Looking after your leased vehicle - Part 1

15/09/2021  Finance Products All News

Today we want to help all leasing customers to understand what they should be doing to look after their vehicle for the duration of their lease. This of course should help you to avoid any additional costs at the end of your contract.

Part 1 of our guide: Ensure the vehicle is serviced regularly.

Regular servicing in accordance with the manufacturer's servicing and maintenance schedule is a requirement of your leasing contract and you will be charged a penalty if you cannot provide evidence that this has been done.

Regular servicing also provides peace of mind that the vehicle is in a road-worthy condition and can help identify any potential issues early on.

We are often asked when is a service due?

Typically in newer cars leased through us, your engine management system should light up on the dashboard alerting you of when it should be serviced giving you ample time to arrange a service. However, always check the vehicle's operating manual for recommended service intervals.

The vehicle's operating manual will advise you:

  • How often you'll need to get your leased vehicle serviced.
  • When replaceable parts might need changing.
  • How often regular maintenance tasks need to be carried out – for example, oil changes.

Do I need to use a main dealer to service my vehicle?

  • If you have paid for a maintenance package, you will need to contact the finance company to book your vehicle in to one of their approved garages for its service.
  • If you are arranging your own servicing, most finance companies will recommend you go to a local main dealer to get your vehicle serviced. Simply search the manufacturer's website for the closest dealer to you.
  • If you would prefer to use a local garage, check with your finance company first to ensure the garage chosen is suitable.

We hope this helps, more on how to look after your leased vehicle coming soon!

Make an enquiry today and let our team help you into your perfect next car:

Apply for vehicle finance online at Jigsaw Finance: jigsawfinance.com/apply-online

Browse for a leasing offer on our sister website, Carzu: carzu.com/search

Jigsaw Finance Limited is a credit broker and not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and their finance products. We are not an independent financial advisor; we will provide details of products available, but no advice or recommendation will be made. You must decide whether the finance product is right for you.

Whichever lender Jigsaw Finance Limited introduces you to, we will typically receive commission from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow).

All of the lenders that Jigsaw Finance Limited work with could pay commission at different rates and the commission values could vary between finance products, but the commission we receive does not influence the interest rate you will pay. Jigsaw Finance Limited's aim is to secure finance for you at the lowest interest rate available from our panel of lenders.

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