The 6 Nations kicks off this weekend! To celebrate you could win a Supercar Track Day with CVSL the official car supplier for the Sharks Rugby team. Simply follow and retweet @contracthireuk with #CVSLSharksBigSix and get a chance to WIN. Good luck everyone.
Terms and Conditions:
CVSL will independently draw at the end of the 2019 Six Nations (latest 23.3.19), the competition is open to everyone. Entry start date is 01.02.19. CVSL reserve the right to choose date and location of the track day, a full clean UK driving licence will be required. Winners will be drawn randomly from those retweeting the message and using the hashtag #CVSLSharksBigSix and notified by CVSL via Twitter DM. No cash alternative.
It’s been an interesting year for the car industry and many important technological advancements have been driving it forward. Cars arriving in 2019 are expected to feature an exciting eclectic mix of EVs, hybrids and sports cars. Popular models such as the all-electric version of the Mini promise to be worth the wait, an all-new Volkswagen Golf along with the 21st century relaunch of the Land Rover Defender.
There are no longer any limits in the car world (except speed limits of course!).
The future is electric
2018 saw the introduction of a number of electric cars, confirming that battery powered cars are finally making a breakthrough. A whole wave of brand new EVs are expected to rule the rooster in 2019 include, Porsche Taycan, MINI EV and Mercedes EQC, along with hybrid versions of the Ford Mustang. The electric car revolution has most definitely begun and in 2019 expect plenty more. Audi, Honda and Polestar also promise to launch high performance EV cars.
The countdown to the launch of the much-hyped upcoming Honda retro designed Urban EV electric car will be over. Will it be worth the wait? Development versions of the compact hatchback have been seen in testing recently and became famous at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show due to the unusual boxy proportions and quirky retro design. However the model in production will maintain the boxy proportions of the concept cars unveiled at the show, in terms of the angular front bumper design and round headlights. It will differ in terms of features such as the rear-end being curvier and a revision to a five-door design, instead of a three-door layout. It’s expected range will be a modest 200-miles, coupling it up with the latest fast-charge technology.
On the back of the electric car trend there has been subsequent talk regarding the charging infrastructure and improving this, which is expected to be a hot topic of 2019. There has been much interestand controversy surrounding the “driverless” autonomous cars of the future and flying taxies, at first such notions seemed bonkers, but according to recent research from the 2018 UK Automotive Consumer Study*, acceptance over the last 12 months has grown rapidly over a short time, with consumers having a brighter outlook when considering the safety of self-driving vehicles more positively.
2018 was ruled by the commanding SUV and we were spoilt for choice as more and more people are opting for 4x4s and the dynamic driving style that they bring. Sweeping the SUV market in 2019 includes the new BMW X7, and the Mercedes GLA and GLB, which ooze luxury and refinement.
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the new cutting edge models we can get excited about:
British weather can be highly unpredictable and severe conditions can hit at any time. It is a necessity to plan your journey well if you do have to drive during bad conditions, be prepared and ensure that your trip is entirely essential. Follow some of our top tips below to help you on your journey:
Essential planning and toolkit to store in your car:
Inform someone at your destination of your estimated time of arrival
Plan alternative routes in case your main choice(s) becomes impassable
Make sure your phone is fully charged, so that you can call for help, if necessary; portable chargers are always useful to have with you
Ensure that your fuel tank is near to full so you do not run out if delayed in traffic
Regularly check the weather and traffic information on the TV/Radio/Social Media or websites to keep up to date with regional and national warnings, have a back-up plan as things change rapidly
If conditions are very bad, and the emergency services are recommending that people don’t travel, take heed and avoid making your journey
Ensure that you have stored food, water, extra warm clothes or a rug, a torch and boots – you may require a shovel too, no matter how extreme it sounds
Before setting off, de-mist and clear your windows, a windscreen scraper and a de-icer are a necessity.
Prepare your vehicle – condition checks:
It’s a good idea to have your vehicle fully serviced before the bad weather commences and have the anti-freeze tested. If you can’t have it serviced, then do your own essential checks, such as;
Brakes are fully working
Clean and functioning lights
Battery is fully charged
Tyres are in good condition, in terms of tread depth and pressure (don’t forget the spare)
Check the 3 W’s – windscreen, wiper blades, windows are clean and the washer bottle is filled with screen wash
Top up your fluids, especially windscreen wash (to the correct concentration to prevent it freezing), anti-freeze and oil
You may deem the journey as essential, but realistically could it be postponed? However, if you really MUST travel please follow our tips above. Safe driving everyone!
Black Friday deals are good but make sure you’re thinking about what’s right for you, don’t just get lured into quick fire offers and sucked in by the Black Friday madness. CVSL offer a range of strong, well-researched and specific packages to offer the best deals for you, whether it is;
Personal contract hire https://www.cvsl.co.uk/faqs is a long-term vehicle rental agreement which could form a hassle free and affordable way to drive a brand new vehicle without the associated risks and inconvenience of ownership.
Business contract hire https://www.cvsl.co.uk/faqs is also a very popular option for businesses because it allows the company to focus on their operations without having to think about the financial risk of owning a vehicle.
We are committed to giving you the best bespoke package built for you and built around you.
What makes CVSL different?
The highest standards of quality and transparency.
The choice of all vehicles in the market place.
Fast and efficient quoting.
Finance options and ongoing support.
Total commitment to keeping your vehicle costs down.
The buying power of a fleet buyer.
A dynamic and personal service.
Exclusive rates available when sourcing your new vehicle.
Score top deals from CVSL all year round
CVSL offer something for everyone to suit your budget. So whether you’re a Sole Trader, a Partnership, a Limited Company or PLC we can provide you with a wide range of car leasing, contract hire, lease and purchase plans to finance your cars and light commercial vehicles.
We offer a selection of personal finance schemes, available to you on an individual basis. CVSL also have a range of contact hire tips https://www.cvsl.co.uk/personal-contract-hire-top-tips that will make sure that you not only have a great deal this Black Friday, but something that works for you and your finances all year, NOT JUST one day.
Get in touch today for more details and also check out our exclusive Special offers section for all the latest amazing deals.
CVSL is proud to be supplying local talent Millie Turner with a brand new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Millie who is a midfielder at Everton Ladies FC and also plays for England under 19s, has been working on her football career since a very young age. CVSL took time out and spoke to Millie about her career at Everton Ladies, England U19, on her new car and life in general.