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Car Leasing Explained

Car Leasing Explained Car Leasing Explained   With over twenty years experience, a close influential relationship with the important manufacture... Read More

Fuel Efficient Driving - our top tips.

Fuel Efficient Driving - our top tips. Unless you are driving a fully electric or hybrid vehicle, fuel (whether diesel or petrol) is one of the most expensive elements of running yo... Read More

Is it illegal to drive with snow on your car?

Is it illegal to drive with snow on your car? Did you know that not defrosting your windscreen adequately and leaving snow on your car could result in a fine and penalty points on your licence?... Read More

Looking to sign write your van? Read our advice first.

Looking to sign write your van? Read our advice first. If you’ve decided to lease a van for your business you may be considering adding your branding. We’ve shared our advice below but if yo... Read More

How to get the best price on your car insurance.

How to get the best price on your car insurance. You’re in the market for a brand new lease car – great decision! With so many great makes and models on offer you’ll no doubt be ... Read More

What you need to know about leasing an Alternative Fuel Vehicle

What you need to know about leasing an Alternative Fuel Vehicle With a total of 211,635 units, Europeans bought 51.4 percent more alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in 2017 when compared to the same period in the ... Read More

Winter driving - be prepared

Winter driving - be prepared The truth is most of us are woefully unprepared for driving in even the most moderate of winter conditions and with a cold spell forecast for the w... Read More

How is the UK driving test changing?

How is the UK driving test changing? You may have seen in the news this week that the UK’s driving test is having a major shake up – the biggest change since the theory tes... Read More

Car Leasing Review - the Skoda Fabia

Car Leasing Review - the Skoda Fabia The Skoda Fabia is a really well reviewed little car and would be a sound choice for anyone looking to lease a small family car. Here'... Read More

Tips for first time van drivers from Vans4Lease.co.uk

Tips for first time van drivers from Vans4Lease.co.uk Many small business owners will ‘make do’ with using their car in the early months (sometimes years) of establishing their business. We... Read More

Car Leasing Explained

20/02/2018

Car Leasing Explained

Car Leasing Explained

 

With over twenty years experience, a close influential relationship with the important manufacturers and major contract hire companies we are able to negotiate the very best discounts and competitive finance rates, ensuring unbeatable value for money.

Our personnel have an in-depth knowledge of the industry, ensuring that we provide impartial advice on all current models updated information on the taxation implications of your requirements, and help you to decide on the funding and financial arrangements which best suit your individual circumstances.

Contact our team today or read more about car leasing here

Fuel Efficient Driving - our top tips.

06/02/2018

Fuel Efficient Driving - our top tips.

Unless you are driving a fully electric or hybrid vehicle, fuel (whether diesel or petrol) is one of the most expensive elements of running your vehicle and an unavoidable expense.

However, by changing some of your driving habits this unavoidable expense can be managed and you'll soon seen your tank of fuel take you further.

Here are OVL's top tips:

  1. Maintain your car well as this can have an impact on your fuel efficiency.  For example, regular servicing, using the right spec of engine oil and ensuring your tyre pressures are at the correct level will all make a difference. Did you know that it's recommended you check your tyre pressure once a month. How often do you check yours? 
  2. Don't overload your car with 'stuff'! Make sure your boot is empty of all but the essentials because extra weight means extra fuel.
  3. During the winter, leaving your car engine running for 15 minutes each morning whilst the windscreen defrosts will waste fuel (and risks your car being stolen if you leave it unattended.) Scrape rather than idle!
  4. Don't go 'around the houses.' Plan your journey, use a sat nav, especially to avoid traffic. If you get lost and drive an extra 20 miles you'll be wasting fuel! 
  5. Make an effort to drive smoothly. Stick to the speed limits, acclearate slowly but surely and don't 'slam on' the brakes. Easy does it! 
  6. Think before you warm up or cool down. Do you really need the air con or heat blasting? Excessive use will decrease fuel efficiency. If the car is a bit stuffy, open a window, especially if you’re driving slowly around town and if it's cold, of course use the heaters but don't have them on full blast for your whole journey.
  7. New cars generally have loads of gadgets to play with, but ask yourself, do you really need to heat your front or rear windscreens? Do you need your seat warmers on for the whole journey? Be economical with your toys!
  8. Stick to the limit! Did you know that driving at 80mph on the motorway will use up to 25% more fuel than driving at 70mph!
  9. DON’T risk your safety for fuel consumption! It used to be common to roll down hill out of gear – thought to be fuel saving! Well, it might be but it also puts you wildly out of control of your car.
  10. DON’T switch off unless you are likely to be stationery for around 3 minutes or more. Your new lease car may have 'stop/start' technology but this clever bit of kit is finely tuned (you may have noticed it doesn't kick in if your car is cold.) Turning your car off manually to save fuel might just see you stranded on a busy junction.

Safe (and efficient) motoring!!