The leasing industry’s representative organisation, the BVRLA, has warned fleet managers about the risks of using vehicle lease comparison sites.
“We share the concerns of Trading Standards over price comparison websites that don’t attempt to match customers’ needs to available products,” said BVRLA spokesman, Robin Mackonochie.
“Speaking from the experience of having had to resolve a significant number of problems with customers of rental comparison websites, we would discourage customers from using any price comparison sites.”
The warnings follow the launch of a new website that compares the many leasing offers available has been launched.
The website – www.howmuchtolease.com – is aimed at fleet managers and provides make, model and specification search results.
Contact details for each broker are also supplied.
The site has been launched by Stuart Fraser, who has worked in the vehicle leasing industry for many years.
He said: " We too share the concerns of the BVLRA and Trading Standards over price comparison web sites which are just 'click-crazy' and do not even try to match customers' needs to product availability.
“The site provides meaningful communication between consumers and the providers of products and services which meet their stated criteria.
"The pre-population of the web site with specific data supplied by these providers ensures that individual customer need is matched only to genuine availability deals.
“I don’t know how some companies can afford to lease a £10,000+ car for less than £25 per week, but if that’s an offer on the model you are seeking, we will tell you which company is making that offer.”