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Things every car owner should know about their vehicle

March 22, 2015

There’s nothing quite like getting the keys to a shiny new car – whether it’s straight off the showroom floor or comes via a previous owner. While it’s easy to get caught up in the fun and excitement of having a new vehicle, there’s a whole range of things that you need to know to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible for years to come.

Generally you’ll figure out most obvious things – such as dashboard configuration, mirror … Read more

Top destinations you can travel to by car (in Australia)

February 28, 2015

With sweeping red and gold plains, lush green hills and stunning beach vistas, Australia is ideal for driving adventures. The distance between major cities and tourist destinations has also made driving one of the most popular ways to travel – for both visitors and locals.

Around 53 million driving holidays are taken in Australia every year, with Australians choosing to take trips by road 70% of the time. When it comes to international visitors, around a quarter take driving holidays … Read more

The Worst Ways To Finance A Car Purchase

January 06, 2015

Let’s not beat around the bush: cars cost a lot of money. Buying one – whether used or brand new – sets you back thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.

Over the past few years, however, it’s become increasingly affordable to buy a car, with recent data showing cars were actually at their most affordable in 37 years in 2014.

A report from CommSec estimates that someone earning the average wage would have to work for around 26 weeks … Read more

The Best Car Loan Extras

With so many different providers and finance options to consider, choosing a car loan is often as hard as choosing the actual car. While it might seem straightforward at first glance – find a car loan with the best interest rate and apply for it ­– the process of getting the best car finance often means asking a lot more questions.

First, you have to consider what type of car loan to get. Do you need a used car loan, … Read more

The Cost of Driving A Car: Australia Vs. the UK

The cost of driving a car depends on so many factors. First, there’s the vehicle itself, with some designed for fuel efficiency and others designed to withstand everyday wear and tear, or a combination of both.

Then there is the amount you actually drive your car. Some cars make it worthwhile to drive a lot, while others are better value if you only use them every couple of days. After that, you have to consider the cost of things like … Read more