Thinking of getting a car but worried about the high cost of owning one? Leasing a car can be a great alternative instead, giving you the chance to get behind the wheel of a brand-new vehicle without the upfront costs associated with buying. However, prior to finalising your deal, it’s important to clarify key questions to ensure you’re getting the best deal possible.
Before you head on down to your nearest car dealership, here are some questions you should come to the table prepared with.
1. What Is The Total Cost Of The Lease?
One of the first, and most crucial questions to ask before leasing a car is the total cost. This includes not only the monthly payment but also any upfront fees, taxes and other miscellaneous charges. This information will help you budget your expenses accordingly and avoid surprises down the road. Some dealerships might also periodically offer discounts and promotions to boost sales which might also provide substantial savings for you.
At Hertz Singapore, we have three different car leasing packages based on the leasing duration and your needs. Our Hertz Lite package is perfect for those looking for a shorter lease, with a tenure from 18 to 36 months and lower upfront cost of $10,000.
For those looking for a longer lease, our Hertz e-Lite package is a crowd favourite. Designed to cater to your needs over an extended period, this package offers the best leasing rates available. With leasing options spanning an impressive 7 years, you’ll have the ultimate flexibility to accommodate your driving requirements. At the end of the term, you’ll also have the option to purchase the vehicle at a pre-determined price, granting you even greater control over your car ownership experience.
Last but not least, our Comprehensive Package is perfect for those who need a car for a few years without the constraints of a long-term commitment. With the freedom to lease between 3 to 7 years, this all-inclusive package provides a hassle-free driving experience. Drive with ease knowing that you have access to a car tailored to your needs without the burden of being tied down by extensive obligations.
2. What Is The Mileage Limit And The Cost For Excess Miles?
When it comes to long-term car leasing packages, keep an eye on the mileage limit and potential excess fees. Most lease agreements come with a set mileage allowance per year, and exceeding that limit could lead to unexpected charges. By understanding the limit upfront, you can plan your driving habits accordingly and avoid any additional fees.
We at Hertz believe in providing our customers with the ultimate driving experience. That’s why our Comprehensive Lease Package comes with an unlimited mileage allowance, so you can drive wherever your heart desires without any worries about extra fees. Leasing a car with us allows you to truly embrace the freedom of the road.
3. What Are The Lease Options?
If you are contemplating leasing a car, do consider thinking ahead and understanding your options at the end of the lease term. Some contracts offer you the choice to purchase the car at the end of your lease, while others require you to return the car and pay any excess fees for wear and tear or mileage overages.
Since our customers value flexibility and the opportunity to own their leased vehicle at the end of their lease term, we offer two exclusive packages, Hertz Lite and e-Lite, that give you the chance to purchase the car you leased at the end of your term at a pre-agreed price. Our lease-to-own car option provides you with the flexibility to purchase the vehicle at a pre-agreed price or opt to extend your existing lease for another year. This approach allows you to assess your preference annually and make decisions that align with changing needs and circumstances. Alternatively, you can choose to return the car and consider a new lease.
4. What Are The Maintenance Requirements And Who Is Responsible For Them?
Every car needs to be maintained regularly to ensure it is running smoothly and safely. When you lease a car, take note of the maintenance requirements and who is responsible for them. Some contracts might include maintenance packages while others would require you to handle all on your own.
We know the importance of keeping our vehicles in top condition. While our comprehensive package provides ongoing maintenance for your leased vehicle, ensuring your peace of mind, our other packages include basic servicing for your convenience. We also provide 24/7 roadside assistance to all our customers. If you experience any issues with your leased vehicle while on the road, you can simply call our hotline, and we will dispatch a team of professionals to assist you promptly.
Car leasing in Singapore can be a convenient and cost-effective option for those who want to drive without worrying about the commitment of owning one. If you are interested, Hertz offers a variety of lease packages to suit different needs and budgets. From the flexible Hertz Lite package with the shortest lease tenure in the market to the all-inclusive Hertz Comprehensive package for long-term leasing, we have something for everyone. To learn more, visit our website or contact us today!