Vauxhall Free* 3 Day Test Drive Programme Terms & Conditions
The Vauxhall 3 Day Test Drive Programme is open to all company car drivers (VAT-registered
or VAT-exempt companies only) possessing a valid credit card1
and a current
EU driving licence that has been valid for at least one year (endorsements will be
considered on an individual basis). Drivers must be 25 years or over to be able to
participate in the Programme. Drivers aged 21-25 will be required to obtain authority
from their company Fleet Manager in order that the vehicles may be insured under that
company's own insurance policy. Alternatively they may provide a copy of their own insurance cover.
A wide selection of Vauxhall models are available to test-drive, but Ampera and all VXR models and Commercial vehicles
are currently excluded from the test drive programme. Although General Motors UK
Limited trading as Vauxhall will endeavour to provide Drivers with their preferred choice of
model, this may not always be possible. In these circumstances Drivers will be offered an
alternative or the opportunity to wait for their preferred model to become available. The
test drive programme is restricted to Mainland UK only (Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight,
Isle of Man, Channel Islands and the Scottish Isles are excluded). The 3 Day Test Drive
Programme from General Motors UK Limited is a UK-based programme and as such, vehicles
must not be taken abroad. Only two test drives per Driver will be allowed during the six
months prior to company car acquisition. While every effort will be made to ensure that
3 days are provided for the test drive, this cannot always be guaranteed due to delivery
and collection routes and timings. General Motors UK Limited reserves the right to arrange
collection of the vehicle prior to this complete period elapsing, if necessary. Programme excludes Vauxhall
Employees and Associate Company employees.
A minimum of three working days notice is required for all reservations. Drivers will
be required to present their driving licence (in the case of non photocard driving licence,
please bring with you some form of photo identification) and credit card1
time of delivery of the vehicle to their business address. General Motors UK Limited and
its representatives reserve the right to refuse the participation of any Driver on the 3 Day
Test Drive Programme if it has cause to believe that any such Driver is under the influence
of drugs or alcohol, or is not the person named on the driving licence/credit card2
provided or is otherwise deemed to be unsuitable to take responsibility for the vehicle.
Delivery and Collection:
Delivery and collection will take place between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday excluding
Bank Holidays. Vehicles will be delivered to the Operator's business address. If General Motors
UK Limited are able to effect delivery to the Operator but is prevented from effecting delivery
or collecting of the vehicle (where appropriate) from the Operator (due to a failure/fault on
the part of the Operator) on the due date and on time, the Operator will be liable to pay to
General Motors UK Limited a £150 plus VAT aborted delivery/collection fee. Daily rental
charges will also continue to be applied for the period until the vehicle is returned to General
Motors UK Limited. These charges will be at the rate of £25 plus VAT per day, depending on model.
General Motors UK Limited will make any such charge by means of a deduction from the Driver's credit
Insurance is provided by General Motors UK Limited1
(own-damage and third-party
cover, excluding personal injury claims). Insurance cover explicitly excludes racing, pacemaking,
reliability trials, speed testing, off-road use, use while towing a greater number of trailers
than is permitted by law or use for hire or reward. Use of the vehicle for any such purpose is
strictly prohibited. The Driver is responsible for a £250 plus VAT excess on all claims.
Any damage incurred through Driver negligence shall be the responsibility of the Driver, and
General Motors UK Limited reserves the right to charge for any such damage, including by means
of a deduction from the Driver's credit card account1
. Any property carried or left
in the vehicle is at the Driver's own risk. Drivers must ensure that any personal belongings are
removed from the vehicle at the end of the loan, as General Motors UK Limited will not be held
liable for any loss or damage.
Vehicles that are provided through the 3 Day Test Drive Programme are covered by Vauxhall
Assistance (its comprehensive breakdown and recovery cover). In the unlikely event of one
of the vehicles breaking down, the Driver should contact Vauxhall Customer Assistance on
0800 55 33 88. If the vehicle cannot be driven, Vauxhall Assistance will arrange recovery
to a Vauxhall retailer and organise alternative transport; in this instance the Driver will
require a full and current EU driving licence and valid credit card in order for the hire
vehicle to be arranged. This policy does not cover certain self-induced incidents, such
as the use of incorrect fuel, lost/stolen keys or instances where keys have been locked
inside the vehicle; in such circumstances a charge may be applied. The Driver should also
contact GM UK Fleet Business Demonstrators to advise them of the problem on 0870 240
Loss or damage (salvage):
Title and salvage to all vehicles supplied under this programme remain at all times
with General Motors UK Limited.
Drivers should take good care of the vehicle and return it in the same condition as
when delivered. No accessories or parts are to be removed from or affixed to the vehicle.
If any damage is noted upon delivery or collection, please ensure that it is marked clearly
on the delivery/collection document. If the weather is unsuitable for an appropriate
inspection, please note this on the form. General Motors UK Limited may recharge the Driver
for any damage and/or missing items that were not identified on the initial delivery document.
No hand held mobile phones or other devices likely to interfere with the driver's concentration
are to be used, when driving a loan vehicle. Any such charge will be made by means of a deduction
from the Driver's credit card account1
While General Motors UK Limited will pay any City Congestion Charge (including but not
limited to Central London) incurred on the day of delivery, the Driver1
be responsible for payment of any subsequent Congestion Charges, including any incurred
on the day of collection. Any fixed penalty fines (parking or speeding fines, Congestion
Charges) incurred during the test drive are the responsibility of the Driver1
. Where any
such fine is not paid by the Driver, General Motors UK Limited will pay such fine and the
will pay General Motors UK Limited the amount of the fine plus an
administration fee of £25 plus VAT. The Driver's credit card account number1
is given to General Motors UK Limited by the Driver for the purpose of paying to General
Motors UK Limited any fines or administration charges mentioned in the Terms and Conditions,
including the cost of any fuel needed to refill the vehicle upon collection. This does not
preclude General Motors UK Limited from seeking to recover any such charges by other means.
It is acknowledged and accepted that General Motors UK Limited will comply with its legal
duties including but not limited to Section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and shall
provide information (including the supply of the Driver's name and address) in response
to any request from police and other relevant authorities for the purposes of identifying
the user of a vehicle at a particular date and time in respect to any alleged speeding/parking
fines; penalties and motoring offences and congestion charges.
It is a condition of this programme that, following the loan, the Driver consents to be contacted
by telephone or e-mail to enable General Motors UK Limited to evaluate the overall effectiveness
of the 3 Day Test Drive Programme (this will involve questions regarding the level of service
received, opinion of vehicle etc.)
1. Except where your company has arranged with General Motors UK Limited to cover the insurance and/or reimburse General Motors UK Limited for any fines, damage or other charges incurred by the Driver. Credit card payments will be taken by SMH Fleet Solutions Limited on behalf of General Motors UK Limited.
2. Drivers are required to provide a full, current UK/European Union driving licence together with proof of identity to verify his/her identity to such licence (where such licence is not a photocard licence).
Your e-mail address and telephone number will be added to our marketing database. If you do not wish for this to happen, please notify us by post at Fleet Data Privacy, UK1-152-225, Griffin House, Osborne Road, Luton LU1 3YT.
Telephone lines are open Monday-Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm excluding Bank Holidays. Calls may be recorded or monitored for quality and/or training purposes.
* Excludes fuel & lubricants; congestion charges; parking and speeding fines and the £250 insurance excess (if applicable).