Tom Tom has launched an app to accurately record the mileage of car on a smartphone. The WebFleet Logbook app is designed to work hand in hand with an in vehicle TomTom, using the link tracking to report to an information centre.
The system is designed to minimize the driver input into keeping his mileage records.
Lex using whole of life costs for car leasing decisions
Recent research by Lex Autolease has shown a need to consider the whole of life cost of a vehicle on lease. Using an example of the Vauxhall Insignia petrol version and a Ford Mondeo diesel, the monthly payments are the same, but the running costs over the period of ownership will maybe change you view of which lease car to have.
As an illustration of the importance of a cars ECO credentials, reducing the CO2 of a fleet of 400 cars by just 5g/km can save £14,000 per annum. Additionally, cars falling above the 160 g/km threshold will cost the company hundreds of pounds a year per car in capital allowances.
Men are more at risk, driving when the snow falls
Business mileage carries on even when the snow falls. If you have to drive, its worth making some small adjustments to your driving style .
Stopping distances may increase ten fold on ice, leave plenty space between yourself and the car in front. If you see the car in front skidding, you have other options, such as turning to one side of the incident in front.
Avoid using your brakes unnecessarily. ABS is fantastic, but on ice it can increase skidding as the build up of ice you get when skidding is continually released. Ideally, use your gears to slow you.
Also, consider using 2nd gear to pull away.