Car Subscriptions

Published: June 29, 2018
Updated: February 2, 2023
Thats About: 6 years ago

What are Car Subscriptions?

Car Subscriptions are an alternative way of running a vehicle. One monthly payment that covers your rental, maintenance, road tax, warranty and roadside assistance.

The beauty of a car subscription is that you can cancel the contract at anytime, so long as you don’t agree to a longer minimum term. So you don’t have to worry about repair bills, taxing the car or even the vehicle losing the value.

On top of this you can cancel, upgrade, downgrade at anytime, when you hand the car back and your ready for the next, you just make a quick phone call!

What types of cars are available on Car Subscription?

Car stock does change on an hourly basis and although car groups are offered, the car that’s on the order form is the car that will be ready to collect. Plus you can keep the car for up to 12 months without the vehicle being swapped after 3-6 months, so this is great in terms of insurance if you don’t operate a fleet policy.

Cars at the moment include the fantastic BMW 1 Series, the Brand New Mini Cooper II, the BMW 3 Series in Saloon and Tourer and the BMW X5. Car Subscriptions are also available on a small range of Hybrid and Electric cars that will expand in the very near future.

Car Subscriptions for Businesses

Yep, and this is really where car subscriptions come into their own. If you have a new start employee but you don’t want to commit just yet for a longer term Contract Hire, then its not an issue. Take out a car subscription and run it until you are ready, if the employee doesn’t work out or they leave, make the call and terminate the contract.

If you want to keep the fleet fresh for appearance but you don’t want the higher initial outlay, then car subscriptions also fits to meet the needs of your business.

How can I get a Car Subscription

There are a number of firms that offer Car Subscriptions in the UKSubscribe and Drive is the one to recommend. This is run by my company Cocoon Vehicles having over 10 years experience in short term car solutions.

Car Subscriptions for Scotland

Scotland seems to have been left out of the Car Subscription craze, with many of the larger providers based in London. Delivery and Collection costs can prove to outweight the benefits, which is a shame as month-to-month car subscriptions have come in really handy during the pandemic.

But I’ve highlighted a couple of links for providers who offer Car Subscriptions in Scotland, please give them a click.


Rhys Adams

Rhys Adams