More than using a fuel card to pay for fuel at a service station, it can also be used to pay for vehicle maintenance and other expenses at your discretion. Here is a simple guide to help you choose the perfect fuel card for your fleet business!
Discover the overall benefits
A fuel card can be an effective way to save on your business fleet expenses, so make sure you consider the following:
- It should help you find the fuel stations with the best prices
- It should reduce the administrative burden
- It should offer a convenient fuelling network
Check access and account management
Besides checking if you can access your account when you need to, also verify the account details and pay attention to how your fuel card account will be managed. Is the person responsible dedicated enough to take good care of your account? Are they someone acting on behalf of the fuel card company who barely knows how it all works?
Check if you will be provided with HMRC-approved invoices
The best fuel cards offer invoicing assistance and help with tax returns. Remember that invoices approved by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show accurate and detailed records of your exact purchases – this will reduce the need for manual records.
Working with the right fuel card provider
Another thing well worth considering is the fuel card provider’s terms and conditions. A six-month trial will give you the opportunity to assess data reporting protocol and it should give you enough time to gauge how the provider will respond should there be any card issues.
Remember that fuel cards are supposed to help you and they should never become a burden. For the best vehicle funding services, please dial 0117 908 6490 and the lovely people at ALD Automotive will be delighted to answer any questions you might have. Happy motoring!