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10 ways to boost your credit score for car leasing 

By |2021-09-16T09:54:01+01:00September 16th, 2021|Leasing, News|

When a financing company considers a lease application, they look for indicators that you’re a reliable borrower, such as your income and credit score. The better your credit, the less risk you pose – improving your chances of being accepted. In some instances, you can lease with a bad credit score, but you will have limited options, and may not be eligible for certain deals.

Volkswagen introduces Over-the-Air Updates for ID. models

By |2021-09-13T12:27:57+01:00September 13th, 2021|News|

Effective immediately, all ID. models will receive regular software updates via mobile data transfer. The updates had previously only been available as part of a test phase for customers who had registered with the “ID. First Movers Club”. The “ID. Software 2.3” offers new functions and optimises existing ones.

AFP warning over ‘decontented’ cars

By |2021-09-13T10:23:33+01:00September 13th, 2021|News|

The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) has warned companies to think carefully before buying or leasing new vehicles that have had safety devices removed from their specification because of the shortage. The organisation says that there are a number of issues to be considered – from ethics to risk management responsibilities to future residual values.

Have you prepared for licensing legislation change?

By |2021-09-07T09:50:27+01:00September 7th, 2021|News|

Introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) announced a grace period that saw all driving licences due to expire between 1 February and 31 December 2020, extended by a further period of 11 months.  As a result, any driving licences that were originally due to expire in October 2020 were valid until September 2021.

August boost for van sales

By |2021-09-07T09:20:50+01:00September 7th, 2021|News|

While year to date registrations remain some 4.0% below 2019’s record levels, 2021 is proving to be a bumper year for van uptake, up some 2.6% on the five-year average. However, the semi-conductor shortage has impacted CV manufacturing both in the UK – where output is currently down 21.3% on the pre-pandemic average – and overseas, meaning the sector faces the same ongoing supply challenges already much reported in the new car market.

Figures reveal weakest August sales for eight years

By |2021-09-06T10:05:36+01:00September 6th, 2021|News|

According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 68,033 units were registered, the weakest since August 2013, and down 7.6% against the average recorded over the last decade, due in part to constrained supply as the global shortage of semiconductors, an issue born of the pandemic, continues to undermine production volumes.

Generation eight Astra goes electric

By |2021-09-01T13:12:45+01:00September 2nd, 2021|Car news and reviews, News|

The All-New Astra will be available as a fully-electric model from 2023. And will join the Vauxhall all-electric line-up alongside Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life, as well as an already fully-electric light commercial vehicle line-up of Combo-e, Vivaro-e and Movano-e. Vauxhall’s line-up will be electrified across the line-up by 2024 and solely fully-electric from 2028. 

ATS Euromaster expands mobile van fleet

By |2021-09-01T12:25:26+01:00September 1st, 2021|News|

ATS Euromaster says it has seen demand for its mobile fleet consistently increase, running at 10% above average each month from October 2020 through to July 2021. To date, it is meeting the increased requirement through greater operator efficiency thanks to improved on-job training, but says it is now actively recruiting to upstaff its mobile service.

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