What is Leasing?

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Choosing Your Brand New Car

STEP 1 – Choosing your car leasing deal
The first step is choosing a vehicle that suits your lifestyle and budget. To try and assist you in this process we have incorporated several ways of searching for vehicles on our leasing pages.If you know the vehicle you are looking for you can also select the manufacturer and model.

If you don’t have a specific vehicle in mind then you may want to use one of our other search options which include- body style, manufacturer and budget (Please note when searching by budget this will show prices on set terms and mileages, changes to any of these will affect the monthly rental).

STEP 2 – Choosing the right deal
We can provide different variation on some vehicles, please contact us to discuss your requirements in detail.

STEP 3 – Choosing your term and mileage
The term and mileage on your lease affects your monthly rental therefore it is important to consider your requirements carefully before taking out your contract. You should try and estimate the distance you will travel as accurately as possible to try and avoid excess mileage charges at the end of your contract. We are aware that even if you do take the time and select the term and mileage best for your circumstances, these can change mid contract, if this is the case then we would suggest contacting the finance company.

STEP 4 – Applying
Once all the key decisions are made and you are happy with the quote, we will ask you to complete a lease application. The form usually requests personal information i.e. name, address, and employment details. We will require additional information to support your application such as bank statements or proof of address.

STEP 5 – Ordering your lease car
Providing your lease application is approved, EL-GS will then order your car after an order or confirmation email asking whether you wish to proceed and place an order for your lease car.

STEP 6 – Delivery of your new vehicle
Delivery (unless otherwise stated) will be free to collect from our offices in Milton Keynes. When your car is delivered it will normally be on a transporter or driven by a delivery company.

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Vehicle Delivery

STEP  7 – Collecting your new car

 

We recommend that you do the following checks when your car arrives.

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Collecting your new car

o Check for any damage, scratches, missing extras, your warranty and service book, alloy wheels etc. If any of these are not as ordered we recommend you decline the delivery and do not sign the delivery note. However if it’s a minor detail and you still wish to sign for the car then we recommend that no matter how minor it is, you make a note of it on the delivery note and inform the dealership.
o Check the mileage, if the car has been driven as a delivery method it may have several hundred miles on, therefore you need to note this on the delivery note so it does not come out of your agreed allowance.

STEP 8 – Keeping your lease car in good condition

Throughout the term of your contract you need to ensure the car is maintained to an acceptable standard, this means adhering to the service schedule and keeping the car in a roadworthy condition. Please check the parameters in the handbook at the beginning of the contract hire agreement. Maintenance contracts are available should you wish to include the cost of maintaining the car in your monthly rental, please look into this at the point of quotation.

STEP 9 – The end of the contract
At the end of your contract, we recommend if you wish to lease another car then you should start the process 3 months prior to the expiry date to arrange a vehicle in time for the return of your current vehicle. If you wish to extend your current mileage before the end of the contract please contact us to discuss your options.Finally we recommend you take detailed photographs of the vehicle prior to return.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about returning your vehicle or the De-Fleet process, please contact our Customer Service Team on 01908367302.

Vehicle Return Standards
We certainly don’t want you to be caught unaware when you return your vehicle. So please read this brochure. It outlines our Vehicle Return Standards, and what we consider acceptable (and unacceptable) damage.
It can help you avoid any unnecessary charges. When it’s time to return your vehicle, it’s given a full inspection to determine its condition, based on the points inside this brochure. However, you can carry out your own checks first. This handy measuring scale will help you see what counts as fair wear and tear, and what doesn’t

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