Life gets easier with a fully maintained novated lease

Mark Schneider | 30/10/2017 8:28:53 AM

Shocks and vehicles shouldn’t go together. Nothing about your life with vehicles should leave your mouth agape, or your eyes twitching under the weight of fresh tears. Vehicles ownership should be predictable, reliable and consistent. Yes, of course, we love the excitement around sports cars, SUV’s and hot hatches, but we draw the line at shocks, we don’t like them at all. We’re not even talking the most obvious shocks here, we’re not even thinking ...

5 signs it's time to upgrade your company vehicles

Mark Schneider | 26/10/2017 11:13:09 AM

If a week is a long time in politics, five years can be an eternity in the development of car technology. It's moving at a breathtaking pace. Features that once seemed unimaginably advanced, such as blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control will soon be standard equipment on even the cheapest vehicles. If you run a business then it pays to keep up-to-date with the latest vehicles, not just because you're missing out on the latest features on offer, but because those older v...

6 easy steps to a novated lease for your next car

Mark Schneider | 16/10/2017 9:16:23 AM

Salary sacrificing is the smart way to get your hands on more of the goods and services you need while keeping more money in your pocket each pay day. It does that because those goods and services are paid for out of your pre-tax income, not your pay after it's been taxed. Owning a car is probably one of your biggest financial commitments, so when you salary sacrifice a car through a novated lease, those savings really add-up. Perhaps you already know about the benefits of novated...

To lease or to buy?

Cindy Anthony - Marketing Assistant | 15/10/2017 8:50:21 AM

A successful company who depends on the efficient running of their fleet requires vehicles which are reliable and safe – that some older models do not demonstrate. But before you go in search of your perfect new addition, you need to think about how you are going to finance it. This raises that age old chestnut; is it better to buy or to lease? Buying When you buy you pay for the entire cost of a vehicle and acquire full ownership. Pros One day you will be free of ca...

Put away your cash and credit cards. Why fuel cards are better for business.

Mark Schneider | 10/10/2017 9:49:14 AM

It was Benjamin Franklin who famously observed that time is money. Old Ben was one clever fella so if he were around today he'd be sure to have fuel cards. Why? Because the right fuel cards are the perfect way to save both time and money when you're out and about on the road. Let's take a look at how fuel cards stacks up against the way you're paying for fuel now, and why it beats cash, credit cards and shopper dockets hands-down. Fuel cards vs cash Paying for fuel...

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Choosing the right fuel card solution

Kirsten Brent | 2/10/2017 9:43:24 AM

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. ...

Top tyre tips for school holiday road tripping

Cindy Anthony | 19/09/2017 10:13:36 AM

School holidays are here - make sure you check your tyres before heading off on the family road trip. Most people are sensible enough check their car engine (oil, water etc) in preparation for the upcoming school holiday trips. However, one thing that is almost always overlooked is a car's tyres. The consequences of not checking can lead to a flat or blown tyre, decreased traction, and even increased hydroplaning (to you and me - when the driver loses control of tyres due to water on ...

Changing your flat tyre safely

Mark Schneider | 14/09/2017 1:00:07 PM

Flat tyres don’t happen very often, but when they do it’s a fair bet that they’re going to happen at the worst possible time and place. Thankyou Mr Murphy for your infallible law. But don’t panic, here’s some straightforward instructions for changing that tyre.   Firstly make sure that you’re as safe and as visible as possible by putting on your hazard lights. If you have something bright and visible to wear, put it on.   Check your spare ...

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Tips for selecting the right tyres

Jess Wallace | 12/09/2017 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...

5 Critical Car Tyre Maintenance Tips

Jess Wallace | 6/09/2017 8:45:29 AM

Keeping your tyres in good condition is an essential aspect of car maintenance, and it is both illegal and dangerous to drive with non-roadworthy tyres. There are a number of things you need to consider with respect to tyre maintenance. This article takes a look at five critical car tyre maintenance tips so you can drive confidently and safely. 1. Tyre rotation Tyres are often moved from one position on the car to another to ensure even wear and tear. Front tyres carry more of the car...

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Tyre Maintenance For Fleet Managers

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Coordinator | 5/09/2017 10:23:40 AM

Ok today we’re going to talk to you about tyres, the presentation is 40 minutes long and we have tea, coffee and pastries for you guys”. Those were the words of a supplier of ours who was showing us his company’s new tyre range. I remember thinking that 40 minutes was a hell of a lot of time to talk about tyres, I mean how much can be said about black rubber circles? How wrong I was. I left the meeting convinced that there must be hundreds of fleet managers who are wrongly w...

Respect Employees' Privacy When Using Tracking Technology

Mark Schneider | 30/08/2017 11:24:02 AM

If you’re in charge of a business’s vehicle fleet then you might have discovered that the human dimensions of the task can be a lot more challenging than the administrative side of it. One area that can require considerable tact and careful handling is the use of vehicle tracking technology. Vehicle tracking devices such as those offered by Fleetdynamics have given business managers unprecedented control over their fleet operations in recent years. These in-vehicle devices lin...

Using GPS Tracking to Secure Your Assets

Kate Walker | 16/08/2017 10:55:57 AM

Republished with approval from Fleetdynamics. With theft a major concern for businesses operating a fleet of vehicles, it makes sense to use GPS tracking to help secure your assets. This is especially true when it comes to construction vehicles such as backhoes, light duty vehicles, trucks, etc. For a company that owns these vehicles and relies on them to complete their day-to-day operations, losing even one vehicle or piece of equipment can negatively affect the bottom line. When a G...

Top Tips for Reducing Your Fine and Demerit Risk

Kate Walker | 26/07/2017 11:19:21 AM

Republished with approval from Fleetdynamics. Driving a vehicle for work changes the whole dynamic of the act of driving. Rather than just being a means of getting to a location in order to have fun or start work, the driving itself is the most important thing. As a driver, you now have a professional responsibility to make sure that the cargo you are carrying arrives safely at its destination, within an agreed upon deadline. That means you have to take your driving much more seriously. ...

How does salary sacrificing work?

Mark Schneider | 21/07/2017 2:06:43 PM

At first glance salary sacrificing might seem like a strange concept. After all, you work hard for the money, why on earth would you want to sacrifice any of it? Well despite that counter-intuitive name, salary sacrificing makes a lot of sense. It's all about giving up a little of your pre-tax income to keep more in your pocket each payday. So what exactly is it and how does it help your budgeting? In brief, it's an agreement between you and your employer, who agrees to pay for so...

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