• Car Leasing Leeds

    FVL has been leasing cars to Leeds since 1998. Offering every make and model of car, van, or pick-up truck available, you know that you will be able to secure the vehicle you want to lease. We compare prices across our hand-picked panel of ten lenders to guarantee you the best value car leasing package.

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Driving tips for Leeds

Leeds, located in West Yorkshire, England, is a vibrant city known for its rich history, cultural attractions, and bustling city center. The main system to be aware of is the Leeds City Centre Loop, two miles of a one-way system with 18 “Junctions.”

There are plenty of ongoing improvements to the road network within Leeds City Center, so allow additional time for journeys. Leeds Corn Exchange is a Grade I listed building and a symbol of the city's commercial heritage; this has recently been pedestrianised and is a good example of the “Connecting Leeds” strategy.

Three park-and-ride schemes are in operation, with buses leaving every 10 mins.

  • Elland Road P&R 1,358 parking slots Sat nav: LS11 0EB.
  • Temple Green P&R 1,391 parking slots Sat nav: LS9 0AA
  • Stourton P&R 1,200 parking s lots Sat Nav: LS10 1FF

If you decide to drive in the center, be aware of the numerous bus lanes and their restrictions, Lane usage times are well signed and enforced by cameras, and fixed penalty notice fines are heavy.

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Car leasing deals in Leeds

For many people in Leeds, leasing a car is a more attractive option than buying one outright. Are you looking to find your next lease car and live in Leeds?


  • Car leasing lets you choose from the whole market, and offers you fixed monthly rentals making it ideal for budgeting.
  • Our unique special offers give you cheaper car lease deals to choose from, helping you save money each month.
  • You don’t have to worry about the car losing value over time. Simply lease your car and hand it back at the end of the term.
  • Our lease cars are brand new, so you will receive the full warranty, road tax for the term and breakdown recovery.
  • Delivery is included to anywhere in the UK mainland.
  • We shop the market place so don’t have to. Using our panel of the ten of the best leasing companies.


  • Being a lease, you won’t own the car; once the lease term is up, you’ll have to return the car.
  • It pays to be accurate with your mileage allowance. There are mileage charges should you go over your contracted miles.
  • Because our car lease special offers are constantly changing, you may miss out on the best offer for you if you wait too long.
  • There can be a termination fee should you want to exit your contract early.
  • If the price of road tax increases, you will have to pay the difference.
  • If you return the vehicle damaged, you will have to pay for the repairs.

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Leed's Clean Air Driving Zones

The Leeds CAZ was due to be re-launched on March 6, 2021, after a  delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was to cover a large area within the outer ring road of Leeds, and it would have affected mainly high-polluting vehicles, including buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, and HGVs (heavy goods vehicles). It was unpopular because it was to apply 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including weekends and bank holidays.

However, the whole project was scrapped when further research showed that most traffic flowing through Leeds was cleaner than first thought. Sceptics think its unpopularity meant the scheme was not robust enough to go through the legal courts.

EV Chargers in Leeds

According to Leeds City Council, there are over 412 publicly accessible charge points in Leeds. This includes 72 Rapid Chargers in partnership with Geniepoint and 24 fast and rapid chargers at the Stourton Park and Ride. There is also a partnership with EB  Charging, installing 84 new rapid chargers in 15 locations finishing in the Summer of 2023. Check out ZAPMAP to get the latest list.

Transport links in Leeds

Leeds has excellent transport links that connect it to various parts of the country. Here are the main transport options available for traveling to Leeds:

Leeds is well-served by trains and has a centrally located railway station. Direct train services connect Leeds to various cities, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and many others. The East Coast Main Line and the TransPennine Express routes are among the major rail links serving Leeds.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is the closest airport to the city, located approximately 8 miles northwest of Leeds city center. It offers domestic and international flights to several destinations, including major European cities.

National Express and Megabus are two major coach operators that serve Leeds, providing connections to various cities in the UK. The city has an extensive local bus network operated by several companies, such as First Leeds and Arriva Yorkshire, offering transportation within the city and its surrounding areas.

Leeds is easily accessible by road due to its location at the intersection of major motorways. The M1 motorway runs to the east of the city, connecting it to London and other southern destinations. The M62 motorway passes through Leeds, connecting it to Manchester and Liverpool in the west, as well as Hull and the east coast.

Parking around Leeds

Plenty of parking is reasonably priced in Leeds; most sites are cashless and use the PaybyPhone App. Parking around the popular Canal and Docks area uses the CitiPark App. The popular parking sites are.

  • CitiPark Leeds Dock (Royal Armouries)
  • Merrion Centre (First Direct Arena)
  • CitiPark 7 Whitehall Road (Elland Rd, Leeds Train Station)
  • Headingly Cricket Car Park F postcode  LS6 3BW
  • Headingly Cricket Car Park K postcode  LS4 2RS
  • Woodhouse Lane Car Park   (Musem)
  • NCP New York Street Car Park (Market)
  • Crown Street Car Park (Corn Exchange)

Car Leasing Leeds Insights

Below you can find answers to our most commonly asked questions about car leasing in Leeds. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Get in touch.

  • First Vehicle Leasing has leased vehicles to Leeds for twenty-five years. Being wholly owned by the Ogilvie Group brings FVL to secure the best deals from your favourite car manufacturers. We shop the market for the best possible leasing package from our panel of ten hand-picked leasing companies to bring you the best deal. Our leasing consultants are on hand to take you through the process.

  • Established in 1998, we’re industry experts with a wealth of experience. As an FVL customer, you benefit from the strength of our partnerships with leading finance companies to bring you low prices and flexible leasing options. This means we can tailor deals to suit your needs. Our deals start from under £200, so you’ll find a vehicle for even the tightest budget.

  • At First Vehicle Leasing, our aim is to provide the best car leasing solutions and unbeatable service for our customers across the UK. To bring you the best deals we use a rating system. Our proprietary ranking system has been developed over 25 years and takes into account features of each model compared to its rivals. The primary categories used are length of lease, mileage limits along with a car's performance, practicality and tech features. We go direct to negotiate highly competitive deals on all our vehicles, so we can offer the very best deals.

  • Car leasing is simply a longer hire of a new car using a credit contract for a set period, usually between 2 and 4 years. They offer low fixed monthly rental payments until the end of the contract, and then you hand the car back.

  • With a standard car lease deal you will find included:

    • Full vehicle manufacturers warranty.
    • Road Tax for the length of the lease.
    • Free UK mainland delivery, right to your door.

    With a standard lease, you are responsible for insurance, charging and (or) fuel costs, damage, servicing, and maintenance.  
    If you wish to include servicing, premium branded tyre replacements, and maintenance, you can opt-in for what is called a Lender Maintained Lease. 

    Your lender-maintained contract hire includes all of the above with a few extra additions.

    Those include: 

    • Servicing  
    • Maintenance  (even things like wipers, bulbs, brakes, exhaust)
    • MOT for leases over three years
    • Breakdown recovery
    • Premium branded tyre replacements (and often puncture repairs too)
  • When you lease a car with FVL, you benefit from a range of special deals and offers. You'll also get one-to-one expert advice on which car to choose, how the process works, and how to get the most out of your vehicle. We have access to every new make and model of car available in the UK, including the latest electric cars.