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  • Servicing
  • Maintenance (including wear and tear)
  • Tyres (unless accidental damage), Batteries and Exhausts
  • Mechanical breakdown cover


  • Glass / windscreens, Accident damage, any damage caused by driver abuse or neglect.

We, as the hirer, are the owner and registered keeper of the vehicle. Title of the vehicle never passes to the hirer.

Yes, for the duration of the contract.

No, it is your responsibility to arrange fully comprehensive motor insurance.

Yes, please see our travelling abroad section.

Yes. Flexibility is our middle name! You can extend your contract either informally by calling the office, or formally by prior arrangement with us.

In the unlikely event that your new car is not ready, we can provide you with a competitive pre-contract vehicle for the interim period.

Yes, mileages may be changed during the contract subject to our terms and conditions

Our Contract Hire agreement terms are between 12 and 60 months with mileages not exceeding 50,000 per annum.

When it comes to the cost of Fleet Management, we price each customer on their level of requirements from us. We run a basic FM service all the way through to SMC becoming an ‘extension of your business’. Our costings are incredibly competitive, and we believe a cheaper alternative to employing someone to run your fleet internally.


A simple answer, Yes. Whether you lease/hire from another provider, or own your fleet, we can assist with the management of these vehicles.

We are happy either way, we can be given login information for your fuel cards/TFL (Transport for London) accounts etc. and administer these on your behalf or alternatively we can set you up with our accounts and include this in your consolidated monthly invoice.

There isn’t necessarily a minimum amount of vehicles but to start seeing the benefits and the costs savings we can provide, we would suggest anything over 10 vehicles.

Your fleet would be overseen by a dedicated member of the fleet team, and they would in turn be supported by our Fleet Manager and additional administrators. We feel it’s important that you have a key contact who knows your fleet, like you would do!

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What Our Customers Say

28 March 2023
The Cowdray Estate have been using Southern Motor Contracts for a number of years. They provide us with an exceptional service, in regard to our Vehicle Leasing and Hire needs. We are very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency demonstrated by your whole team. The range of vehicles we are offered by SMC is extensive, which caters for all our personal preferences and needs, from a basic service vehicle to a top of the specification Range Rover. Together with the exemplary customer service which reflects SMC’s commitment to quality and aftercare maintenance, an aspect that truly sets SMC apart from its competitors. We can confidently recommend Southern Motor Contracts services as a hassle free, cost effective and reliable company in vehicle leasing solutions.

Peppi Cella, Estate Manager, Cowdray Estate

12 July 2023
We have relied upon Southern Motor Contracts to provide flexible, cost-effective solutions to our Car and Van needs since 2006. Their customer centered approach makes them a trusted and valued supplier of over 100 vehicles to the Day Group.

Chris Cooling, Group Transport Manager, Day Group Limited

21 September 2023
Our company is very impressed with the service that we receive from SMC. The team are very friendly, helpful and efficient. We would therefore recommend SMC to anyone looking for help to run their fleet vehicle administration.

Lesley Alexander, PA to Chairman, Carmel Group Limited

21 September 2023
We have been working with SMC for the last 5 years and has been a pleasure, the team are friendly and experienced. Tracy has been incredible turning our fleet around, we went from an aging fleet to brand new fleet where all the maintenance is taken care of. Their ‘one stop shop’ approach has taken the hassle out of fleet management for us. Highly recommended!

Joanna Karikos, Head of QHSE, Aurora

29 February 2024
SMC provide us with an excellent and comprehensive fleet management service. They ensure that our fleet of over 100 vehicles are managed and well maintained to meet the ever changing and demanding needs of our business. SMC are innovative, reliable and above all trustworthy. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to others.

Richard Cooper, Group Executive Manager, Comserv UK Ltd

27 March 2024
We have used Southern Motor Contracts Ltd for a number of years for sourcing and supplying our Company vehicles. SMC have always provided us with an excellent service by listening to our needs and we love that they find what we want. Everyone we deal with at SMC is always very professional and their response is second to none. We would highly recommend that you give them a try.

Heather Lunt, Finance Controller / HR & Payroll M Spur Electron

28 March 2024
As one of the world's largest producers of quality wood flooring, with a proud heritage dating back to 1847, it is vital that the partners we work with are able to match our high standards for quality and professionalism. Working with Southern Motor Contracts has been a revelation; their ability to understand our requirements, manage our vehicles and build in the flexibility to change and grow our company fleet has enabled us to concentrate our efforts on developing the business rather than spending time and effort on non-productive activities. With their attention to detail, pleasant attitude and customer focus, I would have no hesitation at all in recommending SMC to other companies and individuals

Harvey Booth, Country Manager, UK & IE Kährs (UK) Ltd

Registered address: Southern Motor Contracts Limited, Unit B2, Endeavour Business Park, Penner Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1QN, United Kingdom.

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