April 28, 2017

Control your costs with Maintenance Inclusive Contract Hire

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At Vansdirect, we offer many finance options through a number of lenders when you buy a new van – one of whom offers Maintenance Inclusive Contract Hire.

Choosing this type of finance for your new van offers peace of mind and better control over maintenance-related costs. This means that you can budget confidently and manage your cash flow without worrying about any surprise maintenance bills, and that your van is roadworthy and safe.

For a fixed monthly rental, your finance package can include the servicing and maintenance of your van. Regular servicing and maintenance is the only way to ensure your vehicle’s reliability. It also serves to diminish the risk of unforeseen repair bills when the van is returned at the end of your term.

Advances in technology mean that maintenance requirements are becoming more and more complex and as a result, costs are increasing too. So, it’s easy to see why many van operators choose to include maintenance as part of the new van hire package.

All maintenance work is carried out by a trusted network of suppliers and supported by a dedicated 24/7 helpline. Technical experts manage the process from start to finish, so you can rest assured that help is available – when you need it.

What are the benefits of Maintenance Inclusive Contract Hire?

  • Fixed monthly costs for scheduled and unscheduled servicing and maintenance
  • All tyre replacements and puncture repairs undertaken
  • Quality checked and downtime proactively managed and minimised
  • Budget with confidence for all servicing and repairs
  • Full support and management from a qualified technical team supported by a 24/7 helpline
  • Ensure your van meets the vehicle manufacturers warranty conditions
  • 5-star AA cover

What exactly does a Maintenance Inclusive Contract include?

The Maintenance Inclusive package also includes 5-star AA cover, 24/7 throughout the UK and Europe. This includes roadside repair, recovery, onward travel and a 48-hour relief vehicle or overnight accommodation (in certain circumstances).

All servicing and repairs are included in the package. Work is undertaken by a nationwide network of carefully chosen, approved suppliers who are quality controlled and fully managed by a team of technical experts.

Did you know that tyres can account for up to 40% of a van’s maintenance costs? It can be even higher for van operators who cover a lot of miles and vans with upgraded wheels. Tyre replacements and punctures are covered within fair and reasonable guidelines.

Just like tyres, brake maintenance costs can be underestimated – especially for high mileage vans. The package includes the replacements of all brake pads and discs.

How much does Maintenance Inclusive cost?

The amount of the maintenance included in your package is calculated based on the following:

  • Van model
  • Specified mileage
  • Term length

Costs are fixed for the duration of your agreed term, reducing the risks of depreciation and servicing to your business.

All vans bought on a Maintenance Inclusive Contract Hire package also come with ply lining and a road fund licence for the duration of your term. Don’t forget – a van on a Contract Hire deal must be returned at the end of your hire term.

New vans on Contract Hire

Decided that Contract Hire is right for you? Want peace of mind when it comes to the maintenance of your van? Give us a call on 0845 021 0444 or enquire online for a quote tailored to your exact needs. Call our experts or submit your details now!