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Vehicle Maintenance

In order to keep a cars warranty valid (and to keep you safe on the road!) all cars have to be serviced and maintained as per manufacturers guidelines.

With a lease car you have two options when it comes to this:

  1. Cover all maintenance costs yourself
  2. Take a maintenance option with your lease contract and have all costs covered

As regards to what is best for you, it can vary from car to car and contract to contract (as mileages can be different). You will need to consider the monthly maintenance cost versus what you would be likely to pay if arranging yourself.

Cars typically have to be serviced at a main franchised dealership. Some finance companies allow other approved garages to service cars (as long as approved manufacturer parts are used). With a service contract we will advise where you can take the car to be serviced.

One of the checks leasing companies do at the end of the contract is with the service book, not having the required number of services can lead to a charge at the end of contract (plus not getting a car serviced can invalidate the warranty, not to mention leave you driving a car that may not be roadworthy).

What’s included?

Generally maintained contracts will include all servicing, brakes, tyres, exhausts, wipers etc.

In the main glass repairs (windscreens, lights) are not included in the cover

Some funders (such as Lex) provide a one call service where you can call them to book your car in & they will arrange it all for you

If you want use of a vehicle when your car is in being serviced, you will still need to arrange this yourself with the garage you choose to get the car serviced at

Any accidental damage to the car is not covered under the agreement

Any MOT and associated costs are included in the cover.

What does a maintenance package cost?

There is no set amount for the cost of maintenance; it varies depending on the vehicle and the type of contract you request. Naturally it is more expensive over higher mileages, as there is more wear and tear on the tyres and other parts.

Should I take Maintenance?

We are always looking to get the best option that suits your needs. You will never be sold into a product which isn’t right for your needs, and the choice is always yours.

We can give you quotes with and without maintenance included to allow you to make a decision. The final choice is completely up to you, some drivers like having complete peace of mind with no unexpected costs from day one, which maintenance provides.

If you chose not to take maintenance cover with your vehicle you must remember that you are in charge of maintaining the vehicle yourself.

A selection of our latest offers

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Audi

Q5 Sportback 40 TDI 204ps Quattro S Line S tronic
Audi Q5 Sportback image

Personal Inc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £240.00
Initial rental: £4,339.33
£482.15pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £200
Initial rental: £3,616.11
£401.79pm
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Audi

A5 Sportback 35 TDI 163ps S Line S tronic
Audi A5 Sportback image

Personal Inc VAT

Term: 24 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £240.00
Initial rental: £3,125.95
£347.33pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 24 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £200
Initial rental: £2,604.96
£289.44pm
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Nissan

Leaf 10 40KW
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Personal Inc VAT

Term: 36 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £0.00
Initial rental: £1,893.46
£210.38pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 36 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £0
Initial rental: £1,577.88
£175.32pm
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Citroen

C5 Aircross Suv 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Shine Plus Start+Stop
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Personal Inc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £0.00
Initial rental: £1,899.61
£211.07pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £0
Initial rental: £1,583.01
£175.89pm
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Audi

Q5 40 TDI 204 Quattro Sport S tronic
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Personal Inc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £240.00
Initial rental: £4,040.39
£448.93pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £200
Initial rental: £3,366.99
£374.11pm
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Toyota

RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Design CVT 2WD
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Personal Inc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £240.00
Initial rental: £2,366.82
£262.98pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £200
Initial rental: £1,972.35
£219.15pm
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Audi

A5 Coupe 35 TDI 163 S Line S tronic
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Personal Inc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £240.00
Initial rental: £3,297.89
£366.43pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £200
Initial rental: £2,748.24
£305.36pm
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Audi

A6 Saloon 40 TDI 204ps 12V Quattro Black Edition S tronic
Audi A6 Saloon image

Personal Inc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £240.00
Initial rental: £3,635.39
£403.93pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £200
Initial rental: £3,029.49
£336.61pm
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Audi

A6 Avant 40 TDI 204 12V Black Edition S tronic
Audi A6 Avant image

Personal Inc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £240.00
Initial rental: £3,548.56
£394.28pm

Business Exc VAT

Term: 48 months
Mileage: 5000 miles
Fee: £200
Initial rental: £2,957.13
£328.57pm
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