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How Victoria slammed the brakes on Australia’s new-car sales
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6th Sep 2020
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How Victoria slammed the brakes on Australia’s new-car sales

The dramatic new-car sales slump in Victoria in August – due to stage-four lockdown restrictions – has slammed the brakes on national figures. Last month new-car sales plummeted 66 per cent in the garden state, contributing to an overall Australian downturn of 28.8 per cent. This represents the worst decline since record keeping began.
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William Davis
Skoda offers extended warranty and fixed-price servicing to Victorian buyers
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11th Aug 2020
1 min read

Skoda offers extended warranty and fixed-price servicing to Victorian buyers

Skoda is doing its best to entice Victorians stuck at home and day-dreaming about a new car. The Czech brand is offering a free seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty for all new and demonstrator Skoda models sold in Victoria, which is two years more than the standard warranty. New and demo Skodas will also come with a three-year, 45,000km scheduled service pack for new cars delivered in the southern state, also at no extra cost.
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Ben Zachariah
A quarter of Victoria's dealership staff could lose their jobs, survey finds – UPDATE
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7th Aug 2020
4 min read

A quarter of Victoria's dealership staff could lose their jobs, survey finds – UPDATE

UPDATE, 7/8/2020: Australian car dealers have welcomed the government's recent changes to the eligibility criteria for its extended JobKeeper scheme, which will allow previously ineligible dealerships to apply for ongoing financial support.
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Susannah Guthrie
Youi extends car insurance relief program for a further three months
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9th Jul 2020
2 min read

Youi extends car insurance relief program for a further three months

Australian insurer Youi is extending its car insurance relief program for another three months, offering existing customers a 10 per cent refund on their policy cost and giving new customers the chance to sign up for a discounted rate amid the coronavirus pandemic. Youi became the first Australian insurer to offer car insurance relief when it originally introduced a 15 per cent premium refund offer for three months from April 1, 2020.
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Susannah Guthrie
Post-coronavirus car care: 14 checks you should do before a road trip
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27th Jun 2020
8 min read

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.
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Susannah Guthrie