A Moment with Blake

Lania Mason | 9/10/2018 9:10:07 AM

Meet Blake Sradarev. A Novated Lease Educator based in our Perth office. We’re lucky enough to employ creative thinkers who anticipate customer needs, and are committed to solving problems. Blake happens to be one of them. Blake took the time to sit down with us and have a chat. So grab a coffee, take a seat, and learn a little more about Blake and novated leasing. You’re a novated educator – what does that mean exactly? My role at Fleetcare is to get out...

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Categories: Novated Lease

Is your business getting all its fuel tax credit rebates? Here’s how to claim the lot!

Mark Schneider | 26/09/2018 3:05:30 PM

Rising fuel prices have been putting the squeeze on businesses right around the country, and for that matter right around the world lately. That toxic combination of tight global supply, the falling Aussie dollar and high gross retail margins have seen fuel prices the highest they’ve been since 2015. While a Fleetcare Fuel Card will guarantee that you get discounted fuel every time one of your fleet vehicles fills up at the bowser, you’re still getting whacked by those fuel ta...

Four reasons to monitor driver behaviour

Mark Schneider | 26/09/2018 3:05:22 PM

Your drivers’ behaviour can have a big impact on your business’s bottom line, but all too many businesses seem content to let them just drive off each day and trust that they’re doing the right thing. A business that depends on its fleet depends on its drivers and in the age of telematic technology there’s really no excuse for not keeping a close eye on your drivers’ behaviour. Here are four good reasons for doing so: Safety Australia’s roads can be...

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Categories: Australia, Telematics

Fleetcare Telematics makes Fringe Benefits Tax less taxing

Mark Schneider | 26/09/2018 2:57:16 PM

Sipping cocktails on a tropical island; front row seats for the Rolling Stones; watching your team win the Grand Final at the MCG; filling in vehicle log books. One of these things is not like the others. It doesn’t matter whether you’re filling in the details or recording them later, old-fashioned vehicle log books are just tedious, time-consuming and, well, taxing, aren’t they? And do you know what? Because they’re very hit-and-miss, old-fashioned log books are c...

A Tradies' Guide To Managing Vehicle Expenses

Kate Walker | 20/09/2018 3:18:30 PM

Republished with approval from Fleetdynamics. The unavoidable truth of running a trades business is dealing with vehicle expenses. Between on-site quotes, picking up supplies and actually running your jobs, tradies spend a lot of time on the road. Calculating fuel costs, keeping track of log books or trying to find tradies when the customer says they didn’t arrive on site takes time and effort away from you being able to run your business. With that in mind, here’s our top...

Modern cars still can’t drive themselves

Mark Schneider | 30/08/2018 9:32:06 AM

If you’ve been awaiting the arrival of the first totally autonomous car then the latest news from America is bound to disappoint you. It seems you’ll need to be taking care, paying attention to the road and actually doing the driving for some time yet. America’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently tested five new vehicles with the latest semi-autonomous safety features and the results showed that car makers still have some way to go. The vehicles, the ...

ANCAP ad destroys cars and old myths head-on

Mark Schneider | 30/08/2018 9:31:55 AM

“I feel so much safer in my old car. It’s just so much better built and more solid than these new ones and I’m sure it will protect me better in a crash.” Some old motoring myths die hard, like that one. The truth, of course, is that virtually all new cars are safer than the old ones. The days when the only car makers making safety a priority were Volvo and Mercedes are long gone. Older vs Newer Corolla ANCAP, Australasia’s independent non-profit cras...

Cars to watch for in 2018

Mark Schneider | 29/06/2018 4:08:55 PM

2017 was an historic year for Australian motoring with the end of domestic vehicle manufacturing. Holden, Ford and Toyota are now importers of vehicles, rather than local producers. Nevertheless, there's a lot to look forward to in 2018, with a number of new models heading our way. Hyundai Ioniq Motorists looking for more sustainable vehicle options will be looking forward to the arrival of the Hyundai Ioniq range. The Ioniq will be offered in three forms: hybrid, plug-in hybr...

How long is too long for a novated lease?

Mark Schneider | 29/06/2018 4:05:10 PM

If you've been thinking about a novated lease for your next vehicle then you probably already know about the many advantages it offers. You know that it's the smart tax-effective way to get behind the wheel of a brand new car while keeping more money in your pocket each payday. That's because lease and running costs are paid from your pre-tax salary. But perhaps there's one question that you still haven't found an answer for: What's the ideal length of a novated le...

Our novated lease customers are a practical lot

Mark Schneider | 29/06/2018 4:04:51 PM

Fleetcare's novated lease customers are a practical lot judging by the popularity of dual cab utes and family-focused SUVs amongst them in 2017. Of the 10 most popular vehicle choices for novated leases last year there are four dual cab utes and four SUVs. Making up the remainder of the top 10 are Mazda's stylish, safe and well-equipped Mazda 3 and the sole traditional sedan in the list, the Holden Commodore. Those numbers reflect the demise of the traditional sedans like the Co...

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Categories: Novated Lease

EOFY is the perfect time for a new operating lease

Mark Schneider | 25/06/2018 10:42:45 AM

The end of the financial year is always a good opportunity to turn your mind to those aspects of your business that may be put to the back of it at other times. I’m talking about finances and tax, of course. While it may sound a bit dull, it’s worth paying attention to. A bit of action now can set your business up for a healthy start for the financial year ahead. The action I’m talking about is taking out an operating lease before the end of financial year to take advantage ...

How to make the most of EOFY car deals

Mark Schneider | 25/06/2018 10:31:22 AM

It’s that time of year folks when you can’t turn on the telly without being bombarded with EOFY deals on new cars. EOFY, for the chronically acronym-averse, stands for End Of Financial Year. May and June are party time for carmakers as they launch an advertising blitz to entice you to buy their latest models so they can hit their all-important sales targets. They offer everything from discounts on the driveaway price to vehicles loaded with free extras, longer warranties and a...

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Categories: Novated Lease

Six Formula 1 innovations you’ll find in road cars

Mark Schneider | 22/06/2018 2:21:02 PM

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo really blitzed the field on his way to winning this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, making Aussie sports fans hearts beat faster as he drove that crippled Red Bull car across the line. It was an amazing piece of driving in a car with a failing power unit, making everyone wonder how he’d go in a faster, more reliable car like the Mercedes. He’d probably be unbeatable. But even if you’d rather sit at home and watch paint dry than a Formul...

It’s not too late for Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Mark Schneider | 22/06/2018 1:58:38 PM

Hard to believe it but 2018 is almost halfway done. So how are those New Year’s resolutions you made in January looking? You know – the ones about losing some weight and improving your fitness? You’ve forgotten all about them? Oh dear! Well never mind, because a new financial year is about to roll around, giving you yet another chance to at least get your business in better shape for the year ahead, even if you haven’t lost any of that midriff yourself. Here’...

Are “talking” cars coming to Australia?

Mark Schneider | 28/05/2018 11:00:00 AM

The era of “talking” vehicles is almost upon us with Toyota announcing that it will start fitting its cars for the American market with sensor-based systems to communicate with other vehicles and road infrastructure from 2021. The technology is known as Dedicated Short-Range Communications Systems (DSRC) and according to Toyota it promises safer roads, fuel savings and better traffic flows. It’s similar to Bluetooth and allows vehicles to exchange information including s...

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