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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Tips to reduce vehicle running costs

Kirsten Brent | 31/05/2017 12:05:16 PM

When considering vehicle costs, the first thing that comes to mind is the purchase price, with the everyday running costs often not thought of until later. While this is an easy trap to fall into, it is important to consider your vehicle running costs before purchasing a car as expenses can easily snowball. One way to avoid this is to actively reduce all vehicle costs including insurance, tyres, servicing and fuel. We take a look at some simple tips to make running your car as cost effective ...

6 Strategies to Cut Your Fleet Management Costs Right Now

Kirsten Brent | 31/05/2017 11:59:53 AM

As fuel costs rise and the economy continues to stumble, managing a fleet becomes more difficult. Many businesses must now operate with a reduced fleet management budget, and many need to find creative ways to be profitable and ensure the long-term health of the operation. With that in mind, we consider six strategies that have helped achieve that success.   1. Find Inefficiencies in Actual Costs Budget reduction does not necessarily require sacrifice. Before looking at where t...

What's involved in a vehicle service?

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Coordinator | 26/04/2017 10:07:38 AM

Like most, I personally find car services are like stepping into the unknown. The idea of leaving your car in the hands of a stranger can seem counter intuitive and without knowing what’s happening it can also feel little worrying. What’s being done, what parts are being replaced, what exactly should I expect once the service has been completed? With all of this confusion in mind I set out to find out what was involved in car servicing so I could decode the jargon that left me stu...

A Better Way To Manage Your Vehicle Fleet

Mark Schneider | 6/04/2016 4:01:15 PM

If you run a business then it pays to take a careful systematic approach to fleet management, rather than doing things in an ad-hoc manner. After all, the cost in time and money of purchasing fuel, buying, selling and maintaining vehicles, registration, insurance, FBT compliance, and the many other concerns with running a fleet can be a major drain on your energy when you’re just trying to get on with business. Think about it: you’re not in business to run a vehicle fleet are you,...

What’s the problem with VW diesel emissions?

Mark Schneider | 24/09/2015 1:34:03 PM

Volkswagen has been in the news recently and for all the wrong reasons. American environmental watchdogs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have discovered that VW’s diesel vehicles’ low exhaust emissions aren’t what they seem. Under pressure VW have admitted that their diesels are equipped with software that detects when its cars are being tested for emissions and turns on pollution controls when that’s hap...

New developments in water injection and turbocharging

Mark Schneider | 25/08/2015 4:01:55 PM

Water and petrol do mix, apparently Water and petrol seems an unlikely combination to put in your car - they certainly don’t mix very well - so why is one of Germany’s top car makers planning to inject water into the engines of its new petrol models? The news coming out of Bavaria is that BMW will be using water injection technology on all its turbocharged petrol engine cars in an effort to squeeze more power and better fuel consumption out of them. The science behind ...

The high cost of ignoring your car’s servicing

Mark Schneider | 8/07/2015 2:04:44 PM

If money’s too tight to mention and your vehicle’s scheduled service is looming large then you may be thinking that stretching that service out a little longer may be a sensible budgeting measure. Well think again, because the money you save on servicing in the short term can cost you heaps in the long term in many, many ways. Find out more Find out more Modern cars are extremel...

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Grey fleet vehicle blues could leave you in the red

Mark Schneider | 22/05/2015 11:10:18 AM

If your business runs a vehicle fleet than you're probably aware of the OH&S responsibilities you have to your employees and your potential liabilities to them and other road users in an accident involving one of your vehicles. But you may not be aware that you're also potentially liable for accidents caused by vehicles used on behalf of your business, whether you own them or not. They're known as "grey fleet" vehicles and they include any vehicle owned by a staf...

Will bad maintenance wreck your business?

Mark Schneider | 17/04/2015 12:46:15 PM

Vehicle maintenance matters a lot. As a business owner you have a clear obligation to provide a safe working environment for your employees, an obligation that extends to the vehicles they drive. Any crash caused by your poor maintenance resulting in injury or death could leave you liable, or partially liable. Not only that, but if you are found to be liable under state and federal work safe legislation then you're open for lawsuits and compensation in the civil courts. Consider these...

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A moment with client services

Jess Wallace | 16/01/2015 2:13:22 PM

Fleetcare wouldn’t be the same without our amazing Client Services team. Client services deals with everything from Fuel cards and eTags to Toll notices and verifying maintenance invoices.   We had the opportunity recently to sit down with Jess to see what it’s like to work in Client Services here at Fleetcare. Jess has over three years’ experience and has dabbled in a number of roles here at Fleetcare. Here is what Jess had to say. What does your day in Client ...

Meet Our Maintenance Team

Jess Wallace | 16/06/2014 3:47:47 PM

Maintenance is one of the busiest departments here at the Fleetcare head office. The Maintenance Team supports you throughout the service and repair process. They offer technical advice, arrange specialist repairers while coordinating and verifying all repairs. We recently sat down with our maintenance team to see what it’s like to work in the maintenance department. Our Maintenance Team has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to maintaining your vehicle. Here’s what they had ...

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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...

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...

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