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When it’s more than one drivers fault

When it’s more than one drivers fault

Car accidents can be complicated - sometimes it’s more than one driver who is at fault for the accident. What happens in this situation?  There is one driver who is at fault - and it was not you In this case it’s generally a simple open and close case - the driver at...

Car insurance excess explained

Car insurance excess explained

Have you ever had an accident and been faced with a large insurance excess bill at the end of it? Here’s a bit more about your car insurance excess. Car insurance excess is the fixed amount you pay towards your accident claim - this amount is set out in your insurance...

Not your fault? How should you make that claim?

Not your fault? How should you make that claim?

While car accidents take mere seconds to happen, the aftermath can take ages to fix and sort out - especially if you were not at fault, but it doesn't have to be! With the right team on your side, an accident that was not your fault doesn’t need to leave you out of...

Electric cars – here’s public opinion

Electric cars – here’s public opinion

With over 3 million electric cars operating globally, where do we stand here at home? EV’s only make up about 0.2% of the total vehicle fleet here in Australia, so let's investigate how we are tracking. While there are several options on the market to have you driving...

Ever wondered who should give way first?

Ever wondered who should give way first?

Have you ever driven up to an intersection and had a sudden doubt about who’s right of way it is? Knowing who should give way in every situation can be tricky - especially for new drivers! Here are a couple of scenarios and the best way to handle them. Roundabouts -...

Not at fault – Roadside safety

Not at fault – Roadside safety

Whether it's a breakdown or an accident that was not your fault, sitting on the side of the road can be more dangerous than you may think. What should you do if you are in an accident that was not your fault? While you may be pretty shaken up, it’s important to remain...

Driving habits to kick today

Driving habits to kick today

Driving while distracted has become common practise - but it's a dangerous driving behaviour brought on by bad driving habits.  Here are a few bad habits that you should drop today.  Keeping your mobile phone handy while driving If your phone is easily accessible...

The rules around child restraints when driving

The rules around child restraints when driving

If you didn’t already know, our team at Carbiz is child friendly! We want your little ones to be safe - today we look at the rules around child restraints for driving.  Did you know? Many road rules and traffic laws in Australia differ from state to state, including...

Driving near trucks – how to be a safer driver

Driving near trucks – how to be a safer driver

Did you know that truck drivers have a very different experience when driving? Their blindspots are different, their turning circle is far larger and the sheer size of their vehicle means that they may not see you at all. With so many more trucks on the road - how can...

How should you respond if you come across an accident?

How should you respond if you come across an accident?

Imagine driving along and suddenly coming up to an accident that's just happened - what should you do? It is rare, but it can happen that you arrive at an accident before any emergency vehicles. Should you stop or not? Here’s what you should do. To stop or not to stop...

Should you seek legal advice for your car accident?

Should you seek legal advice for your car accident?

Were you not at fault? Then keep reading!  One of the most common questions after an accident - especially if it was not your fault - is should you seek legal advice? And while it’s not always necessary - there can sometimes be a dispute and having that legal...

Blindspots? Avoid an accident that’s not your fault

Blindspots? Avoid an accident that’s not your fault

How often do you check your blind spots? Sure, you probably know where they are - but do you actively check your blind spots while driving? Here are a few quick tips to get you ahead of your blind spot troubles Take a moment to gauge where your blindspots are  While...

How to drive safely near motorcycles

How to drive safely near motorcycles

Accidents can sometimes happen as a result of one or more of the drivers not seeing each other - and this may play a factor in many motorcycle accidents. So how should you drive when a motorcycle is around? Motorcycles may just appear Perhaps you’ve had a momentary...

Not at fault? Benefits of our accident management services

Not at fault? Benefits of our accident management services

If you’re not at fault after an accident, then you shouldn’t be inconvenienced - or left out of pocket. We will help you. Carbiz offers accident management services - services designed to make your life easier after an accident. Contact us as soon as possible after...

How to deal with bad driving behaviours of other drivers

How to deal with bad driving behaviours of other drivers

The more you drive, the more you will probably notice bad driving behaviours of the drivers around you. While it can be frustrating - and maybe even enraging, it’s important to keep a cool head.  Here are some key tips to keep in mind when you encounter that bad...

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...

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