With garages and service centres remaining open, scheduled servicing and MOT visits should continue and not be put off. Coupled with this, daily or weekly vehicle maintenance checks to keep an eye on areas such as fluid levels, windscreen damage, working lights and tyre conditions are very important.
Reimbursement for the business mileage is usually offered by paying an approved mileage rate which s known as Approved Mileage Allowance Payments - often abbreviated to AMAPs. If you make payments to employees above a certain amount, you’ll have to report them to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and deduct and pay tax.
Smart EV charging solutions provider NewMotion has announced a partnership with Europcar Mobility Group to provide a complete ecosystem of charging solutions - from easy-to-use, smart charge points to access to the Business Hub platform that allows monitoring, management and control of the entire charging infrastructure. In addition, with NewMotion, customers renting an electric vehicle in one of the Europcar [...]
MANAGING your fleet of vehicles is an enormous responsibility. An expensive endeavour with many moving parts, there are many businesses out there with enough on their plates already. It is a tough time, and anyway things can be made easy is likely a good thing right now. Therefore, keeping things as simple and affordable as possible in managing the fleet [...]
AS expected the Government has announced plans to bring forward the ban on sales of petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035 to 2030. From then it will be electric vehicles only with hybrids also being phased out from 2035. Reaction within the industry has been mixed, but largely positive. The main concern being over establishing an adequate charging infrastructure. The [...]
As a car buyer, you can get a good used car or even something less than what you expected. While many will say getting a new car is the best way to make sure you get the best quality at a good price, you can get a good used automobile for a much lower price. This is because once a [...]
BMW Group UK has launched an Accident Support service, offering BMW and MINI drivers assistance and guidance in the aftermath of an accident, through vehicle recovery, repair and onwards mobility. Intelligent, on-board software on selected vehicles recognises when an accident has occurred but airbags have not been deployed. In these circumstances, drivers will receive a notification via their central information [...]
Business plans to use the latest technology to provide a digital-led service that will allow customers to order a vehicle in a matter of minutes. It is also creating a customer service centre in Milton Keynes to ensure all customers are supported with the ability to speak to a team member on the phone.
What is it? It’s one of them there crossovers, which basically means its a regular family transport with a bit more SUV-type space and the styling of something you might expect to go off road. The Juke came about via the success of Nissan’s Qashqai and was launched just under 10 years ago as a smaller alternative and with stand-out [...]
INSURANCE company Admiral has reported huge increase in catalytic converter thefts with Honda Jazz, Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus RX the models most targeted. Precious metals found in catalytic converters in vehicles are worth a fortune to thieves – some even more than gold. Lorna Connelly, Head of Claims at Admiral, said: “At the beginning of 2020 we saw an [...]
Leasing Broker Federation partner Moneypenny explains how turning to outsourcing is one hugely effective way of overcoming Covid-19 issues such as furloughed staff, limited resource, and a whole new way of working and building resilience as we navigate the unpredictable climate ahead.
Europcar Mobility Group has appointed Mark Lister as Group Director International Partner Development. His mission will be to continue enlarging the global footprint of the Group brands (Europcar, Goldcar, Ubeeqo, InterRent) through franchising, as well as the development of the Global rent-a-car reservation platform and the expansion of the alliance network that operates in Canada, China, India and Japan. This [...]
FLEXIFLEET, the flexible private and corporate rental service from Thrifty Car and Van Rental, is gaining traction with private and businesses customers seeking adaptability in the current fast-changing economic climate. Thrifty has seen the number of its FlexiFleet rentals increase by 50% year-on-year since the first lockdown period was eased. FlexiFleet offers private clients and businesses the opportunity to rent a [...]
WHEN you think of a junkyard, the mental image you get may note be compelling enough to contemplate getting your car parts from there. However, considering a salvage yard for car parts is an excellent way of significantly reducing your car repairs. Additionally, if you have a rare or vintage car, a salvage yard might be the place to find [...]
When lockdown was first announced back in March, vehicles on the road dropped by 23%, however, as people began moving again, car usage increased. With that in mind, and the financial uncertainty facing us all at the moment, there are some things we can all do to make owning and running a vehicle that little bit cheaper. Regular servicing It [...]
Offering an allowance can mean less work for the business as well as a tax saving and cost saving.
Autotech Training estimates that by 2025, the UK fleet vehicle industry will account for 75% of all electric cars on the road. However, a major knowledge gap surrounding EV’s and a lack of basic training could slow employee usage.
Research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data by Cornwall Insight shows Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019.