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The Process of Leasing a Car in 5 Steps

For many people in the UK, leasing a car is a more attractive option than buying one outright. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, leasing a car can be much cheaper than buying one. When you lease a vehicle, you only pay for the portion of the car's value that you use during the lease term. This means that you can drive a more expensive car for less money. 

Additionally, leasing a car generally comes with lower monthly payments than financing a purchase. Finally, leasing a car allows you to upgrade to a newer model every few years, which can be helpful if you like to have the latest and greatest features in your vehicle. 

If you're considering leasing a car for the first time, you might be unsure how the process works. We’ve put together this quick guide to the process of leasing a car so that you can find your next vehicle easily. 

Step 1: Find the Car You Want to Lease

The first step of any car lease is to find the car you want to lease. You’ll have a tremendous amount of choice, so it’s important to start your search with an idea of: 

  • How much you can spend on monthly payments
  • How much you can spend on an initial payment
  • The style of car you would like to lease
  • Whether you’d like to rent a petrol, diesel or electric car
  • Your lease car’s transmission.

Once you know what you’re looking for, you can use our search filters to find cars that suit your needs. 

Step 2: Select Your Lease Length and Mileage

With your lease car chosen, it’s time to personalise it. At Tilsun Leasing, we make it easy for you to tailor your lease to your needs. When you land on the chosen car’s page, you can: 

  • Select the lease type (personal or business)
  • The number of initial rentals
  • The lease term
  • Your annual mileage.

You can also opt-in for an additional maintenance package that covers maintenance and servicing costs throughout the lease. 

After that, you’ll need to enter some personal and contact information and hit “Get your personalised quote”. Alternatively, you can call us on 03330 040 888 to speak to a team member. 

Step 3: Receive Your Personalised Quote

The Tilsun Team will start putting together the best deal possible for you using the information you've provided. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best possible cars for the best prices. 

Once we’ve triple-checked everything, we’ll send you your quote. Take the time to review the quote carefully and check that it’s everything you need. If you have questions about your quote, get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to help. 

Step 4: Credit Checks

If you’re happy with your quote, we’ll need to carry out a credit check to ensure you’re eligible for the lease. For this, we’ll ask you to provide us with: 

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of address
  • Employment details
  • Bank details
  • Your monthly income.

The credit check is usually a quick process, and we carry it out to ensure you can make the monthly payments. 

Step 5: Drive Your Brand New Car

With your credit check passed and the agreement signed, you’re good to go with your lease car. We’ll get your vehicle ordered and let you know when we receive it so we can arrange delivery. 

We only deliver on weekdays, but we’ll work with you to ensure your brand new car is delivered at a convenient time for you. Once you’ve received the vehicle, check that everything is as it should be, and then you’re ready to hit the road. 

Start your leasing journey today by exploring Tilsun Leasing’s massive selection of 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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