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Find a six month car lease

  • Compare deals from 23 leasing companies.

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Why compare 6 month lease deals with MoneySuperMarket?

MoneySuperMarket has teamed up with car leasing experts Moneyshake to bring you the best 6 month deals from leading car lease providers. 

  • Information all in one place

    We’ll show you the latest available car makes and models and exactly what it will cost with each lease provider. 

  • Refine your search

    Set your own criteria to make finding a six-month deal easier. You can search by budget or the make and model of car you want.  

  • The car comes to you

    Your chosen lease car will be delivered free of charge with road tax and full manufacturer warranty included.  

How does a 6 month car lease work?

While many car leases tend to be 24 months or longer it’s possible to get short term car hire too. Here’s how it works... 

  • Choose your vehicle

    The first thing is to pick the car and agreed on terms. As well as making sure it’s within your budget, try and be accurate with your estimated monthly mileage. 

  • Initial sum

    The first payment usually covers more than the first month. After that you’ll pay in monthly instalments until the end of the six-month period. 

  • Return the car

    After 6 months, return the car with nothing more to pay provided you’ve taken care of it and haven’t gone above the agreed mileage. 

What are the pros and cons of leasing a car for six months?

There are upsides and downsides to leasing a car for six months. Such as… 

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    • You get a brand new, reliable car to drive 

    • You’ve no further commitment after 6 months 

    • Road tax and full warranty will be included 

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    • A short lease may cost more each month than a longer lease  

    • Could be turned down if you have a poor credit rating 

    • You won’t own the car and must return it after 6 months 

How to find the best deal on a 6 month car lease

You could get a better car or a cheaper lease if you take the right steps. Think about the following…  

  • Your maximum budget

    Work out how much you can afford to spend to lease and run the car, breaking it down into a monthly amount. 

  • Pick a practical vehicle

    The car you choose should meet your needs. Don’t opt for a two-seater sports car if you’ve got a family of five and a pet dog to transport. 

  • Predict the mileage

    One way of keeping the lease cost down is to drive fewer miles. But if you exceed a set limit you may end up paying more than you’d save. 

  • Shop around

    There are plenty of lease options out there so don’t just go for the first deal you see. We’ve teamed up with Moneyshake to make it easier to compare providers. 

    Compare lease deals 

Compare six-month car leasing deals with MoneySuperMarket

If you’re looking for a short-term car lease, you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to our partner Moneyshakeyou can select the best car finance deals in the UK from more than 20 different leasing companies. 

  • Choose your terms

    Decide on your monthly budget, make and model, anticipated mileage, and any special features you need to help refine your search. 

  • Compare deals

    We’ll show you a range of different leasing deals tailored to your needs and clearly showing how much each will cost so you can make up your mind. 

  • Secure your lease

    Apply for the 6-month lease deal you want and once approved your car will be delivered to you for free with road tax paid and manufacturer warranty. 

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As long as you’re a UK resident and meet the terms of the provider, you should be eligible for a 6 month car lease. 

However, you may struggle to get a lease if you have a poor credit rating because you will have to pass a credit check

If you have bad credit, our guide shows you ways you can improve your credit rating today.

The range of cars available to drive on a short term lease will depend on the lease providers’ fleet, but there is likely to be a wide range of makes and models to suit your needs. Short term lease cars also tend to be new, come with road tax and a full warranty. 

You don’t usually have the option to purchase a car after a 6 month lease. If this is your intention you might be better off considering a different form of car finance such as personal contract purchase (PCP) or hire purchase (HP).  

With PCP you’ll have the option of purchasing the car with one final ‘balloon’ payment at the end of the contract. With HP you’ll own the car after you’ve paid your final monthly instalment. 

You can hand the car back before the end of the six-month period, but you are likely to have to pay a penalty fee. This is because when you took out the lease you committed to the six-month term. If you no longer need – or can’t afford – the car, it may still be worth ending the term early, just work out whether it’s cost-effective first.  

No. When you lease a car, you are committing to a credit agreement with the provider and they’ll run a credit check on your finances to give them the confidence that you’ll keep up with the monthly payments. 

So how do we make our money? In a nutshell, when you use us to buy a product, we get a reward from the company you’re buying from.

But you might have other questions. Do we provide access to all the companies operating in a given market? Do we have commercial relationships or ownership ties that might make us feature one company above another?

We commit to providing you with clear and informative answers on all points such as this, so we have gathered the relevant information on this page.