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Thinking of leasing a car through your business? We outline the benefits.

Thinking of leasing a car through your business? We outline the benefits. In our latest article we’ve outlined some of the benefits of business car leasing, whether you're a sole trader or the owner of a Limited... Read More

Are you up to speed with ULEZ?

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Lifting the lid on clean air and low emission zones

Lifting the lid on clean air and low emission zones Clean air zones have been hitting the headlines this year with more towns and cities announcing the introduction of zones.  We have ... Read More

Our Fleet Manager Plus software is the modern way to manage your vehicles.

Our Fleet Manager Plus software is the modern way to manage your vehicles. FleetManagerPlus is the modern way to manage your fleet. From one vehicle to many. From one van to a fleet of vans. Fleet management is all about m... Read More

21 million electric vehicles will be on roads across the world by 2030

21 million electric vehicles will be on roads across the world by 2030 The global audit firm Deliotte has issued a report that states there will be an additional 21 million electric vehicles on the road globally by 203... Read More

Seen the weather forecast? Snow is likely "almost anywhere" over the next week - is your car prepared?

Seen the weather forecast? Snow is likely "almost anywhere" over the next week - is your car prepared? Did you know that not defrosting your windscreen adequately and leaving snow on your vehicle could result in a fine and penalty points on your lice... Read More

New for 2019 - the Audi e-tron

New for 2019 - the Audi e-tron As we hurtle towards a new year it’s an exciting time for the car industry with a host of new models from Audi, BMW, Mini and many more in th... Read More

THE NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE TEASED AHEAD OF LAUNCH.

THE NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE TEASED AHEAD OF LAUNCH. Landrover has given fans of the Range Rover Evoque a sneak-peak at the styling of the second generation of it's most successful model ever.... Read More

Electric vehicles – what have we got to look forward to in 2019? 

Electric vehicles – what have we got to look forward to in 2019?  Scott Allen, OVL Group Ltd   When a customer comes to OVL  asking for help with sourcing a vehi... Read More

Budget 2018 – Key points for motorists

Budget 2018 – Key points for motorists Chancellor Phillip Hammond has delivered his third budget this week, during which he announced a significant investment into the road network ... 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!