Contract hire and leasing is no longer a new phenomenon. It has fast become the most efficient and practical way to run your new vehicle, as customers move away from traditional methods of car ownership i.e. cash purchase and hire purchase.
That being said, the knowledge of the leasing process is still somewhat limited and customers are still left feeling a little concerned how exactly each part of the process works.
One of the main questions that we get asked is about the delivery of the new vehicle – do I collect it from you? Is it at a dealership? Do I have to pay extra for it to be delivered to me? Can it be delivered on a transporter?
All of the above are very relevant, and worthwhile, questions which we are going to answer now. When you arrange a new lease vehicle in almost all circumstances delivery to your home or business address is included. If you are taking a personal contract hire vehicle, some finance companies will insist that the vehicle is delivered to your home address. In the same way, if you are having a business contract hire vehicle, the vehicle will need to be delivered to the business address. (Read More)
In terms of delivery, the standard process for delivery is a “driven delivery”. What this means is that a driver will be employed by the supplying dealer/fleet centre to physically drive the vehicle to the relevant address. The car will arrive with “delivery mileage” on the clock but, as you have not incurred this personally, this does NOT form part of your contracted mileage. Therefore, do ensure when you sign the delivery note that the mileage on the note matches the mileage on the car.
When the vehicle arrives, do inspect the vehicle from top to bottom, ensure there are no dents/scratches which may have been incurred in the delivery process. Additionally check the vehicle has the handbook/warranty booklet, 2 sets of keys and the locking wheelnut.
Once you are happy that everything is satisfactory, you will sign a delivery note and this will start the contract.
Please note, the a car will NOT be delivered with a full tank of fuel. In most cases, a car will be delivered with circa ¼ tank of fuel.
In many cases this is an additional cost of circa £200-£300 plus Vat. By having a transported delivery the vehicle will arrive with almost no miles on the car (other than the PDI mileage) and should be in exceptionally clean condition. In some cases, the car will be on a “covered trailer” so that this does not incur any road dust/water on route.
Never presume that a car will be delivered on a trailer or transporter.
This is something which you must raise before we organise delivery for you. If you have any questions on leasing deliveries, just let our sales or admin team know or check out some of our help and advice articles too.