Have you ever left one or more of your kids in the car unattended while you quickly pop into a store, or to collect something from a friend, or to pay for your petrol at the petrol station? An intended minute or two that has turned into something lon[...]
16 November, 2017
Most of us spend a fair amount of time driving in our cars on a daily basis. We can’t always prevent breakdowns or accidents, but we can be prepared by keeping a few important items in our cars that will help in the event of an emergency.
14 November, 2017
While depreciation is one of the most talked about costs of owning a vehicle, there are other, less obvious costs that you have more control over, and which could, if managed better, reduce the cost of ownership.
Warming up your car has lost popular[...]
12 November, 2017
Buying a car could be one of the most expensive purchases that you will make – having said that you should understand all of the financial implications before you buy.
Obviously, there are the initial costs of buying a car, such as
09 November, 2017
Modern cars are built with mechanical and electrical systems – any part of which could fail. The Australian Government regulates the manufacture, importation and first supply to the market of road vehicles in order to ensure an acceptable level[...]
Ensuring that your vehicle’s wheels are correctly aligned is a very important maintenance item in order to maintain the safety of your vehicle and its passengers.
What exactly is wheel alignment? Wheel alignment is the measurement, analysis an[...]
Prior to the 1980s, seat belts were the only form of passive restraint in our cars, and statistics have shown that the use of seat belts has saved thousands of lives.
In the 1980s the first commercial airbags appeared in motor vehicles. Statistics s[...]
07 November, 2017
05 November, 2017
Looking to buy a car but not sure where to start? These are some top tips that can help you get the best deal!
First of all, it pays to understand your needs and your budget. Make a list of the types of trips and the use that you will need from your[...]
02 November, 2017
31 October, 2017
Buying a car is a major purchase for most people. Should you buy a new, or a used car?
A new car will come with a warranty and service plan – and there will be no existing problems that may surprise you. If something does go wrong – your[...]
29 October, 2017
Driving a 4 wheel drive car is a skill, and having the knowledge to proper driving is essential to keeping you and your family safe. Here are some great tips for you when driving your 4WD on dirt, gravel and sand.
When travelling on an unsealed road[...]
26 October, 2017
Summer is almost here and as we all bask in the warmer weather, and look forward to holidays, beach weather and fun in the sun – have you considered your car? Depending on where in Australia you live, the summer heat can be scorching. Prepare y[...]
22 October, 2017
According to Wikipedia, variable valve timing (VVT) is “the process of altering the timing of a valve lift event, and is used to improve performance, fuel economy or emissions”.
A combustion engine takes in air to the cylinder chamber[...]
19 October, 2017
You have just taken delivery of your brand new car – there is absolutely nothing like the feeling of driving off in your shiny, smart, great smelling new car! The trick is to keep it looking and smelling good for longer – so that you can [...]
17 October, 2017
What should you be carrying in your car that would be really useful when things go wrong? We can’t always prevent breakdowns or accidents, but we can be prepared by having these things on hand:
Make sure that you have your licence, registra[...]
15 October, 2017
The term carjacking is commonly understood as vehicle theft involving threat, violence or intimidation. Currently, there isn’t a standard way of recording carjacking incidents in Australia, and carjacking seems to reflect in a relatively s[...]
12 October, 2017
In town, drive smoothly avoiding repeated accelerating then braking . Don’t stay in too low a gear – change up as soon as practical. If you drive an automatic, ease up on the accelerator as soon as you reach your required speed. Try not t[...]
10 October, 2017
Buying a car privately can be a scary thing! That’s why we always recommend using a car broker – Have you considered purchasing a car without one? Here are a few things to be wary of to keep yourself safe during the process.
It is a g[...]
08 October, 2017
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
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