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Parking cops to return as coronavirus restrictions ease
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Parking cops to return as coronavirus restrictions ease

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here The free ride – or free car parking – is about to come to an end across Australia. Councils across the country are getting ready to chalk tyres and issue parking tickets as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are gradually eased...


Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered
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Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here The instant asset write-off scheme was introduced in 2015 as a way of allowing small business to claim the depreciation amount (i.e. the amount of value something is likely to lose over time) of a work-related purchase like a car or a computer in one hit, rather than gradually over a multi-year period...


Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions
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Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions

The global coronavirus pandemic has placed most of the world, including the auto industry, into a state of constant flux. As manufacturers raise their hands to create life-saving ventilators and car dealers brace for a sales slowdown, many consumers are left pondering the practical repercussions of mandated social distancing rules...


New car warranty comparison: What do you get from every manufacturer?
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New car warranty comparison: What do you get from every manufacturer?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) defines manufacturer warranties as "voluntary promises offered by the manufacturer about what they will do if something goes wrong with a new car". "Manufacturer warranties apply for a specified time and may add to consumers’ automatic rights under the Australian Consumer Law guarantees," the ACCC explains...


Buying or selling a car online: 12 red flags to look for
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Buying or selling a car online: 12 red flags to look for

The prospect of buying a new car is an exciting one, but before you can get to the fun part, there's always a fair amount of admin involved. Whether you're trying to offload your old car to a new owner, or opting to shop for a used car online, you'll need plenty of paperwork, some spare time and a discerning eye in order to survive the process...


Which fuel type do I need? Petrol, diesel, E10, LPG... what's the difference?
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Which fuel type do I need? Petrol, diesel, E10, LPG... what's the difference?

Andrew McDonald • There are so many different types of vehicles on the road, and so many variations in engine choices in one model of vehicle, it can be confusing to the everyday motorist to decide on the appropriate fuel. There are also many reports of people putting the wrong fuel in their vehicles, often with catastrophic results...


Buying a new car? Here are 11 things you should consider first
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Buying a new car? Here are 11 things you should consider first

So you want to buy a car? Excellent! But a car is one of the most significant purchases in your life, and one you want to make sure get right. Whether it's a commuter, an extension of your personality, or for work, the options available are more plentiful and varied than ever before. To make sure you get the right car for the right price, research and preparation is key...


Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out
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Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out

This story was first published in June 2018. Right now, dual-cab utes sit number one and two on the list of highest-selling cars in Australia. They’re bought by tradies and 4WDers right? Wrong. Many of them are bought as an everyday run-around and rarely, if ever, hit the dirt or sand. As a keen off-roader, I find it upsetting that many 4WDs never heed their calling...


Big changes coming to “demonstrator” models, here’s what you need to know
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Big changes coming to “demonstrator” models, here’s what you need to know

Buying a “demonstrator” model is normally a great way to save thousands on a new car. However, changes to the way the industry counts new-car sales means customers need a crash course in understanding the differences in “demonstrator” models. “Demonstrator” models were originally designed to be just that: a car the dealer registered for people to take on test drives...


Q&A with Nissan’s electric vehicle boss
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Q&A with Nissan’s electric vehicle boss

We are joined by Nic Thomas, the global director of EV for Nissan. He's a Briton based in Japan who's visiting Australia for the Leaf’s local launch. CA: For those out there who aren't completely across the plan, how many electric vehicles does Nissan plan to offer over the next few years around the globe, not specific to Australia's shores? Nic: We've committed that by 2022, within our mid-term plan, we'll introduce eight fully electric vehicles around the world, and then a further eight e-Power models...