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Guide to Car Leasing with Maintenance Packages

Leasing a car is a great way to get behind the wheel of a new car affordably. But many of the questions we’re asked at Tilsun Leasing are about maintenance. Do you have to pay for maintenance separately, or is it included in the lease? What does the manufacturer’s warranty cover? 

At Tilsun Leasing, we offer additional maintenance packages with our lease agreements for an extra monthly cost. They give you peace of mind knowing that all your scheduled servicing and maintenance is taken care of — without worrying about unexpected expenses. 

But if you’re unsure whether to choose a full maintenance car lease or handle the maintenance yourself, we’ve put together this quick guide. It details what your manufacturer’s warranty covers, what a maintenance package includes and its benefits so you can make the best decisions for your circumstances.

What Maintenance Your Manufacturer’s Warranty Covers

When you lease a new car, it usually comes with a manufacturer warranty. This form of insurance protects you against any problems that may occur with your vehicle during your lease. 

The coverage and length of a manufacturer's warranty will vary depending on the make and model of your car, but most will usually last for at least three years or 60,000 miles. 

Generally, a manufacturer warranty will cover the cost of repairs for any defects not caused by the driver. This can include issues that arise with the: 

  • Engine 
  • Electrical systems
  • Gearbox
  • Steering
  • Transmission
  • Fuel and ignition
  • Suspension
  • Brakes.

Some manufacturers also offer extended warranties that provide additional coverage for a longer period. Warranties vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so check before signing your lease agreement. 

What a Car Leasing Maintenance Package Covers

While your manufacturer’s warranty covers you if anything goes wrong with your vehicle that’s not your fault, you still need to ensure that your car undergoes regular maintenance and servicing. 

It’s important to note that your manufacturer warranty will only be valid if you stick to the servicing schedule. If you miss a service and something goes wrong with the vehicle, you may not be covered by your warranty. This is one of the reasons many people choose to add a maintenance package to their car lease. 

A maintenance package covers all your servicing and maintenance costs with a small monthly payment, so you won’t need to worry about unexpected expenses. All you need to do is book your car in with a local approved garage, and we handle the rest. 

At Tilsun Leasing, our maintenance package covers:

  • Routine servicing
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Exhausts
  • MOT.

If you don't take out a maintenance package, you'll need to make your own arrangements to get the vehicle serviced and maintained during the entire term of your agreement with us. That means finding a garage you're happy with and ensuring they service the car in line with the manufacturer's recommendations. You'll also need to budget for replacement parts and labour costs.

The Benefits of a Full Maintenance Car Lease

The main benefit of a maintenance package is that it’s cheaper than arranging maintenance yourself. Alongside regular servicing costs, your package will cover other maintenance costs that may otherwise be expensive and unexpected. 

But that’s not the only benefit; you’ll also enjoy: 

  • Protection against any future price fluctuations
  • No need to deal with any invoice or expense claims 
  • Fair wear & tear tyre replacement.

If you’d like to learn more about Tilsun Leasing’s maintenance package, please contact a member of our team. We’re always happy to answer any questions and ensure you have all the information you need to make the right decision. 

Find a car lease today in Tilsun Leasing’s selection of personal car leasing deals. If you have questions about car leasing, contact the Tilsun Leasing team today by calling 03330 040 888 or emailing [email protected]

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