About Us

A Family Run Business with a combined 80 Years in the Motor Industry, the team at L of a Car feel they have an idea on what a customer purchasing their next used or new car is expecting from their local car garage.

A Bit About Us...

All working for the Peugeot Main Dealer for numerous years and being used to the high expectations that Manufacturers demand, we strive to give each customer the excellent service they expect but in a much more relaxed environment with a lot less pressure in the showroom.

Establishing L of a Car at the former Osmington Garage site in July 2008, Phil and Carl started business with a handful of cars and the willingness to build a reputation to be proud of.

In 2009 Richard (Carl's Dad) joined us after being made redundant from his job of 37 years to help with General Maintenance and later to take over the Valeting, ensuring every vehicle is prepared and kept to a high standard.

In October 2010, Alistair left the main dealer to complete the team bringing with him his additional contacts and experience to help grow L of a Car in Dorchester.

In late 2018, Richard retired having worked hard for many, many years.... We are sad to say that during the pandemic, he became unwell and sadly passed away. He is missed every day by everyone that knew him.

Meet The Team

We thought you might like to see who you'll bump into...



About the Business...

We try to stock a car for every type of need with every type of budget. So whether  you are looking to spend £2000 or £20,000 we hope that we have something in stock that suits your requirements.

We are able to offer Car Finance with various options including nil deposit and with up to 60 months to pay on most vehicles. Our current Vehicle Finance Suppliers are Santander Consumer Finance, Pinnicle Finance and Evolution Funding.

Based in Dorchester we are one of just a few used car sales dealerships that can offer on site help if you develop any mechanical problem with Maiden Castle Garage currently based On Site.
A separate business but one that moved with us from Osmington in 2009 when we relocated to the former Dorchester Ford site on Weymouth Avenue just next to Tesco.

Live in the Poole/Bournemouth area and want to view? No problem.... Just give us a call and we can bring the vehicle to you ! No pressure, no commitment. This service is subject to staff availability.

We hope that this has given you a little insight into L of a Car and look forward to speaking and dealing with you soon