MANY small business owners need to lease vehicles, and many groan at the thought of sorting out insurance cover – but not if you go to Arval.
The vehicle leasing and fleet management company has taken heed of what goes on in mainland Europe to launch insured lease cars aimed at SMEs.
Leasing an insured vehicle is common in many countries, but not in the UK, and Arval’s research has shown that its British small business customers would like the same benefits the firm offers in Europe.
The insured vehicle forms part of a new optional customer package dubbed ‘Arval Total Care’. It includes contract hire with third party insurance, own damage protection, glass damage protection, maintenance management, breakdown assistance and accident management.
Arval says that by bundling together these products, it is offering small businesses a hassle-free and cost effective approach to vehicle leasing and management.
Benefits include competitive pricing, an optimised VAT position, a fixed price for the length of the vehicle lease, and a monthly consolidated invoice which keeps all the vehicle-related costs together, making life easier for your accounts department.
According to Arval business development & marketing director Robert Pieczka, 60 per cent of 250 small businesses surveyed indicated that they would be interested in a quote for the Total Care package.
“Customers expect insured leased vehicles in many European countries where it is long established as a service – extensive customer research shows that there is a real need for a straightforward, fixed price package, saving customers time and money,” Pieczka says.