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I have just taken receipt of our new lease car from Howlett Leasing. Stacey has been very helpful and responsive. She took the time to guide me through the process to find the best deal for me. I would not hesitate to recommend them.'

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I have dealt with car leasing companies in the past but never one that ticked all my boxes re professionalism, responsiveness, attention to detail, customer focus and business knowledge. Stacey did a fantastic job in securing me a great deal on my VW Golf, from point of enquiry to vehicle delivery. I will be recommending Howlett Leasing as the only go to leasing company for real results!

Chris Ives, Essex

On the 14th March Mr and Mrs Wong from Essex Digital Copiers, based in South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, took delivery of their brand new Mazda CX-5. This is the second Mazda they have ordered from us, not only did we supply them with their new vehicle, but also gave them a better price on their part exchange than they had already been offered. This is what they had to say:-

Essex Digital Copiers, Chelmsford

Howlett Leasing is superb and Stacey is great to deal with - she’s very patient and has a great selection of cars. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others! I love my Peugeot. Thanks

P Wilby, Sudbury

My first dealings with Howlett Leasing, having been recommended by a colleague, and I found them very helpful, accurate and delivered on time, not forgetting great pricing! I will thoroughly recommend this company to all my associates and look forward to continued business in the future.

Paul Trinder, Suffolk Ski Centre, Ipswic

Low CO2 emission of 49 g/km benefitting the drive and cheap monthly rentals benefitting the company was our main reason for purchasing

Spraybooth Technology, Suffolk

When we changed our family car earlier this year we leased it through Stacey at Howletts. This was our first lease and we were a bit worried that it would be complicated and time consuming but Stacey's professional approach and efficient manner in dealing with our questions meant that it was quick and easy and in no time we had our new car and a good price for our old one.

In fact it went so well that I decided to change my Mini for an Audi TT. This time Stacey was set a bigger challenge. There was a long lead in time for the model that I first chose and I just could not wait that long. I was close to giving up and keeping the Mini but Stacey was determined to get me my car in the timeframe I had and she worked magic behind the scenes, e mailing at weekends and evenings with options and even while she was on holiday until in no time at all I had my fabulous TT Quattro Coupe. I would recommend Howletts for leasing and for trade in. Fair prices, friendly personal service and great aftercare.

Wendy Jarvis, Suffolk

Very smooth and easy way to obtain my new Mini Clubvan. I received updates from Stacey Howlett and Jon from Mini at every stage, including after sales care.

Mr Stephen Bass, Grays

This is the second time Stacey has found the exact truck and spec faster and cheaper than I could find else where. You get exactly what you ask for with no hassle, with Stacey doing all the work. Thanks for all the work and will be using you again.

David Carey, Norfolk

Having committed the cardinal sin of trying Vanarama for my new van, and despite their unbelievable prices I soon found things were not what they seemed. I soon lost faith. I'd known Stacey for a while and from the first call Howlett Leasing gave me an honest, competitive price with no strings attached, no onerous conditions to meet - just a great price quoted by humans, real people with experience of their profession, this was great! From there it was remarkably easy to process the agreement and take delivery in fact a matter of weeks before my Black Citroen Berlingo arrived. It has since done everything asked of it and more and I'm very pleased with the van and the deal. Stacey also helped with Van insurance too. Thanks Stacey and the Howlett team for processing the contract hire so smoothly, it was great doing business.

Graham Pretty, Colchester


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Why you should read this about WLTP

WLTP is the new method of measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissionsVirtually all new cars will have to show the new WLTP measurement from September 01, 2018.It will affect fuel consumption figures, and CO2 emissions, all of which are predicted to worsen.This will have a potential knock-on effect on Vehicle Excise Duty, and benefit in kind company car taxation.

HAVE you ever wondered why the official fuel consumption of your vehicle might claim to be 67.3mpg, yet you struggle to breach the 50mpg mark? Well, you’re not alone. What’s the point of ‘official’ figures that are wildly misleading? That’s why the new WLTP test regime has been implemented. It replaces the existing NEDC measurement that is currently in use. All new cars must be tested under the new WLTP regime by September 01, 2018.

WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure. WLTP is the replacement for NEDC. NEDC stands for New European Driving Cycle. The latter was a lab-based system with a noble ambition of measuring fuel consumption and emissions so consumers could compare vehicles. Except it wasn’t accurate. Or designed for the new breed of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. It’s simply not fit for purpose any more. WLTP, while still lab-based, measures cars over much more realistic ‘in-life’ conditions. There’s much less of the steady driving measured by NEDC; more of the stop-start, accelerate-brake you experience in everyday driving. And more emphasis on urban driving conditions. WLTP also lasts longer (double the distance to 14.5 miles), has a higher average speed (21mph versus 29mph) and features more gearchanges. So you get the picture; it’s a much tougher test.

What will be the effect of WLTP on my choice of car?Cars tested under the previous NEDC method are likely to show substantial increases in CO2 emissions and a worsening of fuel consumption. For example, cars that were once below 110g/km of CO2 may now have emissions in excess of 130g/km. This will have an impact on future company car choice, simply because the benefit in kind value will increase (since company car tax is based on a combination of CO2 emissions, P11D value and fuel type). However, existing business motorists should note that WLTP tested figures will not be applied retrospectively to existing company cars. WLTP may also impact your choice of car if you company has a company car policy based on CO2 emission bands. Or if it certain cars are placed outside a company car policy based on fuel consumption criteria. WLTP also places more emphasis on the detailed vehicle specification than the old test. So it recognises factors such as the rolling resistance of tyres (the impact of choosing 20 inch alloys against standard 18 inch alloys, for example). Or how options fitted by a car manufacturer may affect the overall CO2 emissions. While this may seem disadvantageous for the consumer initially, the WLTP ratings are much more realistic and reflect more closely everyday usage

The WLTP transition timelineMoving to the new new WLTP test procedure has already begun. This actually commenced from September 01, 2017 for all new car models. New car models will, however, continue to be taxed under NEDC correlated values. (A formula to prevent additional complexity during the transition phase.) But there are further important dates that will affect business motoring. Here’s what you need to know: September 01, 2018 Mandatory WLTP testing for all new car registrations from this date.January 01, 2019 Another critical WLTP date. From the beginning of 2019, mpg and electric range must be represented by WLTP data; NEDC correleated figures will be shown for CO2 emissions.April 06, 2020 Consumer information switches from NEDC CO2 figures to WLTP CO2 figures.Car taxation from this date will also be based on WLTP CO2 figures.

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