Frequently asked questions

When should you start thinking about leasing a vehicle?

Ideally about 4 months before you want to lease a vehicle. This will give you a few weeks to do some research into what vehicle you want, get some quotes and be approved for credit.

Most people want a specific vehicle and they want it straight away. This is fine, if you are not fussy about the spec and colour etc.

Many people wrongly assume that their preferred vehicle will be in stock, quite often this isn’t the case, especially if you are not willing to compromise on colour etc.

Therefore, we always suggest allowing about 4 months, just in case the vehicle you want has to be factory ordered - This can take anything from 8 to 12 weeks.

How to find the right vehicle leasing company

Most people start by looking on the Internet. This is a great place to start, but you are likely to be overwhelmed by the amount of leasing companies and all the offers that they are advertising.

Who are you comfortable with?

Once you have contacted a few companies, decide on a company who you are comfortable with and someone who you trust. If you are confused about leasing, they should be prepared to talk you through it and not push you into a deal that they want you to have, it must be right for you.

Think about service

In some cases we don’t always advise going for the cheapest quote. If you have a better feeling about another company who may be a pound or two more each month, it may be worth going with them.

The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ applies very much to leasing. You may not realise this because you get the same product, whoever you buy from. But what happens if you have problems throughout your lease, say your vehicle gets written off (believe me, it does happen – often through no fault of the lessee)? Some leasing companies will not want to know – so make sure you deal with a company you feel will give you good after service.

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