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    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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    VEHICLE TAX DEDUCTIONS

    July 19, 2019

    As we approach the 2016 tax season, we wanted to let you know about an important change to work related car expenses that may affect your return this year. We look at the claimable vehicle tax deductions available for 2016 and what has changed from previous years.   What’s changing? Previously, there were four methods to calculate and claim your work related car expense deductions: 12 percent of the original value One third of actual expenses A...

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    HOW TO AVOID THE BACKYARD CAR DEALERS

    July 19, 2019

    Used car buyers should be cautious of buying vehicles from an unlicensed car dealer and the risks involved.  These back yard car dealers will often use free selling platforms such as Gumtree to sell their vehicles and will typically sell from a residential or other type of non-business premise. Make sure you avoid backyard car dealers as often many of the cars of not been mechanically inspected. Vehicles sold by these unlicensed dealers can be acquired...

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    BUYING YOUR FIRST CAR

    July 19, 2019

    Buying your first car is both an exciting time and scary time for all involved. Finding that suitable vehicle is the first step in ensuring that your child has a safe driving experience. Here are some tips and features that you may want to consider when helping them choose their first vehicle. Before deciding on a make and model, consider what the vehicle will be used for and if the car will be suitable for...

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    PREPARING YOUR CAR FOR WINTER MOTORING – PART 2

    July 19, 2019

    In our part 1 post about getting your vehicle ready for Winter motoring, we covered the battery, lights, windscreen and wipers. Today we cover some more important items to keep you safe this Winter. TYRES As you have read in our previous tyre care blog, tyres are one of the most important parts of the car as it is all that is between us and the road. Make sure your tyres are correctly inflated and have sufficient tread...

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