Owning A Car

Are You Towing Illegally?

Car towing camper trailer

With borders opening and closing at a moment’s notice, and the threat of snap lockdowns looming overhead, Australia’s new ‘normal’ has encouraged many families to forgo the cramped-legroom-don’t-forget-your-passport-delayed-flight holiday for the increasingly popular road trip style getaway. If hitching up a caravan and jetting off with the family sounds like...

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Surge Pricing in the Used Car Market 

Brisbane City congestion

With a strained global supply chain for new vehicles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s used car market has seen a huge surge in prices.  The current situation As it stands, the market is facing significant supply and demand issues across both new and used car sales. With factory closures and...

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Why Have SUVs Become So Popular In Australia?

Young woman sitting in the back of her SUV with her golden retriever

Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), are better known as the modern people mover. With ample storage, these vehicles are made for adventurers who want to travel off-road or for sleek city folk looking for a smooth ride. Given the model’s versatility, it is no surprise that SUVs are becoming more and...

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How is COVID-19 affecting the automotive sector?

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As Covid-19 continues to play a role in the closure of businesses across the country, the automotive industry has found itself in quite a unique situation.  Car dealerships have consistently experienced record declines in new car sales, well before the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, May 2020 was the 27th month...

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Dangers of using your mobile while driving

businessman using mobile phone while driving

Picture this, you are driving through town travelling at 60km/h. Your mobile pings because you have received a text. You take your eyes off the road for 2 seconds to see who the message is from. In this time, your car travels 33 metres (1). From here, you make a...

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What To Do If You Hit An Animal While Driving

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As we know, driving is hazardous by nature. Not only are we trying to avoid other drivers, but we also have to be constantly on the lookout for animals. Jumping animals don’t always mean kangaroos when you are driving through a rural area, livestock are just as unpredictable, as well...

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What to do if your car is stolen

Car thief at parking lot

Having your car stolen can be a frustrating and even frightening event. As overwhelmed as you may be feeling right now, it is very important to remain calm and focused on the next steps. If you act quickly, your car has a high chance of being found and back in...

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6 Simple Tips for Safe Driving (& Avoiding Frustrations) this Christmas

Brisbane City congestion

As the school holidays quickly approach, the roads will continually become busier leading up to the Christmas break. Here are our best tips for keeping your cool when travelling in traffic this summer. 1- Early bird catches the worm Getting an early start to help beat the rush can often relieve...

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Tips for safer long distance driving

Safety long distance driving

Heading into the Christmas holiday season means that roads are only going to become busier. Unfortunately, this increase in traffic results in more accidents, injuries, and in some cases fatalities. So whether you are planning a long trip to visit family or are heading on a road trip any other...

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Create your own emergency car kit

Emergency kit for your car

If you have ever experienced a car breakdown or accident you will know the situation can be quite stressful. Being equipped with a few handy items can help you avoid some of the stress that comes from such situations. Carrying an emergency kit in your car may help keep you...

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