News and Updates from CVSL

Team CVSL are going back north of the border to take on Etape Caledonia

After lockdown disruptions the CVSL boys are back on their bikes in their Lycra cycling shorts. They are returning to the beautiful Scottish Highlands to scale the infamous and epic Mt. Schiehallion as part of the Etape Caledonia gruelling route. Riding in memory of Steve Burne and to support The Steve Burne Charitable Trust, that raises vital funds for Ronald McDonald House as well as The Christie Hospital and other local charities such as Cash for Kids.

During the final 12 months of his life Steve managed to raise over £400,000, all whilst undergoing gruelling treatment himself, for The Ronald McDonald House in Manchester. This charity provides free accommodation for 65 families every night, so that parents and siblings can be close to their children whilst undergoing medical treatment at the Manchester Childrens Hospital. Steve raised money to provide 5 extra rooms at the house which were aptly named ‘The Steve Burne Rooms’ and thankfully he got to see 3 of these completed and in use before he passed away.

The gruelling Etape Caledonia takes place on Sunday 15 May 2022, in one of the most breath-taking of settings through the spectacular Scottish Highlands.

Tony, Director at CVSL comments; “After 2 years, it is fantastic that the team here are going back on their bikes to raise funds for the Steve Burne Trust. I am inevitably slightly nervous about it as it will be a tricky 81 miles through the Caledonian mountains, but it is great fun to start training again and we look forward to a challenge in May! We are hoping for continued support from our friends and family so that we can continue to make a difference”.  

We wish the whole team, the best of luck with their challenge. To support the guys and this amazing ​charity, please click here:


Leasing made even easier…. CVSL launches brand new website

When looking for a new car, 4WD, electric or commercial vehicle for personal or business lease choose CVSL. With the brand new website it’s never been easier to find your next vehicle. Car leasing is made easy at CVSL.

“We’ve just refreshed our whole web offering’ comments CVSL CEO Tony Poole “not only is it easier to get comparative quotes and specs but also easier to get the vehicle you need fully specified and costed with all maintenance options, so you get rolling quicker.

“Plus, with over 35 years leading the way in leasing we are fully FCA regulated to give you finance peace of mind, getting you the best options and best lease terms – critical at the moment as flexibility of working and travelling is vital”

Over the last 12 months there has been an increase in the search of new cars, many consumers are ready for a brand-new vehicle and are looking to lease. CVSL recognised this and has since created a new website with wider leasing options including a range of stock offers, which are ready to be delivered as soon as possible.

Whilst we may not be driving as much as before, due to many opting to work from home, CVSL are offering a handy comparison tool ensuring to fulfil your specific requirements. This tool enables browsers to select vehicles, mileage and initial rental, helping you to make the right decision.

If you are thinking about making the switch to hybrid or all-electric vehicles and feeling ​overwhelmed, explainer videos are there to get you in the know-how!

So why delay and start your journey with CVSL today, leasing made easy – for more information and to try our handy comparison tool visit:

How brands are building meaningful emotional connections with drivers to add value to their journeys.

Many people are back behind the wheel, but some are experiencing Covid-19-related anxiety in regards to being out and about, and hence seeking ways to reduce this.

As a consequence brands are attempting to emotionally connect with drivers – offering an avenue for them to feel more relaxed – which is more fitting as many opt to drive rather than use public transport.

So, what exactly triggers our stress when driving in particular?

Do you relate to any of the following?

As stated by the Ipsos Covid-19 trackers, ( 56% of consumers prefer the car as a mode of transport and two-thirds are missing restaurants and cinemas, among other places. However even when life eventually returns to normal the stress of driving won’t disappear.

In the Happy Commuter research, 71% of people said they arrive at work feeling charged by their journeys, “super-stressed drivers claimed three main triggers, in normal times – feeling lonely while driving 44%, a fear of being late for work 21% and too much traffic 55%. Now there’s a fourth: Covid-19-related anxiety. That’s a big ball of loneliness and stress.”

How exactly are brands connecting?

We’re all exposed to stressful driving from time-to-time. However to alleviate this and act as a pick-me-up for drivers embarking on long journeys, brands have attempted to entertain drivers with little touches. Last Christmas, as part of Coca-Cola’s global festive activity, users of the geo-platform Waze could have Santa as their own personal navigator, allowing the big man himself to guide them “Ho Ho” home (great pun!).

Another example is the McDonald’s famous M glowing on our dark maps, prompting people to take a break and re-route. Apparently, the sign has offered a source of comfort and company to a lonely driver who fancies a little treat on their journey.

Back to the geo-platform – Waze has attempted to be of value to consumers tracking where they are going. Letting drivers know perhaps where local stores are open, along with drive-thru and click-and-collect options, alerting them to hygiene protocol, easing Covid-19-related anxiety – or offering takeaway options once the driver reaches their destination! Offers presented to the driver will be in line with regular routes taken, retailer special offers such as those from Tesco will be presented at the right time, right place and the right journey.

Platforms such as this are helping to ease traffic related issues by alerting drivers alternative routes, whilst letting you know where to find a local petrol station or shop. Nobody likes being late for work, so as Waze collaborates with cities and towns, traffic issues can be fixed to help drivers get to where they want to be faster (well within the National Speed Limit!).

It’s great to see brands serving a meaningful purpose and fundamentally being of use when people need it more than ever, especially right now with more people experiencing a greater degree of loneliness or stress.

Are you on the hunt for a car that offers you more comfort and joy whilst driving? A new fixed contract car gives a driver immeasurable levels of pleasure including for example: driver comfort, performance, latest technology for SatNav and Spotify, highest levels of safety and security, and critically at the moment – ambient air management inside vehicles.

To find your next stress relieving car – check out our latest offers:

Let’s get rugby back! CVSL official car supplier to Sale Sharks

It’s Sharks time! The wait is finally over…it’s been a long time coming but the time has come… the Sale Sharks Rugby team are back out for their next battle!

As rugby makes a welcome return and takes a step towards normality, CVSL will be cheering the guys on as official car supplier for the remainder of the 2020 season, helping drive Manchester and the North West’s  premiership rugby team forward. 

CVSL Managing Director Tony Poole comments,“it’s great to see rugby securing a green light to safely recommence play after a tough few months. Let’s hope for a successful end to the season for the Sharks, and best of luck from all the team at CVSL”.

With tonight’s game against Wasps, we expect a fierce battle with Wasps edging Sale in third place in the table at the moment – and with several changes to the Sharks team from the Exeter clash this will be interesting to watch.


To celebrate the return of Sale Sharks we have some scrum-my car offers just for you…

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Let CVSL look after you, get in touch today.

CVSL’s MOT Guidance

The deferral scheme for MOTs will end 31 July, as announced by the government. So what does this means exactly for you and your vehicle?

If your MOT is due in August please arrange it as usual, as the deferral scheme has finished.

If your MOT was due between 30 March and 31 July, you could have some time left to arrange it, but CVSL would strongly encourage that you get cracking with getting your vehicle booked in  as soon as possible – to make sure that your vehicle is roadworthy and is essentially safe to drive. 

What actions do I take if my MOT was deferred?
If your MOT was due during lockdown you will possibly have a couple of months left to sort arrangements – but we would recommend just sorting it out now, as you can expect a backlog of bookings due to many others being in a similar position to yourself. CVSL want to ensure that all of our customers stay safe and have had their vehicles checked, to avoid the risk of breakdowns or accidents – please don’t hesitate and get your vehicle checked today! 

For further advice team CVSL are here to help, get in touch and we will be sure steer you in the right direction 0800 085 4256. Stay safe everyone.