Why should I contract hire my vehicle ?
It enables you to enjoy the benefits of a new vehicle, for a fixed monthly payment, offering you a hassle free way to drive the vehicle of your choice.
Who supplies the vehicles ?
All of our vehicles are sourced and supplied through each of the manufacturers’ UK dealer network.
Are the vehicles supplied with a warranty?
Yes, all of our vehicles are supplied with the full UK manufacturers’ warranty.
What about maintenance?
Maintenance is an optional cost and includes the manufacturers’ scheduled servicing, tyres, parts and labour, for repair or replacement of defective components, due to fair wear and tear.
Is roadside assistance included?
Yes, all vehicles include between 1 to 3 years assistance and recovery, dependent upon the particular manufacturer.
Is delivery included?
We offer free UK mainland delivery.
How long is the lease period?
Our contracts range from 12 to 60 months, dependent upon the vehicle and contract selected.
What is the Initial Rental Deposit?
An upfront payment is required for all contracts. This can vary from 1 to 6 months but, typically, an initial deposit of 3 monthly payments is required. Larger deposits can be selected to lower the monthly payments.
What options do I have at the end of the contract?
Your options will depend upon the type of contract that you selected but, usually, you can either hand the vehicle back, extend the contract, or purchase the vehicle from the finance company.
What is company car tax and do I need to pay it?
If you have private use of a company car, and this includes commuting to and from work, then you must pay tax on the benefit.
The amount of tax you pay for your company car will depend on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) it emits, measured in g/ km. Currently the tax starts at 15% of the list price for cars emitting CO2 at or below a specific level. This rises in 1% increments for every 5 g/ km over this level of emissions, up to a maximum of 35%.
Where can I find information about my cars CO2 emissions?
This depends on the age of your car. Since March 2001, this information is printed on the vehicle registration certificate. For cars registered between 1 January 1998 and 28 February 2001, information about CO2 emissions can be found online, from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders at www.smmt.co.uk.
Cars registered before 1 January 1998 are taxed according to engine size rather than emission levels.
What is the list price of my car?
A car's list price ( also referred to as the P11D price ), is the price published in the UK by the manufacturer on the day before it was first registered. For tax purposes, the list price is capped at £80,000.
If I make a contribution towards my company car, do I pay less tax?
Yes. The government will allow you to contribute some of your own money towards the cost of a company car, subject to a maximum contribution of £ 5,000.00. If you make a capital contribution, this will reduce the price of the car for tax purposes.
What if I only have a company car for part of the year?
If a company car is unavailable to you for 30 consecutive days or more, then the tax is reduced by the percentage of the year it is unavailable. This only applies if the car is not available to be driven, and not if you are physically unable to drive.
Do I pay tax if I only use my company car for work purposes?
If you do not have any private use of your company car, then you will not have to pay tax. However, you will need to provide evidence that you are not making private use of the vehicle.
What if I receive free fuel from my employer?
If your employer pays for the private fuel on your company car, you will have to pay a separate tax on this benefit. It is calculated according to the car’s CO2 emissions.
Do I get a discount for choosing a Euro4 emission compliant diesel car?
Unfortunately, not anymore. Diesel cars registered before 1st January 2006, that met Euro4 emission standards, did qualify for a 3% reduction in benefit-in-kind tax, but that has now been scrapped. However, diesel cars do have lower CO2 emissions than equivalent petrol-engined models so benefit-in-kind tax bills will be lower.