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Buying a car: on-road costs explained
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2nd Jan 2020
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Buying a car: on-road costs explained

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Derek Fung
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2nd Jan 2020
3 min read

Buying a car: on-road costs explained

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Derek Fung
Luxury car tax: Four things you might not know
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31st Dec 2019
4 min read

Luxury car tax: Four things you might not know

Every now and then, a figure from automotive industry pops up to decry the luxury car tax (LCT) and call for its abolition. If you’ve ever wondered what the LCT is, how it's calculated, if it’s avoidable or why we have it, this feature is for you. This story was first published in 2015, and has now been revised with updated threshold amounts.
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Derek Fung
DIY: how to jump start a car with a portable power pack
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2nd Oct 2015
2 min read

DIY: how to jump start a car with a portable power pack

It's late at night, you've parked down a dark alley in the city and taken off for dinner. You come back and your car won't start. Flat battery. Uh oh. Australian company Laser has released the Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter, which it claims to have designed for situations just like this.
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Tegan Lawson
DIY: Tyre safety check
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31st Mar 2015
3 min read

DIY: Tyre safety check

It takes just five minutes and it could save a life. You can take steps to protect yourself and those you love by conducting a DIY tyre safety check before you hit the road for the holidays. With unpredictable weather and increased traffic volumes, a long weekend has the potential to be a highly dangerous period on Australian roads. Standing water, rapidly changing conditions, high speeds, driver fatigue and frantic holiday traffic can make your getaway a risky proposition.
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Tegan Lawson
DIY: Engine Oil Explained
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17th Aug 2014
3 min read

DIY: Engine Oil Explained

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Trent Nikolic
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17th Aug 2014
3 min read

DIY: Engine Oil Explained

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Trent Nikolic
Tyre Hieroglyphics Explained
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23rd Jun 2014
3 min read

Tyre Hieroglyphics Explained

Do you know what those markings on the sides of your tyres mean? If you do, that's great. If you don't, you need to read on… A lot of us rely on trusted experts to deal with our tyres without ever understanding exactly what connects us to the road. That's just lazy! Especially so when you consider the fact that tyres are the most important link between our vehicle and the road.
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Tegan Lawson
DIY: tyre safety
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15th Jul 2009
5 min read

DIY: tyre safety

Our recent track day at Eastern Creek, focusing on new tyre technology, has highlighted once again the need for a serious look at tyre safety. So naturally we thought it timely that we focus on keeping your rubber moving on the roadway. It may sound simple, after all gravity will do quite a bit of the work, but neglected tyres are the leading cause of defect related accidents in this country and, given a little upkeep and knowledge, proper tyre maintenance can be a very simple task.
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