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Lease your car in 5 easy steps

Leasing your car couldn't be simpler with First Vehicle Leasing. We've highlighted the 5 stages involved in your journey to your new car.

1. Your first contact with us

Your first contact with First Vehicle Leasing will usually take place on your own terms, whether through an online enquiry or a quick phone call to our expert professionals. Our highly trained staff will then ask you some questions to help find you the best car leasing deal.

Examples of the questions you may be asked are:

  • What kind of car are you looking for?
  • How long would you like the car lease to last?
  • How many miles per year would you like the contract hire agreement to cover?

Our sales team love a challenge, so don't be afraid to tell them what you really want!

2. Proposal to lease your car

Once our sales team knows what you are looking for they will search a wide range of car dealerships and finance companies to find the best car lease deal for you. Once they have found the car you are looking for, at the price you want, the deal will be proposed to our finance companies. Please note that all contract hire and leasing agreements involve a credit check. You can check your credit rating free using Experian's website.

3. Approval of your new lease agreement

Once your lease deal has been approved by the finance company your file will be passed through to our Admin department.

Two things will happen next, though the order and space of time between these may vary between finance companies. The first thing that will happen will be the ordering of your vehicle.

Every vehicle leasing order is unique. Some vehicles may already be in stock at dealerships while some vehicles may need to be factory ordered and be put on a waiting list. Depending on the make, model and any additional extras you may want to add to your car, your deal may fall into any of these three categories.

If you are looking for a rough guide on waiting times for your car then see below. However please note that our FVL sales representative will be able to give you a much clearer estimate on current delivery times for vehicles.

The second thing that happens is the arrangement of finance for your car. Our Admin team will generate finance documents tailored to your specific deal and send them to you either in the post or by email. Your documents will be accompanied by specific instructions on how they should be completed. Should you have any questions at this stage, please don't hesitate to contact customer services on 03330033324.

4. Delivery of your new car

Once your returned finance documents have been approved and your vehicle is in stock at the dealership, our admin team will then be able to arrange delivery of your car. Dealers usually require 15 working days notice for deliveries (though this may vary between dealerships). Please note that in many cases there may be a cooling off period after which your vehicle may be delivered. If you have any queries about the delivery of your lease car, please contact the sales team on 03330033324.

Below are a few guidelines for new car deliveries:

  • Deliveries take place between 9 AM and 5 PM. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee times within these. However, we can pass on contact details and request that the delivery driver contacts you at least 1 hour before arrival.
  • Your car can be delivered anywhere in mainland UK of your choosing. This could be to your home, workplace or that of a relative if required.
  • If, for any reason, someone else takes delivery of the car in your absence we will require written confirmation via email authorizing them to do so.
  • We will also require a copy of insurance for your car AT LEAST 48 hour before delivery. Please send this to

Current estimated delivery times

Current estimated delivery time will vary between manufacturers, models and individual circumstances. These time frames are based on ideal circumstances and may be subject to change.

  • Car available at dealership  3 - 4 weeks
  • Factory order (no waiting list)  12 weeks
  • Factory order (waiting list)  24 weeks+ (depending on model)

5. Collection of your car

At the end of your contract hire agreement, you will need to arrange collection of your lease car by contacting our customer services team on 03330033324. At this stage, our dedicated sales team would be more than happy to help you arrange your next car lease deal.

Leasing a car with FVL is simple, safe and offers great value

Find the best car lease quotation now online, or call one of our car leasing experts on 03330033324 today.