For a lot of us, our vehicles are not just owner-driven taxis, driving our families and us from origin to destination, they are business tools. Currently, we do not have driverless cars, but we look forward to that time when we can maximise productivity while travelling in mobile offices.
In the interim we can do our best to choose vehicles, purchased with a company car loan, to be as administrative as possible. This is where technology gives us a big boost.
The Point Of Power
If you are a small business owner, chances are you have to do a lot of your work or correspondence with clients on the go. Therefore, it is best to make sure the company car you choose comes with built-in USB ports, 12v sockets and, maybe even consider buying a wireless charging pad. Now you have the power to answer any enquiry on the go!
The Boot Boost
Boots, in days gone by, used to be large areas of upturned bags and used water bottles. Have a good look through the boot of your new company car options and get a full tour. Tie-down points? Safety net included? More than two bag hooks? Underfloor storage? Hide-away storage? Depending on your occupation, you may need storage areas for wood samples, manuals, catalogues or just loads of keys for different building sites. Does your new company car come with boot accessory add-ons?
Having a holder for your coffee is no longer good enough. You are going to need a tablet holder, a phone holder and wouldn’t it be nice to have a meal tray in the future?
With a tablet holder, we would recommend not going for discount deals. Tablets have a fair bit of weight to them. The holder should have a good grip onto the tablet on all four sides and a very good connection to the surface of the car. It might even be advisable to go on referrals from friends, or at the very least, 5-star reviews on Google.
The Hands-Free Debate
There are those that are for and those that are against hands-free usage in a car. As a mobile office, if you are parked and working on your tablet or laptop, it is still helpful to have a hands free system to keep your hands free for keyboard use during meetings.
You must check, firstly, what your state and territory legislate in regard to hands-free. With or without touching operations? Affixed or not affixed with a cradle? And then what do the manufacturer and car showroom have to offer?
It looks like you are set to go now! If your growing business needs a company car loan for you or your sales staff, contact ZEP Finance today.