Operational leasing, or long-term operational leasing, is a mobility solution that allows you to benefit from the full use of the car you’ve chosen by paying a fixed monthly rent, without worrying about the costs associated with its usage as they are all included in the service.
The monthly rent is defined according to the type of car you want to drive (make, model, etc.), the duration of the contract (the minimum is 12 months, but usually the contracts have a duration of up to 48 months), the number of kilometres you want to drive according to your company's needs and the services included. Usually without any down payment.
The operational leasing service includes - and consequently on a single invoice - all the costs related with the usage of the car: preventive and corrective maintenance, car insurance and a financial guarantee, road assistance, tyres, replacement vehicle, IUC (Road tax) payment, mandatory periodic inspections (MOT), accident management, 24/7 customer support and personalised follow-up. This will allow you to have greater control over costs and financial availability to meet other specific expenses or business needs.
Not all operational leasing contracts in the market cover the same services. You should always bear this in mind when comparing proposals.
When the contract ends, you will have the flexibility to decide what you want to do: you can choose a new contract and drive a new model, extend the duration of the contract or request the purchase of the car. In the latter case, you will have to wait for the end of the contract to know the car commercial value.
If you exceed the predefined kilometres or fail to use them in full, this will correspond to an increase in value or compensation, according to the conditions defined in the contract.
The customer is responsible for the use and maintenance of the car during the contract period and must return it under the conditions indicated in the Driver's Manual. With the worries in mind at the end of the contract, reconditioning insurance is the protection that ensures that your car is protected against any damage not covered by the normal use of the vehicle.