Don’t Forget, Servicing is already budgeted for!
It’s been at the back of your mind for a while: time to drop the car in for a service.
But you’ve sort-of been putting it off. It always costs more than you think, and you’re never sure the mechanic’s being straight with you. How to stump up the cash?
Wait one minute: you’ve got a fully-maintained novated lease; isn’t maintenance and servicing already budgeted for?
Yes, it is! But it’s been months since you signed up – how does it work again?
Well, it’s pretty simple. When you drop your car in, let your service provider know the vehicle is Maxxia-managed, and to contact our Maintenance Centre on 1300 123 123 before they commence any work.
Once the work is completed, your mechanic will contact you to collect the car. In between, Maxxia’s team of experienced mechanics will take care of the rest – from confirming and negotiating costs, to ensuring all work meets manufacturer standards, and is reasonable and consistent with the age and condition of your car.
Daniel Jakopovic, Senior Maintenance Controller, Maxxia, says in addition to discounted rates for all tyre outlets, Maxxia have agreed labour rates for all service providers. “We’re very diligent in the questions we ask service providers, and in stamping out ‘upsells’. If there’s anything not required per the schedule the team will push back.”
Maxxia’s maintenance team will also make sure you’re advised of all work to be carried out, and, once the final costs have been confirmed, pay the invoice directly from your novated lease account. (To ensure there is enough funds in your account, it is recommended that you regularly check your balance via Maxxia Online.)
In most leases, two services a year – based on time or mileage – are scheduled throughout the lease term. While the potential tax savings and convenience of having all your running costs bundled into one regular payroll deduction are among the most appealing factors of a novated leasing arrangement, Jakopovic says having Maxxia coordinate the servicing of vehicles is also integral.
“For convenience it’s great, not having to worry about out-of-pocket when you get your car serviced,” he says.
If you’ve got any queries on novated leasing, or on servicing and maintenance, call Maxxia on 1300 123 123.
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