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How to Reduce the Chance of Your Car Being Stolen

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In Australia, approximately 150 vehicles are stolen every day. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent car theft, here are 5 simple rules you can use to reduce your risk of becoming a victim. Rule Number 1 - Be Careful with your Keys Modern cars are generally a lot...

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Is the End of the Year the Best Time to Buy a New Car?

Young couple taking delivery of their new car at a showroom

Regardless of when you buy a new car it goes without saying you want the best deal possible. There are various buying tips that apply year round. However, there is good news for you if you are buying in December whether it be by choice or necessity. As the new...

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Amazon’s Voice Assistant ‘Alexa’ in BMW and MINI Cars in 2018

BMW Car Front View

Imagine talking with your car about what’s in the fridge at home while you do your driving. That sort of thing will soon be possible thanks to the integration of voice assistants such as Alexa with new vehicles. The automotive group BMW and Amazon announced on 27 September that they...

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Status of Electric Cars in Australia

Electric car charging

Electric cars are widely popular in the US, Europe and China, however they have had a much slower uptake in the Australian market. Australians love their petrol and diesel-fuelled engines, which could be part of the reason why we appear more sceptical of the change. Despite this, electric cars are...

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Tips For Buying and Financing A Car

Front view of a new car

If you’re thinking about purchasing a car in 2017, it’s important to set aside some time to plan for the purchase. After home purchases, a car is typically the second most expensive purchase anyone makes. It’s not a quick decision either - usually taking days, if not weeks, to decide...

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The Rise of the Rideshare Economy

Ridesharing in action

Car sharing and rideshare business models have  seen an enormous rise in popularity in the last 12-24 months, particularly within the millennial generation. It is estimated that in 10 years from now approximately 1.5 million Australians will be partaking in car sharing or rideshare services, whether they are users of...

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What To Do If Your Car Is Flooded

Water Damaged Car Is Stuck In Flood Water

We’ve all seen the devastating footage of submerged cars in flood waters both on TV and social media, but we never expect one of those cars to be ours. You find your vehicle with a water line visible halfway up your car door, layers of mud lining the interior of...

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How Far Away Are We From Driverless Cars?

Driverless car technology illustration

Self-driving cars: a number of people consider it to be science fiction, while others are confident that the technology is just around the corner, if not already present in many ways. But how far away are we really from experiencing this technology in day-to-day life? In order to figure out...

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Best Upcoming New Cars in 2017

Mercedes Benz E-Class 2017

Are you looking to purchase a new car during 2017 in Australia? We've pulled our best resources together to come up with a list of the cars to keep an eye on as they are released. You can expect a number of impressive car models to hit the streets in...

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How Does A Car Broker Service Work?

Purchasing a new car

In the past we have explored how a car broker can help you, but the concept of a car broker is still very foreign for a number of people. The actual process is still quite unknown to the general public, which is what we’ll be explaining in more detail throughout...

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