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In Stock Vehicles - what's available....now?

In Stock Vehicles - what A brand new addition to our website is the "In Stock" box - showing what vehicles we have in stock and available for quick delivery. ... Read More

The Jaguar I-Pace – in review. 

The Jaguar I-Pace – in review.  The Jaguar I-Pace has been universally well reviewed (as well as voted 2019 World Car of the Year) – we have rounded up some of the comm... Read More

The MINI Electric - who can't wait for 2020?

The MINI Electric - who can We shared on our social media channels the excitement around the unveiling of the MINI Electric a couple of weeks ago. It’s pretty exciting t... Read More

Hot weather driving tips

Hot weather driving tips With most of the UK in the grips of a heatwave, Thursday is predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far with a forecast 35-degrees we though... Read More

In the news - Excellent news for company car drivers - WLTP review

In the news - Excellent news for company car drivers - WLTP review The Government has announced a freeze on company car tax for fleet cars and the introduction of a zero Benefit-in-Kind rate for fully electric vehi... Read More

In the news - New electric vehicles must feature a noise-emitting device

In the news - New electric vehicles must feature a noise-emitting device Following an EU ruling that has come into force this week all new electric vehicles are now required to feature a noise-emitting device. The call f... Read More

All about hybrids.

All about hybrids. Alongside pure electric cars, hybrids and plug-in hybrids are an important part of this shift towards greener vehicles. OVL Group has see... Read More

What's in the news regarding Electric Vehicles?

What Electric Vehicles are all over the news - we've rounded up a few top stories for you. Mazda announces it will release it’s fir... Read More

Drive on the motorway? Read this change in motorway lane closure enforcement.

Drive on the motorway? Read this change in motorway lane closure enforcement. NEWS If you are a driver you will likely have found yourself on a smart motorway in and around the UK. A smart motorway is on... Read More

Could our Fleet Manager Plus system save you time?

Could our Fleet Manager Plus system save you time? What's your most valuable asset? Or should we ask, what's the most valuable asset in your business? Your stock? Maybe your IP? Your locatio... Read More

Keep your car in 'as new' condition with our handy tips.

23/10/2018

Keep your car in 'as new' condition with our handy tips.

There's nothing quite like that new car smell and the unbeatable shine of a newly delivered car with just a few miles on the clock.  

Read our tips on how to keep your new car clean and tidy - and potentially avoid de-hire costs too!

Washing your car is extremely important. It prevents contaminants like dust, dirt, pollen, tree sap, bug guts, salt, air-borne pollutants from adhering to your vehicle. Washing your car once a week will help to prevent contaminants from damaging your paint and finish. 

You don’t need to spend a fortune on car shampoo but do buy car specific wash – don’t use washing up liquid!!  It contains all kinds of chemicals that are capable of harming a car's paintwork.

It might be tempting to pop to the local car wash but beware – some older automatic car washes still use abrasive brushes (instead of cloth), which can leave small scratches in a car's finish. A touchless car wash, using only high-pressure water jets and detergents without physically touching the car are much better – so if you have the choice, go for one of these. 

Vacuum your car regularly – especially if you’ve got kids and pets! It’s far easier to do a quick weekly hoover than leave it a month and let it become a mammoth job!

TOP TIP – do you have dogs? If so they are bound to leave a lot of hair behind in the car! Blow up a balloon and rub it around the car, the static created will cause the hair to stick!

Who doesn’t love a cup of coffee in the car on a cold (in fact any) morning? To prevent spills causing the build-up of grime use silicone cupcake moulds in your cup holders! If you anything spills it’s easy to take them out and clean them! 

Baby wipes are a handy addition to your glove box – they’re perfect for mopping up the odd spillage and for wiping over the dashboard to keep everything clean. 

Keep a bag in the car where you can pop all rubbish, rather than using the cubby holes in the doors! You can simply remove the bag and empty it - voila, no rubbish!