Short, Simple, Clear Car Leasing
Leasing a car or van with Clear Car Leasing is an easy and straightforward process from start to finish. We pride ourselves on providing each of one of our customers with our full attention to ensure a smooth and hassle-free leasing process.
But despite all of our efforts to ensure customer happiness, there are a few hazards that motorists need to avoid themselves or financial penalties that you hadn’t accounted for could surprise you at the end of your contract.
1. Not Looking After Your Lease Vehicle
To avoid financial penalties at the end of your contract we advise all of our customers look after their lease vehicle both inside and out whilst in their possession.
Keep the car or van interior clean and tidy, whilst the exterior of the vehicle should be looked after and polished regularly to help maintain it’s good condition.
Of course, normal wear is acceptable but any damage not covered under the BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear guide could lead to extra costs at the end of your contract.
Make sure you read your leasing agreement carefully so you know exactly what is or isn’t covered by the guide – any damage found that isn’t covered can then be rectified by yourself well in advance of your lease term coming to an end so as to avoid end-of-contract penalty charges.
2. The Insurance
When you lease a car or van from Clear Car Leasing, it is your responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is insured before it’s driven on the road.
You’re required to take out a fully comprehensive insurance policy, or GAP Insurance, when leasing a car or van and the person obtaining finance on the lease vehicle must be the main policy holder on the insurance certificate or a named driver.
3. Choosing The Wrong Annual Mileage Allowance
As part of the leasing process, you must decide what annual mileage allowance will be most suited to your needs.
It’s really important that you work out in advance how many miles per annum you generally cover and choose a mileage allowance that fits in with your figure.
Opting for an annual mileage allowance for example of 15,000 miles when you actually only cover around 9,000 to 10,000 per year, means you’re paying out as part of your contract for more than you need and no refund will be given.
If, however you exceed your annual mileage allowance, you will be charged for every mile driven over your agreed allowance and this must be paid at the end of your contract.
Make sure you know from the start what the excess mile charge rate is.
4. Avoid Leasing A Vehicle You Can’t Really Afford
Having a budget in mind before you lease a car or van is advisable. Sit down and work out exactly how much you can afford to pay out monthly without stretching the finances.
Sometimes in life things can take an unexpected turn, so leaving yourself in a strong position for any eventualities that may come along makes sense. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with the monthly payments, don’t avoid the problem – call us immediately to discuss your options.
5. Choosing The Right Lease Term
You can lease a car or van with Clear Car Leasing on an 18, 24, 36 or 48 month contract – the choice is yours.
The shorter the lease term you choose the more often you can change your brand new lease car, however longer contracts tend to mean cheaper monthly payments.
Please click here to find out more about our business/personal car & van leasing services and fantastic offers or how to avoid these simple leasing mistakes. Call us TODAY on 01904 55 75 44 or simply fill in our ‘Quick Quote’ form for a swift response.