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Contract Hire & Leasing as we know it will soon be a thing of the past …

The days of rigid uncompromising contracts that tied you in for a fixed period no matter what your change of circumstances is over. Today “flexibility” is the name of the game. What this will bring to you are functionality, simplicity, and accessibility. What this means to you – no excess mileage charges.

  • Change or return any vehicle at any time, without termination penalties.
  • Flexibility to upgrade or downsize your vehicle(s) at any time to suit your requirements.
  • Simple paperwork with all charges on a single invoice, no getting lost in a ton of paperwork.
  • No deposit (subject to credit score).
  • No long-term contract or fixed agreement lease to sign.
  • Free immediate replacement vehicle for servicing and breakdown.

The Indispensable Guide to Contract and Long Term Hire on AutosOnTheNet


Some of the sneaky ways contract and long-term lease hire firms may use to make their prices look artificially low. If you know about these you can make a balanced decision and not wake up to some nasty surprises later, forewarned is forearmed.

  1. Are replacement tires included as part of the maintenance package?

Read the small print in the contract – some other contracts hire companies that will artificially reduce their prices by not including replacement tires in a full maintenance package. A full set of tires for a transit van may set you back x number of £ per annum. With our maintenance package, replacement tires are included in the price. We believe that a customer should have the full package, what you see is what you get!

  1. Disguising the number of payments they quote you

For example for a one year contract, some companies will ask for 3 monthly payments upfront in advance, followed by 11 payments. They will then tell you that you are only paying £300 a month. With our package, there would only be 12 payments on a pay as you go basis. We might charge £318 a month. At first sight, you may think the first deal is better, but it’s not! Their deal is 3 + 11 at £300 = 14 x 300 = £4200 (in reality you are paying £350 a month)

Our deal is 0 + 12 at £318 = 12 x 300 = £3816 (only £318 a month). You can see that the difference is actually quite big! You need to always weigh your options and read all contracts and forms carefully. It is very easy to miss these kinds of numbers and calculations.

  1. When things go wrong

What kind of support network is there? Will you get a new vehicle or have to wait for hours or even days to get repaired? Will you even get a replacement vehicle? This a very common problem – You must check your replacement vehicle package. Some companies only offer a 24hr or 48hr package or none at all.


With us, you will never be off the road – with a network of over 80 service and repair depots throughout the UK we have the resources to get you running again at the scene or supply you with an immediate replacement vehicle free of charge. With our deals, you will never be left hanging. Our repair crews will come for you wherever you end up, no matter the location. If we can’t repair your vehicle for some reason, we will bring you a new one, and all that without any extra fees. We want to get you back on the road as soon as we’re able to.


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