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Do we need to own a car?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 25 July 2016

Your car spends about 95% of the time sitting in a garage – yours or somebody else’s – and only 5% of time doing the work it’s designed for. It’s surprising that we so readily accept paying so much for something that just sits around.

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JUL
19

How easily cars float in a flood

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Extreme weather is a fact of life in Australia and recent storms along the East Coast have hammered people and property. A few unlucky ones have tried to drive through dangerous flash floods and lost their lives.

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JUL
15

Australians love their caravans

Posted in Automotive
Friday, 15 July 2016

If you thought there were more caravans on the roads these days, you were right. The fastest growing registration type - 5% per annum for 6 consecutive years - is caravans and campervans.

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JUL
08

Renew your licence online

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Friday, 08 July 2016

It’s one of those things you’d rather not have to do, but everyone must renew their drivers licence. In the old days, you had to find the nearest registry, take a ticket and wait for your turn for a photograph and an eye test.

Things have changed – now you can do it online.

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JUL
04

The voice in your car

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 04 July 2016

How many drivers these days have a tattered copy of the local map book in their glove box? Chances are you are one of many motorists in Australia using car navigation systems or satnavs. But do you find your satnav distracting? Do you find you have to stop talking to your passengers so you can follow its instructions?

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