Posted in Latest Posts on Jun 15, 2022.
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Car Expenses
1. Get your car checked BEFORE it has an issue:
Maintaining your car regularly can save you a lot of money in the long run. By getting your car checked before it has an issue, you can avoid more expensive repairs down the road (pardon the pun). You can also extend the life of your car by keeping up with its maintenance.
2. Use the right fuel
We recommend 98 Premium as the best fuel, which we believe is a no-brainer. The additive package in 98 premium will help to clean out deposits from your fuel system. This fuel will keep your engine cleaner and mini...
Posted on May 15, 2022.
For most of us, buying a car is one of the more expensive choices we make in our lives. You’ll pay more for a new car than a used one, but does the maths make sense over the long term? With manufacturing hangovers from COVID pushing both new and used car prices higher than ever, it’s important to understand the facts and make a choice that’s right for you.
The argument for buying new
One of the great benefits to buying new is that you are the first person to own that car. Previous ownership can come with nasty surprises. The previous owner’s driving style, prior accidents, or flood damage can...
Posted in Latest Posts on Apr 15, 2022.
Australians have historically been well-known for our love of gas-guzzling vehicles, perfect for our adventuring, outdoor lifestyle. But with fuel prices hitting record highs in recent weeks, even the most diehard fuel enthusiasts are likely to be looking for alternatives. So are electric cars the next big thing for Aussie drivers?
Right now, Australis is home to a $40 billion fuel industry, with the biggest product being petrol, followed closely by diesel. The fuel industry doesn’t seem too concerned about their profits being wiped out, with Apol CEO Matt Halliday stating recently that fossil...
Posted in Latest Posts on Mar 15, 2022.
Tyres are the only thing between your car and the concrete screaming by below you when you drive, making tyres one of the most critical features to take care of. Unfortunately, most car owners don’t understand the role their tyres play in keeping them safe, and they can get overlooked.
Tyres are subject to a lot of wear and tear when you’re driving, so it’s important to check them regularly to ensure they are still functional and safe for driving. Many checks will need to be performed by a mechanic at your regular services, but there are also several checks that you can perform yourself in be...
Posted in Latest Posts on Feb 14, 2022.
We all know that your car’s wheels are important. After all, they are the only things keeping you moving. But what you may not know is how important regular wheel alignments are to keeping your wheels in good working order, and keeping you safe on the road.
What is a wheel alignment?
A wheel alignment is a process to ensure all of your four wheels are completely parallel to one another. Your mechanic will perform a series of measurements first and then make any necessary adjustments.
Why is it important?
The reason why wheel alignment is important is that when your wheels aren’t properly align...
Posted in Latest Posts on Jan 14, 2022.
The cost of putting fuel in our cars has risen significantly in the last year, as petrol prices suffer from the market volatility caused by the pandemic. The unfortunate truth is that fuel prices are likely to continue to rise for the foreseeable future, with inflation and as fuel scarcity becomes a bigger and bigger problem.
There are a few ways that you can combat these rising prices with your driving and refilling habits:
Time it right
There is an old piece of wisdom that fuel is more expensive on the weekends, and that early weekdays are the cheapest. This is no longer true, new research ...
Posted in Latest Posts on Dec 15, 2021.
With the country starting to open its borders, it’s a safe bet that a lot of Aussies are going to be hitting the roads in a pretty serious way this December holidays. This means that now is the time to ensure that your car is in good condition to make sure your summer driving is as safe as possible.
One of the most important parts of your car as far as safety is concerned, but often one of the most overlooked, are your car tyres. Worn or damaged tyres can have a massive impact on the handling of your car, especially in emergencies. So do yourself a favour and make sure your tyres are in great ...
Posted in Latest Posts on Nov 15, 2021.
There are three major different types of electric vehicles: EVs, hybrids, and PHEVs, and there are some significant differences between all three of them. With electric vehicles exploding in popularity right now, and many top car companies announcing plans to phase out petrol and diesel-burning engines in favour of electric, knowing the different terms and types is only going to become more and more important.
In Australia, there are three major electric vehicle types on offer. The first is fully electric vehicles (EV). These might also go by the name battery electric vehicles (BEV), wit...
Posted on Oct 15, 2021.
You have no doubt seen plenty of cars in your life sporting the iconic yellow “baby on board” window sticker. You might think it’s cute, or a little annoying, and you might take it as a sign to drive extra carefully. There are real practical reasons why people use these signs, and they may surprise you.
Parents are warning you
If you’ve never driven with a baby in the car, then you may not know just what a headache it can be. With the screaming, crying, throwing up, and all sorts of other distractions, driving with a baby can be downright dangerous.
Many parents say that the “baby on board” ...
Posted in Latest Posts on Aug 29, 2021.
If you want that elegant leather look for your car’s upholstery, you have plenty of options to choose from. You’ll find leather, leatherette, and leather-appointed upholstery are all common in the market these days. Your choices are not all made equal, however, so let’s take a look at some differences.
Along with faux leather and leather-look upholstery, leatherette is your entry-level option. It’s most often used in lower-spec cars. Leatherette is a man-made material designed to imitate the look and feel of leather, without the cost.
Leatherette might be cheaper, but that doesn't...