Van Leasing Questions

Leasing a van can feel like a bit of a minefield. There are always so many things to think about and options to consider. We've tried to include as much information as possible in the website. Each customer has unique circumstances though, so we might not have answered the question that's bugging you.

We prefer to talk things through with you, but you may still be researching the market and aren't ready to pick up the phone just yet. If that's the case please email us with your query using the link below. We promise that one of our van leasing experts will respond shortly.

Popular Questions

Do you cover new drivers? They part own the business that will be leasing the van.

Hi Danielle, thank you for your question. Yes we do lease to new drivers, all we ask is that you have a full UK driving license. If you'd like to get a tailored quote, please call one of our specialists on 01442 838 195. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Can your vans come with insurance and tax for use as self-employed courier?

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for getting in touch. We now offer van insurance, please give us a call on 01442 838173 to speak to our dedicated team & get a tailored quote. As for tax, all our vehicles come with tax included in the monthly rentals for the duration of the term. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists direct on 01442 838 193.

Kind regards,

Mike Daly

Team Leader

Does your finance allow the vehicle to be used for self drive hire?

Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Due to the terms and conditions of the finance companies we are associated with unfortunately the vehicle would not be able to be used for a self–drive hire. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact any of our specialists direct on 01442 838 193.

Kind regards,

Mike Daly

Team Leader

 

Hi I'm about to order a van from you on contract hire. Is it possible to view the vehicle before proceeding with finance application? It's a vehicle that you have in stock.

Hello,

Thank you for getting in touch. Although the majority of our vehicles are in stock they are in stock all around the country in various compounds. We do not have any vehicles at our head office that we would be able to show you, however please get in touch and we will see if we can get something arranged.

Thanks again,

Richard Wells

Sales Manager

Hi I have a ford transit custom out on lease with you. Am I allowed to hand the vehicle back before the lease is up?

Hello George, thank you for getting in touch.  We can always look at ending the agreement early, however, there may be a charge. With a Contract hire agreement there will be an early termination fee which will be 50% of the remaining rentals. If you would like to give us a call on 01442 838193 we can request an early termination from the finance company to see the exact amount you owe. Kind regards, Mike Daly

 

do I have to be VAT registered

Hi Jed, thanks for your question. No, you don’t have to be vat registered. There a three main types of leasing options available and will all have various options at the end of contract. With the options that are available not being VAT registered is not a problem and out of the three options available two of these will be fully tax efficient for you. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialist direct on 01442 838193. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Hi is the monthly payment inclusive of VAT or not Thanks

Hi Kirsty, thank you for getting in touch. All the prices shown on our website are excluding VAT. This is due to the advertisement being for a business lease. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialist direct on 01442 838193. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

 

I lease a van from you. Can it be taken out of the country? I may be going to France to work for a week. Regards Matt

Hi Matt, thanks for your question. Yes, you can take your van abroad. In order to do this, you need to contact your finance company directly and request a VE103B form which allows you to take the vehicle abroad. Kind regards, Katie Telford.

Is there a limit to the mileage

Hello Danny, thanks for your question. Most finance companies have limitations on the mileage. The maximum most finance companies will allow is 50K per annum. Most of our funders will not allow the vehicle to be handed back with any more than 180,000 miles. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialist direct on 01442 838 193. Kind regards, Katie Telford.

Do monthly payments include insurance?

Hi Paul, the monthly payments advertised do not cover insurance on the vehicle. However we now offer van insurance, please give us a call on 01442 838173 to speak to our dedicated team & get a tailored quote. Alternatively, you can drop me an email with your contact details and I’ll make sure one of my team give you a call.

Kind regards, Rob Cox

Do any of your vans come fitted with a tow bar? or can we have one fitted?

Hi Nick, thanks for your question. We can have a tow bar fitted to your vehicle prior to delivery for you. The cost of this can be built in to your contract or alternatively you can pay for this separately if you wish. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists direct on 01442 838 193. Alternatively you can drop me an email with your contact details and I’ll make sure one of my team give you a call. Kind regards Richard Wells.

 

How do we go about insuring the vehicle? Is it through yourselves or a third party?

Hi John, Thanks for getting in touch. If you were to lease a vehicle through ourselves you will need to insure the vehicle yourself through a third party. We do work closely with an insurer who specialise in commercial vehicle insurance who we can certainly put you in touch with. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact one of our specialists direct on 01442 838193. Alternatively, you can drop me an email with your contact details and I’ll make sure one of my team give you a call. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

 

Do you take smaller deposits and/or a van as part exchange??

Hi Howard, the deposit required can be as little as one monthly rental, subject to the type of contract you are considering. Within the Autorama group we have a fully operational used division which enables us to offer a part exchange evaluation for you. To discuss this in further detail, please feel free to contact any of our specialist direct on 01442 838193. Alternatively you can drop me an email with your contact details and I’ll make sure one of my team give you a call. Kind regards Mike Daly.

 

Do you cover Northern Ireland, or do you have to live on the mainland to lease a van?

Hi James, thanks for your question. We regularly supply vehicles to Northern Ireland. Our dedicated delivery team will arrange the new vehicle to be delivered to the most convenient port on the mainland for you free of charge. Commonly this would be Cairn Ryan or Stranraer port . The driver will meet you at the port so you can take delivery of your new vehicle, then you will take the vehicle back to Northern Ireland. I will arrange for our sales team to contact you to discuss all your options. Kind regards, Rob Cox.

I have a private number plate. Would I be able to put this on a van on contract hire ?

Hi Paul, thanks very much for leaving your question on our website. Yes you certainly can put a private plate on to your van. Once you have taken delivery of your vehicle you can then contact the lease company direct who will have a specific department that will advise you on the process for doing this. If we can help any further please feel free to contact any of our specialists on 01442 838193. Many thanks once again for your question. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

If I have poor personal credit rating but are applying to lease a van through my separate ltd company partnership is there more chance of being accepted and does it affect business patner's credit rating.

Hi Darren, thank you very much for leaving us your question on our website. If you are applying for credit through a partnership, the credit profile will be based on all partners that are associated with the business. If the application is for a Limited Company the credit profile is based on the Limited Company. However, if the profile of the business doesn’t meet the criteria required then the funder will also look at the Directors of the Limited Company with the view of them potentially acting as guarantors. If you would like to discuss options further Darren please feel free to call one of our specialists direct on 01442 838193. Many thanks once again for your question. Kind regards, Mike Daly.

Can you have a van sign written?

Hi Gary, yes you can sign write the van. We recommend using the vinyl type as it is easier to remove. If the vehicle is on a contract hire agreement this should be removed before returning the van to avoid being charged. Kind regards. Richard Wells.

I have just checked my Experian score and it's poor. Would I be able to apply for leasing?

Hi William, thank you for leaving your question on the site. A lot of our customers believe that if they don’t have very good credit, they cannot be accepted for finance on a vehicle. However, the finance company use a score card system to mark the customer/business and there are a lot of key points they look at, which you may find help your case. For example, being a long term resident at your address, if you have had credit before and how you have paid this off in the past. Also, the size of deposit has an impact as the larger the deposit, the less risk there will be to the finance company. One of our experts can go over all the options available and work out the best package to suit you. Please call us up direct on 01442 838193 and we will be more than happy to help you. Thanks. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

Would my personal credit rating affect my chance of being accepted for finance if I am a sole trader? Regards, Ross Bennett.

Hi Ross, thank you for your question. Proceeding with one of our payment plans will require you to go through the process of a credit search. Each of our finance companies will have different under writing criteria so the credit decision could depend on a number of requirements on their scoring card system. Some of these requirements they look at are, for example, being a long term resident at your address, if you have had credit before and how you have paid this off in the past. Also, the size of deposit has an impact as the larger the deposit, the less risk there will be to the finance company. One of our experts will gladly go over all the options available so please let us know the best contact details for you and we will get in touch with you straight away. Many thanks once again for your question. Kind regards, Andrew Causer

 

Do you allow customers to cover a leased van in a wrap with business branding?

Hi Dale, yes you can wrap the vehicle. We recommend using the vinyl type as it is easier to remove. If the vehicle is on a contract hire agreement this should be removed before returning to avoid being charged. Kind regards, Lucy Turner.

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    Rob Cox

    Our expert Rob answered...

    Hi James, thanks for getting in touch. As one of the largest suppliers of commercial vehicles in the UK we have access to all the top lenders. This means we can most certainly look at supplying a new vehicle to you. All of our funders have...

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    Richard Wells

    Our expert Richard answered...

    Hi Frank, thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not offer dual vans, all of our vehicles are leased direct from the manufactures. Kind regards, Richard Wells.

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    Richard Wells

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    Hi Matt, thank you for getting in touch. All of our vehicles are delivered direct from the main dealer with a full manufacture warranty so if you should have any issues with the vehicle and it is still within the warranty you can take the vehicle...

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    Richard Wells

    Our expert Richard answered...

    Hello Darren, thanks for getting in touch. It depends which contract you choose, with finance lease you will sell the vehicle at the end of the term so it will not be charged for damage, however if the vehicle is badly damaged it may not cover...

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  • What happens if you're in a crash in one of your vans?

    Richard Wells

    Our expert Richard answered...

    Hi Philip, thanks for your question. It will work the same as if the vehicle was financed, you would need to insure the vehicle on a fully comprehensive policy then if you do have an accident contact the insurance company and the finance company...

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  • I have recently signed a new contract at work and I am looking into PCH... however I do not have good credit. I am looking at hiring for my partner too. Do you do discounts for multi-car PCH?

    Mike Daly

    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hi Dan, thanks for getting in touch. With the terms we currently have in place with the manufactures and also the funders, we will offer you the best deal available and as a part of what we do, we pride ourselves on not being beaten on price...

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  • I will start a new courier business in 2 months time. Any chance to lease van with you?

    Mike Daly

    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hi Kris, thanks for getting in contact. Yes, please contact a member of our team on 01442 838193 so that we can talk through your requirements. Alternatively you can drop me an email (mike@vanarama.co.uk) with your contact details and I’ll...

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    Question asked 29/12/2016
  • We are using flat rate VAT, can you tell me what options allow us to reclaim the VAT please?

    Mike Daly

    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hi Rob, thanks for getting in touch. We would recommend that you contact your accountant direct who will be able to advise you in greater detail on your options for claiming back VAT. If there is anything else that we can help with please feel...

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  • Am I allowed to fit an internal security mesh gate, at the side and rear inside doors?

    Mike Daly

    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hi Sam, thanks for getting in touch. You can certainly fit internal security mesh in the rear of your van. It is advisable to notify the lease company that you are fitting additional items to the vehicle to avoid and confusion at the end of...

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  • Can dead locks be installed to the vehicle before leasing, or would I be able to have them installed after?

    Mike Daly

    Our expert Mike answered...

    Hi Ben, thanks for getting in touch. Dead locks can be fitted either way for you. We can have them installed prior to your delivery and the cost can be built into your lease agreement. Alternatively once you have taken delivery of the vehicle...

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