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Tips on how to be a safer driver

Tips on how to be a safer driver

Driving can always be risky, but with experience and constant awareness, you can be a safer driver. Here are some other tips to keep in mind the next time you go for a drive. Always keep a safe distance Leaving a safe distance between you and the car in front of you...

Covid – how we keep your car clean

Covid – how we keep your car clean

Our team at Carbiz is committed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Australia. As such we are taking countless safety measures to make the experience of hiring your accident replacement vehicle safe for everyone. If you’re in an accident and your car is in the...

Rear end collisions – here’s what you need to know

Rear end collisions – here’s what you need to know

Rear end collisions can happen to even the most experienced and cautious drivers. While rear end collisions can often be unexpected and sudden - due to a momentary loss of concentration or a lapse in judgement and unfortunate events - determining fault can often be...

How safe is my car

How safe is my car

How safe is your car? It’s probably a question you’ve either asked or even just wondered about. For most, it’s one of the most important aspects of their car. So why should you be concerned with how safe your car is? During an accident, your car will take most of the...

The true dangers of driver fatigue

The true dangers of driver fatigue

Did you know that driver fatigue is one of the biggest killers on the roads? It’s also one of the hardest accident causes to combat - many don't realise they are tired and it’s difficult to police. The majority of people are likely to be fatigued either in the morning...

How to deal with a road rage incident

How to deal with a road rage incident

Road rage is more common than you think and experiencing road rage from another driver can be very confronting. Road rage can be anything from rude hand gestures to tailgating. While more serious cases can result in car damage from an accident that was not your fault...

Not at fault – Common misconceptions

Not at fault – Common misconceptions

Ever heard a story about a car accident where the not at fault driver was short-changed? Were the details unclear and did you have a suspicion that things were not as they should be? Here are some common misconceptions. Before we unpack these, if you are not at fault...

What really happens to you and your body in a car accident?

What really happens to you and your body in a car accident?

Have you ever wondered what really happens to your body during a car accident? Did you know that most severe car accident injuries happen at speeds that many wouldn’t consider dangerous? Yes you read that right - you don’t need to be speeding to get seriously injured....

Accident in your work car? Here’s what you need to do.

Accident in your work car? Here’s what you need to do.

Accidents are always inconvenient and upsetting - but imagine getting into a car accident while driving your company car or work vehicle. Things can certainly be more complicated, so we’ve outlined what you should do. Contact your employer If you’ve had an accident in...

Have you ever wondered what proper car accident etiquette is?

Have you ever wondered what proper car accident etiquette is?

Car crashes are one of the most stressful situations to be a part of. From high strung emotions to not knowing what to do, it’s often the case that even simple fender benders turn nasty. We’ve put together a few simple car accident etiquette rules to keep in mind the...

Quick guide to brush up on your smash repair lingo

Quick guide to brush up on your smash repair lingo

Ever had to deal with smash repair lingo that’s left you feeling a little more confused than confident? We’ve put together a quick guide to brush up on your smash repair lingo. Aftermarket parts - While aftermarket parts can be appealing as they are generally cheaper...

Getting an accident replacement vehicle

Getting an accident replacement vehicle

Stressed after an accident? Besides the stress of the post-accident trauma, you’re also probably worried about how long your car is going to be in the repair shop. Understandable - being off of the road, stuck without a car can really put a spanner into your plans. ...

How to get through a dispute

How to get through a dispute

Fault after a car accident is very important to determine. It determines who is liable for the costs incurred from the car accident. These costs can include towing, repair or replacement of your car, hire-car costs, and lost wages or profits for income-earning cars....

Hurt after an accident? Here’s what you need to know

Hurt after an accident? Here’s what you need to know

Car accidents can really take their toll. Trauma experienced from a car accident can be both emotional and physical. Emotionally and mentally - it can take years to overcome the fear and anxiety from an accident. And while most accidents are minor without physical...

Not at fault claims – the truth

Not at fault claims – the truth

The shock. The disappointment. The damage! The realisation that it wasn't your fault. In a split second things can happen - and car accidents can leave you wondering “what next”? The first reaction of most after an accident is to immediately call their insurer, but...

What to do after a hit and run

Car accidents are never fun - especially if you are not at fault. And what’s worse than the other driver not stopping to exchange details? All drivers are obliged to stop after any type of car accident and exchange details - but this doesn’t always happen. So what is...

Avoid that carpark accident

Avoid that carpark accident

A small car accident is still a car accident - even those that happen in the grocery store carpark. Don’t get caught unaware with these simple tips on how to avoid carpark accidents. Slow down Carparks are filled with pedestrians, shopping carts, reversing cars and...

What you need to do if you are involved in a car accident

What you need to do if you are involved in a car accident

While they are unavoidable, accidents are something you need to be prepared for. A few basic things to remember - but more importantly, one important number to save on your phone and remember. 📞1300 889 256 Here are a few things you need to do. Check on everybody If...

Tips to reduce your fuel bill

Tips to reduce your fuel bill

Smarter driving can help you to reduce your fuel bill - and whether it’s your own car you are driving or an accident replacement vehicle, a lower fuel bill is always a win! Here are a few tips to help you Reduce drag and friction Anything that causes drag and friction...

Never do this while driving!

Never do this while driving!

Sure you’ve heard it before - distracted driving is dangerous. There are always awareness campaigns outlining the dangers of drinking and driving, speeding or even fatigued driving - but have you ever considered that you should never do this when driving? Drive too...

How well do you know the rules of the road?

When last did you consciously consider the rules of the road while driving? Unless you are especially new to driving, the answer is probably not in a while. Maybe you have an excellent memory or perhaps you’re a seasoned driver, no matter your background, it’s...

The car accident fact that you probably don’t know

The car accident fact that you probably don’t know

Many Australians still don’t actually know about the fact that if you are in a multi-vehicle accident and you were not at fault, then you don’t have to go without a car while yours is being repaired. This right to drive is not often spoken about, but it is important...

Accident replacement vehicles – benefits explained

Accident replacement vehicles – benefits explained

While a car accident is probably the last thing you prepare for - or want to happen - there is one silver lining that is not often spoken about. That is that when you are not at fault, you are eligible for an accident replacement car at no cost to yourself - in fact,...

Driving safety tips for everyone

Driving safety tips for everyone

Accidents are often the result of a split second error in judgement. Don’t get stuck in a situation that was not your fault. A regular review of safety tips while driving may just save you a heartache of trouble. Driving an unfamiliar car? Take a moment to figure...

Tips to success when driving an unfamiliar car

Tips to success when driving an unfamiliar car

Have you ever driven someone else’s car and realised just how different the driving experience is?  Here are a few tips to success for driving a different car Length of the car If you’re used to driving a hatchback but hire a sedan then you need to be aware of the...

Driving habits to rather avoid

Driving habits to rather avoid

Habits - things you do without really thinking about it. Many driving habits are often just overlooked with no consideration to how they could lead to an accident. Don’t let these simple habits lead to an accident that was your fault. Giving in to distractions We all...

Braking to avoid an accident? Here’s what you need to know

Good braking techniques make up the foundation of your driving skills. Here are a few key braking points to remember when in both normal driving and emergency situations. Stopping area Scanning the road ahead and constantly maintaining attention on the rules of the...

Top tips to make your journey safer

Top tips to make your journey safer

Anytime you head out for a drive, there are some key things you can do to make your journey just that little bit safer. Top tips to make your journey safer Is your car’s maintenance up to date? It’s always good practice to check your oil, water and fuel levels before...

Not at fault? What are your rights?

Not at fault? What are your rights?

Car accidents can bring on a lot of stress and anxiety - it’s traumatic and overwhelming, and you’re probably not sure what your rights are. As the not at fault driver, you’ll be right. We’ve put together a round up of some key information that you need to know. Not...

Getting back to normal after an accident that was not your fault

Nobody plans for an accident - the damage to your car, potential injuries and insurance claims can all put a damper on your confidence. Getting back to your normal life can take time - as you wait for your car to get repaired or to hear back on your insurance claim....

Things to be alert of when driving

Things to be alert of when driving

We often fall into the trap of driving in “auto pilot” - becoming complacent about things around us that we should ideally be alert to when driving. Accidents happen - and there are many reasons why. But lowering your risk of an accident that is not your fault can be...

Car safety checks that you should make today

Car safety checks that you should make today

If you haven’t been driving much over the last couple of weeks, then it may be time to do some quick checks before you drive off. Oil While your car shouldn’t be leaking oil, a standing car can lead to new problems. Before taking a long drive, be sure to check on your...

Emotions to expect after a car accident

There are many forms of shock that follow a car accident - the initial shock of the event is often followed by the shock of the trauma. This later shock can occur any time, from moments after the car accident to hours or even days after. It's completely normal for...

Safety tips for driving in the rain

Sliding, slipping or aqua-planning are all possible during wet and rainy weather - even the most advanced drivers can be tested should the conditions be very bad. Vision is generally impaired when it rains, from mist and fog to other drivers not paying attention....

Here’s why you should report your minor accident

Here’s why you should report your minor accident

Many car accidents are just minor occurrences - a tiny fender bender that’s likely to cause irritation more than anything. So if you’re caught in a minor accident - what’s the process you should follow? Once you’ve secured the scene and made sure that everyone is...

What does it mean if your car is a write off after an accident?

What does it mean if your car is a write off after an accident?

Car accidents can leave considerable damage to your vehicle - and sometimes, you aren’t able to see the full extent of the damage with your naked eye. Have you ever had a car written off in an accident that was not your fault or are you wanting to learn more about...