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Smoking legislation

In the UK commercial vehicles are required to be smoke free at all times. If company vehicles are used to transport members of the public or if you are transporting colleagues to your place of work the vehicle should also be smoke free. Each vehicle should also display a smoke free sign.

Smoking any vehicle can result in car depreciation as non smokers will be especially bothered by the smell. If you are looking to sell your vehicle it is recommended to have a full valet before allowing visitors to come round. Purchasing a good quality air freshener will also get rid of the smell. Leaving your windows open can also help to remove the smell from your vehicle further. Fabric spray may also help to remove the smell.

Smoking in a leased car is not recommended as the smell is very noticeable and you may be charged by the finance company for returning it in an unfit state. Not only will the stench of smoke compromise the wear and tear guide but if you do choose to smoke in your vehicle and find that you burn a hole in the upholstery which will mean that you have repair this before you return the car. It is advisable to avoid smoking in your vehicle at all times as you want to return it in the best possible condition or you may find yourself paying extra money to the leasing company if it is damaged in any way.

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All primary prices shown on this page ex VAT at the prevailing rate unless otherwise stated.

An excess mileage charge may be applied if the contracted mileage is exceeded. Full details will be provided within the written quotation.

You will not own the vehicle and it should be returned clean in a condition that is commensurate with its age and mileage, otherwise charges may apply.

Central Contracts (S.O.T.) Limited is a credit broker not a lender
Central Contracts (S.O.T.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
We are acting as a credit broker for the purposes of arranging your selected finance contract. We have a commercial relationship with a carefully selected panel of lenders and we may receive a commission from the selected lender. We do not charge you a fee for our credit broking services.

Central Contracts (S.O.T.) Limited.
Central House, Trentham Business Quarter, Bellringer Road,
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8GB.

VAT Reg No. 715 25 1558 Company Reg. No. 3635778
Financial Services Register No. 677877 ICO Registration No. Z7112215

From April 2020 WLTP will replace the current NEDC test procedure for establishing the official Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions of new cars. Please be aware of the following:
For vehicles registered on or after 1st April 2020 vehicle road tax costs will be based on the WLTP CO2 values and may change the monthly rental cost.
Vehicles registered on or after 6 April 2020 Please be aware the addition of certain factory fitted options may impact the vehicles co2 emissions and affect your monthly rental.

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