If you’re looking for an affordable way to expand your business or acquire an affordable vehicle, you can’t go wrong with the range of Suzuki vehicles available at Monty's Of Sheffield. With both new and used models available, our line-up aims to satisfy everyone’s needs and provide the best value possible for personal and business customers alike.
From the city-conscious Swift to the sizeable and purpose-built Vitara, each Suzuki vehicle is built to be both practical and efficient. To help you spread costs, we also offer a variety of finance options, as well as fleet solutions – contact our newly appointed Business Centre Manager, Chris Stancill who heads up our new Fleet Department and brings with him a wealth of fleet experience including....
Call Chris today on 0114 221 4333. Alternatively, visit our Suzuki dealership on Penistone Road, Sheffield to speak to one of our specialist Suzuki financial advisors.
WHAT PERIOD CAN AGREEMENTS BE TAKEN OUT OVER?
Agreements can be taken out for periods of between 24 – 60 months.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM MILEAGES ALLOWED?
There is a minimum requirement of 5000 miles per annum, if your customer drives less than this mileage this will not alter the monthly rental.
The maximum total mileages permitted are 120,000 for petrol cars, 150,000 for diesel cars and petrol LCVs and 180,000 for diesel LCVs.
CAN AMENDMENTS BE MADE TO THE DURATIONS AND MILEAGE?
Your customer can change their contract duration and mileage (Except during the first 6 months or with less that 6 monthly payments remaining)
WHAT INSURANCE DO CUSTOMERS NEED FOR THE VEHICLE?
The vehicle must be insured on a fully Comprehensive basis for the duration of the contract.
ARE YEARLY ROAD FUND LICENCES ARRANGED BY SUZUKI CONTRACT HIRE*?
The Road Fund Licence (RFL) is included in the agreement for the duration of the contract, if however the Government changes the rate of RFL and it increases, Suzuki Contract Hire reserve the right to pass the increase on to the customer.
*Suzuki Contract Hire is a Trading Style of Lex Autolease Ltd
WHO IS THE VEHICLE REGISTERED TO?
Vehicles are registered to: Suzuki Contract Hire c/o Lex Autolease (033583), Blake House, Hatchford Way, Birmingham B26 3RZ
For vehicles in Northern Ireland: Suzuki Contract Hire c/o Lex Autolease (04796), 24 Cromac Place, Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 2JB
DO CUSTOMERS NEED TO HAVE THE VEHICLE SERVICED?
Yes, vehicles must be serviced in accordance with the Manufacturers guidelines and must have a valid MOT, if applicable, when returned to Suzuki Contract Hire.
WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IF THE CUSTOMER TAKES MAINTENANCE AS PART OF THEIR AGREEMENT?
If maintenance^ is part of the agreement your customer will receive a comprehensive range of benefits including:
^Repairs or replacements from accidental/malicious damage and damage caused by driver misuse/abuse are excluded.
**We operate a ‘fair Play on Tyres’ policy. In addition to the accepted policy of replacement for wear and tear – replacement is at 2mm, legal limit is 1.6mm we will also cover punctures.
CAN YOU PROVIDE EUROPEAN COVER?
If your customer wants to take their vehicle to Europe they will need to complete the appropriate paperwork to comply with European legislation. Although it is the driver’s responsibility to obtain the “Vehicle on Hire” paperwork, our dedicated Customer services team can assist in providing all of the legal documentation required for taking vehicles abroad. Our team can provide them with the VE103 Vehicle on Hire certificate, letter of authority from Suzuki Contract Hire and details of what to do should the vehicle breakdown. Simply ask your customer to call 01452 768526.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CUSTOMER BREAKS DOWN?
If breakdown is included in the agreement your customer will be covered by our breakdown recovery service. When customers call us we will be direct them to either the AA or the manufacturers own recovery service if this is valid for the vehicle.
In the event of a breakdown;
CAN THE CUSTOMER RETURN THE VEHICLE EARLY?
Yes, the standard Early Termination cost equates to half of the outstanding term for the duration of the contract.
CAN A CONTRACT HIRE AGREEMENT BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER COMPANY?
A Contract Hire Agreement can be transferred to another company, subject to underwriting approval, but you can not transfer from or to any regulated agreement and you can only transfer from and to the same type of agreement i.e Contract Hire to Contract Hire.
The mileage, term or maintenance cannot be amended when transferring an agreement.
IS A POOLED MILEAGE FACILITY AVAILABLE FROM SUZUKI CONTRACT HIRE?
Yes, Suzuki Contract Hire is able to facilitate a pooled mileage facility; to qualify customers must have at least 10 vehicles live in their fleet. A pooled mileage Addenda should be requested from your Dealer Account Manager.
HOW DOES POOLED MILEAGE WORK?
There must always be a minimum of 10 vehicles live in a pooling period on the contract to qualify.
Please note, if only 10 vehicles are left on the agreement and one is de hired our systems recognise that only 9 are left so this and all subsequent Dehires will be invoiced individually.
WHAT ARE THE POOLING FREQUENCIES?
Standard pooling is calculated on calendar quarters.
HOW ARE POOLED VEHICLE CREDITS PROCESSED AND HOW ARE CHANGES MANAGED?
Credits and Debits are calculated on the individual vehicles excess mileage rate. A charge at the full rate is made for vehicles over mileage and a credit is given at the full excess mileage rate for vehicles that are under mileage. Please note mileage credit is only available on pooled vehicles and is not credited back to the customer. All credits are cleared at the end of the pooling period.
CAN A CHERISHED PLATE BE ADDED TO THE VEHICLE?
Customers can have a Cherished plate put on the vehicle at the time of registration or can apply to put a Cherished Number Plate on their vehicle during the agreement however charges will apply. If they would like to arrange this they need to call the Fleet Administration Department on 0344 879 6333 and select Option 2.
It is important that your customer is made aware that they must arrange for their Cherished Plate to be legally removed from the vehicle prior to returning it to us. Once collection has been made the vehicle will be sold with the Cherished Number Plate attached and it will no longer be available for transfer.
CAN THE CUSTOMER BUY THE VEHICLE AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT?
The customer cannot buy the vehicle at the end of its term.
Vehicles can be sold to the driver (provided they are not a director or shareholder of the business).
Vehicles supplied via Regulated Agreements cannot be purchased in any instance and will be disposed of by Suzuki Contract Hire.
DOES SUZUKI CONTRACT HIRE CHARGE FOR EXCESS MILEAGE?
Yes, the charge for excess mileage is detailed in the contract documentation.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT?
At the end of the agreement you or your customer will need to arrange the collection of the vehicle with the Suzuki Contract Hire Customer Services team, by calling 0344 879 6333.
We require seven days notice to book a collection.
Please note your customer will continue to be charged for the vehicle until it is collected.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE VEHICLE IS COLLECTED AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT?
On the day of collection our agent will provide the customer with proof the vehicle has been collected, record the current mileage and request that the following items are placed in the vehicle, as charges will be incurred for any missing items:
Please ensure that your customer is aware that we cannot accept any spare keys or missing items after the collection of the vehicle, charges will be incurred if these are missing.
Mileage is calculated on a pro rata basis. This means that if the customer hands the vehicle back earlier than the contractual end date then they would not get the full mileage allowance which is set on the contract.
WHEN IS THE RETURNED VEHICLE’S CONDITION INSPECTED?
The vehicle is inspected when it arrives at the auction site. We therefore advise that if customers are concerned about any scratches or dents, they take photographs of all sides of the vehicle before it leaves their possession. This is because as stated in our agreements, any faults on the vehicle that are not deemed as fair wear and tear, will be charged back to the customer via invoice.
For further information about what constitutes fair wear and tear please see the BVRLA guide which can be found on the Lex Autolease website at www.lexautolease.co.uk/Drivers.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER END OF CONTRACT CHARGES?
The hirer will also receive an invoice for any excess mileage or extended hire costs, should they keep the vehicle past the end of contract or exceed the agreed mileage allowance.