According to researchers from whocanfixmycar.com in an article on the motors.co.uk website, the average yearly cost of maintenance and servicing on a car works out at £554 - something that drivers leasing from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts with a Maintenance Contract don't find themselves saddled with.
Besides receiving the full UK Manufacturers warranty on their car as standard and at least 12 months roadside assistance and recovery, customers who lease their car from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts also have the option to take out a maintenance contract that includes all routine servicing, replacement tyres and other repair costs that might be required 365 days a year.
All this at the cost of a fixed monthly fee that can be added to the leasing contract
It's not a be-all and end-all contract, but as it covers so many of those small little things that can affect your driving pleasure throughout the year, it might as well be.
The contract includes:
The contract does NOT include:
Besides knowing that all of these possible future costs are going to be taken care of, being able to book the service and maintenance at a time suitable to yourself, with free collection and delivery from your home or work address, is obviously an added bonus. And you will also get preferential booking times with any urgent repairs prioritised as well as regular progress reports on all the repairs that are not only required but taking place.
This obviously keeps any downtime that you will experience to a minimum, and if there is any length of period that you will be without the car, then a courtesy car is available on request.
There's the added peace of mind knowing that the car will be being looked after by an accredited garage that is often available out of normal working hours, and that when it is returned to you - again at a time suitable for you - it will have had a free wash and vacuum throughout to make it look its best.
There are also the financial benefits of a maintenance contract too!
The Maintenance Contract can be upgraded to include additional Roadside Assistance & Travel Breakdown cover, and this includes (subject to the policy and finance provider):
Obviously, there are some things you can do yourself when it comes to Maintenance (See our Maintenance Guide here), but for peace of mind when leasing a car from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, a Maintenance Contract may be the best option. Speak to one of our Customer representatives for more details.
NB: Policies vary dependant upon finance provider.