Affording a Car Loan – How to Budget to Allow for Repayments

Creating a budget for a car isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Some people fail to take into account the other expenses that come on top of their monthly repayments and quickly begin to feel burdened by the purchase. When budgeting for a car, one should consider many things that are not immediately obvious … Continue reading Affording a Car Loan – How to Budget to Allow for Repayments

Classic Muscle Cars – Aussie Icons That Are Worth Investing In

Classic cars have been a successful investment over the last 30 years. They gain value over time due to rarity, condition, mileage, and others aspects. Few differences may have a significant impact on price. Whether you’re an investor or an automotive enthusiast, one way to diversify your investment portfolio is to start collecting classic muscle … Continue reading Classic Muscle Cars – Aussie Icons That Are Worth Investing In

How Car Loan Interest Rates Work

If you’re about to apply for car finance, something you must fully-understand is how car loan interest rates work as it will affect your long-term finances. To get you informed before sending your loan application, here is a comprehensive guide about car loan interest rates. What is the car loan interest rate? A car loan … Continue reading How Car Loan Interest Rates Work

Car Loan Pre-approvals: The Most Common Questions Answered

If you’re buying a new or used car, getting a pre-approved loan will put you ahead of the game when you find the right one. It is something that experts highly recommend before you go to any showroom or dealership. Aside from giving you an idea of how much you can borrow, it also puts … Continue reading Car Loan Pre-approvals: The Most Common Questions Answered

What does your Car Insurance Cover?

Deciding on the most suitable car insurance can be just as confusing as buying a vehicle for the first time. There is a wide variety of options for buying a vehicle insurance policy, and each one has its own advantages and drawbacks to be cautious of. But don’t let this overwhelm you. The process for … Continue reading What does your Car Insurance Cover?

The 5 Best Cars for Ride Sharing in Australia

Since the launch of Uber in Australia back in 2012, ride-sharing has become a popular way of travelling among Aussies. And there’s no wonder why. These ride-sharing services offer more convenience in terms of finding a vehicle quickly and to a fare earning. Through the use of user-friendly apps, you can find a ride wherever … Continue reading The 5 Best Cars for Ride Sharing in Australia

Australia adopts Voluntary CO2 Emissions Standards to 2030: What it means

The Australian automotive emission standards have, up until now, been at least ten years behind that of Europe. In response, the automotive industry has now introduced new initiatives to minimise CO2 emissions in its new vehicle system and has launched noble voluntary CO2 emissions standards up to 2030. The car industry claims the scheme will … Continue reading Australia adopts Voluntary CO2 Emissions Standards to 2030: What it means

Don’t buy a Lemon: Most Unreliable (and reliable) Car Brands of 2020

Many car brands are more than dependable yet there are quite a few lemons that you might want to be careful of. From Ford to Ferrari, Toyota to Volvo, the automotive market of Australia is vibrant and filled with numerous options. Nevertheless, some cars are way better compared to others in terms of reliability. Here’s … Continue reading Don’t buy a Lemon: Most Unreliable (and reliable) Car Brands of 2020

Selling Your Car? Here’s How to Maximise Your Resale Price

These days, the buying and selling of used cars are on the rise while there is an indication the new car market has slowed down. The shift in the demand for used vehicles is mainly because buyers want to fulfil their dreams of having a “good as new car” at a reasonable price. If you’re … Continue reading Selling Your Car? Here’s How to Maximise Your Resale Price

Would You Buy a Car Online?

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, car dealers are challenged to amp up their online sales and marketing strategies. While this set-up has existed for years, online car buying has dramatically increased due to community lockdowns implemented by the government. Genuine online car sites are now everywhere on the internet. Aside from being hassle-free, it … Continue reading Would You Buy a Car Online?

Changes to the Instant Asset Write off Rules in 2020

Planning to buy a car for your business? Now is a good time to do it. The Australian Government has recently made changes to the instant asset tax write-off rules, which are set to last until 31 December 2020. Here is everything you need to know about the recent updates. What Is the Instant Asset … Continue reading Changes to the Instant Asset Write off Rules in 2020

Is the Australian New-Car Market Recovering?

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely hampered the new-car market since the start of 2020. In April alone, the new car sales plummeted by 48.5 percent compared to the sales of the same month last year. This is the largest decline of any month since 1991 when the first monthly figure was recorded. The decline is … Continue reading Is the Australian New-Car Market Recovering?

How to Improve Your Credit Score to Get a Car Loan

Imagine the excitement of finally being able to buy your dream car, only to find out that your car loan application has been declined. This normally happens due to poor credit score. What a bummer, right? So, before even shopping around for a great car financing product, make sure you have excellent credit standing first. … Continue reading How to Improve Your Credit Score to Get a Car Loan

Off-Roading Tips For Beginners

Going off-road is a challenging but very rewarding recreational activity for Aussies. That’s because beyond the rough terrains is where you can find some of the most amazing landscapes and sceneries. If you’re ready to take on the sand dunes, green lanes, rocks, gravel, snow, and mud, then here’s a useful guide on off-roading for … Continue reading Off-Roading Tips For Beginners

Classic Car Investment: A Guide

Nowadays, there are plenty of investment options to help your money grow, whether on a short-term or long-term basis. One that’s growing in popularity with many investors today are classic cars. This is because they have proven to yield high returns in the long run. If this is something that interests you, whether you’re a … Continue reading Classic Car Investment: A Guide

Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) on a Novated Car Lease explained

What Is Novated Leasing? Novated car leasing is a cost-effective financial arrangement which allows businesses to lease vehicles for, or on behalf of, their employees with use of salary packaging. It simply means the employer is deducting lease payments and running cost from a combination of the employee’s pre-tax and post-tax salary. This in turn … Continue reading Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) on a Novated Car Lease explained