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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!

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.