The City of Leeds, with a population of more than 750,000 is considered the third largest city in the country, and has a history dating back to the 5th Century. It is considered a gamma world city and is especially respected for its higher education, finance, and insurance industries. 30 national and international banks are located in the city and has more than 30 banking call centres that employ approximately 20,000 people.
Public transport networks are strong in the City of Leeds, which is served primarily by the West Yorkshire Metro, but residents and visitors to the city are heavily dependent on cars. In a 2012 study, it came out as the seventh most gridlocked city of 31 cities across the EU. The study showed that the average driver spends approximately 80 hours in congestion putting safety and environmental concerns high on the agenda of the city.
The city itself is one of the main transport hubs for the North. As well as being an important part of the Northern motorway network, Leeds is also served by an urban motorway network with the M621 ring road taking traffic into the city centre. The Loop Road is a one way road that circles the city in a clockwise direction while most parts of the main city centre have now been pedestrianized.
The large concentration of cars, the number of main roads that meet at the city, and the extensive congestion levels mean that car comfort and safety are arguably more important than performance and speed when buying a car for use around Leeds. City cars are convenient, inexpensive, and they typically have low emissions and good petrol consumption. With an affordable car loan from Like Car Finance, you can purchase a brand new or used city car to help cope with the congestion and park easily.
Like Car Finance offers access to a range of car loans, including bad-credit car loans, and those for the self-employed. By completing a simple application form today, you could be given access to credit to buy the car that best suits your needs tomorrow. Complete our online application form now, or call one of our experienced advisors to start the application process.