Useful Information Articles

What Are Xenon Headlights
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
26-03-2019
What Are Xenon Headlights
In the last few years, the types of lights you see on the road have changed with different levels of brightness, colours, styles and intensity. Newer and more modern models of cars tend to have a more distinct brightness and a white/blue glow - these are called xenon headlights. These new lights ten...
kW to BHP
By Richard Bolton
19-03-2019
kW to BHP
Differences between Brake Horsepower, Kilowatts along with Pferdestärke or Horsepower can be confusing, we explain the origin and calculation for each along with a handy conversion calculator to help you understand the power of your car. What is car Power? Powerful cars come in all shapes and s...
Directory of Car Manufacturers
By Ross Wild
12-03-2019
Directory of Car Manufacturers
Have you ever considered where your vehicle has come from or the history it has gone through to end up on your driveway?... we thought not. This blog explores where every car manufacturer originated, who founded the company and a few different examples of some of their best vehicles. If not, why not...
What Are Roads Made Of?
By Richard Bolton
15-02-2019
What Are Roads Made Of?
If you have ever wondered what are roads made of? Then you’re not alone and although there are many different types of road in the UK that vary depending on the type of traffic they need to support, the volume of traffic, environmental factors and the planning that is approved. From the most simpl...
Most Popular Car Colours 2018
By Chris Taylor
04-02-2019
Most Popular Car Colours 2018
If you've ever wondered why you see so many White cars out on the road, you may have already put two and two together and realised that manufacturers provide White paint on their brand new cars free of charge and that some motorists don't fancy paying extra for metallic or pearlescent paint - which ...
How Dangerous Are Potholes?
By Ross Wild
30-01-2019
How Dangerous Are Potholes?
What is a pothole and how are they created? Potholes have to be one of the most common things you see on the road when making a commute or taking a summer stroll with your dog, due to their annoying effects and noticeable size, but they may create more of a problem than you anticipated. A pothole i...
Is Premium Fuel worth it?
By Richard Bolton
14-01-2019
Is Premium Fuel worth it?
There are hundreds of types of fuel available in the UK alone, with each provider having their own unique formula of hydrocarbons and oxidisers along with detergents and stabilisers to ensure a steady burn in a combustion engine. Most companies also offer a premium fuel, along with bold claims that ...
2019 Motoring Calendar
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
14-12-2018
2019 Motoring Calendar
Another year is upon us which means another year of fantastic motoring events. Here at All Car Leasing we've got you covered with a brand new 2019 Motoring Calendar!Have we missed out an event that should be here? Leave a comment or send us an email at marketing[at]allcarleasing.co.uk!January15th - ...
What is a concept car?
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
26-10-2018
What is a concept car?
The word concept means “a principle or an idea”. From a marketing point of view, it means an idea for a new product or a way to sell a new product, in this case, a car. It is used to describe a method for automobile makers to create physical “idea” of a car that is not designed to go into pr...
What Do Engine Names Stand For?
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
11-10-2018
What Do Engine Names Stand For?
Ever wondered what those letters attached to your car mean? Or have you ever been in traffic and wondered what on earth is the difference between a CDTI and a TFSI? Well, in this blog we take a look at the meanings behind various engine names and what the acronyms stand for.Alfa Romeo/FiatJTDM -&nbs...
Car Manufacturer Performance Divisions
By Chris Taylor
08-10-2018
Car Manufacturer Performance Divis...
Performance models are typically used by car manufacturers as advertising poster boys, due to the rise in popularity and consistent level of improvement seen in the motor industry over the past decade, these models have gained an enormous amount of demand, with equal need for both affordable and mor...
Meanings Behind Car Manufacturer Logos
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
05-10-2018
Meanings Behind Car Manufacturer L...
Have you ever looked at a vehicle manufacturer's logo and wondered and what went on behind the scenes to create it? Well, lucky for you we've looked at every manufacturer we currently work with and found the history and meaning behind their logos.AbarthThis logo originated due to the star sign of th...
Stay Safe - Stay Back
By Chris Taylor
18-09-2018
Stay Safe - Stay Back
An interesting new "Stay Safe, Stay Back" campaign has been launched by Highways England in effort to encourage safer driving and combat the very common problem of tailgating. The campaign has quickly been backed by the UK government, even ex Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell has voiced his support, sa...
Londons Ultra Low Emission Zones
By Chris Taylor
04-09-2018
Londons Ultra Low Emission Zones
From the 3rd of September, rules surrounding the new 'ultra-low emission zones' will come in to effect in effort to fight against the air pollution crisis in the congested capital London, meaning only modern hybrid, hydrogen or fully electric cars/bikes will be allowed to drive on the nine streets t...
Car Tech - Heated and Cooled seats
By Richard Bolton
29-08-2018
Car Tech - Heated and Cooled seats
As the age of technology continues to develop and what was once a luxury or futuristic becomes mundane and every day it is important to know where it all begins and where it could be leading, it is no surprise the features seen on race cars make their way to sports cars and luxury cars, eventually a...
Car Leasing Care - Maintenance
By Richard Bolton
08-08-2018
Car Leasing Care - Maintenance
Every lease vehicle is offered with maintenance, although this will increase the monthly rentals a variety of factors are considered including how many miles you drive, the type of vehicle you are leasing and the cost of maintenance on that vehicle. Car leasing maintenance is optional and servicin...
What are the Different Types of Hybrid cars?
By Richard Bolton
16-07-2018
What are the Different Types of Hy...
The concept of alternative fuel and eco-friendly vehicles has been in development for decades, the first hybrid to be mass produced was the Toyota Hybrid in 1991, which was only available in Japan. Since then Hybrid vehicles have been a growing market for the last twenty years with more and more man...
What makes a car a GT?
By Richard Bolton
04-07-2018
What makes a car a GT?
What is a Grand Tourer There are many cars that claim to be a Grand Tourer or GT but in all of this noise, we aim to clear up the definition of what is a Grand Tourer and maybe even find the best modern GT available new in 2018. First of all let us break down what Grand Tourer means. Firstly is ...
UK Heatwave: Are your car tyres melting?
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
02-07-2018
UK Heatwave: Are your car tyres me...
Towards the end of June and the beginning of July 2018 the weather went from warm to scorching up and down the country in the blink of an eye. This has led to warnings of a possible hosepipe ban, warnings about taking dogs out in the sun and tragic fires starting. Although we all wish for a nice hot...
All about 1.0 turbo petrol engines
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
04-06-2018
All about 1.0 turbo petrol engines
1.0 litre turbocharged engines are fairly common these days with most well known brands having their own version, but are they any good? Can an engine that small, even with a turbo, have decent pickup? Do they have decent economy considering their size? Is it worth looking at these modern eco engine...
What is a crossover?
By Ronnie Lawson-Jones
02-06-2018
What is a crossover?
You’ve probably heard the word crossover quite a bit and probably know what one looks like, but do you know exactly what a crossover is, what features they have and perhaps some of their pros and cons over other types of cars such as hatchbacks, superminis or saloons?This article may also help you...