Can I get a car leasing maintenance package?

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Along with helping you identify the best car to lease, Creditplus will also help you choose the most suitable maintenance package. The most popular questions relating to this topic are listed below.

Who's responsible for the maintenance of my leased car?

You are responsible for the maintenance of your leased car, unless you have a maintenance package included in your contract with the leasing company.

Does the maintenance package include the yearly MOT?

When you take out car leasing with maintenance, you'll usually be covered for the MOT, which is required on cars that are older than 3 years.

Does the maintenance package include regular services?

Most maintenance packages included with car leasing will include regular servicing. The services will have to be carried out by an approved garage, usually a dealer mechanic.

Does the maintenance package include road tax?

Government changes mean that we can no longer provide car tax. It's now down to each individual to tax a car themselves, as it's no longer possible to transfer tax from one person to another.

For more information, visit our blog on the car tax changes.

Can you get a maintenance add-on with Personal Contract Purchase agreements?

Yes, you can get maintenance with a Personal Contract Purchase. It's encouraged as the finance company want to ensure that the vehicle is in the best possible condition when it's returned. This helps to ensure that the vehicle is worth the residual value upon its return.

Can you get a maintenance package with a Contract Hire agreement?

Yes, you can get a car maintenance package with a Contract Hire agreement. This helps to ensure that the vehicle is in a good condition when it's returned.

Can you get a maintenance package with a Lease Purchase agreement?

With a Lease Purchase agreement the lender may not always offer you a maintenance package as you're obliged to buy the car at the end of the contract so its condition is not the lender’s concern. However, it may be possible for you to purchase a maintenance package through a third party provider.

What's included in a car leasing maintenance package?

There are different types of maintenance packages available which offer different levels of service. Most maintenance packages will include the following:

  • Tyres
  • Battery
  • Exhaust
  • Mechanical repair
  • Electrical repair
  • Manufacturer specified servicing

What's not included in a car leasing maintenance package?

Usually car leasing maintenance packages will not include the following:

  • Repairs that are necessary as a result of driver error
  • Any glass repair, such as windscreen chip repair or wing mirror replacement
  • Repairs required as a result of mis-fuelling
  • Repairs as a result of an accident
  • Missing or broken items (such as hubcaps and aerials)

How do you pay for the maintenance package with a car lease?

The maintenance package is an add-on, which means an extra amount is added to your monthly payments. This is calculated according to the cost of the maintenance add-on you've chosen, spread over the term of the contract.

If your question about maintenance packages isn't answered here, please use our LiveChat function to the right of the page to speak to a Customer Advisor today.

Published: 16/05/2016
Last Updated:11/08/2016
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