4 Fuel Card Myths Debunked

At Fuelwise our vision is to be the fuel card company to work with and we aim to achieve this by making our solution transparent.

There are however a number of misconceptions regarding fuel cards which can make it confusing when you are searching for a new fuel card provider.

Today we are going to debunk four common fuel card myths that that we often hear and provide you with key information plus explain how your business can benefit from fuel cards.

Fuel Cards

Fuel Card Myths

  1. Fuel cards are accepted at every forecourt
  2. Fuel cards cause extra admin
  3. Fuel cards are only for big fleets
  4. Fuel cards come with lots of extra fees

1. Fuel cards are accepted at every forecourt – myth!

The fuel cards that we provide cover over 95% of the postcodes in the UK and over 90% of fuel stations in Ireland. In total Fuelwise Fuel Card holders have access to over 5,250 sites across both countries.

This provides customers with access to high quality fuel no matter where they are due to out network providing access to every major brand.

Use our online site locator to find your nearest fuel station.

2. Fuel cards cause extra admin – myth!

Fuel cards actually reduce the amount of admin you have to do as you no longer have to collect receipts as all of your invoices will be VAT approved.

In just a couple of clicks you can create reports to check fuel expenditure

All of this can be completed using Velocity Fleet, an online account management system.

3. Fuel cards are only for big fleets – myth!

No matter how many your vehicles you have your business can benefit from fuel cards.

Fuelwise Fuel Cards are designed for small and large businesses, providing a safe, secure and convenient method for purchasing fuel.

4. Fuel cards come with lots of extra fees – myth!

Our final card myth relates to fee. Many fuel card suppliers will charge non-transaction fees, minimum usage fees and signup fees.

However, at Fuelwise Fuel Cards we don’t do this. We have two charges which we have included below:

  1. Annual Card Fee
  2. Guard Card (which is optional)

As you can see there are no hidden or extra fees with Fuelwise Fuel Cards.

How To Apply For A Fuel Card

Applying for a fuel card is very simple and takes less than one minute. Simply complete the form below.


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    Dominic has been covering the fuel and fleet management industry for over six years, writing about topics such as Fuel Cards, Telematics and Vehicle Cameras.

    Why our customers choose Fuelwise
    VES Transport

    VES Transport

    “I have been using Fuelwise fuel cards for many years and both the product and level of service is exceptional. To manage my business daily I use Velocity to monitor fuel spend and transactions and e-Route helps my drivers find any of the thousands of sites available with the Fuelwise fuel card. My Account Manager is always on hand to help and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

    MDE Installations

    MDE Installations

    “Fuelwise is very customer focused and were able to provide what I needed for this project where others couldn’t. The e- Route app helps our engineers find Core sites instead of Non-Core sites which helps with efficiencies and cost savings. Velocity is well managed, and I can create plenty of reports and my Account Manager is always on hand to help. With GPS Tracking built into Velocity I can view distance travelled, speed etc. and driver contact details without having to open another system.”

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