendly and willing to talk. At no point were we pressured into making choices that were to their benefit, not ours. Help and advice at the purchase desk was first class. Communication was faultless, from calculating finance, insurance, vehicle exchange and delivery. Very impressed"

- Mr & Mrs J, Stainton


December 19, "Very helpful nothing was to much trouble, Tom and the rest of the staff brilliant, would highly recommend Derek Slack Motors"

- Mr J, Middlesbrough


December 19, "Professional, friendly service. Very happy with new Kamiq"

- Mr & Mrs W, Ingelby Barwick


December 19, "My experience with Derek Slack Motors was excellent from start to finish. From the moment I walked in, I was treated with respect. The sales executive Tom was very informative about a range of vehicles that I enquired about and showed a lot of patience with me as it took a little longer than usual to decide which car was for me. He answered every question thoroughly and was courteous throughout. I was offered the chance of several test drives to ensure I made the correct decision and at no point did i feel rushed into making a decision. Again, the sales executive was very informative whilst on test drives and was clearly very knowledgeable about the products. I would definitely recommend using this retailer to family and friends, and I look forward to using them again myself!"

- Mr P, Teesside


December 19, "Dear Bradley, thank you for making the process so easy and an actual pleasure. I have bought several new cars over the years and the buying experience has usually been spoiled by high pressure sales tactics, which I have in the past walked away from. I appreciate customers can be a pain and that we are all different, but from my perspective, your approach was perfect and I have no hesitation in recommending both you and Derek Slack Motors to family and friends. I have left positive reviews on both DSM and Autotrader sites. Thanks again and kindest regards"

- Mr S, Ferryhill, County Durham


December 19, "Excellent services from 1st visit to showroom, family member had bought from Derek Slack Motors before and had said how good the service was, no pressure when viewing car and only in the showroom a short time when I went to pick the car up after purchasing, would remmend, well done"      

- Mr R, Guisborough


December 19, "I have two friends who bought cars from this garage and are very happy with them, as I was thinking about renewing my car I thought I would have a look at what they had on offer. Very good choice of vehicles used and new and left to browse on my own. When I needed help, staff where available. The member of staff who helped me select and purchase a car was one of the Sale team, Bradley. He was courteous, had patients and very helpful in my final decision.He explained and demonstrated what all the controls were for in the car and slowly took me through all the documentation that needs to be filled in to complete the sale. Other members of staff were also courteous offering their support if need with anything in the future. Very pleased with my new Karoq"

- Mr B, Brotton


November 19, "Professional, friendly service from all the staff at Derek Slacks. Staff answered all my questions and took care of everything regarding our sale - highly recommended"

- Ms B, London


November 19, "Came to buy a new car and were served by Jed who we have dealt with on each occassion we have changed cars, he is excellent, helpful, thorough and kind, a real asset to Skoda and Derek Slacks"

- Ms S, Fairfield


November 19, "Recently bought a new Karoq from Derek Slack Motors and where asked what was memorable?, answer,  we dealt with Ian Phillips, his warmth, honesty and efficiency throughout our car contract purchase and his excellent communications throughout"  

- Mr & Mrs H, Coulby Newham


November 19, "We did a lot of research on the vehicle we would buy and the superb came out tops. After our initial visit to Derek Slacks we were very impressed by the staff. We then viisited another local Skoda dealer and their staff were useless. Hence why we went back to derek slacks. Richard was very helpful and polite. He helped us to the best of his capability and advised us all the time of the progress of our car. He was also very knowledgable in relation to Motorbility"

- Mr R, Billingham


November 19, "Great service as always from selling us our new Kodiaq to looking after it for us. Recommended highly."

- Mr & Mrs T, Hartlepool


November 19, "Honest description of car which was really important as this was a distance sale. Great service from Tom who collected me from the airport, answered all queries and couldn’t do enough. Great service & very Honest."

- Mr C, County Wicklow, Ireland


October 19, "Just collected our new Fabia Colour Edition, the team were brilliant from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble, I would definitely recommend Derek Slack Motors to anyone looking to buy a car."

- Mr & Mrs P, Darlington


October 19, "Hi Ian, I must admit you have been the best car sales person we have meet over the number of years we have bought cars. We have normally bought the car out right but your explanation of the PCP was easy to understand, big thanks."

- Mr & Mrs S, Wynyard


October 19, "Absolutely brilliant! The salesman, Tom was brilliant and sorted everything out, all I had to do is turn up with the paperwork for the car i was part exchanging. I would highly recommend this dealership and I will probably go back for my next car after this one"

- Mr L, Whitby, North Yorkshire


October 19, "As a previous customer of this dealership, I received a mail shot which was of interest to me as the lease agreement on my current Octavia was due to expire shortly. After a couple of discussions, I settled on a nearly new similar vehicle with 103 miles , which appears to be as good as new. They worked out a PCP deal for me which, after a bit of financial fine tuning, was acceptable. At no time did I feel I was under any pressure to complete a deal. Everything went very smoothly, and I would recommend this dealership to anyone."

- Mrs A, Stokesley


October 19, "From beginning to end the team at Derek Slacks were fantastic.They were fantastic and explained everything in a clear and concise manner. They were very personable and I got a great deal on my new Fabia as a result."

- Mr C, Redcar


October 19, "Having bought two other Skoda's from Derek Slacks over five years I knew what to expect. Staff who are non pushy at all, while being very helpful The car was described exactly as it is I didn't need to take the vehicle for a test drive because thats how much I trust the garage, they only ever have sold good decent honest cars to myself and the people I know that have bought cars from them everything is open and honest with the feeling that all the staff care about the brand and about their customers."

- Mr & Mrs A, Yarm


October 19, "Our salesman, George, was a great salesman who made us feel welcome and explained the process very well. My wife is very satisfied with her new Kodiaq"

- Mr R, Yarm


October 19, "I had previously driven Skoda Octavia's for the NHS and found them comfortable and reliable. The salesman Ian was very helpful with test drives of an SUV and the Octavia's. I chose a 1.5 petrol Octavia automatic. The showroom is well laid out and the receptionist was also very helpful. I would recommend the dealership to anyone who is looking for a car."

- Mr A, Marton


October 19, "Hello George, I just wanted to say thank you for taking me through the final paperwork for the purchase of the car today, (for the first time on my own).  Like Richard Goodyear you and all the staff were friendly and helpful and made the whole process easy and even enjoyable. I am 73, so my husband and I, over the years, have purchased many cars and visited many car showrooms, but we have never had the "Derek Slack Experience", it was a revelation and a master class in how to treat a prospective purchaser. I thought you might like to know how I managed driving an automatic back to Sedgefield.  I turned right at your road end and drove it a little on the quiet road, then 'sweating on the top line' I attempted the roundabout.  My confidence soon returned as the car was superb and I 'bombed' home it was a great ride, so smooth, really pleased with the car. I would be grateful if you pass this email on to your Managing Director Mr Tony Slack. Kind regards to you and Richard and all the staff at Derek Slack "  

- Mrs T, Sedgefield


October 19, "Just collected my new Fiesta, everyone was so helpful and well informed, the whole process was easy and stress free and I am very happy with my purchase, wouldnt hesitate to recommend"    

- Mrs P, Linthorpe


October 19, "At first I wasn't sure the map update had worked as when I plugged my Citigo PID into the PC it showed the map version as Q3 2015, so no change, however after fiddling about I found on the device itself the map was shown as Q2 2019. Perfect. I suppose because you downloaded the new maps on your PC, mine didn't know that. Thank you very much Lauren, well done, happy again"

- Mr M, Stockton on Tees


October 19, "Fantastic personal experience - they made the whole daunting task of buying a car so smooth and did not pressure us at all, made us welcome and even provided courtesy car while waiting for new Kodiaq to arrive!"

- Mr T, South Hetton, Durham


October 19, "Purchased a new Fabia Monte Carlo - Quick, personal and very professional - in other words: it was a fantastic experience!"

- Dr O, Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire


Sept 19, "Just collected our new Scala, wouldnt go anywhere else to buy a new car, excellent service"

- Mr & Mrs W, Brotton


Sept 19, "We’ve been looking at several different SUV vehicles and doing lots of research. We had visited other garages but we found Derek Slack Motors exceptionally helpful and had a fantastic range of vehicles that we were interested in. Our new Karoq is superb and everything we were looking for, thank you"

- Mr & Mrs M, Marton


Sept 19, "Dear Andy, I would like to say how impressed I am with your dealership, it’s non pushy and your sales executive Bradley is excellent, he’s really knowledgeable about the cars in a way you don’t always find at other dealers and very patient too. I sort of feel a little guilty at wasting your time but as I said I do like the cars and feel even more impressed with Skodas (all models) than I expected and will return when my situation changes,"

- Mr W, Yarm


Sept 19, "Dear Jess, Thank you to all concerned for the excellent service as usual that I received on Wednesday 11th, the car was sorted with new tyres while I waited and I was looked after by you and offered coffee, many thanks to all"

- Mrs D, Acklam


Sept 19, "I honestly can say Ian and the dealership as a whole could not do anything to improve the excellent customer care and service provided. I have not stopped telling people about how refreshing it was to be treat as a person not just a sale. Derek Slack Motors is a credit to the Skoda brand"

- Mr B, Richmond


Sept 19, "I live in Cambridge and went into Cambridge Skoda a number of times and they were helpful if I wanted a new car but very poor on used cars, they could have looked and found us a Kodiaq but they didn't so we travelled to Middlesbrough & bought one there. I think Derek Slacks have been good, could have been slightly better but they have been good!, they delivered the Kodiaq to us here in Huntingdon."

- Mr R, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire


Sept 19, "Went to Derek Slack Motors after spotting a car on their website. Checked it out and was impressed by the quality of service and friendliness received! Our assistant, Richard was really helpful and well informed. Both he and his manager ensured that we came away with a good deal!"

- Mr S, Ingleby Barwick


August 19, "Hi Tony, thank you so much for organising our new Kodiaq and making it happen. Once again, we find that the service which Derek Slacks offers is exemplary, especially as our requirements were very specific. We are delighted with our new car, and are already looking forward to placing an order for a Kodiaq VRS in a few years time! It was well worth the 1000 mile round trip from Harris to Middlesbrough, and we have no doubt that we will make it again in the future ... unless you fancy popping up and delivering our next car personally (we can put you up and give you some time to explore our beautiful island - that’s a serious offer). Thank you once again for a smooth purchase and in continuing to delight two very happy, and satisfied, customers. All credit to you and the team."

- Mr & Mrs L, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


August 19, "Just collected my new Karoq, George was very friendly, put me at ease when buying my new car which was quite daunting, he took time to interact with my children too and had lots of patience with them, great experience"

- Miss W, Stockton on Tees


August 19, "I can not praise Ian enough for his customer service, patience and overall customer care, he listened and advised us on our needs and I will recommend on his service alone. The new Karoq is perfect, thank you"

- Mrs M, Thorpe Larches, Stockton on Tees


August 19, "Just collected my new Octavia vRS from Derek Slack Motors, been dealing with Thomas Ley who is an asset to the company, no pressure whatsoever, he went over and beyond-even text me on his day off on the progress of my vehicle. I would certainly buy from them again and would definetly recommend to my family and friends"

- Mr H, Great Ayton


August 2019, "First class as always. I've been a customer of Derek Slack's since 2003 (4 cars) and they've always been the best Dealer I have ever used which is why they were my first choice for my latest car. There's no "hard sell" tactics, the staff are always friendly and the car was prepared beautifully. I'd happily recommend them to anyone looking for a new or used car".

- Mr H, Hartlepool


August 19, " Derek Slacks team were 1st class from first phone call to collecting the car. I would like to thank Tom & Andy in particular for making the whole process easy. Would recommend them highly if your thinking of a new car, thanks a lot I'm now enjoying my my new Skoda Octavia & would definitely buy from Derek Slacks again, cheers"  

- Mr A, Hartlepool


July 2019 “I was so impressed by the staff at your branch. I chose to come to you as I have been less than impressed with the service I have received from another Škoda dealership. Your staff were all a breath of fresh air, thank you all”

- Mrs A, Whitby


July 2019, "I was very satisfied with my experience purchasing a new Fabia and had no problems throughout. The team were always attentive to me, offering beverages, comfortable seating etc. The shop floor is the best looking dealership in my area and makes you feel right at home. The sales team were extremely good at listening and always explained my options clearly. Overall I am very happy with my new Skoda Fabia and I feel I got a very good deal"

- Mrs S, Shincliffe, County Durham


June 19, Posted on the Yeti owners forum. Titled; Dealer and Brand Loyalty. "We bought our first Skoda from Derek Slack Motors in Middlesbrough in 2011 and have just bought our fourth from them. I've driven or owned Skodas for 15 years and have always liked their build quality, reliability and technical features. Because our dealer has been so good in every way - friendly and un-pushy sales staff, great service facilities, comfortable and modern showrooms and so on - there was no possibility of changing brands or dealers, particularly on reading about the bad service some forum members have received from other Skoda dealers, as well as reading on the Internet about problems with other makes and dealers.  It is my belief that because the company is family-owned and run, rather than being part of a chain, this has resulted in such an excellent all-round service.  As some Yeti forum members may remember, we have been vacillating about whether or not to change our diesel-engine Yeti for another model. I think that the final decision was made for us when I considered the long term reliability of the Yeti if we kept it for some years, because of our low annual mileage and hence the potential weakness of some of the components.  The Karoq is closest in size to the Yeti and with all the later features of a newer model, that was our choice. Our Sales Executive, Jed, gave us a good deal and we were happy with his purchase and part-exchange quotes. We'll really miss the Yeti but looking forward to collecting our Karoq. But returning to the header, it's primarily because of the dealership that we didn't look for alternatives"

- Mr J, Whitby, North Yorkshire


June 19, "Staff were friendly and never overbearing to make a sale. I was given very sound advice and was given every opportunity to make a decision on the car I wanted not what the sales person wanted to sell me, which was very refreshing in comparison to other dealerships I had visited. I was made to feel very welcome and the staff all acted like one big family so will definitely buy again from the dealership."

- Mr & Mrs D, Brotton


June 2019, "An excellent place to purchase a car, I was very happy with my new Skoda fabia, everything explained very well and under no pressure to buy. I would highly recommend Derek Slack Motors"

- Mr W, Ugthorpe, Whitby


June 2019, "I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you. Over the last few days we have placed an unusually large volume of work your way, with all manner of unscheduled and scheduled work. We at fleet appreciate your team’s efforts in turning repairs around so quickly and returning vehicles back into service. You have demonstrated an awareness of our requirements in maintaining operational efficiency of our fleet vehicles and the affect it has when a large number go off the road with mechanical failure. Please pass our thanks on to your team for all of their efforts, we appreciate it"

- Dave, Major Fleet Customer


May 2019, "From first tentative steps to replacing our 13 year old car with a second hand Yeti, to our very specific set of requirements, we were made to feel like our needs were important and we had the vehicle we wanted at the right price in a very short space of time. Lots of useful information re controls etc. when picking up the car and a promise to answer any questions about the car and it's operation for as long as required. Good experience all round"

- Mrs W, Middlesbrough


May 2019, "Very easy experience, staff not pushy or asking to many questions about what I want, genuinely pleasant and approachable with a good knowledge of cars"

- Mr G, Whitby


May 2019, "Bought my gorgeous VW Polo here. Sales guys were great. Got a car that is and has been amazing. Once when I left the lights on and the battery went dead, they were right here and fixed my car 45 minutes later. Amazing. Very very happy. Highly recommend"

- Ms C, Great Ayton


May 2019, "Just bought a used Rapid from these guys, best customer service around, fantastic and very helpful staff could not do enough for me"

- Mrs H, Brotton, Saltburn-by-the-Sea


April 2019, "I brought my Skoda Yeti to your dealership today for a service. This was my first trip to you as I usually use another dealership, but have found them to be, on occasion, less helpful than I would have hoped for. Your staff were, without exception a credit to your company. I look forward to using your dealership again in the future,"

- Mrs A, Fryup Whitby


April 2019, "I would like to express my gratitude to Jed for the professional service he has given to both my parents and I, regarding the purchase of a Skoda Citigo, Jed was extremely helpful and made the purchase very smooth for my parents, I would not hesitate to recommend Derek Slack Motors, Thank you very much"

- Mr H, Hartlepool


April 2019, "Hi Dale, I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping me buy a car for Niamh yesterday, She is over the moon with her new Citigo. I must reiterate my comments that this car buying experience was simply the best I have encountered. Your welcoming and knowledgeable approach were a refreshing change. I believe you are an asset to your team and a true brand ambassador – thanks again"

- Mrs A, Nunthorpe


April 2019, "All three of the Service Reception girls do a magnificent job of meeting, greeting and generally attending to your every need, but knowing Jess for a longer period of time, it is only fair to once again commend her on the high standards she continuously maintains over the time we have known her"

- Mr & Mrs S, Ingleby Barwick


March 2019, "This is the 3rd car that we have had from Derek Slack's and the service we have received is exemplary. We were allowed to view the vehicles on show and when we were ready we were approached by Thomas Ley (Car salesman) to talk more in depth of which vehicle I was interested in. Unlike other dealerships where staff jump on you straightaway Derek Slack staff stand back to give the customer time. The vehicle information that I asked was promptly given to me and Thomas could answer any query. His knowledge of the vehicles was fantastic. I would recommend this dealership to everybody who is wanting to change their vehicles whether for business or pleasure. I also spoke to Richard Goodyear (Car sales controller) and Tony Slack. Every member of staff will bend over backwards to assist any potential customer. Well done to the Derek Slack team"

- Mr & Mrs E, Middlesbrough


March 2019, "I have purchased 2 x Skoda vehicles now from the same dealership. Both times the service has been amazing 1000 % ! No hard sell just good old honest values , that make me happy to part with my money. Plus Skoda cars I believe are the best on the road. I have recommend the Cars and the dealership to many of my friends and work colleagues"

- Mr C, Hartlepool


March 19, "The staff at Derek Slack's were really helpful and friendly. They listened to my needs to choose a new car. I have driven Skoda's for years but this was the best service I have received in all those years. The staff made the buying process straight forward and gave me all the information I needed to make informed choice throughout. Highly recommended."          

- Mr T, Brompton on Swale


March 19, "Buying a used car from Derek Slack Motors has been a great experience. From the very first phone conversation we were given cheerful, friendly help. Consequently, we travelled from Cumbria to Middlesbrough to view a car. We were not disappointed, the staff were a pleasure to deal with, nothing was too much trouble for them. They definitely work as a team. We loved the car and returned the following week by rail to collect it and again received 1st class service. We highly recommend them and will definitely be using them again."

- Mr & Mrs A, Mary Port Cumbria


February 2019, "My wife and I recently visited a Derek slack motors for a routine 12 month service. Having bought our car from another Skoda dealer of which we feel the standard had dropped to what we were used to, we decided that we would change to Slacks for our first service. We were pleasantly surprised how pleasant everyone was with us the moment we walked through the door, completely different from what we had come to experience elsewhere. All the staff were courteous towards us and made the time to have a chat. With the service being completed and our car presented to us at the front door, having been washed ready for the visit home. In future when we are ready for changing our car Derek Slack Motors will be the first port of call. 10 out of 10 for courtesy and service. Please forward  my email to the manager at Skoda Head Office."

- Mr & Mrs B, Northallerton


January 2019, "Derek Slack Motors were very considerate in my needs as a customer. They took the time to establish what we wanted from the car, they didnt use a 'hard sell' in any way. Tom Ley, our Salesman was very helpful in finding the right car for our family, highly recommended"    

- Mr & Mrs M, Redcar


January 2019, "My initial contact was with Richard who was a cheerful and pleasant gentleman, who was not pushy or overbearing. I found him to be comfortable to have a light hearted conversation with, whilst discussing the more detailed aspects of car Purchase. The day I returned to put down a deposit (Richards day off) Andrew offered his services. My wife and I spent some 3-hours with Andrew who I found to be a charming, extremely helpful and knowledgeably gentleman. I have purchased a number of cars over the years but it is the first time a Sales Manager has devoted so much of his time to me. Thank you Andrew & Richard!"

- Mr & Mrs T, Hartlepool


January 2019, "I want to compliment Derek Slack Motors Ltd for the assistance I recently received when purchasing a replacement vehicle following a traffic accident which 'wrote off' our vehicle. From initial contact right through to delivery the service received was courteous, friendly and professional; whilst also sympathetic and understanding, without being condescending or patronising, for our situation. I could highlight specific individuals but every person I had contact with (including those with mops) was a credit to the Derek Slack brand. Whilst already a returning customer, I will definitely be returning in the future and also recommending Derek Slack Motors Ltd to all of my family, friends and associates. Many thanks to all of your staff for delivering a service that was 'above and beyond' anything that could be expected."

- Mr & Mrs L, Billingham


January 2019, "Just purchased a second hand Subaru from Derek Slack; first class customer orientated family business in sales and service"    

- Mr G, Brotton


December 2018, "We enjoyed buying our car from here. There was no pressure and no sense of desperation to make a sale. All of the team were friendly and helpful but gave us plenty of space to make our own decision. They have a huge range of cars to look at and a nice open showroom. Also it's easy to find and they have plenty of visitor parking."

- Mr & Mrs E, Redcar


December 2018, "From start to finish buying my Skoda Karoq was just brilliant. Done at the pace I wanted to go at. At no time did I feel pressurised to either make a decision or purchase something that I didn't want to. My requirements were quickly understood and the car I have ended up ticks all the boxes, including a great price."

- Mr S, Ripon, North Yorkshire


November 18, "Our family has been customers for over forty years - that should speak for itself. Unfailingly polite, patient personal service, great aftercare and quality products. We can't speak highly enough of this dealer"

- Avril J, Lake District


October 2018, "After trying to find the right car from the right dealer in my local area I travelled to Derek Slack in hope of finding the right car. I could not be more pleased with the customer service provided. I was provided all the time and information needed when choosing between cars and did not feel rushed or pressured at all. If you are after in depth knowledge and friendly service I would highly recommend going to Derek Slacks"

- Mr S, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear


October 2018, "Thorough advice from professional, friendly & patient staff. Excellent after-sales. Have been a customer for 42 years, even though for nearly half of that time have not lived locally. Says all you need to know about the firm's quality of service".  

- Mr & Mrs J, Penrith, Cumbria


October 2018, "Dear Tony, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the customer service, professionalism & commitment your whole team showed us during this service visit. We would like to thank particularly Natalie Buxton, Chris Harrison & the technician Paul Stephen, they all showed a refreshing attitude & commitment in ensuring our needs were catered for as well as re-assuring us about the works to be carried out. This is a letter of real thanks to a great team with a great attitude"

- Mr & Mrs J, North Yorkshire


October 2018, "The experience at Derek Slack Motors was ten out of ten, the staff were more like family than sales staff, the usual stress in buying a new car was not there for me, we met all the senior staff including the owner, Tony. We had a wonderful day and bought our new skoda. The sales manager Andy was fantastic even helping us to transfer my own personal parts to the new car. Good luck to you all At Derek Slack Motors, I traveled 100 miles to see this car and it was well worth it. I was treated with great respect. I will be back for my next car from yourselves, the service and hospitality at this garage was superb."

- Mr C, Workington, Cumbria


October 2018 "A BIG Thank you. On Monday 1 October 2018 whilst on a vacation trip, my Skoda Octavia signalled a problem with the tyres. It transpired to be a false alarm which your VERY helpful and friendly staff resolved on the spot, putting my mind at rest - and also supplied a cup of coffee! Truly great service which really is appreciated. Please feel free to forward this message to Skoda or use it for promotions, etc. Thank you once again."

- Mr R, Edinburgh


October 2018, "The whole experience was smooth, efficient and professional. From the first moment I entered the showroom till the moment I drove my new vehicle away I was treated in a friendly manner with every question asked answered to the full. A really excellent experience"

- Mr L, Billingham


October 2018 "Just picked up my new fabia this morning. I must say how well Jed has looked after me during the return of my old fabia and my new one today. He sorted all the figures and made sure I understood every step. It makes a difference and that is why I returned to Derek Slack Motors for a new car. Jed made sure all my phone was setup etc and showed me all the new modifications. I value good customer service and was treated with great respect all the time. This makes a huge difference when you are committing to a huge investment."

- Dr J, Stockton on Tees


September 18, "I have been driving for over 50 years, purchasing from private and main dealerships, this was the best experience to date. There was no hassle, all questions answered, everything I had pointed out on the car completed prior to collecting. I would recommend Derek Slack Motors, with special thanks to Phil in sales and Andrew the Sales manager."

- Mr B, Marske


August 18, "I have had a lot of cars over the years from differant dealers and I have to say Derek Slack are the best, most dealers dont want to know you once you have bought a car from them, but Derek Slack aftersales service is brilliant"

- Peter T, Middlesbrough


August 18, "Many thanks for the excellent and fast same day service in replacing my discs and brake pads. From phoning at 9am to explain the problem the job was completed by 11.15am, I am very grateful and impressed"

- Mr B, Acklam


August 2018, "Dear Chris, thank you for some outstanding service from your department yesterday. I telephoned your dealership yesterday morning as I had been let down by another Skoda Dealer as they were unable to fulfil an appointment that I had made with them to fit a Smartlink upgrade to one of our family cars, a Skoda Yeti. I telephoned and spoke to Lauren Millar who was extremely courteous and helpful on the telephone and despite me not having an appointment (or even being one of your regular customers) stated that she would speak to the technician who could carry out the upgrade. She quickly came back and stated that the technician did have appointments scheduled all day but that he would try and fit me in, if I was able to drop the car off. Lauren (who you wouldn’t know for a second that she is still training) was extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and quickly booked me in. She made me aware that I may have a long wait but made sure I was comfortable and had refreshments. Whilst I did have a short wait, your colleagues enabled me to get the upgrade completed when I had been badly let down by another dealer and I have to say that I was extremely impressed by the quality of service offered. Despite living in another town, when I look to replace the two Skodas that we currently have I will most certainly be visiting your dealership to consider my next purchase"  

- Richard G, Darlington


August 2018, " My car purchase experience at Derek Slack Motors was wholly positive. I found the dealership to be well presented and professional whilst being welcoming. All the staff that I spoke with were courteous and helpful. Salesman Thomas Ley was particularly patient when I changed my mind several times on the specification of the car that I wanted. Nothing was too much trouble and I got the car that I wanted. What a breath of fresh air; no pushy salespeople and a relaxed but professional approach. I felt valued as a customer during all interactions ; face to face, on the telephone and email. I would highly recommend this dealership and I intend to be a returning customer in the future. Thank you"

- Martyn H, Nunthorpe


August 18, "I came through yesterday after viewing another car elsewhere, spoke to Jed - great customer service, much better price than the other garage, so I decided to buy it. Can't go wrong with a years free warranty, getting the front sprayed over for chippings - pick it up friday morning. From what Jed was saying, you're an old school sort of company, which was a massive factor in my decision."

- Danny, Peterlee


August 2018, "Quick response to book in for the MOT, which was overdue. MOT test, required remedial work and re-test were all done in a day. The mechanic stayed back over time to complete the job. Excellent service throughout"

- Mr D, Teesside


July 2018, "Great service. I had an unexpected noise from brakes. It was fixed as promised, staff friendly and helpful. Kept up to date by mechanic on progress of job"

- Mr D, Stockton


July 2018, "Jess and Lauren were very helpful, throughout from the booking to picking up the car. They always had a smile on there face and you could definitely see that they want what's best for the customer. With LAUREN being fairly new and when not sure , JESS guided her through to make sure of best customer service. A big thank you to these two young ladies"

- Mr S, North Yorks


June 2018, "Car sales as it should be. I highly recommend Derek Slack Skoda, their staff are friendly & very knowledgable. They go that extra mile to ensure everything is as you expect and more."

- Marc H


July 2018, "New car for my business. Absolutely brilliant, totally first class service from start to finish. So glad I went to Derek Slack, I’m absolutely delighted with my car"

- Kevin H


June 2018 - We are repeat customers of Derek Slack Motors. Their customer service is second to none. You get a more personal service compared to other garages we visited. We didn't get hassled on the forecourt but staff were there immediately when we needed them. First class service.

- Mrs F, Redcar


June 2018 - We received excellent and friendly service from the first phone call. I have never had a pleasant experience buying a car previously and have always felt on edge in the showroom. The staff at Derek Slack Motors are genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about their cars. After sales follow ups were appreciated and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them .

- Mrs H, Leeds


April 2018- What could have been an incredibly awkward and difficult situation to resolve was managed in a professional, friendly way and to be honest, has proved to be the best new car buying experience I have ever had.  Jed answered all of my calls and e-mails (no matter how annoying I must have been!) with speed, efficiency and good humour. He must have spent a good twenty minutes today showing my wife and I all the features of the car. As we returned to Tynemouth we decided that should we know anyone looking to buy a Skoda we would direct them to yourselves as your service has been that good. We look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

- Mr & Mrs S, Tynemouth


March 18, "Dear Chris, I received a follow up message last night requesting feedback from yesterday. I was only in for a Winter Check but also had a puncture. The treatment I received was absolutely excellent, the Service Advisor, Jess was friendly, pleasant and attentive, thank you very much."

- Mr T, Stockton on Tees


March 2018, "Dear Mr Calvert, thank you very much for arranging the resolution of my airbag light problem. I appreciate very much your help in sorting out this matter. What a very impressive dealership Derek Slack Motors is - it oozes professionalism in every respect. Thank you for the conducted tour, Best wishes."

- Mr & Mrs B, North Yorkshire


March 18, “You will recall that we picked up the Superb Laurin & Klement Estate from you last week. It was a pleasure to deal with the manager Andrew and Christian and the experience has restored our faith in motor sales people. We have since been to Aberystwyth and back to Lincolnshire in it and in doing so given it a very good test drive. We are very pleased with the car, comfortable and very good to drive. Thank you to you all”

- Mr & Mrs P, Lincolnshire


March 2018, "Please, can I just say  I have had nothing but exceptional care and attention over the years and superb customer service from all your staff, in the many years I have attended your premises."

- Mr R, Middlesbrough


February 2018, "Hi Christian, I just wanted to say thanks for helping me pick the Rapid. I'm over the moon with it. What a great experience, maybe a Kodiaq next time ( I had a look round one this morning). The reason I choose Derek Slack Motors is the quality sales, service, ethos and attitude that all other main dealers completely lack, its safe to say I'm now a Skoda convert!"

- Mr C, Peterlee


December 17, "I have just been in with my Fabia for a visual health check and was dealt with by Natalie. I would just like to commend her on her all round customer service which was excellent and she was most helpful, informative and friendly. I would be grateful if you could thank her and pass my commendation on to her"

- Miss B, Norton


November 17, "Over the last couple of days I have reason to visit two Skoda dealerships with the service received being from one end of the spectrum to the other! My first visit was to a national dealer group where the service received was at best disappointing and at worst inept! Following this experience I called your dealership and spoke with Graeme, giving him the faults and symptons, at which point he came up with a possible cause and potential fix. Two hours later I arrived with yourselves and a part was organised waiting to be fitted. Unfortunately the part was one of a choice of two and was incorrect, however a part was duly sourced and fitted to my Octavia and the problem was fixed. I cannot express strongly enough my gratitude for your efforts in resolving the problem in the timescale required. I would be grateful if you could pass on my appreciation to Graeme for his help and expertise. The service I have received goes above and beyond what I have come to expect from main dealers in recent times. I am sure the level of service you offer will help your business to continue to grow and further prosper".

- Mr L, Richmond


November 17, "I would like to thank Christian Lovell for the purchase of the Peugeot 208 GTi, everything was perfect with the sale. Christian was warm, friendly and all was dealt with smoothly and quickly, I actually bought and collected the car on the same day. Sincere thanks."

- Mr B, Washington, Tyne and Wear


This is the second Skoda I have purchased from Derek Slack Motors Ltd. The first being for my wife, but this is the first time I have bought my main vehicle from Slacks. I have been 100% satisfied with the service and attitude from them up to date. Absolutely no complaints. I purchased a Skoda Kodiak Edition TDi 190 4 x 4 7 seater in Petrol Blue. On collection of the vehicle at the end of August 2017 it was handed over with every detail fully explained and was in pristine condition. 6 days later we were on our way to France for 4 weeks. During that time the car drove beautifully and considering I used to be a Mercedes fan I am so well pleased with my purchase. Thank you.

- Mr & Mrs T, Darlington


Superb customer service, excellent choice of cars, not at all pushy, Derek Slack Motors look for solutions not problems. From sales staff to business to service, everything was top notch. None of the snooty attitude you sometimes see from so called up market brands and yet these modern Skodas are as well constructed as any car I have owned - including Porsche BMW Audi and Mercedes. Great dealership and product speaks for itself.

- Mr G, Osmotherley


September 17' "This is the third car I have purchased from you. The service I have received is always of the highest standard, the staff have vast knowlege and are always able to answer my questions. I called in yesterday, as I couldn't work out the new gadgets! Calum Peel  came to my rescue, going the extra mile and giving me his own phone cable so I could access my sat nav.. I'm SO pleased with the service I always receive"

- Mrs S, Billingham


August '17, "I just bought my second car from Derek Slack. Can’t recommend them highly enough. From the first evaluation over the phone, to the personal contact a few days later. Jed Thirkell is absolutely smashing and nothing was too much. I shall be picking my new car up in a few days time and am looking forward to the highly rated ‘after service’. If I am ever in the business of another car, it will definitely be from Derek Slack."

- Mr T, Saltburn by the Sea


August 17, "Many thanks to Callum for his help and patience in my purchase of a Kodiak. I'm really pleased with the vehicle and more than pleased overall with the input of Derek Slack Motors. It's nice to deal with a proper down to earth company for a change. So my son and I are off to France on Tuesday and thanks to you in a rather lovely 4x4 Skoda. Thankyou so much and hope to see you when I get back at the end of September"

- Mr T, Darlington


August 17, "A big thanks to Callum for allowing us a lengthy test drive and really scrutinise the Freelander. The car is absolutely perfect. Derek Slack Motors takes away the risk of buying used cars. Highly Recommend"

- Mr H, Blackhall Colliery


July 17, "Dear Mr Slack, as a Motability customer I would like to say how much I appreciate the truly excellent all round help and service I recieved this year regarding my second Yeti from you"

- Mr & Mrs R, Pickering


July 17, "The service I have received at your garage is second to none, thank you for the letter regarding my service"

- Mrs H, North Yorkshire


July 17, "Easy to get to. Welcoming. Comfortable waiting area with welcome drinks machine. Staff welcoming and efficient. Attended to us at our appointment time. We were told it would 1/2 an hour and the y were bang on time."  

- Mrs M, Hartlepool


May 17, "Brilliant service! Christian was very friendly and helpful, everything taken care of quickly with no hassle at all, great buying experience, thank you"

- Mr C, Selby


May 17, "Just a brilliant company to deal with, this was a return visit after buying my last car from them five years ago. Look out for Callum in the sales team, he's helpful, excellent and didnt pressurize me"

- Mr W, Guisborough


April 17, "Between My wife and I , we have had 12 Skoda's from the Fabia to the Yeti, our latest is the Kodiaq, its the best Skoda we have ever had.  Thanks to Tony, we will have many miles of enjoyment , so thanks Tony and all the staff at Derek Slack Motors."  

- Mr & Mrs G, Redcar


April 17, "I am writing to convey my great appreciation of your Sales Executive, Callum Peel. We were very impressed by his helpfulness and support during our car transactions, he was courteous and business like and so helpful in guiding us through the sale of our new vehicle with follow-up advice in dealing with the DVLA."      

- Mr. M, Guisborough


April 2017, "Many many thanks to all at Derek Slack Motors who sorted out my Yeti 1.2 DSG  following the recent failure of its mechatronic unit and kept me mobile with a loan car, Many Thanks, appreciated"  

- Mr K, Eaglescliffe


March 2017 "Dear Tony, It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday, what a great set up you have there! Thank you for looking after me so well yesterday and also for the unexpected goodies in the Skoda bag on the back seat, most appreciated"

- Mr. S, Barnard Castle


January 2017 "Thank you for the excellent service when I bought my car in for health check today.  Everyone was most helpful and the hot coffee was much appreciated on a cold day like today. The two girls I saw in the showroom were very pleasant and helpful.  Many thanks also to Shaun the technician. Thank you everyone concerned you are a credit to Derek Slack Motors."

- Mr. A, Middlesbrough


February 2017 "Dear Christian, thank you for the way you helped me throughtout the buying of my car. You were very pleasant, extremely helpful & nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend you & Skoda to any of my friends & family"  

- Mr G, Middlesbrough


January 2017 "Dear Neil, thanks for sending me the video of my car being repaired, I think that this is a brilliant idea it lets you see exactly what is wrong with the vehicle"  

- Mr T, Guisborough


January 2017 "I would like to thank your team from the General Manager Gary Snaith to the sales person Stephen Pullen for the way they handled the purchase of my new Skoda Octavia: I would especially like to single out Stephen Pullen who is a worthy member of your team"

- Mr Q, North Yorkshire


December 2016 "Having been a customer of Slacks for nearly four years, I have no hesitation in commenting on the staff there whose levels of service and customer care are examples for others elsewhere to follow. I have always felt welcome there and been greeted with smiles and handshakes. I recently changed my Octavia VRS for a new model and the whole process was handled in a very professional manner from start to finish. Tony can feel proud of the team"  

- Mr M, Bradford


December 2016 "My service was carried out along with the MOT and all of the staff made my wait feel like a short time"

- Mr N, Stockton-on-Tees


November 2016 "Friendly knowledgeable staff who take care to get the job right". 

- Mr H, Thornaby


June 2014 "Very pleasant. Always an answer for any queries I raised."

- Mr. H, North Yorkshire


June 2014 "Very personal - made to feel welcome."

- Mr. H, County Durham


October 2014 "I'd like to thank Neil on reception, & the service department in general, who not only carried out a winter safety check on my 2009 Fabia, but also cured an oil leak which had been causing me great concern.  The friendly attitude, & warm atmosphere at Derek Slacks has always made it worth the long journey each time we've needed help or routine service from you.  Scarborough will soon have a new Skoda franchise, but I fully intend to carry on dealing with you.  Many thanks."  

- Mr. D, Scarborough


January 2015 “I have today given up driving & returned my Fabia back to you. It's obviously quite a stressful occasion & I want to express my appreciation toall concerned for the courtesy shown to me. When one buys a car, one also 'buys' a garage. I have never regretted either part of the transaction! Thanks & good luck."

- Mr. D, Stockton-on-Tees


April 2015 “ We would just like to say thank you for excellent service once again from your company.  My husband and I have used you on several occasions and cannot fault the service we receive. We think all companies need to take a leaf out of your book and work the way you do.”

- Mr & Mrs B, Houghton-le-Spring


June 2015 “My new Citigo is lovely, thanks for all your help, I know this was probably a small deal to you, but it was a big deal to me.”

- Mrs B, Solihull, Birmingham


May 2015 “May I offer my appreciation for the attention I & my Superb Laurin & Klement were afforded during the correction of its faulty fuel gauge. Your service is greatly appreciated.”

- Mr N, Billingham


June 2015 “This is our fourth car with Derek Slack Motors and we have had no problems with any of them, which is why we always go back.”

- Mr M, Middlesbrough


July 2015 “I purchased my first SKODA Fabia in March and I was very happy with the salesman, Phil Cross and the deal. Five star service all the way”

- Mr P, Middlesbrough


July 2015 “My daughter & I have just taken delivery of two Octavia vRS’s. I just wanted to bring to your attention the superb service we received from Mark Hall, simply nothing was too much trouble & he made the whole process as simple as possible. No doubt we will both be back in three years for new vRS’s as this is my fourth!”

- Mr P, Northallerton


August 2015 “Andy McCarthy was friendly, professional & extremely helpful, I was blown away with the service he gave me. I will continue to recommend your dealership to family & friends. Exceptional service.”

- Miss C, Billingham


September 2015 “Dear Andy, sometimes garages treat women buyers not seriously. That certainly wasn’t the case with Derek Slacks, also customer service isn’t just about politeness & courteousness, it’s about dealing with little problems which you did greatly. Thank you, I will certainly recommend you & Derek Slacks.”

- Mrs S, Yarm


August 2006 “I have had dealings with Derek Slack Motors for a very long time and have found all his staff to be most professional and knowledgeable about Skoda’s products and 

- Mr. & Mrs. D, Marton


September 2015 “Dear Tony, I'd just like to say how delighted we are with our new Skoda Octavia Scout (we picked it up this afternoon) and the deal you gave us. A fantastic, personal, very efficient and stress-free buying experience from yourself, Phil Cross and no doubt many others in the "Derek Slack Team". Excellent service once again - we'll keep on recommending you, and we can't wait to buy the next one!”

- Mr & Mrs L, North Yorkshire


February 2016 “I am retired from the motor trade so am highly aware of the industry practices. At no time did I feel pressurised into committing to any contractual agreement that I did not understand, it was a pleasure to negotiate a purchase under such circumstances. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to your staff regarding their professionalism.”

- Mr L, Marton in Cleveland


February 2016  “I would like to bring to your attention how very helpful Mr Mark Calvert has been while my car was having paintwork carried out under warranty.  He was a real credit, and may I say an asset, to your firm.”

- Mr B, Kirbymoorside


March 2016  “I want to thank you for the excellent support and work done to my Yeti, you are an excellent team and did everything possible to ensure I was a happy customer and I am!”

- Mr T, Guisborough


March 2016 “We wouldlike to make particular mention of the excellent service provided by Neil Rimmington during the past three years & commend him for his courteous & helpful attention at all times.”

- Mr & Mrs S, Guisborough


March 2016 “Hi Phil, thanks for the very professional way you handled my purchase today, you listened,  gave sound advice and produced a great deal,  one which I'm very happy with.”

- Mr N, Stockton


April 2016 “I have been coming here for years and I have purchased several cars. I know the salesperson (Phil Cross) very well and I trust him implicitly. He knows what kind of car I need and he always gives me the best deal. I feel like a VIP when I am there. All the staff there are just fab. Great team.”

- Mrs H, Ingelby Barwick


July 2016 “Hi Jess, Just wanted to say thank you for your help the other day when our car was in for service.  Its not always easy with a child complete with wheelchair, car seat and a large bag of medicines to organise having the car in the garage.  Your help in swapping  things to the courtesy car and back again was very much appreciated and as always the standard of service from the rest of the team was spot on.  Thanks to everyone we made it back to Scarborough hospital in plenty of time!”

- Mrs M, Whitby


September 2016 “I recently booked my car in for an MOT, but unfortunately forgot  to bring it on the due date! Will you please pass on my sincere thanks to your staff for getting me out of this mess. I needed the test doing quickly as I am shortly going on holiday. They not only rearranged the test but also were very helpful in transporting me and my car to my house. Excellent service!”

- Mr R, Middlesbrough


September 2016 “My car was in last friday to have several issues sorted and ALL is fine. The car is a pleasure to drive . Please thank yourself, Neil on service desk and your EXCELLENT technician Nathan, ( tall, dark, dark features) . Very knowledgeable  Octavia guy. A real joy!! I could have talked to him for hours!”

- Mr A, Middlesbrough


January 2003 “Thank you for taking the trouble to contact me yesterday, it indicated a level of service which reflected the standards which persuaded me to have my previous vehicle serviced with your company. My wife is absolutely delighted and satisfied with her new Skoda.”

- Dr. S, Yarm


May 2005 “I have been having my family's vehicles serviced at your garage for a number of years now. The reason for continuing to use your garage is the excellent level of service, which you provide. Whilst I am no longer surprised at the level of service I receive the treatment experience today even exceeded the norm. Having been transported home after dropping off my wife's car I was expecting the usual phone call when the necessary work was completed to arrange to return to your garage to collect the car. However when the garage phoned it was to say that the car was been returned to me rather than having to be collected. I think this level of service can only be described as exceptional and certainly exceeds the industry norm.”

- Mr. S, Linthorpe


January 2003 “Thank you for taking the trouble to contact me yesterday, it indicated a level of service which reflected the standards which persuaded me to have my previous vehicle serviced with your company. My wife is absolutely delighted and satisfied with her new Skoda.”

- Mr. P, Marton


December 2015  “Hi Mark, Received car yesterday, delighted with process from start to finish! Sincere thanks for a super experience.”

- Mr L, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland


January 2007 “The after sales service at your dealership is the best in the world. I have bought two cars from your dealership a Fabia 1 .2 and a Fabia vRS, all staff are very helpful and kind they also give a service to the public that you don’t get anywhere else in the UK.”

- Mrs. S, Durham


October 2008 “A big thank you to all at Derek Slack Motors, especially to salesman Jed. It is a long time since buying a car has been such a pleasure from start to finish. Jed gave us all the information we needed, was especially helpful and considerate, with nothing too much trouble. The best part was his no pressure approach, which actually was the deal clincher. He is a credit to the company.”

- Mrs. A, Richmond


August 2011 “My vehicle was brought to you after a breakdown on a visit to the north-east. I am absolutely delighted with the service I received, from the initial friendly booking in on the Saturday to the subsequent diagnosis from service department, the whole process was friendly and professional. Thank you so much for such an effective professional response to my breakdown. Derek slack has people who know what they’re doing.”

- Mr. K, North Devon


July 2012 “I have received a letter from Skoda asking me to comment on my opinion of the service at Derek Slack Motors. I have no computer so I thought I would comment directly to you. Since I bought my Fabia from you I have been very satisfied by the work you have done for me and by the friendly and helpful attitude of your staff.”

- Mr. D, Stockton on Tees


June 2013 “I recently visited your salesroom and wanted tell you how impressed I was with Ted Gowler. He was professional & courteous. He listened carefully to my questions, answered them fully and made it obvious that he was there to guide me through the process of looking at Skoda cars. This is the first time I have written a letter such as this, but thought you might appreciate some feedback on one of your staff who made looking for a new car an informative & pleasurable experience, which, unfortunately can’t be said of some sales people I have met whilst going round other car sale rooms.”

- Mrs. A, Acklam


January 2013 "This is my second SKODA from Derek Slack Motors and I would recommend to anyone looking for polite, friendly staff."

- Mrs. E, Stockton-on-Tees


April 2013 - Sales Experience "I would never buy a car from a salesman I did not establish a working relationship with. Jed Thirkell was a most polite and knowledgeable salesman. He was patient and did not push me into a sale."

- Mr. H, North Yorkshire


June 2013 "Friendly, knowledgeable, easy to get hold of salesman whenever I needed to contact, very helpful."

- Miss. S, North Yorkshire


June 2013 "Very positive. All the staff were helpful and knowledgeable."

- Mr. H, County Durham


June 2013 "Good knowledge, friendly and easy to deal with Jed."

- Mr. W, Cleveland


December 2013 "My third SKODA Fabia from Derek Slack Motors. It's the small attention to detail that for me, make such a big difference."

- Mr. K, Stockton-on-Tees


Derek Slack Motors Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for credit broking and insurance distribution activities under reference number 309295 – we are a credit broker not a lender.