Why Payday Loans Are Usually a Bad Idea (and the alternatives!)

Unexpected circumstances combined with a bad credit rating and little to no savings can make payday loans look very attractive to anyone. You may feel like a quick “no-questions-asked” loan is the only solution to get you out of financial trouble. And it will… in the beginning at least. However, it’s quite easy to get … Continue reading Why Payday Loans Are Usually a Bad Idea (and the alternatives!)

A Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III Breaks The Auction Record — Again

The Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III does it again! After breaking the Australian auction record in 2018, this 50-year-old classic car is making headlines once more after selling for a whopping $1.15 million via an online auction organised by Slattery Auctions. It also became the highest-selling Australian-made car to date. From an original manufacturing price … Continue reading A Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III Breaks The Auction Record — Again

What Do the Proposed Changes to Australia’s Responsible Lending Laws Mean for Car Finance?

The Federal Government recently announced an economic recovery plan which the Senate believes to be one of the best ways to restore the Australian economy. The said measure includes changes to Australia’s responsible lending laws designed to boost lending, stimulate economic activity and spending. If passed by Parliament, the changes would come into effect in … Continue reading What Do the Proposed Changes to Australia’s Responsible Lending Laws Mean for Car Finance?

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 … Continue reading How Car Loan Interest Rates Work

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?

What are Balloon Payments?

When applying for a car loan, you’ll come across the term “balloon payment” while reviewing the loan agreement. Your lender will explain its meaning, for sure. Still, it’s important to understand the term on your own (and how it will affect your loan repayments) before you sign the dotted line. What’s a balloon payment? A … Continue reading What are Balloon Payments?

Why Regular Vehicle Maintenance is Important

The cardinal rule of good car ownership is keeping your car in tip-top condition. No, this isn’t just some witty ads to sell an automotive product or service. Regular vehicle maintenance is an important responsibility that extends the benefits, and life, of your car. Maintenance prolongs the vehicle’s life Regular wear and tear alone can … Continue reading Why Regular Vehicle Maintenance is Important

2019 BMW X1 Gets a Facelift & Hybrid Upgrade – Already!

Just months after its release earlier this year, the 2019 BMW X1 is already getting an upgrade and there will soon be the first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) version in Australia. This surprise makeover of BMW’s top-selling SUV includes a facelift, with a reworked front bumper, larger air intakes, new adaptive LED headlights, and … Continue reading 2019 BMW X1 Gets a Facelift & Hybrid Upgrade – Already!

Benefits of Using a Finance Broker

Plenty of loan products are available in the Australian market right now. Each one suits a particular financing need for whichever asset you are planning to purchase. However, not all loan applicants are knowledgeable with the types of financing available and may find it hard deciding on the best one for their needs. In these … Continue reading Benefits of Using a Finance Broker

Wards 10 Best Engines of 2019

US automotive magazine WardsAuto revealed the winners of their prestigious 10 Best Engines Awards of 2019 last week and it’s certainly a testament to where the industry is heading, with half of this years’ winners belonging to electric or hybrid engines. V8’s weren’t left out though, and brought to the spotlight was some pretty impressive … Continue reading Wards 10 Best Engines of 2019

The 2018 Paris Motor Show

Last month, one of the world’s most anticipated car shows took place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, and once again, the Paris Motor Show didn’t disappoint. For 2018, the prestigious car show featured the best upcoming automobiles and concept cars from the biggest manufacturers in the world. Held through October 4-14, the exhibit … Continue reading The 2018 Paris Motor Show

The Latest Batch of Electric Vehicles

The rise in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) has significantly spiked this year. Many car owners are going electric to do their part to reduce air pollution in the country, especially now that a network of charging stations has been installed around Australia. This massive charging network has supercharged the movement towards more emission-free vehicles … Continue reading The Latest Batch of Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Charging Network Covers Majority of Australia

Two years ago, traveling around Australia in an electric car was nothing but a dream. Despite the fact that a number of Australians already owned an electric car then, the trip was simply unmanageable due to the fact that there were no chargers in sight for miles and miles of road. But all that has … Continue reading Electric Vehicle Charging Network Covers Majority of Australia

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor: Everything You Need To Know

There’s no denying that Australians love a powerful off-road ute. However, the 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor seems to have captured car enthusiasts’ attention more than the average new release. Despite the price tag nearly reaching $75,000, this dual-cab ute has already sold an initial 1,000 units on pre-orders alone. Why the excitement? It’s because this … Continue reading 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor: Everything You Need To Know

Carmakers Team Up for Solid State Battery Research

All over the world, car makers are moving towards developments that are environmentally friendly due to increasing government initiatives and our clear need for low-emission vehicles to bring down our carbon footprint. While the competition amongst carmakers is tough, top Japanese brands are banding together to produce an efficient and affordable battery for cars. What … Continue reading Carmakers Team Up for Solid State Battery Research