Great value vehicle hire options
Industry leading experts
Hassle free hiring processes
Why choose Radius Vehicle Solutions?
Great value vehicle hire for your business
Giving you access to a wide range of vehicles from all the major manufacturers. Our vehicle solutions can be tailored to suit your specific business needs and are managed utilising our Synergy fleet management platform and driver app. This is provided free of charge allowing you to track and control costs.
Our team of industry experts are here to help
Let our experienced team discuss your needs and requirements with you so we can provide the right solution to fit your business. Once your vehicle is delivered, we’ll take care of uptime and associated in life and end of life events to maximise productivity and cost efficiency.
Hassle free process
We make it easy for you to secure your fleet. Apply for an account online, agree your terms electronically and access our market leading solutions which are all built to give you information in a quick, clear and simple way.
Let us take care of your fleet and associated costs so that you can concentrate on your core business activities.
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Frequently asked questions
Vehicle leasing is a long-term rental agreement that allows your company to use a car or van for a set period at a fixed monthly price. It is an alternative funding solution to buying a new car or van with a bank loan or dealer finance, and it often works out cheaper. With most types of car or van leasing, you will have some of the responsibilities you would have if you bought the vehicle.
Refer to our other FAQs about vehicle leasing, below.
In contrast, flexible vehicle hire is a rental agreement that allows your company to use a car or van for a set period at a fixed daily, weekly or monthly price. You do not have to organise its tax or repairs and usually pay an all-in price which even includes the insurance.
Vehicle hiring offers flexibility in both car choice and duration of contract. Short term rentals are perfect for attending training days, business events or if a company vehicle is unexpectedly out of service. Long term rentals are typically periods more than 27 days and are designed for businesses who need a more permanent vehicle to suit their needs.
Hiring is an increasingly popular way of running a car for business usage. Owning a van or car can result in heavy value depreciation and unexpected repair costs, which are avoidable with vehicle hiring. The costs of the initial hire are usually lower than the deposit for a brand-new vehicle and the ongoing hire cost tends to be lower too.
Yes, we can help you with that, whether you are looking for a fleet of vans or a collection of different cars.
When you organise a flexible van or car hire, basic insurance can be included.
You may wish to opt in for extra cover, or organise this separately with a different insurer. As with all insurance, it pays to shop around for the best offers.
For example, the standard policy excess on business vehicle hire is typically £2,000 towards theft costs, regardless of who is to blame, and for repairs of damage as well. To avoid this expense, you can take out an Excess Reimbursement Insurance (ERI) policy which will pay back your policy excess after a claim has been completed.
The general age requirements to hire a vehicle are from the age of 25-75, with a minimum of 2 years driving licence and a maximum of 6 points within the last 3 years. However, car hire suppliers may opt to add an additional daily fee for younger drivers instead, which is commonly known as a “Young Driver Fee”. Most suppliers require you to be at least 30 years of age to hire a luxury vehicle.
The answer depends on the length of your hire agreement. There’s usually no mileage limit for short-term business vehicle hire, but there can be exceptions based on the vehicle type, location, and length of contract.
Contract business van hire, also called leasing, does involve milage limits as this affects the vehicle’s value after the lease ends.
Leasing has always been a popular way of running a car for business usage. Owning a van or car can result in heavy value depreciation and unexpected repair costs, which are avoidable with vehicle leasing. The costs of the initial lease are usually lower than the deposit for a brand-new vehicle and the ongoing lease cost tends to be lower too.
Vehicle leasing means you can drive a new vehicle every few years, avoiding the need for MOT checks. You have manufacturers’ guarantees with all new vehicles. Road tax is covered for the duration of your contract. You don't have to worry about selling a leased vehicle when you no longer need it, as you can just hand it back and pick another new leased vehicle.
If your lease vehicle has been declared a ‘total loss’ – i.e. written off or stolen – you must inform the provider immediately. They will require written confirmation from your insurance company that the vehicle is a total loss before providing an amount for settlement of the vehicle contract. Your finance provider will not enter negotiations with your insurance company on your behalf, so you will have to take care of this yourself.
Yes. As part of the leasing application process, you will be asked to submit a finance application.
Most funders ask for a good to excellent credit score in order to be accepted for vehicle finance. No lender uses your credit score alone to approve or decline you for finance. Often many other factors come into play such as your ability to make regular payments on time and any other debts you may have.
If you are returning your vehicle at the end of your leasing agreement, you must do so with no more than ‘normal’ wear and tear. Each finance company provides its own guidelines as to what is acceptable wear and tear, based on the age and mileage of the vehicle. If your leased vehicles has more than ‘normal’ wear and tear, you will be liable to pay for the damages.