FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about leasing and services at Autograph.

Section 1 - Leasing FAQ's

Is Leasing better than buying a car?

For most people, leasing represents a highly effective way for you to get a vehicle better than you could perhaps ordinarily afford. While you will still have to make a down payment when you lease a car, it is often much smaller than the down payment that you would expect to pay on a car that you intend to purchase. On top of this, you won’t have to worry about losing thousands of pounds in depreciation value, whilst extras such as road tax and servicing can be included in your leasing agreement. There are some brilliant low-cost options to take advantage of and no matter if you’re keen on a small city car, powerful sports model, family orientated SUV or a new company car lease, you’ll find everything you need at an affordable price with Autograph.

I'm new to leasing, where do I start?

If you’re looking to lease your first car, then you have come to the right place! First of all, think about your overall budget and what cars you would like to drive. You can either browse our website to get idea’s on various models & pricing or give us a call for advice. Once you have found your perfect vehicle, use the form on the page to enquire on that vehicle. We'll then call or email you to proceed to the next step. The best way to find out more about contract hire & leasing: is to give us a call on 01634 687070, our friendly leasing experts will be more than happy to explain everything to you as well as helping you find the best deal possible.

I Can't find the vehicle I am looking for?

We try our best to keep our website updated with a complete inventory of vehicles and the ability to find them easily. If you can’t find the exact vehicle you’re looking for, give us a call or use our contact form and we will be more than happy to find and offer you the vehicle you require.

What is an initial rental/initial payment?

An Initial Rental, also known as an ‘Initial Payment’ is the upfront cost or deposit for the vehicle. This initial payment is paid a few days after you’ve received your vehicle and you have confirmed that you are happy with it. Common initial payment profiles include 3 months, 6 months and 9 months. The more you put upfront the less the vehicles monthly rental will be. Alongside annual mileage, you can adjust the initial payment on any vehicle to get the payment profile that best suits you and your budget.

What is the difference between business & personal pricing?

The main difference between business lease and personal lease pricing is that business excludes VAT whilst personal includes VAT. With business leasing or contract hire, you have the opportunity to reclaim VAT.

How long is the contract length?

Contract hire and leasing terms range from 12 to 60 months. Typically between 24 and 48 months.

Can I end my contract early?

Yes, although there will likely be a termination charge from the funder. We will obtain an early termination quote on your behalf.

Can I change my contract mileage?

Yes, we can adjust the mileage on your contract hire agreement if your circumstances change. Note, we can only increase the mileage.

What happens if exceed the contract mileage?

Your contract hire or lease agreement will include an excess mileage charge per mile in the event of you exceeding the contact miles. If you discover you need to adjust your mileage on your contract, contact us.

Section 2 - Services

Do leased vehicles have manufacturers warranty?

Yes. All vehicles come with the full UK manufacturers warranty.

Is motor insurance included with every contract?

No. But we can offer special leasing contracts with insurance and servicing included.

Is the vehicle delivery included?

Yes. We will arrange delivery to your home or workplace depending on your contract.

Is roadside assistance included?

Yes. All vehicles come with either 1 or 3 years roadside assistance, depending on the manufacturer/funder.

Does the contract include the road fund licence for the period of the contract?

Yes. All vehicles come with either 1 or 3 years roadside assistance, depending on the manufacturer/funder.

Section 3 - Other

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