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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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    WINDSHIELD NOTES

    July 19, 2019

    Some of us are good at it, others not so much. What is it? Parking. For some people, failed parking is so offensive they feel compelled to take matters into their own hands with their own form of vigilante justice, the passive aggressive windshield notes. Here are some of the best:   Call me? Maybe?……………..     Think Nike – Just Do It!     \ Thank you for your concern.     That’s ‘Mr Douchebag’...

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    GREAT AUTOMOTIVE QUOTES

    July 19, 2019

    Everybody enjoys a good quote. Snippets of ramblings that for whatever reason are so meaningful and profound they stay with us forever. Since the inception of the automotive industry, there have been some memorable quotes, some questionable quotes and some that just made us smile. Here is a list of our favourite great automotive quotes, with a few names making the list more than once:   To finish first, you must first finish. – Juan Manuel...

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    BOOT SPACE

    July 19, 2019

    In theory you would think that the bigger the vehicle the bigger the boot capacity. Ironically, the smallest storage areas are often not in the smaller cars like you’d expect. Car boot space can be compromised by genre. Convertibles use the boot space to stash the soft-tops, leaving little room for anything else, and even the larger 4WD’s can lack the all important storage space because they need to accommodate the extra seating option. When...

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    CAR CLEANING TIPS

    July 19, 2019

    There are two types of car owners in the world. Those who spend every hours every weekend washing and polishing their beloved vehicles, and those refuse to acknowledge the “wash me” written into the 2 cm thick coating of dirt and grime that has taken over their vehicle. No matter what type you are, we have some handy car cleaning tips to have your car sparkling like new, in no time!1. Take off your jewellery: Remove your rings,...

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    AUTOMOTIVE ACRONYMS

    July 19, 2019

    Looking for your next car can be confusing enough. Trying to decide on what you like or what you need can be difficult and that long list of acronyms in the features list often just confuses you more. Here we look at some of the more common automotive acronyms used, to help you cut through the nonsense and give you a better understanding of exactly what you are getting out of your next set of wheels.   ABS...

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