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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are new to leasing, or are already a convert, there are always a number of questions that you might have to help you make the right decision for you and your business.

Drivespeed Leasing are here to help. For all your questions, please take a look at our comprehensive summary or feel free to call one of our advisors on 01904 682881 who will be only too happy to help.

What is car leasing?

Car leasing is somewhat similar to renting. You use a specific vehicle of your choice for fixed period of time (usually between 2-4 years) for an agreed monthly fee. Your contract will be ready-made based on annual mileage, the length of the contract, and also how you'd like your payments to be structured. When the lease ends, the vehicle is returned, and you can lease again.

Are all the cars you offer brand-new?

All the cars are brand-new unless we state they aren't.

Can I have a personalised number plate on a leased vehicle?

It is possible if you get permission from your finance company since they are the registered owners of the vehicle. If they agree, you need to follow the procedure provided by them and pay the fee for it. Don't forget to arrange for your number plate to be removed at the end of the lease!

Where do car companies get their cars from?

We work with most of the major dealer networks and independent dealers to source your vehicle. We have access to most of the vehicle stock in the UK, both on dealers forecourts, and vehicles en-route into the country.

My credit rating is not good. Will I still be able to lease a car?

To evaluate your credit strength and how risky your credit status it, you'll have to go through a credit check. Having a poor credit score might not prevent you from leasing a car, but you may have to go a funder specialising in poor credit ratings.

Do I need to be employed in order to lease a car?

It is not necessary for you to be employed. However, you must be receiving some income or benefits such as pensions and disability allowances to prove that you can afford the monthly payments.

How much money can I borrow?

It all depends on your credit score, the size of the deposit you want to put down, and also your ability to re-pay.

How long does the credit check take?

You'll get a response from most companies within 24-48 hours regarding your credit application. It may take a bit longer if extra information is needed.

Who is the registered owner of the lease vehicle?

The registered owner of the vehicle is the finance company.

What is and isn't included in my contract?

Your contract includes free delivery in UK mainland, breakdown cover, full manufacturer's warranty, and road tax. It does not include fuel, motor insurance, service and maintenance unless you have a maintenance package, and repairs.

Do vehicles come with a warranty?

Yes, they do. All our vehicles come with a 36-months warranty or even longer. For more details, you should contact your vehicle manufacturer.

How many sets of keys will I be given?

You will be given two sets of keys.

Will my vehicle be delivered on a truck or by a driver?

A delivery agent usually delivers the vehicle to your home/work. But, it can be delivered through a transporter if you wish. However, extra charges will have to be paid for this.

Can I collect my vehicle?

The option for customer collection of your vehicle is not provided by most dealerships and manufacturers.

Will I be charged for delivery?

No, delivery is free in UK mainland. You'll only be charged if the vehicle is delivered outside the mainland or you have requested for a transporter.