Leasing a car during COVID-19

Date Posted 19th October 2020
Read Time 4 min read

COVID-19 has given us a crazy six months. But like most industries, the car leasing world is getting back to some sort of normality. 

With that in mind, we thought we’d address some questions that may be on your mind if you’re looking for a new or used car. 

Can I Still Lease A Car?

Yes, you can. Here at Hippo Leasing, we’re back up to full speed, albeit there’s a little more distance between everyone nowadays. 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

However, you can still find your perfect car on our website, reserve it online through our Vehicle Portal, ask us any questions over the phone or via email, and have it delivered to your home or collect it from our state-of-the-art showroom in Blackburn.

Is It Safe To Lease A Car Online?

Yes. Just like every other main dealer, we’re regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. That means your safety and security is paramount. 

Socially Distanced Car Handover With Masks

Every used vehicle we sell must pass our rigorous 148-point check before leaving site, a process carried out by manufacturer-trained technicians. And we also offer a seven-day money-back guarantee. 

How Safe Is The Delivery? 

Very. We take your safety extremely seriously here at Hippo Leasing. 

So, whether you choose to have your car delivered to your home, or collect it from us, your handover specialist will ensure your new vehicle is fully sanitised before handing over the keys and complete all documentation and demonstrations from a safe distance. 

We understand that it’s a worrying time, and we’re helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus while maintaining our excellent customer service. 

Is There A Delay To New Cars? 

As almost all vehicle manufacturers closed down across the globe following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve seen slight delays to some new car orders. 

Of course, that hasn’t been the case for the majority, and as the motor industry returns to work, we’re still able to offer brand-new cars with quick turnaround times. 

If your order is affected, we’ll make you aware and do all we can to help speed the process along.

What About Used Cars? 

We have more than 1,000 approved used cars ready to be delivered within 48 hours. All it takes is a few clicks, and you could be behind the wheel of your dream car in next to no time. 

Hippo Motor Group Transporter

Your dedicated Account Manager will go through the details of your chosen vehicle, send you photos and videos, as well as answer any questions you have to ensure you can make an informed decision.

Of course, if you’d prefer, you’re welcome to pop down to the showroom to see the car in person. 

How Do I Get Started? 

If you’re ready to start your Hippo journey, you have a few options available to you. 

Apply Now

You can speed the process along by clicking Apply Now and filling out our short form. You don’t even need to have decided on what car you want and you can complete the whole process online. 

By clicking Apply Now, it’ll help us find the perfect lender for you without affecting your credit score, and if you apply during our opening hours, you’ll have your results in minutes. 

Online Enquiry

Find the vehicle you want, make sure the price is right for you by using our finance calculator and make your enquiry. A member of our team will then be in touch shortly after to discuss the next steps. 

Vehicle Search

Call Us

If you’d prefer to speak to our team over the phone, you can call us on 01254 956666. Our opening hours are below. 

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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