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Drivers warned: Don't drive through floodwaters
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23rd Mar 2021
2 min read

Drivers warned: Don't drive through floodwaters

As New South Wales gets lashed by torrential rain and rivers break their banks, road users are being reminded that attempting to drive through floodwaters is something that should be avoided at all costs. Even if you're in a kitted out four-wheel-drive, driving through flood waters is never a good idea.
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Sam Purcell
Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021
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18th Feb 2021
4 min read

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are. And manufacturers are answering that craving with a never-ending game of one upmanship.
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Susannah Guthrie
Volvo's new Care Key allows you to limit the top speed of your own car
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11th Jan 2021
3 min read

Volvo's new Care Key allows you to limit the top speed of your own car

Volvo is making a concerted play to reduce speeding deaths in Australia with the launch of its new Care Key, an inclusion on all models that will allow owners to electronically limit the top speed of their car. From model-year 2021, all Volvo cars will receive the Care Key as standard, giving Volvo owners the opportunity to pre-set their vehicles' maximum speed before handing the car over to younger family members or less-experienced drivers.
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Susannah Guthrie
These areas are Australia's car theft hotspots
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13th Nov 2020
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These areas are Australia's car theft hotspots

How much you pay for your car insurance can be influenced by a wide range of factors, but one key element driving up premiums that you might not even be aware of is your suburb's vehicle theft and crime rate. September 2020 data from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NVMTRC) found national vehicle theft increased by 2 per cent in 2020, with a total of 56,312 cars stolen around the country between 2019 and 2020.
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Susannah Guthrie
2003-2005 Toyota Corolla recalled after two injuries in Sydney crash
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29th Sep 2020
2 min read

2003-2005 Toyota Corolla recalled after two injuries in Sydney crash

Toyota Australia has issued an urgent recall on a further 6260 Corollas fitted with potentially deadly Takata airbags after two serious injuries were caused by the faulty devices in a crash in Sydney in late August. The latest recall adds 5475 examples of the ZZE122 Corolla, and 785 examples of the ZZE123 Sportivo variant. Affected vehicles were sold between 30 April, 2003 and 30 September, 2004 (MY2003–2005).
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William Davis