Car exhaust is a really unpleasant mixture of gases, compounds and chemicals. We all breathe this in to a greater or lesser extent depending on our daily activities, so it might be a good idea to find out what is actually in exhaust fumes, and the ef[...]
05 October, 2017
It is convenient to take your car into the city – but with Australian cities becoming more and more congested, parking is an issue. For some advice on the best way to navigate this issue in the easiest way possible, read on.
03 October, 2017
When you have been driving for years, it’s easy to switch to “auto pilot” and tune out everything around you, and before you know it – you have arrived at your destination. However, it’s not a good idea to fall into bad [...]
01 October, 2017
If you have a family, especially with younger children, their safety in any vehicle that you drive will need to be of paramount importance. Here are a few things that you will need to consider.
How many baby chairs or children’s seats can b[...]
28 September, 2017
When buying a car in Australia, be aware that the actual cost of the car includes more than just the advertised purchase price – there are additional costs that you will need to budget for.
Dealer delivery is a charge set by the dealer. It [...]
27 September, 2017
Fuel economy indicates the distance a vehicle can travel on a certain amount of fuel, and is measured in litres per 100 km or in kilometres per litre in Australia. The more fuel you need to put into your car, the more your vehicle is going to cost yo[...]
26 September, 2017
The automobile or drivetrain layout describes where on the vehicle the engine and drive wheels are found. There are many different combinations of engine location and driven wheels -factors influencing the design choice inclu[...]
21 September, 2017
You want a car that will be as safe as possible – but are you having difficulty decoding the various acronyms and descriptions of safety features that manufacturers include in their specification write-ups? What should you spend your money on, [...]
19 September, 2017
With a “normal” tyre, if you get a puncture you will lose steering control, and in addition – you are exposed to added danger when you stop at the side of the road to change the tyre.
Run flat tyres (also known as mobility tyres[...]
17 September, 2017
It is important to be aware that many manufacturers have specific conditions for their vehicles when used for towing. You need to refer to your vehicle manufacturer’s handbook, before towing – and even before buying a vehicle as the cost [...]
14 September, 2017
Most of us only look at speed and fuel – and when anything else lights up on the dashboard of our cars, we either ignore it, hoping it will go away, or panic.
These days, the dashboard indicators can be complex – more expensive models[...]
12 September, 2017
With all of the technological advances that have been made in safety systems for vehicles, we still don’t have anything that could possibly assist in cases where drivers are alerted to children forgotten or left in car seats in cars[...]
10 September, 2017
When purchasing a new car, it is important to find out as much as you can from the experts around you. Here are a few things you should ask.
When was it built? Check the year in which the car was actually built, to ensure that you are not unknowingl[...]
07 September, 2017
Whether to buy a petrol or a diesel fueled vehicle is a hotly debated topic at present.
Diesel is a fuel mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petrol, which ignites without a spark due to air compression. Diesel engines rely on compression in order [...]
05 September, 2017
Buying a car is a major purchase in most people’s lives – and its important to ensure that the right decision is made. Once you have thought through your specific requirements and have done your research and reviewed all of the available [...]
03 September, 2017
A special edition latest flagship coupe, the BMW i8 Protonic is being marketed under BMW’s Performance eco-focused sub-brand, and is to be released in a limited number in Australia. This is already an awe-inspiring sports car, and the new editi[...]
31 August, 2017
The updated BMW 2 series coupe and convertible will arrive in Australia in late September – featuring a minor mid-cycle upgrade.
The current line-up extends from the entry-level 220i priced from $51,300 before on-road costs or $58,30[...]
29 August, 2017
The G300 CDI Professional wagon is new to the Australian market this year and offers a heavy duty 461 platform that is shared with military vehicles used by the Australian Defence Force as well as military units around the world.
This five-door wago[...]
27 August, 2017
The value of your car reduces the moment that you drive it out of the showroom. The average new car in Australia loses 15% per year in the first 3 years – that’s a whopping 40% in the first 3 years. Thereafter, the rate of depreciation sl[...]
24 August, 2017
The all-new Kia Stinger will launch in Australia later this year in October 2017. The all-new five-door rear-drive Kia Stinger, will arrive as a rear wheel drive, powered by a 3.3 litre V6 twin turbo mated to a 8 speed transmission. The Stinger [...]
23 August, 2017
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