We answer your questions on fuel cards

Kirsten Brent | 10/06/2014 10:30:06 AM

Fuel cards are a fleet manager’s best friend. They make the process of your drivers filling up easy as they don’t need to worry about petty cash or reimbursements, and invoicing is a breeze at the end of the month. This all makes managing your fleet simpler, but on the rare occasion you may encounter a glitch with your fuel card or need other support in this area. In this article we answer some of the questions commonly asked by Fleetcare clients to keep your fleet running smoothl...

Tips for selecting the right tyres

Jess Wallace | 30/05/2014 9:55:05 AM

The only things which connect your car to the road are your tyres, so needless to say they are a critical factor of safety and ride quality. When choosing tyres it can be easy to get bogged down in technical terminology or be overwhelmed by the many brands and varieties available. This article takes a look at important factors to consider when selecting tyres to ensure you make the right selection for your vehicle. Driving conditions Driving conditions can determine which tread patter...

How to protect your car from wild winter weather

Kirsten Brent | 28/04/2014 3:26:23 PM

Although it’s not quite winter yet, cold and stormy conditions have well and truly arrived in many parts of Australia. While the wild weather wreaks havoc on both our cities and rural areas, one asset that can sometimes be difficult to protect is our vehicles. If you don’t have an undercover area at home or have to park your car outside at work, you can still protect your car from costly storm damage using some of our handy tips below. We also take a look at important steps to tak...

Comprehensive guide to motor vehicle insurance

Kirsten Brent | 17/04/2014 11:42:25 AM

Motor vehicle insurance is often considered a costly and inconvenient part for both individual motorists and when running a fleet. While the world of car insurance may seem like you are going out to battle in a minefield, knowing the basics and some tips of how to save can be crucial to getting the best deal whilst still protecting your vehicle. This article gives an overview of car insurance in Australia as well as how to save time and money and cover your car from any unforeseen circumstanc...

Geneva Motor Show 2014 Highlights

Kirsten Brent | 24/03/2014 3:45:56 PM

The famous Geneva Motor Show just wrapped up in the Swiss city, running from the 6th to the 16th of March 2014. Geneva is one of the biggest events on the automotive calendar, with many major car makers unveiling new models and concept cars. We take a look at some of our favourite cars from Geneva, and some of the new cars that will be shaping our driving future. Audi TT Update and TT Quattro Sport Concept One of the most anticipated debuts from Geneva was undoubtedly that of the new ...

Logbooks & FBT: The benefits of electronic logbooks

Kirsten Brent | 18/03/2014 9:42:42 AM

In times when the economy is struggling and times are tough for many businesses, saving money by efficiently running your fleet becomes paramount. Reducing your Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) liability by managing your logbooks correctly is one way to benefit your fleet and make accounting simpler. When looking at optimising your FBT, it is important to know what records and documentation you are required to keep by the ATO, and how you can compile and store this efficiently. One way to do this is...

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Why fleet management is more than fuel cards

Kirsten Brent | 26/02/2014 2:25:11 PM

The first thought that comes to many people’s minds when they hear the phrase ‘fleet management’ is fuel cards. While fuel cards can provide substantial savings and form an integral part of any fleet management product, there are many other aspects of fleet management that can also yield savings, all while keeping you in full control of your fleet. We take a look at why it is important to invest in all areas of fleet management, rather than focus on fuel savings alone, and h...

The world’s most valuable and powerful car brands

Kirsten Brent | 24/02/2014 2:32:26 PM

When it comes to brand recognition, car brands have to be near the top of the list. It is almost impossible to escape automotive advertising on TV or online, or leave home without seeing many different car badges on vehicles. Auto manufacturers also have some of the most valuable brands in the world – hardly surprising considering that the global automotive industry had revenues of $918,644.4 million in 2012. So which car brands are the most valuable, and which are the most powerful? We...

The benefits of outsourcing vehicle maintenance

Kirsten Brent | 20/02/2014 2:11:19 PM

Regular vehicle maintenance and servicing is one of the most important, yet headache-inducing areas of fleet management. The expense of vehicle maintenance coupled with having to take your vehicles off the road can wreak havoc for your fleet if not managed correctly. Delay or neglect to service your vehicles and you risk needing major maintenance undertaken in the future and higher vehicle running costs because your cars aren’t running as they should. To mitigate these risks many compan...

Choosing the right fuel card solution

Kirsten Brent | 18/02/2014 12:42:42 PM

Fuel cards are the cornerstone of effective fleet management, as they allow drivers to charge fuel directly to your business with no need for petty cash and easier invoicing. Although fuel cards offer many benefits, it is important to be careful of possible fees, charges and inconvenience that can quickly wipe away any benefits. Shopping around to choose the best fuel card system for you can save you a lot of time and money in the long run compared to the wrong solution. Varieti...

Getting the most out of your fleet management product

Kirsten Brent | 29/01/2014 10:45:28 AM

Congratulations – you have signed up for a fleet management product to take care of your fuel, maintenance and roadside assistance. While this is a great start to improving your fleet’s efficiency as well as saving your business money and hassle, did you know that fleet management can give you so much more? What’s even better is that it is possible to squeeze so much extra value out of your fleet management investment for free, or just a little extra a month. This article ex...

Top selling cars in Australia 2013

Kirsten Brent | 7/01/2014 8:24:59 AM

It’s hard to believe that a New Year is upon us already, and here at Fleetcare that means one thing – our annual roundup of the previous year’s car sales figures. As we all know, a lot can change in a year, or even in six months in the automotive world as shown by our mid-year analysis. So which cars appealed to the Australian public in 2013? We take a look at the sales figures and what they mean for the automotive industry heading into 2014. Top 10 best-selling vehicles 20...

The benefits of fleet management reporting

Kirsten Brent | 27/11/2013 12:07:57 PM

When running a large corporate fleet, or even a smaller fleet as part of a small to medium enterprise, it can sometimes be an information overload – fuel receipts, odometer readings, and service logs can all stack up and cost your business time and money. By outsourcing your fleet management services and using a reporting software package, you can keep up to date and in control of your fleet. Reporting can offer countless benefits to your fleet and make your life exponentially easier &n...

Your guide to handling road works

Kirsten Brent | 21/10/2013 12:08:17 PM

We’ve all been there – driving along happily in free flowing traffic, only to see the long line of brake lights approaching. Then you see the lines of witches’ hats, flashing lights screaming out “road works ahead – expect delays” and workers holding “slow” or “stop” signs. You’ve hit the dreaded road works that you are likely to encounter on any trip through any major Australian city. Although being stuck in road works ca...

How to be prepared for any vehicle mishap

Kirsten Brent | 15/10/2013 10:16:25 AM

You know that old boy scout saying, “Always be prepared”? This statement couldn’t ring more true than when discussing vehicles and car travel. Anything from a flat tyre, minor damage to your car, an injury or spill can be a major inconvenience, but can also prove dangerous if you aren’t prepared. Worse still, if you are unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident, planning ahead can prove crucial. This article is all about expecting the unexpected when driving and ...

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