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The monthly price includes services, maintenance, breakdown cover, vehicle tax and VAT.
What's Smart Lease?
AA Smart Lease works just like a long-term rental. You pay a monthly fee to drive a brand-new car for between 2 and 4 years. You choose for how long.
Your AA Smart Lease monthly fee covers a comprehensive range of services, including road tax, servicing, maintenance and breakdown cover. AA Smart Lease even includes tyres replacement, plus you have the flexibility to change your mileage or term during your lease. And should your circumstances change, such as redundancy or other critical life events, you can terminate with no questions and no penalties.
We deliver your new car at the start of your contract and collect it at the end. It’s a brilliant and simple way of driving the latest cars without splashing too much cash.
For a single monthly price with no hidden charges, you get a brand-new car with all the Smart Lease package benefits. And the clear price up front means you don't have to worry about unexpected bills ahead.
- Rental costs of your chosen car
- Service, maintenance and tyres costs
- Vehicle tax
- Single change of term or mileage
- No early termination fees for cancelling early if a critical life event occurs1
- Generous end of contract damage waiver
- Free delivery and collection
- AA breakdown cover
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Smart Lease is flexible to provide the type of car you need, from 2 to 4 years, and for the mileage you drive. And you can arrange it all from home.
Learn more about leasing
It all sounds simple so far, but is there more to leasing? Don't worry, our guides explain the details and can help you make the right choice.
AA Smart Lease is provided by LeasePlan UK Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Financial Services Register number 312989.
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AA Financial Services Limited is a credit broker and not a lender.
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Life can be unpredictable and throw unexpected challenges at you – that's why we include life-event break clauses into every Smart Lease contract.
Once you've had your Smart Lease car for more than 6 months, you qualify for the life-event break clauses. This means you won't be charged an early termination fee if you need to cancel your lease for these specific life events:
redundancy – excluding voluntary redundancy, early retirement, and termination of contract by agreement or dismissal
divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership
loss of driving licence for medical reasons for 6 months or more – excluding conditions that were pre-existing when the term commenced
death of you or your partner – where it's not the result of alcohol, solvent or drug abuse
Plus, if you're pregnant or adopting and need a bigger car, you can change to a different vehicle under the Smart Lease scheme and won't be charged an early cancellation fee.
You're not required to inform us about any medical conditions at this stage, unless they render you unable to drive now, but we may require evidence of them to process a claim.
Find out more about DVLA reportable medical conditions.
The early termination fee is calculated as 50% of the sum of the remaining monthly payments due on the vehicle at the time of the early termination. In the unlikely event that the early termination fee exceeds £10,000, the life-event break clauses can't be used.
If you do cancel your lease early, you're still entitled to the benefit of the contract's damage waiver. So long as the condition of your vehicle is in line with the BVRA Fair Wear and Tear Guide, any identified damage that adds up to £500 including VAT will be waived.
However, in the unlikely event that the damage is valued over £500, you'll have to pay the full amount.