News and Updates from CVSL

Special Offer – Peugeot Partner L2 Diesel Van

Welcome to today’s special offer blog from CVSL. Bringing you the best van leasing and contract hire deals you will find online.

The Peugeot Partner offers performance, safety, comfort an 850kg payload and a range of added options to ensure that you get the job done!

If you’re a fleet manager or a small business owner, this is the ideal Partner for you.

The Peugeot Partner L2 Diesel is available for just £136.15 per month (excluding VAT) from CVSL on a four year van leasing deal.

Call CVSL today on 0800 085 4256 and find out more about their great van leasing offers.

Special Offer – Jaguar XF

CVSL are pleased to announce a superb offer on the stylish Jaguar XF. Monthly lease rates now start from as little as £354.63 per month (excluding VAT).

The Jaguar XF combines superior sports car performance with attractive aesthetics and optimal comfort levels. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the XF has been named as one of What Car’s Best Executive Cars of 2013.

Described as “a brilliant combination of sporting saloon and luxury limo” the XF is a car that people instantly fall in love with, due to the silky styling and magnificent handling.

But typically of a Jaguar, there have also been no compromises on practically, refinement or comfort either, and the running costs are extremely reasonable.

The Jaguar XF has been built with the driver in mind and encompasses an extensive range of intuitive technology. The Adaptive Dynamics feature calibrates to both the road and your driving style, whilst adjusting the suspension for an increased level of comfort. And the XF’s Servotronic Steering is optimised for the highest level of performance, automatically adjusting the power assistance to your steering effort based on your current road speed. The steering control increases in tandem with your speed; providing you with maximum satisfaction.

This offer will not be around for long, so get your name on the list as soon as possible by contacting one of our sales team today.

Call CVSL today on 0800 085 4256 and find out more about their great contract hire deals.

Winter Tyre Safety

Why are Tyres Important? Most drivers know that snow and ice can dramatically affect their safety on the road. Steering, acceleration and braking are more difficult as normal tyres have less grip in these conditions. However, it is not just these extreme wintry conditions which can reduce your safety on the road. Even cold, damp roads can dramatically affect the performance of tyres, leading to an increased accident risk. Thankfully though, tyre manufacturers have developed a range of winter weather tyres which are specifically designed to operate in these conditions, delivering improved safety throughout the entire winter period.

Hazardous Conditions

While snow and ice present the most obvious hazard to motorists, most drivers change their driving style to suit these conditions.

However, cold, damp roads are visually no different to wet conditions in the warmer months and drivers tend not to adjust their driving style. A tyre’s performance though, is significantly reduced by this combination of conditions, making cold damp roads one of the highest

Tyre Technology

Air temperature is a crucial factor in a tyre’s ability to perform. When the temperature drops below 7°C, the tread compound in normal tyres begins to harden, providing less grip. The tread compound in winter weather tyres contains more natural rubber and advanced silica compounds to minimise the hardening effect, giving extra grip and shorter stopping distances in cold, damp conditions. Together with sophisticated multi-sipe tread patterns, the combination is one that no summer tyre can match, making winter weather tyres the safest option from October through to March, when temperatures rarely rise above 7°C. This especially applies to commuters and business motorists who are on the roads in coldest conditions in the early morning and evening.

Tests conducted by the British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association found that a car braking at 60mph on a wet road at 5°C stopped five metres shorter, equivalent to more than one car length, when fitted with winter weather tyres.

Checks for all

All drivers, irrespective of whether they fit winter weather tyres or not, should carry out regular checks throughout the winter to ensure their tyres are in the best possible condition for maximum safety.

In winter tread depth should be checked to ensure it is well above the legal minimum of 1.6mm across the central 3/4 of the tyre, around its entire circumference. TyreSafe has developed the 20p test for a simple and quick way to test your tyres’ tread depth.

Tyre pressures should be checked at least once a month or before a long journey. Pressures should be checked when the tyres are cold (i.e. travelled less than 2 miles) against the vehicle manufacturers recommended levels.

When checking your tyre pressures, give the rest of the tyre a thorough visual inspection for any signs of damage. Look for any cuts, cracks bulges and remove any embedded objects.