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The benefits of flexi-hire and short-term leasing

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With much uncertainty surrounding the future vehicle tax and emissions, many businesses are turning to flexi-hire and short-term leasing as a way to keep their organisation moving forwards.

That is why this month we wanted to explore some of the ways that businesses across the UK can benefit from flexi-hire and short-term leasing, in the hope that fleet managers and business owners are able to make the most informed, cost-effective decision possible.

How your business could benefit from flexi-hire

There is no long-term commitment

One of the largest benefits to flexi-hire and vehicles in stock is that there is no long-term commitment for your business.

As we have already mentioned, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding vehicle emissions and tax amounts, so taking a short-term lease means you still have the vehicle you choose, without having to worry about the future expenditure.

At the same time, it helps you to control your cash flow, especially if you are in the middle of an expansion or it is a quiet time of year.

Your monthly payments mean that you are able to budget accordingly, reducing your overall spend and improving your business finances.

Trial a vehicle to see if it suits your needs

When it comes to your fleet, it is important that you choose the right vehicle based on your driver and business needs. With flexi-hire and short-term leasing, you are able to trial a vehicle to see if it is something that you, or your employees, will like.

Remember, this does not just apply to traditional petrol and diesel vehicles; you are also able to test out the latest electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles too.

Many companies are focusing on these greener cars, in an effort to reduce their impact on the environment and help reduce their fuel costs throughout the year.

Reduced delays for minimised disruption

With any short-term lease, you are able to receive your new fleet vehicle in a matter of days, rather than weeks. This means that if you have a new employee starting and they need to hit the road, you are able to get a vehicle at short notice.

They are able to benefit from having a vehicle whilst on their probationary period, and the business benefits from minimised disruption, increased productivity and a workforce that continues to move forward.

No maintenance costs

Everyone who drives understands that maintaining vehicles can be a costly venture, especially for those managing a fleet. There is a lot to take into consideration, including vehicle downtime for servicing, the overall costs and much more.

With short-term leasing and flexi-hire, you do not have to worry about these costs. They are included in your contract, which means that you are able to reinvest the capital you would have spent in other areas of your business.

Eliminate grey fleet headaches

For any organisation that requires their employees to drive for work, they have to consider the Health and Safety, Duty of Care and financial reimbursement implications of utilising a grey fleet.

With short-term and flexi-hire leasing, this does not have to be the case. The vehicle that the employee is given has been well maintained, has a full service history and helps to alleviate the pressure on fleet managers, who otherwise would have had to manage the entire grey fleet by themselves.

If you do find yourself with multiple vehicles, long-term, grey and flexi fleet vehicles, do not forget our GKL Fleet Management system that can aid the management of drivers and vehicles. You can find out more about the service here.

Specialist vehicles for unique occasions

If your business requires a specialist vehicle for a corporate event, or if you are considering branching out into a different industry, then flexi-hire and short-term leasing is an ideal way to access a range of specialist vehicles, based on your exact requirements.

For example, here at GKL, we are able to offer TV and film crew production vehicles, supercars for wedding events, larger vehicles for driving experiences and landmark birthdays, and much more.

Further reading

To find out more about the services that you are able to choose from with us, take a look at the links and pages below:

In conclusion, there are plenty of ways that a business can benefit from short-term vehicle leasing. From increased control over cashflow to an increased choice of vehicles to trial, it is an exceptional way to expand a fleet, without having to worry about the tax decisions from the Government.

To find out more about how we can help your business grow with short-term and flexi-hire vehicle leasing, please do call our team on 01494 535000 or get in touch with us here. They are always happy to help and advise businesses on making the right vehicle choice.

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