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” Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”

by Lesley Howes on 9th October 2018 in Knowledge

Seeing this gorgeous fungi on my walk recently made me think of the words from John Keats poem ” Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…” and with it the realisation that Autumn is upon us – a reminder that it is time to think about our driving style and adapt to the season….. as these […]

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Meet The Team at The Car Network

by Lesley Howes on 17th September 2018 in "A Bit of Fun" !

Hello, Gianna here. I work for Lesley at The Car Network and we thought that we would post a “getting to know us” blog for you giving you a little insight into who we are and what goes on behind the scenes. Lesley, aka The Car Lady, has been running The Car Network for over […]

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by Lesley Howes on 11th September 2018 in Knowledge

You may have already heard about the new emissions testing that is being introduced in the motor industry. This is as a result of new regulations regarding the way that fuel consumption and vehicle emissions are tested. It is called Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure or WLTP for short.  

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A “Must Read” – Driving in Europe

by Lesley Howes on 20th July 2018 in Knowledge

Did you know that when driving in France you are required by law to carry the following items in order to avoid any unnecessary fines or penalties :- • French clean air stickers – called Crit’Air vignettes – are part of a six-category sticker system that applies to all motor vehicles in certain areas to […]

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Buying -v- Leasing

by Lesley Howes on 25th June 2018 in Leasing

Is it best to buy or lease my next car? When you are in the market for a new car there are a lot of decisions to make. Should you buy with cash? Buy with Finance – or maybe lease which is like hiring a car for a fixed period at a fixed cost?

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by Lesley Howes on 17th April 2018 in Uncategorised

April 2018 and already more than 130,000 drivers are enjoying the benefits of electric and hybrid motoring. We have seen the majority of that growth within the last 2 years making it the fastest growing vehicle sector in the UK and many of the top manufacturers in the UK are now offering a plug-in vehicle […]

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Road tax changes from April 2018

by Lesley Howes on 12th February 2018 in Uncategorised

Just a note from me to remind you about the new Road Tax changes that will hit the streets in April of this year. Back in the  Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that all new diesel cars from 1 April 2018 will face going up a VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) band if they fail […]

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An honest indepth explanation of leasing pricing!

by Lesley Howes on 10th November 2017 in Uncategorised

We understand that leasing a car or van is a huge decision and our goal is to empower you with honest, in depth and reliable cost information to help you make an informed decision. This leasing cost & pricing guide is designed to help you to understand how the leasing providers arrive at the monthly […]

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“Hazardous Halloween” … and this is not about spooks!

by Lesley Howes on 28th October 2017 in Uncategorised

The glorious days of Autumn bring many changes for road users from dazzlingly blinding sunlight to the first icy windscreen of the season. One of the top causes for accidents in the UK appears to be driver distraction and not paying enough attention to changing surroundings so here is a reminder of things to be […]

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Drive safe this summer

by Lesley Howes on 29th May 2017 in Uncategorised

Come Whit Half term holiday there is an air of excitement – maybe fear! and anticipation around our young people about to sit exams. They will soon be over for another year and the long summer holiday begins. Time to think about safe summer driving  On the face of it – you would have expected […]

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