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Benefits of Short Term Contract Hire

Benefits of Short Term Contract Hire

Whilst most Contract Hire & Leasing deals tend to last for 2 to 4 years, sometimes in life you need something a little shorter or flexible. Daily Rental vehicles over longer periods can work out really expensive, so whats the alternative?

Short Term Car Lease

Short Term Car Leases are available from ourselves in a couple of different forms:

  • Car Subscriptions
  • Flexible Car Leases
  • Short Term Car Leases


Our Car Subscriptions are ideal for those who need something they can pause, upgrade or downgrade their vehicle at anytime. One payment covers rental, maintenance, warranty, roadside assistance and RFL. So all you need to do is insure and fuel the car.

Flexible Car Leases or Long Term Car Hire is great for many businesses and individuals. You can take the vehicle for a minimum term of 28 days, our best prices are for rentals of 90 days or more. These continue until you give us 5 working days notice to return or at a cost, for us to collect the car. You can also keep the supplied vehicle for up to 12 months without it being swapped, unlike other firms offering the same service.

Short Term Car Leases or Short Term Fixed Car Leases are like traditional contract hire and leasing arrangements, but over a shorter time, usually between 5-12 months. You can’t specify a car and specification like you can with traditional leasing, but the range covers cars such as Audi, BMW, Citroen, Mercedes, Volvo and VW.

How are costs calculated?

With traditional leases, the rental is worked out by calculating the difference between the purchase price of the car and what the vehicle will be worth at the time of de-fleet. As you can imagine, the costs will be higher than a 2, 3 or 4 year contract as it does’t give the vehicle time to level out on its depriciation.

This is why things like milage parameters are quite strict. Its also really important to make sure you choose the mileage that suits you and/or your business at the beginning as excess mileage rates are usually much higher than traditional contract hire and leases.

What happens at the end of my term?

With a Car Subscription, Long Term Car Hire or Flexible Car Lease, if we don’t hear from you the contract will continue until we receive a return request or when it reaches 12 months.

On a Short Term Car Lease, a member of the team will be in touch to discuss renewal or the return of your vehicle. Its very difficult to extend or reduce the term of a short term car lease due the majority being on strict manufacturer buybacks.

When the vehicle is returned or collected, a person will go around the car with you to inspect the car for any visible damage or defects, this is just a walk-around look at the car and is not the full inspection. The vehicle is then subject to a more intense inspection by the manufacturer or supplier.

We always advise all of our customers to check the return conditions of any short term car lease contracts, as these do not have to meet the BVRLA fair, wear and tear guides and are as per the contract. You can see our latest return conditions by clicking the highlighted link.

Benefits to using Short Term Flexible Car Leases

Here are a few benefits to using short term flexible car leases, also known as long term car hire. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting our team on 0330 330 9425.

  • Flexible to suit you and your business

    Whether its a new start employee on probation, a short term project, waiting for a new car to be delivered, like to refresh the fleet every 6-12 months or you just simply get bored of your cars. This is what we are here for and here to help you.

  • We regularly update our vehicles

    Depending on the short term car lease supplier, we update our vehicles on a regular basis. Usually our vehicles are no older than 12 months.

  • Prestige Brands

    We supply a wide range of prestige brands on our flexible contracts, from manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercerdes, Volkswagen and Volvo.

  • Flexible Contracts to suit you

    Our flexible contracts can be taken for a minimum of 28 days, with our best prices based on taking the vehicle for 90 days or more. The contract renews automatically until you give us notice to collect. All we ask is that you give us at least 5 working days notice to end the vehicle.

  • Maintenance is inc. on the majority of the flexible fleet

    On the majority of our flexi-rental stock, routine maintenance is included. Alongside, your manufacturers warranty and roadside assistance, we'd hope to think we've got you covered. Tyre provision is also available on some vehicles, but this does not cover accidental damage or punctures.

  • Flexible Mileage Allowances

    We offer a generous mileage allowance on our vehicles, however, we can accommodate up to 6,000 miles per month on our flexible car leases and flexi-rental contracts. Its really important that you work your mileage out so that you don't get stung by excess mileage charges.

  • Fixed Cost Motoring - Just Fuel & Insure

    The main benefit to flexible car leasing is the fixed cost motoring, at the beginning you know what the monthly cost is for the rental, maintenance, roadside assistance and warranty. All you need to worry about is looking after the car, the insurance and adding fuel. Plus you can keep most of the flexible cars for up to 12 months without it being swapped.

  • Keep the car for up to 12 months without it being swapped

    Unlike with other short term car lease providers, on our flexi-rental vehicles you are able to keep the same car for up to 12 months without it being swapped. This saves both time and money, especially when it comes to insurance surcharges for swapping.

  • Non-Status, New Start Businesses and Expats Welcome

    We have a small number of suppliers who welcome Non-status, New Start Businesses and Expats into their vehicles. Our experienced underwriters look at affordability and stability. If you are an Expat they will reach out to your employee to confirm a few details.

  • Quick Turnaround Times

    With in-stock cars we can turnaround a vehicle extremely quickly. If you have a credit line in place, we aim for 1-2 working days, sometimes even quicker. If you re in need of a car quick, long term car hire and flexible car leases maybe for you.

Benefits to using Fixed Short Term Car Leases

Fixed Short Term Car Leases are generally available on terms between 5-12 months and should be cheaper than the flexible car lease option. Here are a few benefits to using a fixed short term car lease. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting our team on 0330 330 9425.

  • Brand New Vehicles

    Short Term Car Lease vehicles are generally brand new or pre-registered vehicle offered by the manufacturers to companies like ourselves. The manufacturers dictate the term allowed on that particular vehicle. Cars are as ordered so no changes can be made to specification.

  • Maintenance Optional

    We offer optional maintenance on all of our fixed short term car leases, although with many of the cars and depending on your mileage and term, you shouldn't require a service within the contract.

  • Generous Mileage Allowances

    We offer a generous mileage allowance and should this not be sufficient, then we can offer up to 2,000 miles per month as an optional bolt on. If you require higher mileages then its worth looking at our flexible car lease offering.

  • Breakdown Assistance and Warranty Included

    All of our cars come with manufacturers breakdown assistance and manufacturers warranty, so should anything go wrong with the car (which is extremely rare) - then you're completely covered. Should you need to go abroad, you would need to provide your own European Roadside Assistance as ours only covers the UK.

  • Wide variety of Car Brands

    We have a fantastic range of manufacturers available on our fixed short term car leases, these include, bu not limited to: Audi, BMW, Citroen, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Volvo, Skoda, Kia, Renault, Mini, Peugeot and Toyota. All cars a re brand new or pre-registered and most take 2-3 weeks to be delivered from the date of order.

  • No Long Term Commitment

    With 2, 3 or 4 year contract hire & leases, you are tied into that vehicle for the duration. If you need to break the contract it can be quite costly. On top of this initial payments can be the equivalent of 9 monthly rentals. With our short term car leases, we offer lower initial payments and shorter terms. Should your circumstances change then the contract is much shorter.

  • Change your car with the weather

    Yes thats right, we have customers who want an SUV for the winter periods so they don't get stuck in the bad weather, then in the summer they swap for a coupe or something sporty. Short Term means short term, with contracts available from 5 months right up to 1 year car leases.

  • Free Delivery in England & Wales

    We offer free delivery in England & Wales on our short term car leases. If this is your first car with us, it has to be delivered as standard. At the end of the contract you can return the vehicle to the specified de-fleet centre. Alternatively, we can arrange collection at cost.

Benefits to using a Car Subscription

Car Subscription services aren’t a new concept, we’ve been offering them for years. Essentially an all in one car payment that covers rental, maintenance, road fund licence, warranty and roadside assistance. All you need to do is fuel and insure the car.

If you have any questions on car subscriptions, please do not hesitate in contacting our team on 0330 330 9425.

  • Pause, Upgrade or Downgrade with ease

    With a car subscription you could effectively swap your car every 30 days. If you need a break or you're going away just give us 5 working days notice to bring the car back. Need something bigger, with a phone call we can swap you over.

  • Car Subscriptions to suit you

    Whether you need a car for 1 month or 12 months, our car subscription services will benefit you if you need flexibility in your life. Choose from 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 miles per month, rolling contract means you can return the car with 5 days notice. You can also keep the car for up to 12 months without it being swapped.

  • Just Insure and Fuel

    With an all inclusive monthly payment that covers your rental, car tax, maintenance, roadside assistance and warranty. All you need to worry about is looking after the condition of the car, the insurance (requires fully comprehensive insurance) and fuelling the car for your journeys.

  • Sign Up, Pay, Collect and Go

    To get started, all you need to do is apply for a credit line. This requires a credit check and verification documents to be sent. We will then arrange for you to collect the vehicle from one of our locations in England. This is usually Derbyshire or Leeds, both of which have good transport links. We can arrange delivery and collection at cost.

  • E-Sign Documents for easy admin

    All of our contracts and order forms are sent to you via E-Sign documents, that can easily be done on your smartphone, tablet, computer or even Fax (yes we still use them!). Both parties receive copies of the documents that can be accessed at anytime.

  • Payments by Direct Debit

    We take your initial payment via a card (registered to yourself and at your address), BACS or Chaps. Future payments are then taken monthly by Direct Debit, we sometimes ask for a backup card to be kept on our Stripe system in case the Direct Debit fails.

  • Available to Business Users

    Unlike other Car Subscription firms, our vehicles and contracts are available to business users and you are able to cover them using your fleet policy. We issue monthly VAT invoices for the rental and any charges that maybe incurred during the car subscription.

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