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Established 1947 4 Generations
RAC Approved Dealer
Family Run

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  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • DL14 0JU

Opening hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

About us

Established in 1947, G W Holmes & Son has been in the family for three generations, leading the way in supplying premium quality used Commercials for nearly 70 years. Our extensive industry experience means that you can be assured that we select only the best used commercials for our showroom. Each vehicle is subject to rigorous checks before we even approve it for sale. We back this up by providing a warranty for every vehicle we sell. Our showroom is located in Bishop Auckland, County Durham…

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Approved RAC dealer

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We recognise that when you’re buying a used car, you want to drive away with confidence. When buying a vehicle from an RAC Approved Dealer you can relax knowing that they’re audited at least six times a year and every vehicle* comes with:

RAC 82-point Approved Vehicle Preparation Standard - You’ll get a certificate confirming the vehicle has passed the RAC 82-point Approved Vehicle Preparation Standard. RAC Vehicle History Check - Ensures the vehicle you’re buying hasn’t been stolen, written off or have any outstanding finance. RAC Warranty - You’ll get a minimum of 3 months warranty with your new vehicle for extra peace of mind.12 Months Free RAC Breakdown Cover** - The RAC fix 4 out of 5 breakdowns on the spot. Some providers tow you straight to a garage. But our expert local patrols fix most at the roadside, in 30 minutes on average - saving you the cost of a garage fix.

Your membership will automatically renew each year on a continuous basis using the payment details you gave us when activating your cover. 12 months free breakdown cover cannot be activated while in a breakdown situation. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer excludes taxis and minibuses. Business cover cannot be redeemed online, please call to activate.

*Only on vehicles advertised and sold at £1500 and above.

** 12 months free RAC Breakdown cover is provided following the purchase of a vehicle from one of our RAC Approved Dealerships and applies to the vehicle purchased at the RAC Approved Dealership. If this condition is not complied with, we reserve the right to cancel this membership.

COVID-19 safety measures

  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Contactless collection

We are offering free Nationwide Delivery throughout this period

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Other Awards

  • Longest Family run Commercial Dealership 2020

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Our services


  • Live video viewing
  • Click and collect
  • Finance services
  • Home delivery
  • Vehicle health checks
  • Contactless transactions

Onsite facilities

  • Commercial/Van Sale
  • Approved Workshop
  • MOT
  • Racking, ply lining etc



  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • DL14 0JU

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