Roadside Assistance Stats

Latest research reveals that at least 20 percent of vehicle owners in NSW do not have roadside assistance. This compares favourably to Tasmania and Darwin where 40 and 35 percent respectively do not sign up for assistance.

The study conducted by research company Roy Morgan indicates that NSW ranks closer to the national average of 23 percent.

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Car sales grow in NSW

Car sales in New South Wales are on the rise, according to figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive industries (FCAI).

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Sydney to host international road safety event

An international two-day conference on road safety is making its way to Sydney.

This is the first time the International Conference on Driver Distraction and Inattention is being held outside Europe. The annual event is to be held in November.

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Car Colour and Crash Risk: Should You Really Care?

People have different reasons for choosing the colour of their car.  But when it comes to safety, does the colour of your car make a difference?

According to a Monash University study, there is a direct link between the colour of the car you drive and the risk of having a crash. Why is this?

The simple fact is that white is the most highly visible colour, especially when viewed against the dark road surface. So it is deemed to be the safest colour – not red, not yellow.

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Fuel cheaper south of the border

This year’s State of Origin victory against the Maroons finally stopped an eight-year winning streak.

While that win will live long in the memory, a second State of Origin victory has recently slipped somewhat under the radar.

Petrol ‘State of Origin’

Over the past 12 months, the National Roads & Motorists’ Association and the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland have been carefully recording petrol prices in every town in the two states.

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Australian car sales results show positive signs

For a number of months, the Australian car market has been struggling under the weight of poor consumer confidence. However, a recent announcement from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) suggests the market is beginning to move in the right direction.

Local consumers bought close to 95,000 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in September. This represents an increase of 2.5 per cent over the same period in 2013.

It is interesting to note that this is the first positive result this year and signals the start of the warmer months where consumer are usually more willing to purchase a new vehicle.

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Australian car sales figures hit a rough patch

The Australian car market has hit choppy waters after the release of last month’s numbers.

According to statistics released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), new car sales decreased 5.5 per cent in August 2014, compared to the same period last year. Just 88,157 new cars were sold – down from 93,336 in 2013.

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Secondhand vehicles from overseas – not well received

Recent statistics indicate that the Australian car market is one of the most competitive in the world and is beginning to pick up after a number of slow months.

The Productivity Commission’s final report for its Inquiry into Australia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry has been released. In the report, the commission said relaxing the restrictions on imported second-hand vehicles into the country would have a number of benefits to consumers including lower prices, improved features and greater choice.

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Australian car market in a world of its own

It seems that the Australian car market is in a world of its own, compared to the rest of the world.

For a number of years, the national market has been strong and despite the departure of several high-profile manufacturers, the momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing.

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Vehicle sales hit June high after struggles

The latest car sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) have been released.

According to FBAI, 118,309 vehicles were sold last month, representing a 25 per cent increase from May, although this was slightly down on June 2013.

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