From ordering your new car to taking delivery, here is everything you need to know about leasing with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts
Once all relevant finance checks have been approved, your vehicle will be ordered with one of our supplying dealers and you will receive an email to confirm when your vehicle is expected to arrive. All vehicles leased with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts are supplied by the manufacturer’s franchised UK dealer network.Learn more about our suppliers
If your car is a factory order (e.g. your vehicle is still to be built) your order will be sent to the factory and given a build allocation slot by the manufacturer. Lead times for factory orders vary from product to product and depend on a number of factors including the build allocation slot, customer demand and the time of year you place your order. As a benchmark, most manufacturers deliver a factory order within four months, although some prestige models can take longer.Learn more about our suppliers
Approximately four weeks prior to the vehicle actually being built, the build week will be confirmed by the manufacturer. This is to ensure the exact components are available at exactly the right time for your bespoke order. Parts and components are made all over the world with some manufacturers boasting around 100,000 different build combinations available to order in the UK alone.Learn more about build allocation slots
Good news, production has started on your new vehicle. The bodywork and paintwork is almost complete and your vehicle is on the assembly line to be built. Vehicles usually remain as ‘build in progress’ for around one to three weeks.
"Once your vehicle has come off the production line, it will be shipped to the UK. As manufacturing sites are based all over the world, the time it takes to deliver your new car varies from model to model. Vehicles are shipped from as far afield as South Africa and Mexico, with vehicle logistics companies often using road, rail and sea to get the vehicle from the manufacturing site to the dealership.Learn more about the shipping process
Once the vehicle has landed in the UK, the car will be delivered to the dealership or the manufacturer’s holding compound. It is at this point that the dealership completes a Pre-Delivery Inspection (also known as a PDI check) to ensure the vehicle is fit for delivery. This includes a thorough examination of the car, including the exterior, interior, mechanical parts and electrics. The dealer will also register your vehicle with the DVLA so we can provide you with your registration number.Learn more about private registration plates
Once all necessary checks have been completed and we have received your signed finance documentation, we will contact you to arrange delivery. We will deliver your vehicle direct to your doorstep for free, provided your address is situated on the UK mainland. Where possible, we will also try to arrange delivery at a time and date that is convenient to you.Learn more about vehicle delivery