Maintenance Explained

Adding maintenance to your lease

When you take out a personal contract hire or business contract hire agreement, you have the option to add on a maintenance package. Maintenance can be added to your car leasing agreement for a fixed additional monthly cost, to cover servicing, replacement tyres and other repair costs. This is referred to as a ‘finance provider maintained’ contract. If you choose not to take a maintenance package this is referred to as a ‘customer maintained’ contract.

The benefit of taking out a maintenance package is to give you complete peace of mind that any unexpected vehicle repair costs you may not have budgeted for, will be covered.

What does it cover?

Maintenance packs are an optional extra which can be added to any car leasing contract. In essence, maintenance covers anything which needs repaired or replaced during the course of your lease. This includes tyres, brakes, exhausts, wipers etc. However, maintenance packs do not cover any repairs or replacements which are a result of accidental damage. 

What does maintenance cost?

There is no set figure for the cost of maintenance; it differs depending on the vehicle and the type of contract you request. Naturally it is more expensive over higher mileages, as this puts more wear and tear on the tyres and other components.

How does it work?

You must use a provider that is approved by your finance provider so it is always best to phone them first.

Should I take maintenance?

Our advisors can give you quotes with and without maintenance included to allow you to make a balanced decision. The final choice is completely up to you, some drivers like having complete peace of mind from day one, which maintenance provides.

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

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