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Do you keep an atlas in your vehicle?

Do you keep an atlas in your vehicle?

An AA-Yonder poll of over 15,000 drivers recently found that almost one in every five have never updated their road atlas.

Other key statistics included:

  • 11 per cent renew their copy every five years or more. 
  • 18 per cent renew their copy every three years or more.
  • 7 per cent renew their copy annually. 

Managing Director at AA Media Simon Numphud said, “With nearly half a million copies of this year’s range already sold, it is clear that for British motorists the AA Atlas range is still a vital companion when exploring the UK. With the country’s infrastructure always evolving, including the introduction of smart motorways and changes to tolls and restrictions, we encourage drivers to keep their atlases up to date so they are never caught out when on the roads.”

Edmund King, President of the AA said, “Two thirds of drivers still have an atlas but too many of them are out of date. Despite the advent of the sat nav, AA atlases are still an essential in-car item alongside the ice-scraper or torch. When roads are blocked following an incident many sat navs just try to re-route back onto the blocked road, whereas the atlas can show you alternative routes. When planning a road trip, nothing quite compares to the excitement of turning the pages of an atlas. Even the Queen has been spotted with an AA Atlas.”

It was recently recommended by the AA to keep an up-to-date road atlas in your vehicle in case your sat nav or mobile runs out of battery, particularly in light of the snowy conditions which much of the UK is currently experiencing. Other recommended essentials to keep on-hand include: de-icer, warm winter clothing, a blanket, jump leads, warning triangles, a phone power pack, an empty fuel can and a first aid kit. 

We at Marshall Leasing are dedicated to keeping our customers safe on the road, which is why we recommend you download our Marshall Assist app, which can be used to access maintenance and support services in the event of a breakdown. 

You can find out more about the app and how to download it, here.

Contract hire and fleet management 

Marshall Leasing is a Bank of Ireland (UK) plc-owned business which offers a commercial and flexible approach to business contract hire, contract purchase, sale and leaseback for cars and LCVs fleets and management of purchased fleets. 

If you would like to find out more about our contract hire and fleet management services, please get in touch with us at info@marshall-leasing.co.uk or by calling 01480 414541. Alternatively, please complete our contact form.  

Image courtesy of the AA. 

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