6 reasons to subscribe to your next car

A subscription is a great way of getting a new or used car. Here are our top six reasons why.

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By Cazoo editorial team

Most of us have at least one subscription, whether it’s for our phone, TV and film streaming, food delivery or any number of other useful products or services. But have you ever considered subscribing to your car?

A car subscription is a convenient and flexible alternative to buying or leasing that gives you access to a new or used car. A flat monthly price covers the essentials you need to keep the car on the road, so all you need to do is add fuel.
Here’s our guide to the top six reasons why subscribing to your next car might be a good idea.

1. Convenience

A car subscription makes life easier because it means fewer things to think about. Instead of having to research and pay separately for your car insurance, road tax, roadside assistance and servicing, they’re all covered when you subscribe.

It cuts down on paperwork, too. Whereas traditional car ownership means separate admin jobs for finance, tax, insurance and servicing, a car subscription gives you just one.

With a Cazoo car subscription, you can take care of most things through the Cazoo app. A few taps or a swipe on your phone or device is usually all it takes to update your mileage package, change your payment date or view your documents.

2. Everything for one monthly price

When you subscribe to a car, the cost of road tax, insurance, servicing and breakdown cover is included in your monthly payment. That way, you know exactly how much the car will cost and you won’t be surprised with any big bills.

You’ll need to pay for fuel, of course, as well as day-to-day fluids such as screenwash and AdBlue, but most other maintenance costs will be included so it’s a great option if you want to set a budget for all your motoring costs and stick to it.

3. Low deposit

With traditional Hire Purchase (HP), Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) or leasing deals you usually have to have to pay a deposit upfront, as a down payment towards the overall cost of the car. The amount you’ll pay varies but it could be anything up to a few thousand pounds.

With a Cazoo car subscription your deposit is equal to one monthly payment, so there could be a lot less to pay upfront. And because your deposit is fully refundable you’ll get that money back at the end of your contract, as long as your car passes our end-of-subscription check.

4. The car you want, now

Once you’ve decided which car you want, you might have to wait for weeks or months for it to arrive. Opt for a car subscription from Cazoo and you can choose from a range of new or used cars already in stock.

Complete the quick-and-easy sign-up process and all you need to do is choose whether to have your car delivered to your door at a time that suits you (there’s a £99 fee for this) or to collect it from your local Cazoo Customer Centre (for free). Because all of the cars we list are in stock, your car is usually ready for delivery or collection within just a few days.

Our range of cars for subscription offers something for everyone, including city runabouts, family SUVs, luxury cars, low-emissions hybrids and zero-emissions electric cars.

5. Flexibility

One of the great things about a car subscription is that you get a car on your terms, to suit your needs. Most financing or leasing deals have a term of between two and four years, but with a car subscription you can choose from a contract that’s as short as six months.

If you know that you’ll only need a car for a short time, or aren’t sure whether you need one at all, subscription allows you to have a car for a length of time that suits you, with all the major associated costs covered.

With a Cazoo car subscription, you can choose a term of 6, 12, 24 or 36 months. At the end of your contract, you can decide to keep it rolling, hand back the car and walk away, or subscribe to a different car.

You also get the reassurance of our 7 Day Money Back Guarantee, so after your car is delivered you’ll have a whole week to return it for a full refund if you change your mind.

6. Try before you buy

Subscription is a great way to try a car to see if it’s right for you or even to see how a car will fit into your life if you haven’t owned one before.

A short-term subscription allows you to live with a car and make sure it’s what you need. It’s the perfect option if you’re considering buying an electric car and want to try one before committing to switching away from your petrol or diesel car. And if you enjoy the subscription experience as much as you love the car you can simply extend your contract for as long as you like!

You can now get a new or used car with a Cazoo subscription. Simply use the search function to find one you love then subscribe to it entirely online. You can choose to have it delivered to your door, or you can collect it from your nearest Cazoo Customer Centre.

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