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Factors to consider when choosing your vehicle

Finding the ideal vehicle for you is exciting to say the least. However, it is also a big decision which you should take your time to make. Often a vehicle is one of the most valuable possessions you own so here are some of the main factors to consider when choosing a new vehicle.

Petrol or Diesel?
This is an important decision to make when getting a new vehicle because in the long run it could save you money. Both fuel options have their own benefits and so it’s about deciding which one is best for you. Petrol tends to be cheaper per litre to purchase than diesel, however diesel engines are usually more efficient. Of course, there is also the options of an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid which are becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Click here to read our blog about electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Lifestyle/Purpose
Also, you should consider your lifestyle and purpose for driving the vehicle. This can affect which vehicles are most suitable for you. Each vehicle has its own benefits and drawbacks which are worth being aware of. You could do some research or read reviews to find out which vehicle best suits your purpose and lifestyle.

Budget
When looking to lease a vehicle, you need to ensure the monthly rental is realistically affordable for you. A variety of payment profiles are available to achieve your desired monthly rental. Before looking for a vehicle, you should assess your finances and decide how much you can afford to pay each month as well as a realistic initial rental.

Cost of Insurance
Having vehicle insurance is a legal requirement for motorists and so the cost of insurance is another factor to consider. Along with other factors, the cost of your insurance is determined by the vehicle you drive. Therefore, if you are keen to save money as most of us are then it might be worth looking into which vehicles are cheap to insure.

Cost of Maintenance
Unfortunately, we all get minor issues with our vehicles from time to time, such as tyre punctures which need repairing. The cost of maintaining a vehicle can massively vary depending on which vehicle it is. Therefore, this is another factor which you should consider when choosing a vehicle. You could also consider taking out a maintenance contract for your vehicle. Click here to find out more about maintenance contracts.

Annual Mileage
If you want to lease a vehicle, you should first be aware of what your annual mileage is. It’s important to select an appropriate mileage allowance for your lease contract. You should be aware that if you exceed your mileage allowance for the complete duration of your contract then an excess mileage charge will be applied.

If you’re interested in finding out more about leasing a vehicle or have any questions, please contact us on   0161 762 5680. Also, click here to view our current deals.

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Posted on 13th July 2018 at 10:22 AM

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