Frequently asked questions
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Is breakdown cover included?
All new cars will have a period of breakdown cover provided by the manufacturer, and this period varies by manufacturer & model. If you choose to take a LeasePlan maintenance package breakdown cover will be included, which also covers a replacement vehicle whilst yours is off the road (T&C's apply). Otherwise, you will need to arrange your own roadside assistance cover.
What cars do you have in stock?
When you lease a new car, LeasePlan buy the car to fulfil your order. We will always try to work with you to find something suitable in stock with our national network of dealers, in which case we can usually deliver a vehicle to you within 10-14 days of your downpayment being received. If you choose a car that is not in stock we will order it from the factory for you, which usually takes between 12-16 weeks to arrive depending on the manufacturer. We have over 60 used cars in stock at any time, all of which we have owned & maintained from new and are available to lease. Please see the Used Vehicles section of our website to view our latest stock, and contact us for a leasing quote. You can also visit our used car remarketing site CarNext, we're based in Ballymount in West Dublin.
Can you lease me a commercial vehicle as a private individual?
Currently, we only offer passenger cars under a Consumer Hire Agreement.
When is the downpayment due?
Downpayment is due within 2 weeks of signing the Consumer Hire Agreement, and in any case prior to taking delivery of your vehicle.
What size fleet do I need to have to utilise LeasePlan's services?
We can manage all sizes of fleet from 1 vehicle upwards
I want to lease a car for less than 2/more than 5 years. Is that possible?
We only lease new cars for between 2-5 years. We also lease used cars for between 1-3 years, all of which come with a fresh service, NCT (if applicable) & 2 year warranty. Please check our stock on the Used Vehicles section of our website and get in touch for a lease quote.
What's included in the lease?
You have options with regards to the level of service you would like. All leases include the annual road tax - we will send you a new tax disc each year & the cost is built in to your monthly payments. You can then choose whether to add on maintenance or insurance. Please contact us for an insurance quote. T&C's apply.
Do I have to insure the vehicle myself?
Insurance is not included by default, however LeasePlan are able to offer insurance as a contract extra and we would love to provide you with a quote. You must be over 25 & have a full drivers licence to use LeasePlan's insurance - we do not insure learner drivers. Please get in touch with us to get a quote to include insurance. If you choose to insure the vehicle yourself, you must ensure it is comprehensively insured at all times.
What is the lowest downpayment you will accept?
The lowest downpayment for a Personal Lease is 5% of the vehicles total retail price including VAT, registration tax & any options. Often, people will choose to put down a larger amount to avail of cheaper monthly rentals.
I do less than 10,000 Km's per year but your website doesn’t offer a lower annual mileage. Can I choose to pay for less Km's?
Yes, we can quote from 5,000 Km's per year. Please contact us for a personalised quote.
What happens if I go over my contracted mileage?
There is an excess to pay at the end of the lease, charged per kilometer you drive beyond your contract mileage. This rate varies depending on the type of vehicle & length of the contract. If you know you are going to exceed your mileage & your contract is outside of the first 12 & last 6 months, contact us - we will be happy to discuss options to help you avoid an end of contract charge by re-writing your contract.
Do you price match?
We believe our prices are more competitive than any equivalent finance product available in Ireland today. However, if you have an alternative lease or PCP quote please feel free to share the written quotation with us - we would be happy to see what we can do!
Can I have a registration plate for a county other than Dublin?
Since LeasePlan are the owner of the vehicle, it is registered to us at our head office address and will always have a "D" registration plate. We are unable to accommodate other requests, with the exception of Cork registrations - please inform us at the point of order if you require a "C" registration plate.
Do I get my downpayment back at the end of the lease?
Your downpayment is used to offset the capital cost of the vehicle in your quote, reducing your monthly payments. The higher your downpayment, the lower your monthly cost. Downpayments are therefore not returned at the end of the lease. We will never ask you for a security deposit.
Do you accept part exchange/trade ins?
We consider all trade in requests, subject to the vehicle being traded in. We sell all part exchange cars to a network of motor traders, and the price we offer will be the highest bid we receive for your car. The entire trade in value will be put towards your downpayment - we do not pay cash for cars either in full or in part.
Who can drive my Personal Lease car?
Anybody with a valid licence to drive the vehicle in Ireland, and who is insured to do so. If you choose to take LeasePlan's insurance, your spouse or partner is automatically covered to drive if they are aged 25 or more, live at your address & have a full drivers licence.
Why is leasing better than purchasing?
Leasing allows capital to be freed up from non-income earning assets. LeasePlan take the risk on falling depreciation and re-sale values. We relieve the administration burden for your company as LeasePlan look after all aspects of the vehicle. Your fleet costs move from variable to fixed costs. A complete service package is incorporated into one monthly invoice. There is no initial deposit or equity usually required to start leasing with us.