Reasons to choose Northgate's 12Months+ plan over buying

The benefits of choosing Northgate's 12Months+ plan over purchasing your own vehicle.

08/01/20205 minutes read

Here at Northgate Vehicle Hire, we’ve been supplying affordable and flexible fleet solutions for over 20 years. 12Months+, our latest innovation, is a minimum term product that enables you to change your vehicles once during the term.

So, what else makes 12months+ different from contract hire? And how will it benefit you instead of owning your own vans? Here are three reasons to choose 12months+ :

  • An all-inclusive package with predictable costs

Running a light commercial fleet comes with many challenges, such as increasing charges for servicing, maintenance, breakdown and compliance, as well as vehicle depreciation.

With Northgate’s 12months+, the costs are agreed from the outset, so you won’t get any big surprises.

As with all of Northgate’s rental products, our 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48-month minimum term packages come with road tax, servicing and maintenance, and breakdown cover included as standard2.


  • Flexibility to change your vehicles

Flexibility has always been at the forefront of Northgate’s proposition. If you suddenly require a different vehicle to the one you have on hire, 12months+ allows you to change to a different vehicle once during the term3.

This unique offering from Northgate gives you a flexible alternative to contract hire, helping you to run your fleet efficiently.

Do you own your own vehicles but want to move your fleet to 12months+ ? Northgate’s We Buy You Rent package allows you to sell your old vans to us and rent your fleet from us, releasing capital to use in your business.


  • We reward your loyalty 

Running a business can be expensive and Northgate wants to enable our customers to manage their finances more effectively.

Unlike many contract hire agreements, 12months+ enables you to achieve better rates with a shorter minimum commitment to reward your loyalty. Simply, the longer the term you pick, the better the rate.

Also, if you sign up to a 12months+ contract, an initial deposit may not be required (subject to credit checks)1.

In addition, you’re never too far away from Northgate with 4 branches and 21 service partners across Ireland. Our wide network means we can get vehicles to our customers quicker and minimise downtime for your business.



Subject to credit approval. 
 Excludes repairs due to driver abuse or neglect, and replenishing AdBlue. 
3 Excludes non-standard vehicles.






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