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All the latest news in automotive, buying guides and updates from the Westside Auto team.


Understanding the Credit Score Impact on Car Finance: A Guide

whether you’re looking to buy your first car or upgrade to a newer model, understanding how your credit score impacts on car finance is crucial. Let’s dive into the world of credit scores, car loans, and how the two intertwine.

Understanding Novated Car Leases: A Complete Guide

Have you ever wondered if there’s a smarter way to finance your dream car? This comprehensive guide will explore the ins and outs of novated leases, their benefits, and factors to consider when choosing one.

Navigating Car Finance: Types of Car Loans & Which Ones Are Best for You

This helpful guide will provide insight into types of loans including secured and unsecured, as well as fixed-rate or variable interest rates. We’ll walk through all the details about each method so that you can make an informed decision regarding what type of loan fits both your budget constraints and vehicle needs.

How Interest Rate Changes Effect Your Car Repayments in 2024

It’s crucial to understand how shifting interest rates influence car loan repayments in 2024. At Westside Auto, we will delve into the Reserve Bank of Australia’s part in this puzzle, as well as what inflationary pressures could lead to more rate hikes and tips on navigating a used car market that can be challenging due to these changing conditions.

Paying Off Your Car Loan Early

If you are currently financing a car or are planning to take out a car loan soon, here’s a tip you may not realise: you can pay off your loan early if desired.

Does Car Finance Affect Mortgage Repayments?

If you are considering purchasing a car or taking out a mortgage, you’ll want to understand how both of these payments impact each other.

Does Car Finance Affect Credit Score?

Your credit score plays a significant role in your financial opportunities. As a result, understanding which activities can impact your credit score is essential in navigating your finances strategically.

Can I Finance Accessories With My Car at Westside Auto?

If you’re planning to purchase a car, you’ll also want to consider which accessories to buy along with it.

Can Car Finance Be In Joint Names?

If you and your spouse are considering sharing a car, you may be wondering: can car finance be in joint names?