How To Lease A Car in the UK

Leasing a car allows you to drive a new car without paying a huge amount for a new car. Here is what you need to know about leasing a car and whether or not you are the right person to do it.

How To Lease A Car  

Compared to buying a car, leasing is easier and affordable. However, if you want to get the best deal here is what you need to know about how to lease a car.

1.    What type of car do you want? You need to go through the various car types and models out there and find the one you need. Remember, you are going to be using it for a while so it needs to be something that serves you well.

2.    Find out all the car models in your price range and try various ways of reducing the leasing costs. For instance, look for car models with favorable gas mileage, top safety features, high dependability and low insurance premiums.

3.    Take the car out for a test drive after narrowing down your favorite models. Here, you need to assess the comfort of the vehicle, braking, visibility, internal noise, shock absorption and steering. Of course, at this stage you shouldn’t mention to the auto dealer that you are looking to lease the car.

4.    Ask about the safety options during the test drive. Here, you need to know whether the car you are going to lease has the ESC and ABC systems in place. Don’t forget about the air bags and many other valuable safety features.

5.    Start comparing lease deals. If possible you can talk to various dealers to find out their lease offers. Even better, find out the various lease offers for different models in one auto dealer. You need to calculate these offers and find out how much you need to pay each month.

6.    Find out the selling price of the car before you agree on the lease payments. Remember, the monthly payments depend on the final selling price of the vehicle. That’s why right from the start, you shouldn’t inform the auto dealer that you are planning to lease. Your negotiation skills will come in handy here. Make sure you have done your research on everything before settling for a particular price.

7.    Start paying for your lease by paying a huge down payment first. If you don’t pay your lease payments on time, there will be penalties. Also, returning your car before the end of the loan term means you will get a penalty unless it’s a trade in.

That’s how you lease a vehicle. With a good auto dealer, you can count on getting the best deal for your lease. Here are a few things to help you assess whether leasing a car is good for you or not.

Select UK Car Leasing Guide

1.    If you don’t have enough cash to buy a new car but actually need one, then leasing is the right thing to do.

2.    Are you looking to drive a car that’s out of your price range? Well, auto dealers have different cars on lease so you can choose your dream car for a favorable amount each month.

3.    Remember, once you buy a car, you will be stuck with it forever until you choose to sell it. However, with leasing, you can try out different cars for varying lease periods.

Of course, there are a few disadvantages of leasing a car that you should have in mind. For instance, the penalties might be too high if you don’t keep the interior and exterior of the vehicle in a good condition or if you inflict serious wear and tear on the vehicle when it’s one the road.

Author: Select Vehicle Leasing – – the UK’s leading car and van leasing service.