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I am thinking about trading part of my salary for a company car. This will be a lease for 4 years with 25K Km per year. I will have to pay a provision towards the fuel (I will receive a fuel card).

I understand that if I drive more than 100K Km after 4 years, I will have to pay extra, but this is very unlikely as I live 10 Km from my office. If I drive fewer Km, will I get a refund or something?

Anyone with company card and fuel card can shed some light on this?


Since you're only 10 km from work why not use public transport or a bicycle or a comination of the two instead of burdening the roads with another automobile? Plus it's much better for your health. And keep 100% of your salary.

Nov 17, 2017 11:20

Because the train never departs on time. When I say never, it is NEVER ever.

Nov 18, 2017 17:41

If the lateness is so regular, take the earlier train.

Funny I take the train very often and it's almost always on time.

Nov 18, 2017 23:18

the company cars as salary component is turned down as a positive effect on salaries every year a bit more. The governments are also discussing to abolish it completely, as a lot of cars are only on the road because of the salary side effect.
Agree with R. Harris above on both posts.

Nov 20, 2017 10:52

As far as i aware you dont get a refund but do you not also ise your cat for shopping etc? It isnt only work milage my husnands fuel card pays his fuel doesnt matter where we then go on that ita not looked at in terms of how many miles he ahould commute and how many he did. Tou need to decide if thd commute is more hassle than its worth fighting traffic finding parking wear and tear on car etc

Nov 20, 2017 22:52

Not every car loan contract is identical so you should talk to your HR staff to be sure but a refund for driving less than the contracted distance would be very unusual indeed.
As for R Harris.
Obviously s/he feels that it is better to be 50 minutes early for work than 10 minutes late. Or perhaps, shock horror, s/he is unaware that an hourly train service is the norm - even in the rush hour - for many parts of Belgium.

Nov 21, 2017 10:15