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Why is my car not showing on the DVLA database?

Can't see your car on the DVLA database? This could be why...
Why is my car not showing on the DVLA database?
You’ve got your new car, and you want to check something on the DVLA. Maybe you want to check when your car tax is due, or you just want to have a look to make sure it’s on there. But, it’s not. You can’t find your car on the DVLA. There are a few reasons why this might be the case, In this article we talk more about what the reasons may be, and what you can do to change it.

Top nationwide car leasing companies in the UK (reviews / ratings)

We count down the best leasing companies in the UK...
Every year here at OSV, we work with well over 1,000 individuals and businesses in an effort to help them find the right vehicle for their leasing needs. And although we generally can find the right fit for most of our customers, we realise there are occasions when another leasing company may be the better option. Furthermore, our customers do ask us about competitors all the time as they seek to do their due diligence while shopping for the best leasing value. It is, for this reason, we decided to write this post today. It gives you a list of some of the companies that have a solid vehicle leasing history in the UK. Please keep in mind there are assuredly companies with a sound reputation that aren't on this list. Simply put, we can't include everyone, and this is simply based on our experience. Also, even though the following companies are numbered, the following isn't meant as a ranking. It's simply meant to educate you on the vehicle leasing marketplace. After all, at OSV we understand that knowledge means better buying decisions. Here goes, and we hope it helps…

A list of the best electric vans available in the UK

Looking for a van that lowers your carbon footprint? We look at the top electric vans...
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An electric van might be a bit of an odd concept for some, but they are becoming increasingly popular. While electric cars are becoming ever popular, 100% electric vans are also becoming more appealing for business owners and employers alike. But, which ones are the best? In this article, we take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of an electric van, and which ones are the best...

What is WLTP?

Are the WLTP rules too confusing? In this article we explore how they can actually benefit you!
We know how the story goes - you buy a car that has an official fuel consumption figure of 65.6mpg, but find yourself managing just 52.1mpg all the time. It’s a drag and you’re paying out more than you expected. What gives?Measuring these figures can’t be easy for the testers involved, but it’s hoped that it’s just about to get a whole lot easier.For more than thirty years, the New Driving Cycle (NEDC) has been used to carrying out fuel economy and European new car emissions tests. As of September 2017, however, a new test has replaced the dated NEDC. It’s called the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test (WLTP).In case you were wondering what it’s all about and what it will mean for you as a driver and car owner, OSV has got you covered with our article all about the WLTP.

Change to Road Tax 2018

Wondering when the new road tax changes kick in? In this article, we go into every possible detail you may need to know
Road tax? It’s become as complicated as Brexit and changes as often as the British weather. And in April 2018, it’s about to change again. Confused? Frustrated? Wanna know what the score is in terms of how much it’s gonna cost you? OSV has got you covered with the in’s and out’s of the new UK car tax system.

Getting a used car through OSV: FAQ

We look at getting a used car through OSV...
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At OSV, we mainly talk about new cars and vans. But did you know that we also offer used cars? That’s right, it’s not something we do all that often, but we offer used cars and vans on finance and to buy outright. However, we haven’t done that many articles on getting a used car or van, so we haven’t yet answered many of the questions our customers ask. So in this article, we are going to answer your frequently asked questions, ranging from what finance options are available to why you should get a used car from OSV...

Changes to advisory fuel rates – December 2017

We look at the changes to advisory fuel rates...
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As of December 2017 the new Advisory Fuel Rates came into effect after an announcement by HM Revenue and Customs. So what are these changes? And do these changes take into account everyone’s wishes? In this article, we look at the changes to the advisory fuel rates and how they will affect you...

5 reasons why your next company should be a Pick-Up

Thinking about getting a pickup as your next company car? Here's 5 reasons why you should...
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It’s not everyday you would consider getting a pickup as a company car. But pickups are actually a very valid option if you’re looking for a company car that is practical and professional.We predict that there will be quite a few pickups that are doubling up as company cars in the future, after all, pickups are seriously upping their game when it comes to luxury.In this article, we will give you our top 5 reasons why we think your next company car should be a pickup.

Who isn’t a good fit for OSV?

We look at who might not be a good fit for OSV...
OSV Ltd Head Office
In an ideal world, OSV would be the perfect choice for everyone’s car purchasing and leasing needs. However, we know that this is not the case and that there are some people who are not a good fit for us, and we are not a good fit for you. Founded in 1997, OSV put honesty and transparency at the heart of their business. And it is that honesty that is leading us to writing this article today. We know that we aren’t right for everyone and we felt it important that we talk about those who are not right for OSV, and vice versa. So in this article...

How do car leasing companies work?

We give you the lowdown on how car leasing companies work...
Silver metal cogs with 'leasing' written on them
When you are looking at leasing a car, or perhaps even buying a car, you may have come across some leasing companies. As leasing became more popular, so did leasing companies. And now, there are lots of different leasing companies to choose from. However, while leasing companies are very popular, many still don’t quite know what they are, how they work, and what makes them different from dealerships. That’s where we come in. OSV have been trading since 1997, and over that time we have seen leasing companies come and go. We have also learnt that transparency is key, and being completely honest with our customers has meant we have customers who return to us year on year. So in this article, we are going to tell you exactly how car leasing companies work, how they make their money and how they differ from a dealership. We are also going to give you some tips on how to find the best car leasing company for you.
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