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TOP 5 SELLING SUVS IN AUSTRALIA

July 19, 2019

The sale of new SUV vehicles has continued to rapidly rise in Australia with SUV vehicles outselling the total number of passenger vehicles in 2017. The Japanese manufacturers have a stronghold in the Australian market, as they represent four out of the five top-selling vehicles brand new. SUVs come in all shapes and sizes and there are various classifications for the different products manufacturers are producing. Based on the results from 2017, medium-sized SUVs are...

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TOP 5 SELLING UTILITIES IN AUSTRALIA

July 19, 2019

Utilities are a dominant force in the new car sales market with the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux positioned as the top two selling new vehicles in the country. The Hilux is rarely toppled as the leader of overall vehicles sold, but the Ford Ranger did take top spot in September 2017. Let’s review the top 5 selling utilities Australians are buying brand new. Toyota Hilux Toyota coins its Hilux product as the ‘unbreakable’ vehicle. Toyota’s...

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FIVE OFF-ROADING TRACKS WITHIN 150KM OF PERTH

July 19, 2019

Western Australia is often coined as the four-wheel-driving capital of the nation. As Australia’s biggest state in terms of land mass, there is a number of off-roading tracks that you can take your pride and joy to. If you own a four-wheel drive (4WD), or are looking to purchase one, below is a list of some of the most desirable off-roading tracks within a day’s drive from Perth. Lancelin Lancelin’s biggest attraction for 4WD goers...

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TINTING YOUR VEHICLE FOR SUMMER

July 19, 2019

With the Western Australian summer rapidly approaching, is it necessary to have window tint on my vehicle? Before deciding whether you think it’s worth tinting the windows on your vehicle, it is important to get a brief overview of ultraviolet light. Western Australia has high levels of ultraviolet light (UV) during the warmer months, particularly summer.  Two forms of UV, known as UVB and UVA, are harmful to humans. UVB is the chief cause of...

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CHOOSING A 200 SERIES LANDCRUISER

July 19, 2019

The 200 Series Toyota Landcruiser is one of Australia’s most sought-after vehicles due to its strong holding value, versatility and reliability. Since the introduction of the 200 Series in 2007, Toyota has continually updated its technology to improve fuel efficiency and performance. Toyota offers the 200 Series in a twin-turbo diesel V8 as well as a naturally aspirated V8 petrol. The engine specifications are kept the same across the 200 Series range, however, there are...

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AUSTRALIA’S MOST OBSCURE ROAD RULES

July 19, 2019

After decades of work, in 1999 the first Australian Road Rules were published in an effort to bring all states and territories in line with one set of road laws. However many of us are unknowingly committing driving offences every day. So we are here to help clear up a few myths and let you know about some of Australia’s most obscure road rules. These apply Australia wide, not just in Perth, Western Australia. Body...

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WESTSIDE AUTO IS EXPANDING!

July 19, 2019

Westside Auto is Expanding! You may have noticed some movement and activity going on around Westside Auto Wholesale; it is all due to our expansion! Space is a little tight and we need more room to be able to offer our customers an even greater selection of vehicles, so this meant we had to move our reconditioning department out of the warehouse. Our reconditioning department is in the process of moving to the old WA...

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DRIVER DISTRACTIONS

July 19, 2019

We all know that getting distracted while driving doesn’t take much. A chatty passenger or a favourite song can easily divert your attention from the task of driving safely. With the increase of technology dependency comes the increase in temptation to participate in distracting activities. Driver distraction contributes significantly to serious road crashes. Although driving feels like second nature to most of us, it is a complex task, and to anticipate and avoid hazards on...

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SUMMER CAR CARE TIPS

July 19, 2019

You might be ready for the hot Summer months, but is your vehicle? It certainly is starting to warm up out there now that Spring is here and with Summer just around the corner we thought we would take a look at a few summer car care tips for the hotter months. Check your battery Batteries older than three years should be checked. Although they are more likely to fail in cold weather (because of...

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CUSTOM PLATES

July 19, 2019

Custom plates are a great way to make a statement about yourself and the vehicle you drive. And although we may be limited in Australia as to what we can get, other countries have more freedom. Some can be hard to decipher, but custom plates are a popular way for drivers to put a personal touch on their vehicle. Most importantly, if you’re going to pay for a special licence plate, you want to make it...

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