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What Happens on Delivery Day?

So, it’s delivery day - and you’re no doubt excited to finally get your hands on your shiny new lease car. But you might also be slightly nervous about the handover, particularly if you’ve never taken delivery of a lease car before.

Well, worry not - we’re here to guide you through the entire process.

How does the handoff work?

Ahead of the delivery day, you’ll have been given a delivery date. And the great news is that Select Car Leasing will bring the car direct to you, whether that’s to your home address or to your work location.

It’s important to stress that it’s crucial you take your time during the handover process and don’t rush it. And with that in mind, you might want to book the day off work completely so you can really focus on what’s going on, and also so that it doesn’t impact on your working day.

Our delivery driver will be in touch an hour before they arrive at your location.

And you can expect the handover process to also take roughly an hour. That might sound like a long time, but it’s worth it to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Make sure your fully comprehensive car insurance is in place for the day of the delivery, and not after that point. As soon as the handover is complete, the vehicle is your responsibility. 

You’ll need to confirm your identity to the delivery driver. And then begins the process of ensuring that you’re happy to receive the lease vehicle. That means a thorough inspection by both you and the delivery driver.

Check the registration number is correct - is this the vehicle you ordered?

Inspect the condition of the car inside and out for any scratches of imperfections. If it’s not in pristine condition, you need to alert the delivery driver before you sign any handover documents, otherwise these defects become your responsibility.

Check the paintwork, glass, mirrors, and wheels.

Check for any scuffs, rips, stains or tears in the interior.

Ensure you have the handbook, locking wheel nuts, tyre repair kit or spare tyre (if it comes with one) and also two sets of keys.

If the car has been driven to you, as opposed to arriving on the back of a truck, make a note of the mileage. This is the ‘delivery mileage’ and won’t count towards your own annual mileage allowance. 

Our Select Car Leasing delivery driver will show you how the car works, talking you through the basics during a simple demonstration. If you’ve got any questions - even if it’s just figuring out how to turn the lights on - make sure you ask. 

Once you're happy with everything, you’ll then sign the delivery note to confirm you’re happy to take receipt of the lease car. It’s then yours to enjoy, so take it for a spin! 

If you’re not happy and don’t want to take receipt of the car, do not sign the forms. Instead, call us immediately.

If you’re confused or unsure about any aspect of leasing a car, give the Select Car Leasing team a call on 0118 467 9189

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