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Best Lease Cars for New drivers

June 29, 2022

Explore the best lease cars for new drivers, we look at a range of great cars for a range of budgets perfect for new drivers.

How to save money on the road

May 31, 2022

This post explore the history of fuel prices, why prices have increased and how to save money going forward, from electric cars to driving tips!

8 Great Electric Cars Launched in 2022

May 11, 2022

As part of our eco hub guides to electric vehicles, in this section we’ll give you a look into 8 fantastic electric cars launched in 2022 so that you can pick a great electric car!

Motoring Laws and Regulations 2022

January 19, 2022

As we welcome in the new year, we also welcome in a sea of change around the rules and regulations on the roads. And since AVL are specialists in all things cars, vans, and road traffic law, we thought we’d let you in on some of the biggest changes to UK driving laws in 2022.

The Electric Cars With the Largest Range 2022

January 10, 2022

As part of our eco hub guides to electric vehicles, in this section we’ll give you a full rundown of the electric cars and vans with the longest range

An AVL Guide to Electric Car Batteries

October 22, 2021

Electric cars have gone from something you’d find in a work of science fiction, to a thing of the future, to fairly common on UK roads and the rest of the world.

What Are The Costs to Charge an Electric Car or Van?

October 22, 2021

Electric cars and vans (EVs) are taking the world by storm and in the UK, this is no different. Luckily for you, as well as providing a range of electric vehicles to lease online here at AVL, we also offer advice about all things EV.

How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Car / Van

October 22, 2021

Charging your electric car is one of the very few drawbacks of leasing an electric vehicle, but to be honest, it’s not really a drawback at all. It just takes a bit longer than sticking a petrol or diesel fuel pump in at petrol or service stations. 

AVL Electric Car Ride and Drive Day 2021

September 20, 2021

On the 6th of October AVL is hosting an Electric Car Ride and Drive day! This event promises to be bigger than previous years where we’ve held Tesla Ride and Drive days and electric car demonstrations, giving you the chance to truly experience a range of electric cars in all of their glory for yourself.

Can You Put a Private Plate on a Lease Car?

May 7, 2021

We get asked a lot of questions about leasing vehicles here at AVL. One of the more popular queries that crops up, however, is relating to private registrations, or personalised number plates, and whether or not you’re able to legally display a private number plate on a leased car.

Does Car Leasing Include Insurance?

April 29, 2021

A popular question we get asked is about insurance, and whether or not our leasing deals cover insurance policies as part of your contract. So, to help answer this question, we’ve put together this quick guide that should clear things up.

Business Van Leasing

April 7, 2021

In this article, we’ll let you in on everything you need to know about business van leasing, covering the benefits, costs, who needs one, and the differences between buying and leasing a van. 

5 of the Best Lease Deals Available

April 6, 2021

At AVL, we pride ourselves on providing incredible deals on vehicles of all kinds. From business van contracts to Electric car leases for the individual, and everything in between, we’ve got something for everyone when it comes to leasing a vehicle.

The Benefits of Leasing Your First Car

April 6, 2021

Making a decision about your first car can be daunting and confusing, largely due to the sheer number of options available. 

10 Great Luxury Cars Available to Lease

February 16, 2021

We provide a range of luxury cars available to lease. Let’s take a look at a top ten list of the luxury cars available for leasing with us today.

How Many Miles Should You Get With Your Car Lease?

February 15, 2021

We’ve decided to put together this quick and handy guide as to how many miles you should get with your van or car lease.

Top 7 Great 4X4 Leases

December 18, 2020

Take a look through our great 4x4 deals we currently offer. If you have any questions please get in touch today!

Warnock Signs for AVL

December 8, 2020

AVL are proud sponers for Boro boss Neil Warnock! Neil has brought the feel good factor back to the Riverside and we are delighted to support him.

Car Leasing Made Simple

November 30, 2020

Car leasing has never been simpler find our handy guide to find out how you can lease a car with great ease.

AVL Golf Day 2020

July 2, 2020

The biggest sporting event of the year is on! AVL golf day...

England’s Car Dealerships Are Reopening

June 3, 2020

More than two months after they were forced to close by the pandemic, new and used car dealerships in England are being allowed to reopen from 1st June. Only, of course, if they comply with Government guidance on social distancing.

Looking after your car in lockdown

April 22, 2020

In these unfamiliar times we appreciate that there is a great deal of uncertainty. Therefore, we would like to help by sharing a series of quick and easy hints and tips for maintaining your vehicle at home.

Card Payments Online

March 23, 2020

Not everyone has time to call and make a card payment over the phone. We now offer the facility to pay deposits, invoices etc online.

COVID-19 and your cars/vans

March 23, 2020

Due to ongoing circumstances and the advice from the Government all at AVL will be working from home from Monday. We are all equipped and the office landline will ring as normal for all of your leasing and vehicle requirements.

Budget 2020 Overview

March 12, 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a raft of transport investments and grants affecting motorists in the first Budget of 2020. Chief among these is a freeze on fuel duty for the 10th year in a row, and the extension of the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).

Are you Brexit ready to drive in Europe?

January 31, 2020

Among the host of changes Britons face following the departure from the European Union is new rules that will apply to driving overseas.

Electric Dreams

January 20, 2020

You have to drive one of these. To my shame I was a cynic, not understanding the appeal of electric. I like my super cars dirty, in your face, snarling, gnashing beasts.

The UK’s best charging networks revealed

December 18, 2019

With news of the UK’s public EV charging networks ranked by those who use them, we look at the top chargers available, what to look for when charging an EV, and how to use the charge points.

Tesla Ride & Drive Day confirmed

December 18, 2019

Advanced Vehicle Leasing are very pleased to announce we are hosting a Tesla Ride & Drive Day on 15th January featuring the Model 3, Model S and Model X.

AVL Annual Christmas Do

December 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce we are hosting our annual Christmas get together for staff and suppliers on the 20th December. Start time is 12.00 noon up to 5.00pm. It’s always a very enjoyable day, with plenty of good food and drink provided (taxi unfortunately not). We hope to see you here.

Future Tech in Cars

December 18, 2019

Expensive, fast, and as comfortable as relaxing in your favourite arm-chair, luxury cars might only be obtainable by a few, but they have a huge impact on the car industry as a whole.

A Driver’s guide to surviving Christmas

December 18, 2019

The Christmas season is a busy one. There are parties to attend, friends to meet up with, and days with the family to enjoy/endure (delete as appropriate).

Preparing for winter driving

November 14, 2019

Wintertime can be treacherous for drivers, as the darkness prevails over daylight, roads get slippery and visibility drops.

UK Government plans green numberplates for Electric Vehicles

October 23, 2019

The UK Government has begun an official consultation on introducing green numberplates for zero-emissions cars.

Medical conditions that you need to tell the DVLA about or risk a £1000 fine

October 2, 2019

Drivers are being warned that they could leave themselves open to fines and prosecution if they don’t inform the DVLA of some health conditions.

Fully electric Volvo XC40 set for launch in October

September 30, 2019

The Volvo XC40 will soon be available as a pure electric model, the Swedish brand has revealed. Joining the recently launched XC40 T5 plug-in hybrid model, the electric XC40 will be the brand’s first EV.

Low Emission Petrol could soon be rolled out

July 31, 2019

A NEW type of low emission fuel could be rolled out across the UK which will benefit the majority of motorists but could exclude a group of drivers.

Government considering penalty points for not wearing a seatbelt

July 22, 2019

The Government is considering issuing penalty points to drivers who fail to wear a seatbelt as part of a new road safety action plan aimed at reducing the number of deaths on the UK’s roads.

Caravan towing laws you need to know

May 21, 2019

Summer is almost upon us, which means the UK's roads are soon likely to see a rise in the number of caravans and that means drivers need to be aware of the specific rules relating to towing them - or risk a fine of £2,500.

Why wearing the wrong type of sunglasses while driving could see you fined

May 15, 2019

As the weather finally begins to improve drivers are being urged by road safety experts to make sure they don’t fall foul of a little-known driving rule.

Date confirmed for Annual AVL Golf Day

April 16, 2019

Golfers of the UK rejoice. Save the date. Friday 26th July. It's the time of year for the Annual AVL Golf Day at Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club.

The UK’s Most Stolen Cars

February 21, 2019

If you own any of the cars mentioned in this story, prepare to be more vigilant, because we're about to share the most stolen cars of the last two years.

Car tax rates to increase in April this year – See How Much it Will Cost You

January 25, 2019

Drivers of new and old motors will be affected by the Vehicle Excise Duty, which comes into effect on April 1 - but not everyone will pay the same amount.

New driving laws introduced in 2019

January 8, 2019

With the new year comes new rules. And 2019 will be no different for drivers – with various new laws coming into force. From overtaking cyclists to new MOT rules, there’s a number of changes to laws and regulations coming into force this year. Here’s a breakdown of those to expect and two to look […]

Keeping your windscreen clean and smear free

November 19, 2018

Cleaning windows is something that we all think we can do, but particularly when it comes to car windows, it’s important that you have the right products to avoid smears and marks being left on your glass.

Dark Night Driving Tips

November 13, 2018

Now the dark nights are well and truly here here's some handy tips to keep in mind when driving in the dark.

Budget 2018 Key Points for motorists

October 30, 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced what’s described as the biggest ever cash injection for England’s major roads in the 2018 Budget.

Winter Driving Tips

October 22, 2018

As the leaves fall and the nights close in, once again it’s time for us to make sure we’re ready to tackle all that the winter roads throw at us.

Car emissions targets to be tougher

October 9, 2018

European Union ministers are discussing proposed CO2 targets for 2025 and 2030 tomorrow (October 9th) and they’re likely to be gunning for even more ambitious reductions.

Seven ways hackers can steal your keyless car in seconds

October 8, 2018

Are you in danger of seeing your treasured car being stolen off your driveway, even without criminals having the key?

Toyota to recall 55,000 hybrids

October 8, 2018

It’s time for yet another Toyota hybrid recall. The news follows the announcement last month that a selection of hybrid vehicles were to be recalled for fire risk.

Ever wondered how the Euro NCAP was worked out?

September 24, 2018

For many, safety is one of the most important factors when shopping for a new car. Despite this, potential buyers once had little more to go on than a carmaker's reputation and the list of safety equipment fitted to its cars.

UK drivers licence could be invalid in Europe after no-deal Brexit

September 14, 2018

UK driving licences may not be valid in the European Union if there is no Brexit deal, the Government has said.

VW to stop production on Beetle in 2019

September 14, 2018

Volkswagen has decided to end production of its famous Beetle. The company’s American unit announced on Thursday that it would end global production of the third-generation bulbous bug in July next year after offering two special editions for sale.

EV Chargers to become standard on new homes

September 10, 2018

New homes will have to be built with electric vehicle charging points under Government plans to increase uptake of low-emissions vehicles.

Low emission cars could have green number plates

September 10, 2018

The scheme would involve ultra-low emission cars, vans and taxis – including electrified and hydrogen machines...

Phantom Traffic Jams could soon be a thing of the past

August 21, 2018

Adaptive cruise control could cut congestion and reduce the instances of ‘phantom’ traffic jams, according to Ford and scientists from Vanderbilt University...

VW Group could face EV and hybrid recall due to carcinogen in chargers

August 10, 2018

Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority could order a recall for the cars due to the presence of cadmium; 124,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids are affected...

The law regarding children/dogs in hot cars

August 7, 2018

Britain spends ages complaining about the rain and cold - then as soon as the temperature rises, we have a whole new set of issues.

How your tyres could land you with a £10,000 fine and a driving ban

August 7, 2018

The RAC has reminded its members that being caught with faulty tyres could see them hit with an “extortionate” fine and cost them their licence.

Drivers could be fined for idling

August 6, 2018

A growing number of councils are introducing on-the-spot £20 fines for drivers who leave their engines running while stationary in a bid to cut vehicle emissions.

Travelling in Europe – useful information

July 27, 2018

Whether you’re heading to Holland on the ferry, doing a fly-drive to The Algarve or simply milling round Milan in a Mini, there are several laws, regulations and rules for driving in Continental Europe that you’ll need to familiarise yourself with before getting behind the wheel.

AVL Golf Day 2018

July 24, 2018

AVL held our annual Golf Day at Thirsk & Northallerton Golf Club on Friday 20th July. A big thank you to everyone who came and made it such a great day. It was an early start for some but apart from 20 minutes mid afternoon when it rained, the weather was great. We were well […]

Roadwork speed limits to change?

July 23, 2018

Drivers could be allowed to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on what day of the week they are travelling, under new plans from Highways England...

Top Tips for Driving in Warm Weather

July 19, 2018

Whether you’re heading abroad to sunny Spain or just spending a day at your nearest seaside resort, driving there could result in frayed tempers if you get stuck in traffic or the car breaks down...

Electric cars – some useful information

July 11, 2018

Buying a new electric car is a huge decision, not least because they’re still so expensive. Unlike petrol or diesel cars, charging plays an important role in the purchase. Electric cars take hours to fully charge, while a petrol car which can be filled up in minutes.

AVL Sponsor Swift Junior Rally Cross Teams

July 9, 2018

AVL are proud to sponsor 3 young rally cross drivers. All brothers, Luke, Tom and James Constantine are currently all doing really well in the championship. All cars are the same which makes for some very close racing. In the end Luke took the podium at Pembrey. Well done and here’s to many more victories.

Air Conditioning Tips

June 29, 2018

It’s summer and it's hot, which means your car's air-conditioning system is going to be working overtime. But there's an art to cooling your car correctly. These 5 tips will help you cool your car more efficiently.

Drivers risking fines driving in France

June 25, 2018

Millions of British drivers heading to France this year on holiday risk getting speeding fines after a change in the law.

Smartphones could be used to start cars

June 25, 2018

Smartphones could soon be used to unlock and start cars, after a consortium of car makers and tech companies agreed a new set of standards for smartphone car keys...

Britain’s most dangerous roads revealed

June 20, 2018

The M6 and the A8(M) – the UK’s longest and shortest motorways – have been exposed as the most dangerous roads in Britain, with more accidents taking place on them than any other roads.

New delivery of Lexus LC 500

June 19, 2018

Good customer Kevin Lloyd of Netting Services (Northern) Ltd took delivery of his new Lexus LC 500 yesterday...

Land Rover moving Discovery production to Slovakia

June 12, 2018

Land Rover has announced production of the Discovery SUV will relocate from its plant in Solihull to the firm’s new facility in Nitra, Slovakia.

Mercedes told to recall cars over emissions

June 12, 2018

Some 774,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles across Europe had used software to beat diesel emission tests, said Germany's transport ministry.

Update on recent new rules

June 7, 2018

Some new road laws have already come into place, with more set to change the way we look after our vehicles later this year.

Learner Drivers Allowed on Motorways

June 4, 2018

As of 4th June 2018 learner drivers are now able to have lessons on the motorway in a dual-control car with an approved driving instructor.

New Electric Van On The Way

June 1, 2018

The firm behind the new London Taxi, LEVC, is following that up with an electric van due to go on sale in 2019...

Appealing Parking Fines

May 31, 2018

Volvo to stop selling diesel

May 31, 2018

The all-new Volvo S60 executive saloon, which is due to be revealed in the next few weeks, will be the first modern Volvo to not be offered with a diesel engine...

Supermarket fuel prices continue to rise

May 30, 2018

Supermarkets are currently on their longest unbroken run of fuel price rises in three and a half years, with the cost at the pumps going up by 8p per litre since the end of March.

Volvo first manufacturer to give “real” fuel economy info

May 29, 2018

As per a previous blog most people should now know that the long-running ‘NEDC’ emissions and fuel economy testing regime has come under criticism.


May 25, 2018

By now any customers and subscribers to our website will have had our email regarding the GDPR. If you've not received please check your junk box.

UK Speed Limit for Commercial Vehicles

May 24, 2018

Speed limits in the UK can be discussed for hours and hours. Are they too high? Or too low? Whatever you think, it's always useful to know exactly what the speed limits are. However, while posted limits apply to cars (which make up the majority of traffic on UK roads)...

Smart Speed Bumps with Tyre Tread Checker

May 23, 2018

Smart speed bumps to automatically check tyre tread depth...

Remote Parking Cars legal from June

May 18, 2018

Remote control parking will be legal in the UK from June, following new legislation introduced yesterday. This latest development is another step towards increased automation, with remote parking just one of a number of driving assistance technologies that have the potential to transform car travel, says the Department of Transport (DfT).

New van road tax system in the offing

May 17, 2018

Reports say the UK government want to introduce a new road tax system for commercial vehicles to encourage drivers to choose more low emission vehicles.

Zero emission cars by 2040

May 15, 2018

That's what the UK government are planning. Sales of all petrol, diesel and hybrids to be banned by 2040 according to reports...

Is Wireless Charging the Future?

May 15, 2018

BMW seem to think so after confirming they are to start work on a charging pad in July this year. Initially only available on a 530e iPerformance if it proves a success you would imagine other manufacturers will follow...

VW/Seat safety concern

May 14, 2018

Another safety concern, this time for VW/Seat cars. This one concerns seat belts in Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza models...

BMW set to recall 312,000 cars

May 10, 2018

BMW will recall 312,000 UK vehicles at risk of an electrical fault that has been linked to a fatal crash.

Information on the new regulations regarding how CO2 & fuel consumption is worked out

May 8, 2018

It is important that you read and understand this note, because in some cases the new testing may result in an increase to the CO2 figures for vehicles...

Ford Ranger Hawk

May 3, 2018

The Ford Ranger, reliable pick up that it is, took its time getting to the vehicle we know and love today. First sold in the UK in 1998 it was just a rebadged Mazda B-Series and lets be honest, wasn't the nicest looking pick up around....

AVL are proud sponsors of Durham County Cricket Club

April 30, 2018

Advanced Vehicle Leasing are proud to announce we now sponsor Durham County Cricket Club. The head groundsman is the proud driver of a brand new Ford Transit Custom and we have supplied 10 further vehicles. Here's wishing Durham a successful season.

New MOT rule changes

April 30, 2018

The way MOT's are done is changing on the 20th May 2018 in England, Scotland and Wales. Don't get caught out, please make sure you have a read of this...

New Tax Costs!

February 22, 2018

Road tax can be a pain, especially when there are changes, as there is going to be as of 1st April 2018. This new change means that all new cars have to pass the Real Driving Emissions step 2 test. The test limits all new cars to pollute up to 1.5 times the current 80mg/km.

AVL’s Ford Ranger Hawk Edition

February 21, 2018

We have the massively popular Ford Ranger Wildtrak which has the had the Hawk Edition Conversion!

Longest Day Golf Challenge

April 10, 2017

In memory of a truly missed friend and member of the AVL family, Frank Haigh. A number of our sales team will be taking part in a gruelling challenge of 72 holes (over 26,000 yards) in one day.

AVL Squad Photo

April 10, 2017

Here at AVL we believe that having a great team is fundamental to our success. All of our team are dedicated to helping you to get the best car leasing deals both for business and personal. Here's a great shot of our team lining up for a photo.


January 27, 2017

Scoutgroups across North Yorkshire have helped raise £1,550 by staging a ten hour trek. Advanced Vehicle Leasing provided sponsored clothing for the event.

New Website Launch for AVL

January 27, 2017

As a leading provider of business and personal vehicles, Advanced Vehicle Leasing offer a wide range of vehicles for lease at the most competitive prices in the UK. For your convenience we have regional offices throughout the country which means that is it likely that you won’t have to travel too far to lease a car that you desire.