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Victoria's automotive industry can now officially reopen
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26th Oct 2020
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Victoria's automotive industry can now officially reopen

New car buyers in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria can now inspect their next vehicle purchase in person, after the state government announced automotive retail would be permitted to reopen after months of closures. From October 28, all automotive businesses will be allowed to re-commence on-site work, including new and used car dealerships, mechanics and service centres.
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Scheduled servicing now permitted under Victoria's lockdown
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16th Sep 2020
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Scheduled servicing now permitted under Victoria's lockdown

In good news for Victorian drivers, the state government has relaxed its public health restrictions to allow scheduled or logbook servicing of cars to go ahead. Previously, only emergency repairs, critical maintenance and recall work were permitted to take place during metropolitan Melbourne's ongoing lockdown, but from September 16 onwards any vehicle can be booked in for a routine service.
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How to buy a car during Victoria's lockdown
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14th Aug 2020
4 min read

How to buy a car during Victoria's lockdown

Although Victorians may not be able to leave their homes amid stage three and four lockdowns, there are still a handful of ways to buy a new or used car in the state. With public transport, Ubers and taxis a less appealing option due to public health concerns, plenty of people may be looking to purchase a vehicle for their regular supermarket shopping trips and essential outings. RELATED: Melbourne lockdown rues – your questions answeredRELATED: The cars you can buy completely online
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Hands-free petrol: Victorian service stations to offer contactless refuelling
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21st Jul 2020
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Hands-free petrol: Victorian service stations to offer contactless refuelling

Petrol stations in Victoria are providing customers with a hands-free way to refuel their cars, (re)introducing dedicated attendants to fill up customers' tanks and arrange contactless payment amid renewed coronavirus lockdowns in the state.
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Youi extends car insurance relief program for a further three months
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9th Jul 2020
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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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