With the Government issuing ah-hoc motoring-related updates, the UK’s leading car leasing company has issued its top tips for motorists to help keep them up to date.
Current advice about the use of a vehicle is clear – only use it for absolutely essential travel. This includes driving to work, to the shop for essentials, to the chemist for medicine or travelling to support vulnerable friends or family.
Here’s the top three pieces of information motorists need to know:
- Fuel – motorists can get fuel but only if it is to facilitate essential travel
- MOT – if its due from 1st April – there is a six-month extension. If a vehicle failed its MOT before this date – it does need to pass to be on the road now. Limited garages are open across the UK
- Vehicle Excise Duty (more commonly known as car or road tax) – the planned increase is still going ahead from this month, meaning, most car owners will face increased costs
Mike Thompson, Director at LeasingOptions.co.uk said: “There’s so many changes and restrictions for motorists at the moment it’s hard for people to keep up.
“The key to motoring at the moment is that it has to be based on essential travel. During this time though there are still pieces of information vehicle owners need to know, so we have pulled together this helpful guide.”
For those that have leased their car – LeasingOptions has also provided top tips specifically for them:
- Payment breaks – if you are experiencing financial difficulties – contact your funder and see what options are available
- Lease Contract – if your contract is up for renewal in the next few months there may be an option to extend and save up to 25% a month
- Key workers – where possible, LeasingOptions will prioritise deliveries for key workers and vulnerable people as defined by HM Government