We know that buying a car is a significant investment, which is why we offer a variety of finance options to help you stretch your car payment and stay on top of your budget. Even if you are new to the world of car finance, the finance specialists at Monty’s Of Sheffield will help by giving you all the impartial advice you need.
The type of finance contracts that we offer include choices such as Hire Purchase (HP), Personal Contract Plans (PCP), Leasing and Contract Hire. The differences between each are significant, with one more likely to suit you than the others. For instance, it is important to keep in mind that each plan has different payment periods, as well as deposit amounts and details regarding ownership.
We look forward to helping you purchase your next dream car.
WHAT TYPES OF VEHICLES ARE AVAILABLE ON PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE (PCH)?
Cars are available on PCH.
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 DURATION 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 hirer.
*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
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE?
All payments will be taken by Direct Debit. No other payment methods are accepted.
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.
CAN A VEHICLE COME WITH A MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT?
Yes, Suzuki Contract Hire can arrange for vehicles to include maintenance, subject to a maintenance charge.
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.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE VEHICLE HAS A PUNCTURE OR NEEDS TYRES REPLACING?
If maintenance is included in the agreement and a tyre sustains a puncture or needs replacement, the customer simply takes the car to any Kwik Fit Centre and informs them that the vehicle is on contract hire with Suzuki Contract Hire and they will be replaced free of charge.
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.
WHAT IF THE CUSTOMER WANTS TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO EUROPE?
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 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 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 A PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE AGREEMENT BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PERSON?
You cannot transfer a PCH agreement.
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, plus any arrears.
To obtain an Early Termination figure, the customer needs to call the Customer Services team on 0344 879 6333, and a member of the team will be able to assist.
CAN CUSTOMERS OR THIRD PARTIES BUY THE VEHICLE AT THE END OF THE AGREEMENT?
No, PCH vehicles can not 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 0844 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 you 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 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.
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.
*At the end of the contract, you must return the vehicle and will have nothing further to pay provided the vehicle is in good condition and has not exceeded the agreed mileage. Contract Hire is subject to status, age 18 and over.