One of the options available with leasing your next vehicle is whether or not to take out a Maintenance Contract. Maintenance can be added to your lease for a fixed additional monthly cost, to cover servicing, replacement tyres and other repair costs.
The idea behind taking out a Maintenance Packages is to give you complete peace of mind to cover costs you may not have budgeted for when taking out a lease. Maintenance can be taken out on Personal Car Leasing Plans and Business Contract Hire.
Common Maintenance Questions:
What is maintenance?
If the option of maintenance is included within the contract, this generally covers you for you annual car service and any wear and tear items which need replacing. (Damage is not included ie nail in tyre) Please check the full content with the supplying dealer as some maintenance contracts can exclude tyres and exhausts.
Is maintenance beneficial to me?
You need to assess the overall cost across the contract term. Example Only: maintenance is £20.00 + vat = £23.00 per month, giving an annual contract cost of £276. Take into account your expected mileage and the cars individual service schedule; speak with your dealer and obtain the price for the services you expect to undertake and work out if it is beneficial to you. Some customers choose maintenance as it spreads the cost out over the contract term. (This is an example only)
Who would benefit from a Maintenance Contract?
Motorists who drive a high annual mileage each year, for example 20,000+ miles, would benefit from having a maintenance package. Business Leases who own one car or a fleet may benefit from maintenance so not having to pay out for extra repairs.
What options do I have with Maintenance?
You have a number of different of options to choose from with Maintenance, you could have a tyre only contract, Service, maintenance and repair contract, Subsequent Road Tax Service, UK breakdown cover and Relief vehicles after breakdown. Please speak to your dealer for more information.
I have taken out a Maintenance Contract, how do I book an appointment?
You should receive a maintenance contact number from the finance company from which you can book the vehicle into a local approved garage.
Who carries out the Servicing and Maintenance?
A franchised dealer or an authorised VAT registered agent would carry out the maintenance and servicing as stipulated by the contract.
Does Maintenance include Windscreen Repair?
No unfortunately it does not but you should be able to contact your insurance company who should be able to assist with this.
Will Maintenance cover MOT costs?
As most lease contracts periods are only for 2 or 3 years, your leased vehicle may never need an MOT. If your car does need a MOT then please call the contact number provided by the maintenance (finance) contract to book an appointment for the car to have a MOT.