Looking after your leased vehicle - Part 2

22/09/2021  Finance Products All News

Part 2 of our guide for looking after your leased vehicle is about choosing a garage for your service or repairs.

You would be amazed at the number of times we are asked where should we get our car serviced?!

As a rule of thumb it is always advisable to use main dealerships for your service or repairs. These can be found easily online by simply searching the manufacturers website for the closest dealer to you.

Should you find any issues, contact the team here at Jigsaw Finance and we can help locate an approved dealership in your area.

It's absolutely vital that you used an approved garage as this could invalidate your vehicles warranty and potentially result in additional costs when the vehicle is returned so, please check first before using an independent garage in your area.

Always ask the garage for a detailed breakdown and costing of all the work required so you can see how they arrived at the total cost. Make sure they include all parts, any re-calibration, labour costings and VAT and can provide a receipt and warranty for the work carried out.

Check the garage will carry out the service following the manufacturer's procedures and use original parts or those of 'equivalent quality'.

You must make sure the service booklet is date-stamped by the garage or repairer as evidence that service has taken place.

It's important to remember, with repairs to your lease vehicle, if they are considered manufacturer faults and it falls within the warranty period there should be no charge to yourself.

On the other hand, if you are having a service completed on your vehicle and you have not taken out any service agreement, you will of course be charged the full amount of this work to be carried out.

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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