Some customers will organise their new vehicle almost six months before they need the new vehicle to arrive, whereas some customers will change on a 2/3 week notice.
This does lead on to a great question about leasing – how long does it take to organise a new lease vehicle?
The answer to the question is very much “it depends”. When you are looking for a new car you have to consider the different categories of deals which are available to you:
· Stock Offers – cars are either at a compound/dealership or UK port and will take circa 1-3 weeks to transport to customer;
· Allocation Offers – cars are already have a build date and the customer will be able to amend certain elements of the car. This will take between 4 – 8 weeks to arrive in the UK; or
· Factory orders – cars are built to the specific/bespoke requirements of the customer and this can take from 6 weeks – 6 months (or more) to arrive in the UK.
Over that last 3 to 4 years, as the contract hire industry has grown, we have seen a large number of stock deals, where customer choose pre-built units in order to save money.
In many cases the vehicles are “pre-registered” which is not to say they have been driven or are in a poor condition.
This simply means that, as a condition of the deal, a manufacturer has requested that vehicles are registered on a specific date in order to achieve a specific target.
When you register a vehicle you have to consider that this starts the clock ticking for a) the warranty; and b) the MOT.
These need to be considered when you are looking at a pre-registered vehicle i.e. savings vs practicality. For personal lease customers, you also have to consider that due to distance selling rules, there is a compulsory 14 day cooling-off period (beginning on the day after you sign the order with us). Therefore, if are you in a rush to get your new car, just consider some of the basic time constraints.
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