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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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    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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