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How easy is it to cancel a car subscription?

April 11, 2023

How easy is it to cancel a car subscription?

Life can be unpredictable and circumstances can change. That’s when finding yourself tied to a car contract that doesn’t meet your needs can be a serious inconvenience.

There’s one way to avoid long-term contracts altogether. Car subscription services offer the most flexible possible terms for car usage with none of the hassle. Here’s our introduction to how it works and the ways in which you could benefit.

Understanding car subscriptions

First of all, what exactly is car subscription? In short, the car subscription model turns the idea of ‘car ownership’ into one of ‘car usership’. Instead of owning or leasing a car, you pay a fixed monthly fee to use a car of your choice – similar to paying for streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime.

There are different types of car subscriptions available, and you can choose between petrol, diesel, hybrid and fully electric vehicles, but they typically offer the same key benefits. Most importantly, the fee you pay for your monthly subscription covers all your running costs including insurance, tax, maintenance, tyres and breakdown cover. It even includes unexpected one-off costs such as replacing a windscreen. All you do is add fuel or charge it up and you’re good to go.

Because these costs are covered by a single payment, a car subscription makes driving easier to budget for than owning a car outright or leasing. Subscription also makes driving a new vehicle more achievable because upfront costs are significantly lower. You pay a month’s subscription in advance, and get it back when you return the vehicle. That means you don’t need to find the money you’d otherwise need to pay for a car outright or to put down a substantial deposit on a lease car.

Importantly, you’re only ever committed to a month’s subscription, so when circumstances change, you can simply hand back the keys and bring your agreement to an end. Top tip: always read your car subscription agreement carefully before signing up, to make sure you’re comfortable with your cancellation terms.

Cancelling a car subscription

The great thing about a car subscription is that it’s designed to be flexible and is adjustable according to your needs.

Should you get a new job that enables you to work from home, you may no longer need to commute. You might have a baby or get a dog, and therefore need a bigger, family car rather than the small hatchback that worked so well for you before. You might want to treat yourself to a higher-spec vehicle. Or you might simply no longer need a car at all.

With Drive Fuze, you can cancel your subscription at any time with just 14 days’ notice and no minimum subscription period or penalties for doing so*.

*Make sure you plan ahead - if you decide to cancel before the subscription start date, you may be liable for a £100 admin fee and/or your upfront monthly subscription fee, depending on how close you are to your subscription start date. Without sufficient notice, you may remain liable for the next month’s subscription payment, you will need to cancel within the first 14 days of the month. Find out more by reading our terms and conditions.

Advantages of Drive Fuze’s flexible subscription model

Car subscription is the most flexible approach to car usage because you’re free to hand back the vehicle at any time. This is in stark contrast to owning a car – where you’re stuck with it until you’re able to sell it – or leasing one, where you’re tied into a lengthy contract that’s costly to get out of.

The beauty of Drive Fuze’s flexible subscription model is that you can change your car when your needs change, as it’s easy to modify or cancel your subscription. Need a bigger car? No problem – switch it to a different one. No longer need the car? Just give us the keys and we’ll refund your initial month’s upfront payment. In fact, we’ll even collect it from you, so you won’t have to worry about how you’ll get home.

Drive Fuze takes care of your car so you can focus on what matters. It’s invaluable for peace of mind, particularly if you have a variable income or your circumstances change.

In summary

If you’re looking for a convenient and flexible approach to driving, car subscription is well worth considering. With none of the long-term commitment, large upfront fees or unpredictable running costs associated with traditional car ownership and leasing, car subscription increasingly looks like the future of driving.

With Drive Fuze’s flexible subscription model, you’re free to cancel at any time, with just 14 days’ notice and a full refund of your initial upfront payment*.

Want to take advantage of the many benefits of a car subscription? Browse our cars and take a look at the exciting range of vehicles you could be driving in as little as seven days.

*As with any subscription, it’s important to make sure you read our terms and conditions carefully before you sign up, so that you’re familiar with our cancellation policy.