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Is Community Carpooling Right For You?

May 06, 2022

Also known as smart travelling, community carpooling allows people to share a ride with others, which in turn allows them to cut down on travel costs, ease congestion during peak travel times, and help the environment.

Wondering if community carpooling is right for you? Here’s what you need to know.

What is Community Carpooling?

When you carpool, you essentially share a ride with others travelling in the same direction – or to the same destination – as you.

Carpooling may … Read more

How To Save On Your Car Loan As Car Prices Rise

April 29, 2022

Over the past two years, used car prices have surged, with some categories seeing increases of as much as 37%. So, what do you do if you still really need to buy a car, but also want to save money?

While negotiating on the price of the car provides an obvious way to keep your outgoings as low as possible, it’s also worth considering how you could save on your car loan before you buy.

In this post, we’ll look … Read more

Higher Car Prices Cause Loan Terms To Spiral

April 06, 2022

As crazy as it sounds, used car prices in Australia increased by as much as 37% between February 2020 and the end of 2021.

Let’s stop and take that in for a moment.

Thirty-seven per cent.

Say you bought a used car for $30,000 at the start of 2020. If you wanted to pick up a car of the same calibre today, you could expect to pay $10,100 more for it, shelling out as much as $41,100 for the privilege.… Read more

Guide to Purchasing a Caravan

March 14, 2022

A caravan is a great way to spend your holiday. You get to go out in nature and get away from the noise of big cities and bring a lot of comforts with you. However, while caravan holidays are a lot of fun, buying the caravan itself is a very large commitment, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

If you’re not sure whether or not “caravanning” is actually for you, then we’d suggest just renting one out for a weekend … Read more

Can You Save On Your Car Loan By Going Green?

February 28, 2022

Green car sales are on the rise here in Australia, with new data revealing sales of plug-in electric vehicles almost tripled in the past year, rising from 6,900 in 2020 to 20,665 in 2021.

According to the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC), EVs now account for 1.95% market share of new vehicles, up from 0.78% in 2020.

So, which EVs are Aussie buyers snapping up? According to EVC sales figures, the top 10 battery and plug-in hybrid EV sales in 2021 … Read more