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JAN
27

Now it’s easier to find cheaper petrol

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Thanks to action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC), motorists will be able to find the cheapest petrol nearby in real time.

Many motorists will welcome this information, especially now that oil prices are at an 11-year low but petrol profit margins, around 15.1 cents a litre, are higher than ever. Petrol prices vary considerably between cities and regional centres and within cities too.

Read more: Now it’s easier to find cheaper petrol

 
JAN
18

Windscreen washers, only in Canberra

Monday, 18 January 2016

Next time you are stopped at an intersection and waiting for the lights to change, you may be approached by somebody wielding a squeegee. Yet, walking into the road to wash somebody’s windscreen is an offence everywhere in Australia – except in Canberra.

Read more: Windscreen washers, only in Canberra

 
DEC
22

More cameras in NSW but more deaths too

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Speed and red light cameras are a fact of life in Australia and it’s hard to remember a time when you could go on a trip without seeing one. Currently speed and red light cameras in NSW raise around $532,000 a day from unsuspecting motorists.

Read more: More cameras in NSW but more deaths too

   
DEC
04

Should you buy a diesel car in Australia?

Friday, 04 December 2015

Considering that diesel cars have been the most affected by the global Volkswagen scandal, you might be thinking that this particular type of fuel might not be right to buy. However, assuming that the rest of the diesel cars in Australia are fine, there are many pros and cons associated with making the switch.

Read more: Should you buy a diesel car in Australia?

 
NOV
27

What is the Volkswagen scandal and why should you care?

Friday, 27 November 2015

If you've been paying any attention to automotive news this year, you might have heard of the ongoing saga of the Volkswagen scandal. Numerous news outlets have been reporting on the case, which involves millions of cars the world over - both diesel and petrol - and has not only caused former CEO and chair of Audi Martin Winterkorn to step down, but the company to report a loss for the first time in years.

We'll get to the specifics of the story in a moment, and why you should pay attention, but first let's put the whole thing into perspective.

Read more: What is the Volkswagen scandal and why should you care?

   

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