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What’s going to happen to your local servo?

Did you know most people visit their local servo about once a fortnight? What’s going to happen if 50% of new car sales by 2030 are electric vehicles? Some say many service stations will be forced to close. Others say it’s an opportunity to create a different kind of servo. Read More

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How much does it cost to run a car in Sydney today?

Sydney is the most expensive city in Australia to run a car. The top three costs for an owner are car loans, fuel and tolls. Owners with a loan could spend 57% more every week to run a car than someone without a car loan. We look at how much it costs to run a car in Sydney. Read More

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Make sure nobody steals your car

Did you know car thefts have gone up, especially in regional areas? Your car is most likely to be stolen if it’s a Holden, Jeep, Land Rover or Audi and was manufactured before 2011. Meanwhile, a separate small survey of motorists claims Queensland is the car theft capital of Australia. Read More

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Our complete guide to electric vehicles – Part 2

There’s a big worldwide push today for motorists to switch to driving electric vehicles. In Australia, only 3.4% of new vehicle sales are pure electric and about 83,000 EVs are currently on our roads. It’s early days and there is still a lot to learn. This is Part 2 of our complete 2-Part guide to electric vehicles to help you make your decisions. Read Part 1 here. Read More

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Our complete guide to electric vehicles – Part 1

There is a big worldwide push today for motorists to switch to driving electric vehicles. In Australia, only 3.8% of new vehicle sales are pure electric and about 83,000 EVs are currently on our roads. Clearly, it’s early days and there’s a lot to learn. We hope our complete 2-Part complete guide to electric vehicles will help you keep up and make your decisions. Read More

What does car weight mean for road safety?

There’s no doubt cars in Australia are getting bigger and heavier. One reason is there are more safety features but mostly, it’s our preferences for larger SUVs and utes. Even most electric vehicles (EVs) weigh a third more than fuelled versions because of their batteries. Yet what does all this extra weight mean for road safety? Read More

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Why vehicle tech is not everything

Since 1 March 2023, all light vehicle models newly introduced to Australia must be fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). It’s one of many driver assistance technologies designed to save lives and reduce injuries on the road. Even so, is vehicle tech the best way to reduce death and injury on the roads? Read More