Leasing your new car also means you commit to maintaining the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. However, maintenance packages ensure that all routine servicing is covered. A maintenance package is the preferred option for many drivers as it removes the pressure to ensure the car is up to manufacturer's required standards.
Oil is the beating heart of the engine, without it the engine would just simply stop working. It's important that the oil levels are kept at the manufacturer’s standard/minimum level.
A business leasing maintenance agreement covers the costs at service intervals for oil checks and top-ups if required.
Everyone has a hectic schedule, and it's not always simple to take time from work or home to go and drop off or pick up your car after it's due or has been serviced or MOTed. As a result, your dealership can offer to collect and drop the car off at a convenient place to fit in with your schedule.
Any new car registered in the UK does not require an MOT for the first three years, after which they must be inspected annually. If you lease a car for more than 36 months, you must book an MOT test.
A business maintenance package will cover the cost of an MOT as part of the agreement, so you don't have to pay any extra money to get it done. This applies to both private and business lease agreements and provides excellent overall coverage throughout the lease term.
The number of miles you drive a new car each year will affect the condition of your tyres. Drivers with low mileage are less likely to experience high tyre wear on their cars, as opposed to drivers who drive a lot. In any case, there is a good chance that the vehicle tyres will need to be replaced at some point during the lease period. In the UK it is also a legal requirement for your car to have tread deeper than a certain limit.
A business leasing maintenance agreement means drivers can have the right manufacturer-recommended tyres fitted to their cars. In all contractual arrangements, the car is required to have the manufacturer’s recommended tyres on the vehicle when you return it or you may be charged.
The most important part of a car’s safety mechanism is the brake pads and discs. It’s very important they are in a good working condition and are fully functional. Like any moving or operational part of a car, brake pads and discs will wear out over time – this makes them less efficient, less responsive and they will routinely need to be checked for safety purposes.
Unattended brake pads can also cause further damage to the car, which can be very expensive. Inspection and replacement of brake pads and discs are included in our business lease maintenance package.
Your car can breakdown at any time. That's why our business leasing maintenance package includes recovery assistance because there's nothing worse than being caught off guard and stuck on the side of the road.
If you include it in your contract, you'll have 24-hour support if you need it. That means your finance provider can send a mechanic to your location to solve the problem. If the problem cannot be fixed immediately, they will arrange for it to be sent to a garage for repair.
The manufacturer may provide this for the first 12 months of your agreement, but it is included in a business leasing maintenance package for the full term of your agreement.
Ultimately this option is down to you, we see it as a sensible choice for high mileage users. With greater mileage comes a greater increase in the wear and tear of your new car. However, there are also great packages available for lower mileage users.
When you apply for a business car lease with Vehicle Contracts, we always take the time to make sure your needs are met first and foremost. Our business leasing experts will give recommendations that they believe will improve your lease experience, but ultimately, you oversee the contract you sign.
If you're unsure, you can always request a price with or without a maintenance package to see how much it costs. However, keep in mind that you must maintain the vehicle in good working order, which involves regular servicing and repairs.
Browse our full range of business car lease deals available at Vehicle Contracts, or why not consider on of our insured business leasing deals to make sure that leasing and maintenance is already included in your contract?