After 26 years in the police force, Chris had heard about novated leasing and salary packaging, but didn’t take advantage of these benefits until recently. After a recommendation from a colleague, he picked up the phone and gave Fleet Network a call – and he’s glad he did!
Chris Siviour is a Senior Constable at Riverland Police Station and is a proud member of the Police Association of South Australia. He is also now the happy owner of a new Kia Sportage and is reaping the tax benefits that come with a novated lease facilitated by Fleet Network.
“From my first phone call with Fleet Network, I knew they knew their stuff. They sourced and negotiated the new car for me and got a great deal. They kept me in the loop during the whole process, I didn’t even have to follow anything up,” said Chris. “They were also able to get me a great price on my trade-in, which took the stress out of the whole changeover. Much easier than trying to sell my old car privately,” said Chris.
Experiencing novated leasing for the first time, we asked Chris what he believes are the standout benefits of a novated lease in comparison to a traditional car loan.
“I think the peace of mind it gives you is number 1. All the running costs are covered in your repayments, so I’m not worried about unexpected bulk costs like servicing or new tyres, as they are already included the lease. And having a fuel card with the car is very convenient too,” said Chris. “I look forward to tax time and seeing how it has benefited our tax return as well.”
Chris has been chatting to other police officers who use novated leasing for their vehicles, and he has shared the wonderful and easy experience he received from Fleet Network.
“I would have no trouble in recommending Fleet Network to any of my colleagues. They were completely professional and transparent during the whole process. They made everything really easy and took the stress out of buying our new car,” said Chris.
Time to upgrade your car?
If you are interested in learning more about novated leasing, the team at Fleet Network have extensive experience in procuring and salary packaging vehicles for police officers in South Australia and across Australia.
They are willing to help you as much as possible, with personalised options tailored specifically for you.Speak to one of Fleet Network’s expert consultants for an obligation-free quote today and let us show you how to best use your pre-tax salary to possibly save thousands of dollars off your next car.