Posted by Ashley Gilmour on December 14th 2017 in Uncategorised
You may or may not be aware that, statistically, motorways are the safest roads in the UK. Nevertheless, it is undeniably the case that many of us – experienced drivers included – are understandably nervous when faced with the prospect of travelling long distances on these busy, fast-moving highways.
With that in mind, we have spoken to a couple of industry experts to come up with a list of top tips for motorway driving. If you are someone who occasionally feels anxious about it, be sure to put your mind at ease by reading the below advice before you set off...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on November 29th 2017 in Uncategorised
Whether you spend your morning drive into work battling through queues or are fortunate enough to enjoy a journey which winds through quiet rural roads, the commute is not usually the most productive part of our day.
If we take the time to think about it, however, this short window of alone-time could be an opportunity to get plenty of useful things done, or even to broaden our minds. Here, we will look at the morning commute – traditionally seen as a necessary but rather boring part of our day – in a different light.
Read on for a few ideas...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on November 1st 2017 in Uncategorised
Image Credit: Jake Archibald
With Lewis Hamilton recently wrapping up Mercedes’ fourth Formula One World Drivers’ Championship in a row (and his third in four years), attention has already turned towards next season and beyond. Many F1 experts are speculating that the imposing championship and race win records set by Michael Schumacher can and will be eclipsed by Hamilton – who is still only 32 – in the years to come.
Whilst the future of Hamilton and Mercedes is undoubtedly exciting, however, we thought that – with another title safely in the bag – this was the perfect time to take a step back...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on October 4th 2017 in Uncategorised
This is more than driving in a continuous loop on comfortable tarmac in a controlled environment for an afternoon. This is extreme motorsport. These are some of the world’s most extreme races from all corners of the world that push both the driver and their car to the absolute limit. Drivers from around the globe put themselves and the vehicle to the test in some of the most dramatic landscapes and unforgiving terrain for the love of the sport.24 Hours of Le Mans
Andre Lagache and Rene Leonard won the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race back in May 1923,...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on October 3rd 2017 in Uncategorised
While some cities in the UK can conjure up images of heavy traffic and blaring horns, there are cities in which it is a pleasure to drive. Having the freedom to take your Mercedes lease to the Scottish Highlands or even across the border into Germany, Denmark or Sweden opens up a world of opportunities.
In this article, we look at some of the best cities to drive in, whether you’re taking your leased Mercedes or hiring a car abroad.Top cities to drive in Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is arguably one of the most unique travel destinations in the world. Its colourful houses and...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on September 4th 2017 in Uncategorised
Technology is helping drivers across the globe, whether that means finding a parking space in a city centre or the cheapest petrol station. New apps have been developed to help drivers better understand their cars and even drive more safely. In this article, we look at the best parking and driving apps for 2017.
Finding a decent parking space can often be the most frustrating aspect of driving. Once you find a space, it might be ludicrously expensive, or it might not allow you to stay for more than 30 minutes. Luckily, AppyParking is here to take the stress away. The innovative...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on August 30th 2017 in Uncategorised
Road trips can be tiring and stressful, so it’s important to make sure your four-legged friend is as comfortable as possible. While your pet doesn’t have to worry about directions and filling up the car with fuel, they may find the experience a little unsettling. In this article, we look at the top tips for long car journeys with your dog.
Prepare your dog for the journey
Before you think about any additional food or products for the duration of the trip, you’ll need to help your dog to prepare for the journey. Trina, writer at Wag The Dog UK, shared her...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on August 2nd 2017 in Model Information
Have you ever wondered just how far you can travel on a single tank of fuel? While many people avoid filling up their tank completely, doing so can unlock a world of adventures in your Mercedes lease.
One of the most exciting aspects of having a car is the freedom to travel wherever and whenever you wish. If you wake up with a burning desire to set off for the Scottish Highlands, simply fill up the tank and explore.
Find out how far you can travel in three different Mercedes-Benz models, including a C-Class, G-Class and Smart ForFour. As well as UK...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on June 30th 2017 in Uncategorised
By carrying a few essential items in your car, you can save yourself a lot of trouble. A spare pair of sunglasses, a handy flask and an ice scraper will go a long way. So, whether you’re setting off on a big road trip or just preparing for everyday situations, take a look at our guide to essential items to keep in your car.
This may sound obvious, but bottled water could keep you going for some time if you’re stranded. It’s important to keep bottled water in the car in case you break down, but also for topping up the...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on June 28th 2017 in Model Information
Whether you’re interested in classic cars or supercars, the UK’s motoring festival calendar is always packed. Admire and experience some of the world’s fastest cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed, or some of the most iconic vintage vehicles at the London Classic Car Show. To help you choose, take a look at City Vehicle Leasing’s guide to the top UK car festivals.CarFest North: 28-30 July, 2017 South: 25-27 August, 2017
Sports cars, vintage motors and some of the world’s iconic sets of wheels will take the stage at this year’s CarFest. Hosted by Chris Evans, the festival is in aid of BBC Children...