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Getting a used car through OSV

We look at how to get a used car through OSV...
Young couple is smiling while buying a car, middle aged worker of a motor show is giving keys, close-up
Many of you might not know that you can also get a used car through OSV and it’s an option that many people do take up. However, getting a used car through OSV is slightly different than getting a brand new car through OSV. So in this article, we are going to go through getting a used car through OSV including the service we provide and what to look for when looking at getting a used car.

How To Keep You And Your Vehicle Safe Through The Winter Months

We give you some top tips for keeping safe this winter...
person in cream coat wearing gloves scraping snow off their windscreen
Winter has descended upon us, and quite quickly. Snow has already been and gone, and so has the shortest day of the year. However, while it might seem like it has already been winter for a long time, we still have a way to go before the leaves start reappearing on the trees and the birds start singing again. In the winter months, it’s important to keep safe when out on the road. So in this article...

Maserati Lease Deals: Top 3 Maserati’s I Should Consider

We look at some of the best Maserati lease deals on offer today...
White Maserati Levante parked in the snow with mountains behind it
Maserati are one of the most prestigious car brands in the world. They look like supercars, drive like supercars and yet don’t come with the price tag of a supercar. This makes them hugely popular with both petrolheads and luxury car buyers alike. As we said, they don’t come with the supercar price tag which means that they are also hugely popular to lease. This, combined with their impressive resale value, of course. So what are the top 3 Maserati’s to lease? In this article, we look at some Maserati lease deals and the top 3 Maserati’s you should consider leasing...

What Are The Safest Cars In Europe?

We look at Europe's safest cars...
a metallic blue volkswagen touran parked on tarmac with green grass and the sea in the background
Safety is hugely important when looking at a new car, and we are very lucky that our cars are safer than ever. Every car that goes on sale in the UK and Europe has to go through a safety test, called a Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) test. They are then given a rating, an NCAP rating, that shows you how safe the car is for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Of course, you don’t have the time to go through every NCAP rating of every car on the market, so how do you know which cars are the safest? In this article...

Celebrating OSV’s 20th Anniversary – Press Release

Twenty Years and Stronger than Ever – OSV Celebrates its Platinum Anniversary
1997 was a big year. Tony Blair’s ‘New Labour’ came to power, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published, and Britain relinquished its claim on Hong Kong. Amidst all of these local-global events, in West Success Andrew and Debbie Kirkley were preparing for their own big occasion: the launch of their business, OSV. 20 years on, OSV’s format has changed a little, but the business is more successful than ever before. When Andrew and Debbie renounced their respective careers, as Fleet Manager for Dagenham Motors and PA to a Technical Director at Barratt Homes, their aim was independence. Working within the popular ‘pile ‘em high and sell ‘em cheap’ model, the OSV of 1997 was a business created merely to make a living. The OSV of 2017 is a family, with an emphasis on service and long-term customer relationships.

Nissan Lease Deals: The Best 5 Nissan’s On The Market

We look at some of the best Nissan lease deals on the market today...
Nissan leaf
Nissan are one of the most popular, trustworthy and reliable car brands on the market. Famous for their superminis and their foray into the crossover SUV market, Nissan are also famed for their electric car, the Nissan Leaf, one of the best-selling electric cars in the world. Their affordability, great design and reliability makes them a favourite with first-time drivers, families and businesses alike. Their popularity also means that they are great brands to lease. In this article, we look at the best 5 Nissan’s on the market to lease...
car stuck in snow with a warning triangle
We weren’t too far into December before we started having snow. While we didn’t get much here on the coast, there were plenty of places in the UK that had a fair bit. And as we all know, when the UK gets snow, everything comes to a stand-still. Trains get cancelled (at least they have an excuse this time), schools close, roads are closed and people are warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. However, what if you do need to go out? Or worse, what if you attempted to go out and you’re car has gotten stuck? Or, what if you have a car that has towing capabilities, and you want to help those who are stuck in the bad weather?

What Is Fuel Duty?

We look at everything you need to know about fuel duty...
petrol pumps of different colours with a person in a green suit holding one of the pumps
BVRLA chief executive John Lewis called on the government for restraint following the 1p a litre increase in road fuel duty that came into effect on 1 October. "This tax rise will impose another cost burden on businesses who are already working flat out to protect jobs in a challenging economic climate...

BMW Lease Deals: Should I get a BMW? What BMW’s are the best?

We look at some of the best BMW lease deals on the market...
Front profile of a blue and black bmw i3 driving
BMW are a luxury brand popular with businesses and families alike. They are the class leader in many markets, including the crossover-SUV market. Competing with the likes of Audi and Mercedes, BMW have gained a loyal following with many. Because BMW’s are so popular, there are often some great lease deals to be had on their vehicles. So in this article, we look at some of the best BMW lease deals and what BMW’s are the best to lease.

Is Driving Getting Safer?

We look at whether driving is getting safer...
deployed airbag in a car
A few years ago we reported that the Department for Transport stated that driving was getting safer. And in 2016, there were 44% fewer fatalities due to car accidents than there were in 2006. Based on that statistic, driving is safer now than it was ten, eleven years ago. But is that really the case? And if so, why are our roads safer now than they were a decade ago? In this article, we look at whether driving really is getting safer, why driving is getting safer and some tips to stay safe on the road...
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