GWA Jargon Buster

Motor industry jargon in plain English!

Here’s a list of common motor industry jargon you’re likely to hear and what it all means…

Final lump sum payment
Full Maintenance
A maintenance contract that includes all servicing and tyres.
Guaranteed Future Value.
Hire Purchase, where you make payments towards owning the vehicle over a set term.
Loan Vehicle.
Personal Contract Hire, a very attractive proposition for those who do not want to tie their money up in owning a car and who want a vehicle for a fixed monthly cost.
Personal Contract Purchase, an agreement for individuals who wish to opt out of a company car scheme or who wish to have a car for their private use. This scheme gives you the ultimate in flexibility. At the outset you can choose the length of the period over which you wish the lease to run.
Lump and Bump
Increasing the cost of car and allowance on a part exchange to cover the equity required to pay a deposit on the new finance agreement.
Road Fund License or Road Tax.
Terminal Pause
This means there is a pause at the end of the agreement (normally the last 2 months where no payment is made eg. 3 + 33 months)
Spread Rental
A rental agreement with no pause at the end eg. 3 + 35 months.
3 Up Front
3 monthly rentals paid as an initial payment on a finance agreement.

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GWA are “Open for Business” 

In line with Government guidance, from Monday 1st June 2020, GWA are please to confirm that we have returned to our Barrack Lane offices.

The past six weeks have seen us adjust how we do things but not what we do or why we do it. To protect you and our staff, below are some of the procedures that we have implemented with immediate effect.

  • All sales enquiries will be dealt with straight away by phone or email by a member of our dedicated team.
  • A detailed ‘Virtual Video’ presentation of the vehicle will be emailed to you.
  • A personalised finance quotation will be emailed to you.
  • Physical meetings at our office will be by ‘appointment only’ in a dedicated office, set up for social distancing.
  • Distance handover procedure – Including a pre-collection ‘Virtual Instruction’ video and fully sanitised car / van prior to collection.
  • 24 hour follow up after delivery to cover any questions that you may have about your new car.

If you have any questions that you would like answering, or to book an appointment, then please feel free to contact us on the following:

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