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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Smart Speed Bumps with Tyre Tread Checker

May 23, 2018

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.