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The Ultimate Guide to Contract Hire of Commercial Vans: Your Path to Hassle-Free Driving


Running a business is hard enough without the added stress of managing a commercial vehicle fleet. For many businesses, contract hire of commercial vans is the ideal solution, offering a range of benefits from cost savings to peace of mind. This guide will walk you through the advantages of contract hire that we can offer our customers here at N7 Commercial Centre, covering key aspects like tax and DOE testing, annual servicing, and how these features contribute to a hassle-free driving experience for your business.

What is Contract Hire?

Contract hire is a long-term rental agreement where you lease a van for a set period, typically between 1 to 3 years. This arrangement allows you to use the vehicle without the burden of ownership, with fixed monthly payments covering usage and maintenance. At the end of the contract, you simply return the van and can choose to upgrade to a new model.

Key Benefits of Contract Hire

1. Cost-Efficiency

One of the biggest advantages of contract hire is cost predictability. The fixed monthly payments make budgeting easier, as the contract rate covers the vehicle’s depreciation, servicing, and maintenance. This can be more financially viable compared to purchasing a vehicle outright, which involves a significant upfront cost and ongoing expenses.

2. Hassle-Free Maintenance and Servicing

A significant appeal of contract hire is the inclusion of comprehensive maintenance and servicing packages. This typically covers:

  • DOE Testing: Annual DOE testing ensures your vehicle meets safety and emissions standards. With contract hire, these tests are scheduled and managed by our team ensuring compliance without added stress.
  • Annual Servicing: Routine servicing is crucial for the longevity and reliability of your vans. Our Contract hire contracts include annual servicing, covering everything from oil changes to brake inspections, ensuring your vehicle remains in top condition all done onsite in Naas.
  • Annual Tax: The maintenance package covers annual taxing on vehicles. Our team will look after the taxing process and you will receive your tax disc with the vehicle with no added worries.
  • Never stuck without a vehicle: Our maintenance package provides our customers with replacement vehicles while your asset is with us for any servicing or repairs. Never leaving you without a vehicle and always keeping you driving.

4. Flexibility and Upgrades

At the end of your contract, you have the option to return the van and upgrade to a newer model. This flexibility allows your business to keep up with the latest advancements in vehicle technology and efficiency without the hassle of selling or trading in old vehicles. With the help of our Sales team, you can keep your fleet up to date and in top condition.
Why Choose N7 Commercial Centre as your asset provider?
Our dedicated team is committed to helping you choose the right fit for your business. With our comprehensive rates and supportive maintenance packages, we can provide your business with a hassle free driving solution. Driving your fleet efficiently, smoothly and supporting you along throughout the contract.

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