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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.

Have you considered where your next new car will be made?

Have you ever wondered if your new car was made in the UK or imported in?
UK Car Imports
When you buy a car what’s the first thing you think about? Is it the mileage, the car safety rating, the extras, the colour? Or do you think about where the car was made and how it’s going to get to your front door?
OSV Brexit - how will Brexit affect you?
So, you’re thinking about buying or leasing a new car in the next few months? You know that it’s going to take some time for the car to be assembled how you want, but it’s still only going to be a few weeks, right? What happens if you don’t need your car until May? Is Brexit going to make that much of a difference?

Should I use a Car Broker?

What are the Pros and Cons of Using a Car Broker?
Dashboard - car broker
Leasing a car is becoming an increasingly popular choice and, because of this, there are so many vehicle brokers advertising attractive offers that are sometimes just too good to refuse. But, why use a vehicle broker? There are advantages and disadvantages to using a car broker and it’s important for you to be aware of these before you make a decision as to whether using a broker is right for you. That’s why we’re going to give you a quick guide to the pros and cons of using a vehicle broker. Using a vehicle broker has it' s advantages. For example...

Should you lease your next car?

Thinking about leasing your next car? Here are some things you should consider...
Blue Ford Fiesta - why is business contract hire cheaper than personal contract hire
Around 20% of all new car transactions are leases. Having the option to drive a brand new car every two or three years is very appealing to most people and with the amount of great deals available, leasing is become increasingly popular. But, should you lease your next car? Aside from the fact that you get a new car every few years, leasing does have its good qualities. However, it isn’t for everyone. At OSV, we help people decide if leasing is for them every day, and have done so for almost two decades. So in this article we will be looking at the pros and cons of leasing, and whether you can get a better deal if you lease your next car. There are lots of advantages to leasing a car such as...

Understanding car registration plates

We look at how car registration plates work and how to read them...
understanding car registration plates
Every year, twice a year, the registration plates on cars will change. This isn’t news; of course, it’s always been this way. But we understand that actually, it can be pretty confusing if you don’t understand how it works. So, here is a brief explanation of how exactly registration plates work...
If you are a business, then you may be considering leasing your next car or your next fleet of cars. Vehicle leasing for businesses has become extremely popular as of late, and is still continuing to grow in popularity. But how does it all work? Why has it become so popular?...

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Arrives

Take a look at the latest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Arrive
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Even more exciting Geneva Motor Show news as Mitsubishi has finally unveiled their Eclipse Cross. They teased us before the Motor Show but now we’ve seen the whole thing, and it’s looking promising. Sandwiched in between the ASX and the Outlander, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is designed to compete with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai which is quite interesting considering Nissan has pretty much taken full control of Mitsubishi.
Is your car stalling your love life
It’s no secret that studies often find that women consider men who drive expensive cars more attractive, but what about the cars they find least attractive? New research released today, revealed that the Mini topped the list with just 5% of women saying that they found men driving Mini’s attractive.
When you get a company car, you have to pay company car tax. And naturally, you’d want to keep your company car tax as low as possible. But, is petrol or diesel better for low company car tax? In this article we compare the two fuel types and look at which one is best if you want low company car tax.
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