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You’ve got your sights set on that brand new car but you’ve got some questions about car leasing. We get it – it’s a big commitment and you want to know that you’ve properly read up on everything you think you’ll need to know.  Our Just Drive FAQs get down to the nitty-gritty and break down the most important things about personal car leasing.


What is car leasing?

In a nutshell, car leasing is a way of driving a brand new car without ever having to own it. Leasing tends to involve smaller deposits and monthly payments tend to be cheaper than if you were buying the same car.


Why lease a car?

Car leasing is the most economical way to drive a car you wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. You can lease a car every 24, 36, or 48 months, avoid MOTs in most cases and the car’s warranty often covers any repairs that need to be taken care of should they crop up. Finally, you avoid the hassle of having to sell the car at the end of your contract, with most customers opting to exchange their current lease for another new one.


Who can lease a car?

Absolutely anyone can lease a car, as long as you have a full UK Drivers’ License. You’ll also need to pass a credit check to make sure you can afford the monthly payments. Aside from that, anyone can apply for car leasing.


Should I lease a car?

That’s up to you, but if you want an affordable way to drive a brand new car every few years, personal car leasing could be right up your street. Since your car is brand new, you don’t have to worry about MOTs and if your car has any technical problems, many of them will be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. The best bit, regular new cars means benefiting from the latest technology and safety features.


How do I lease a car?

In a nutshell, pick your car, arrange the contract, agree the term, pass a credit check and wait for it to be delivered to your door.

In truth, it’s easy to lease a car with Just Drive and you could be behind the wheel in six simple steps.

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Who can advise me?

Your first port of call would be to get in touch and see how we can help.

Otherwise, come and say hello. We’re open Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and based in Unit 8, The Oak Trees Business Park, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0SY.


What cars can I lease?

Absolutely anything, providing it’s brand new. From A to V (Abarth to Volvo) we can source all makes and models and if you find a better deal elsewhere, we’ll try and match the offer and if we can’t, give you a £50 store voucher instead.


How old are the cars you supply?

All the cars we supply are brand spanking new. We can offer pre-registered vehicles, which means that they’re registered by a certain date to attract extra manufacturer support but we’d still regard them as brand new.


Where do our cars come from?

We source our cars and vans from franchised main dealers or approved prep centres from all over the UK in order to find you the best deal. We’ll also deliver it to your door, free of charge.


What’s the difference between personal and business contracts?

Both personal and business car leasing contracts are competitive. The difference in price is because we include VAT on our personal lease cars whereas we don’t with our business contract ones.


What happens to the car at the end of my lease?

After your car lease contract ends, you must return the car. Providing the car is within the agreed mileage and there aren’t any damages, you won’t have to pay anything and you’re free to move on and choose another.

If you want to purchase the car and own it at the end, we’d recommend looking at our PCP options.


How much deposit do I need to put down?

Your upfront payments are lower with car leasing, compared to other ways of getting your favourite car. Get in touch for more details and speak to us about a specific quote.


Will I have to keep an eye on the miles I do?

When you sign up for personal contract hire, you’ll agree how many miles you’ll estimate over the course of your term. The lower your mileage, the lower your premium is likely to be. If you go over your agreed mileage, you’ll pay the agreed charges when your contract ends. These figures will be provided on your quotation and official finance document.

The average motorist drives roughly 12,000 miles a year and we recommend you overestimate by an additional couple of thousand miles to make sure you don’t incur any additional charges. While you won’t get a rebate for any unused miles, it’s better to be safe and get hit with any extra fees.


What are the restrictions of car leasing?

As long as you’re over 18 and have a full UK driving licence and can afford the monthly payments, anyone is free to lease a car with Just Drive, providing you pass the finance checks. You’ll agree your annual mileage for the course of your contract, which you’ll need to stick to or face penalties for every additional mile you drive. Drivers will also be responsible for servicing and maintaining the vehicle, as well as making sure it’s insured properly. Find out about SMART Care and GAP insurance.


What are the admin fees?

Our admin fees are minimal and allow us to reserve the vehicle in your name.


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