Below you can find answers to our most commonly asked questions about personal leasing. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Give us a ring.
If you already know the car you want, you can do the whole thing online.
Or you can give Tom and the team a bell and they'll help you pick your car and order it online. They can call you back if it's easier.
They'll give you loads more info about any cars you've got your eye on (once you get them started, it might be difficult to get them to stop). They'll also tell you how much the car costs, and they'll let you know how long it should take to deliver it.
Every model's different. Pick a car you like the look of to get more info about its gadgets and features (or give Tom and the team a call).
If a car's missing a feature you're after you should be able to add it. You might have to wait a little longer for delivery, as we'll get the manufacturer to make your car to your spec. But you'll get exactly what you want. Winner.
That depends on the car you pick. We can get our 'stock deal' cars to you in two to three weeks (and sometimes even sooner). But if you spec your own car, it'll take a little longer for the manufacturer to make it for you. If you call Tom and the team before you order, they can give you a better idea of when the car you're looking at will be ready. If you can't wait, they can suggest a different make, model or colour that could be ready earlier.
As soon as you order your car, we'll be able to give you a delivery date for stock deals or an approximate delivery date for anything bespoke.
They start at £250 but the exact amount will depend on the car you choose. It's worth knowing that paying more upfront will bring your monthly payments down. Give Tom and the team a call if you want to crunch some numbers.
'Fraid not. But we'd give Tootle a try.
It's renting something, over an agreed amount of time, for a fixed amount of money.
If you're leasing something, you don't own it (you give it back when the lease is up). That often makes it cheaper than buying the same thing outright. So, leasing a new car is usually cheaper than buying one. If you're not sure if a lease is for you, you might find this information about personal leasing by Parkers useful. The Parkers team are car nuts like us. They also know a thing or two about the different ways you can lease and buy cars.
Yes, two common ways are, Personal Contract Hire (PCH) and Personal Contract Purchase (PCP):
- PCH (Personal Contract Hire) is a lease. We ask you to pay a fixed amount each month, but you never own your car. We like PCH because you usually pay less each month, compared with PCP. And if you want to upgrade to a newer model when the lease is up, you don't have the hassle of selling your current car first. So, you've got even more time to spec your next new car, just the way you want it.
- PCP (Personal Contract Purchase)is a type of hire purchase. Your monthly payments are based on how much the car should be worth at the end of the contract, so it's cheaper than paying for a car on monthly installments. When the contract's up, you have the choice to give the car back or buy it. The final amount you pay for the car will vary a lot from deal to deal.
PCP deals normally include a road fund licence for the first year, while our PCH leases cover you for the while of the lease. We include breakdown cover too (but you don't get that with every PCH deal, that's a little extra from us).
As well as the car (obviously) you also get:
- breakdown assistance and recovery from the AA
- a manufacturer’s warranty on any parts that need repairing or replacing
- road tax (officially called a 'Road Fund Licence')
- maintenance and servicing if you have choose this option when you order
As long a you live in mainland UK, we'll deliver your car to your home, for free. So, make sure you give us the right address when you order. We can't deliver anywhere other than your home address as we need to be completely sure we're giving the keys to the right person.
- Car insurance (and you have to prove you've insured your car before we hand over the keys)
- Maintenance and servicing if you didn't choose this option when you ordered
Nope. If you’re a business, sole trader or partnership you should give our parent company, Zenith, a try. They mostly lease cars to larger companies with fleets of 100 cars or more. If you’re self-employed, check with your tax advisor or accountant to see whether a PCH lease could work for you.
We will deliver your car to your home address.
- Replacement tyres (fair wear and tear)
- Home start, roadside assistance and recovery breakdown cover
- Exhaust and battery (fair wear and tear)