25 Contract Hire Benefits

“Contract Hire the way it should be done”

Below are some of the benefits when using contract hire for the funding of your company cars.

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Release Capital

– If you are currently purchasing your vehicles through your own funding, you are inadvertently tying up a valuable proportion of your company’s financial resources. Contract Hire releases these funds for more profitable use.

Accurate Budgeting

– With Contract Hire, all costs are calculated by experts and built into a fixed monthly payment. Vehicle costs can be forecast accurately for up to five years. Paperwork is almost eliminated and budgets tightly controlled.

Tackles Depreciation

– Owing to our buying power, we can purchase vehicles at cheaper rates. Efficient vehicle disposal always enables our Finance Houses to accurately assess resale values. Only the minimum depreciation is passed on to our customers, resulting in realistic rentals.

Improves Cash Flow

– Contract Hire will improve your company’s cash flow through low initial outlay.

Off Balance Sheet Funding – Contract Hire is classed as an operating lease, which means that the vehicles do not show as depreciating items on your balance sheet. Rentals are classed as a revenue expense and are shown in the profit and loss account.

Freedom of Choice

– We can supply all makes of cars and vans at competitive Contract Hire rates. You choose the model, colour, specification and accessories to suit you. We then offer expert and unbiased advice on all makes and models that might meet your needs and budget.

Enhances Company Image

– With Contract Hire you will always have modern and presentable vehicles. Contract Hire will also give you a disciplined replacement program. Remember, your competitors may already be enjoying these benefits!

Reduces Administration – Are your management and staff currently weighed down with time consuming vehicle administration? Contract Hire releases them from this burden, so they can achieve more profitable objectives. Contract Hire significantly reduces paperwork. Road fund licence supplied and renewed automatically.

VAT Benefits – Contract Hire has many VAT benefits. Our Finance Houses can reclaim the VAT on the purchase price of the vehicle and pass on these benefits to our customers. Also, once the vehicle is on the road, you can claim back 50% of the VAT on the finance element (if the vehicle is available for personal use or 100% if only available for business use) and 100% of the VAT on the maintenance element of the rental payments.

Mileage & Maintenance Reviews – GCH 2000 can provide annual mileage reviews as part of our service to you. This enables us to identify if any of your vehicles are over or under contract mileage. We can then advise you whether it is possible to recontract mileages prior to the end of the contract. This minimises any excess mileage charges.

Special Benefits for Larger Fleets

– For clients that have more than 10 vehicles we will negotiate on your behalf with our funders to set up a Pooled Mileage Agreement. This means Contract Hire terminations that are over contract mileage can be offset against contracts terminating under contract mileage. In certain circumstances we are also able to negotiate Pooled Maintenance Contracts and Pooled Residual Values.

Peace of Mind

– With monthly payments fixed over the entire contract period and a range of optional extras, Contract Hire takes away the worry and trouble of managing your company cars and vans.

A Selection of Cost Options
* Breakdown recovery service, including home start and relay
* Replacement vehicle for mechanical/accident breakdowns
* Routine maintenance and unscheduled mechanical repairs including replacement tyres, batteries and exhausts

Benefits in brief:-

  1. Accurate monthly budgeting
  2. VAT recoverable on services
  3. Improved cash flow
  4. Quarterly fleet review
  5. Minimal capital expenditure
  6. Gap insurance (optional)
  7. Fixed interest rate
  8. No depreciation risk
  9. No vehicle disposal problems
  10. Fixed cost maintenance
  11. Hours saved on reduced Administration
  12. On-going advice and support
  13. Road fund licence provided
  14. MOT monitoring and prompting
  15. Breakdown rescue cover (optional)
  16. Replacement vehicle in case of breakdown (optional)
  17. Preferential rates on vehicle hire (optional)
  18. Travel abroad request processing
  19. Driver information pack (credit card size)

Breakdown Cover

  1. Free phone number – one number, one seamless service
  2. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  3. 3,600 highly trained and equipped patrols are committed to
  4. On average, the AA will get to you in less than 36 minutes from your call
  5. On average 8 out of 10 breakdowns are fixed at the roadside

accident Management – dependent on your policy GCH 2000 supply.

Accident Management

  1. Driver Assistance
  2. Repair Management
  3. Mobile repairs
  4. Safety repairs
  5. Repair Network
  6. On site estimating
  7. Estimate vetting
  8. No depreciation risk
  9. No vehicle disposal problems

Tailored Reports to include

  1. Electronic imaging
  2. Blame analysis
  3. Multiple incidents

Repair Network

  1. National coverage
  2. Courtesy car
  3. Agreed service levels
  4. Fixed labour rates
  5. Guaranteed repair work