What To Expect From Your Contract Hire +Maintenance Package

Thank you for hiring your vehicle from AMI Vehicle Leasing! To improve your driving experience, we recommend to familiarise yourself with your Contract Hire +Maintenance Package. When you take your car for any form of maintenance, please remember to hand over the relevant service card found inside your AMI wallet. It is essential to request [...]

Ultra Low Emission Zone: How Much Will It Cost Your Business?

As of the 8th April 2019, most vehicles will need to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge, when travelling in central London. This is in addition to the Congestion Charge. For those commuting through or working in this area, it is essential to know how these changes are [...]

MOT Changes May 2018

MOT Changes May 2018: What Do Fleet Managers Need To Know?

MOT Changes May 2018: What Do Fleet Managers Need To Know? Last month the UK introduced changes to the MOT test. As of the 20th May 2018, vehicles will now be tested under a new set of criteria. Most of the test is the same, however there are some important new items fleet managers should [...]

BIK Tax Rates

BIK Tax Rates 2018: What The Latest Changes Mean For Company Cars

What are benefits in kind (BIK)? ‘Benefits in kind’ are benefits which employees or directors receive from their employment that are not included in their salary or wages. It is necessary to pay tax on all of these benefits, including a company car. What are the changes to BIK tax rates? As of the 6th [...]

AMI Vehicle Quiz: 10 Cars That Share Their Name With Animals

What could go wrong with naming a car after a South American wildcat? The original name for the Mitsubishi Shogun for the European market was ‘Pajero’. Derived supposedly from the latin for Pampas Cat, ‘Leopardus pajeros’. Unfortunately, the word ‘Pajero’ doesn’t translate too well in spanish… check out the meaning for yourself if you're curious. [...]


AdBlue Explained: The Simple Science Behind Reducing Diesel Pollution

Why do we need AdBlue? Put simply, too much nitrogen oxide (NOx) is not good for the planet. Nitrous oxide occurs naturally as part of the Earth's nitrogen cycle, however human activity now contributes to 40% of all NOx present in the atmosphere. Diesel fumes make up a significant part of that.   Before the [...]

GAP Insurance Explained: The Straightforward Definition

GAP Insurance Explained: The Straightforward Definition

Why Does GAP Insurance Exist? Imagine you’ve arrived at a dealership to collect your brand new car. Your hire purchase paperwork is all agreed. You sign the dotted line. Grab the keys. Begin to drive away. You pull on to the road and...BANG! Someone has hit you Before you’ve even got out of first gear, [...]

Emergency Refuge Area: Cold Shoulder For The Hard Shoulder

Emergency Refuge Area: Cold Shoulder For The Hard Shoulder

Replacing the hard shoulder with the emergency refuge area is becoming common across the UK’s roads. Why the rise in Emergency Refuge Areas? In 2015, the Department for Transport forecast a growth in traffic of up to 60% from 2010 to 2040 on the Strategic Road Network. One scenario showed that up to 19.5% of [...]

Returning A Vehicle On Business Contract

How To Return A Vehicle On Business Contract Hire – The Do’s and Don’ts

When returning a vehicle on business contract hire, it may be subject to certain charges. Often you will be invoiced to cover anything that falls outside of fair wear and tear or replace missing item. A leasing company should make it clear from the start what falls outside of fair wear and tear. A leasing company [...]

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