Should You Add Maintenance To Your Business Contract Hire Agreement
When choosing a vehicle for your business, you will be asked the usual question of what make, model, type of transmission, annual mileage and the number of months you wish to hire your new vehicle for. However, another question you are always asked is “do you want maintenance”. In many cases clients are not sure what this actually entails.
By adding maintenance into your contract, your vehicle will be covered by the contract hire company for routine servicing, and some include tyres and exhaust replacement (Ensure you are fully aware of what is and what is not included). However, you can in some instances pu
rchase tyre only maintenance packages, but none of the above will include damage i.e., a nail in the tyre.
Should you take out a maintenance agreement, you also have the contract hire company behind you should there be any mechanical problems with your car. (Although of course, should you take out an agreement through us, we will endeavour to liaise with the contract hire company on your behalf, should you wish us to).
By taking out a maintenance agreement, your car will be serviced regularly, by franchised garages at the right times. If included, or if a tyre only contract is taken out, all tyres will be replaced that need to be, using top brands by fully qualified fitters.
When taking out the maintenance option, you will be given a contact number which you call when your vehicle requires servicing or needs a change of tyre.
We suggest that before taking out a maintenance package, it would be advisable to research the servicing schedule for your vehicle, consider the number of miles you will be covering and the length of the contract hire agreement and then calculate whether it is worth you adding the cost to your monthly rentals, but some customers do like the service option as it spreads the costs over the length of the contract hire agreement. Thus adding maintenance to your contact can make sense, particularly for high mileage, long contract hire rentals.