A smarter way to buy a car

If you’re planning on purchasing a new car but don’t have a lot of time or the means to do all the legwork on your own, engaging a car broker or car buying service can be an excellent option. A car buying expert can save you a lot of time and hassle and will help you secure the best possible deal.

What exactly is a car buying service?

A car buying service is a third party engaged by you, the buyer, to assist you with buying a new car. Essentially, it is a car broker’s job to make your job easier when it comes to buying a new or used car.

When purchasing a new car, a significant deal of research is recommended to ensure you’re getting the best price on the car. A car buyer will complete all this legwork for you, including researching and negotiating a price across their database of dealerships. Using their networks, they’ll be able to do this for you much faster, and often more effectively, than you’d be able to on your own.

Car buying is an end-to-end service which includes finding the car to completing the transaction; test drives will be arranged on your behalf if desired, as well as negotiating the best trade-in value on your existing car and arranging competitive finance and insurance if required.

Ultimately, the benefit of engaging a car buying service is the minimalisation of hassle and the maximisation of savings. You are placed on equal footing with professional car sellers by employing a professional car buyer who can negotiate you the best deal.

Introducing Darren Lewis, Prosperity’s car buying specialist

Prosperity is thrilled to be launching the Smart Drive car buying service, and to have Darren Lewis on board as our car buying specialist. Darren has over 25 years’ experience in Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle sales, and is passionate about achieving outstanding value and savings for his customers. His solid background in vehicle sales means he is an expert at working with dealerships and sourcing the best possible price available.

Let us do the legwork for you

Prosperity Smart Drive makes buying a car easy.

  • We do all the legwork – sourcing models, getting quotes, arranging test drives, ordering and contracts, sorting valuations and arranging delivery
  • We will save you money by getting you the best available price on your new car, and the best available trade-in value on your current car
  • Our extensive experience and expertise means we can assist you in choosing a competitive loan for your personal circumstances

Contact Darren to discuss your next new car today.


Prosperity Smart Drive Pty Ltd is licensed under the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013; License No. MD066789

Fuel Prices Can Be Beaten Down

Filling your tank with fuel over recent months has hurt the wallet more than ever before.

With fuel prices in NSW and QLD hitting around $1.50 per litre 
in November, the rising cost of filling up the petrol tank has become quite stressful for many drivers.  But a Novated Lease can reduce the stress.

According to Mark Welsh from Prosperity Smartdrive, a novated lease can reduce this petrol-cost induced stress by providing you with regular and reliable savings on your fuel.

“When a customer get a novated lease, their car’s running costs are drawn from their pre-tax salary, so they can potentially benefit significantly from it.”

Vehicle leasing as part of a salary package is no longer just for senior executives.

Individual novated leasing of business vehicles is becoming popular for workers earnings below $60,000, which is the point where maximum income tax savings kick in for lease holders.

“The bulk of new leases that we are putting through come from business users who can recover the GST on running costs including fuel, tyres, maintenance and repairs,” said Mark Welsh from Prosperity Salary Packaging.

Novated leases have become a popular alternative in recent years for businesses wishing to provide their employees with cars.

It’s also a great way to get you a car that you can choose yourself, regardless of your job,” he said. “And with the new ATO regulations removing  mileage requirement you don’t even need to travel long distances to see the benefits – you money can go a whole lot further though.”

Smartdrive is a local service from Prosperity Salary Packaging.  For more information contact your Prosperity Smartdrive Team today on (02) 4907 7222. 


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