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Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE
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Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE

Victorians are in the grips of another lockdown, after a steep rise in the state's coronavirus cases prompted Premier Daniel Andrews to re-implement stay-at-home restrictions for residents of Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria...


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

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...


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...


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 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...


Caught short: The SUVs that will fit in the driveway
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Caught short: The SUVs that will fit in the driveway

Given we drive a new car every week, the journalists at CarAdvice are very familiar with the particularly frustrating scenario of not being able to fit a car in your driveway, garage or tiny inner-city street. Regardless of whether you have off-street parking or not, being able to safely store a vehicle not only decreases your likelihood of being side-swiped, but also substantially improves your stress levels (it’s science)...


Donate your car: The charity putting your used vehicle towards a good cause
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Donate your car: The charity putting your used vehicle towards a good cause

When looking to offload your old car, it may feel like trading it in or selling it to a stranger are your only options. But if the rigmarole of organising a roadworthy certificate, dealing with tyre-kickers and having to take endless photos of the inside of your slightly scuffed glove box doesn’t appeal... allow us to introduce you to another, better way...


Post-coronavirus car care: 14 checks you should do before a road trip
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Post-coronavirus car care: 14 checks you should do before a road trip

Even the most avid drivers have probably spent a fair amount of time off the roads these past few months, with mandatory lockdowns leaving us all with nowhere to go except the local supermarket. While our project cars might have gotten plenty of love, our actual day-to-day cars may have been left idle – tucked away in the garage, driveway or side street waiting for their moment in the sun...


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...


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...