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?
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?
2020 is fast approaching and with the new year comes a fresh line-up of vehicles that will hit the Australian market. If you’re planning to upgrade or get your first car, 2020 is an exciting time to do it in. Here we’ve compiled a list of 10 cars to keep an eye on in 2020. … Continue reading 10 Cars to keep an eye on in 2020
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
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!
If you’re in search of a good compact car to buy this year, then you’re in luck because five new 2019 cars have arrived in Australia, each one offering new features and upgraded specifications to win you over. One of these cars is the fourth-generation Mazda 3 and it’s ready to overtake the competition in … Continue reading Car Review: New 2019 Mazda 3
Fuel Economy is your car’s fuel consumption in litres per 100 kilometres travelled (L/100km). The better fuel economy a car has, the more desirable it is for consumers. In Australia, some of the models with the best fuel economy include the Suzuki Swift, Skoda Fabia, and Citroen C4 Cactus. Now, you might be thinking, “Can … Continue reading How is Fuel Economy Tested?
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
It’s 2019, and with the new year comes a new batch of cars to enter the Australian market. More vehicles beefed up with the latest technology will soon be running on our roads. If you are in the market for a new ride, here’s five of the best upcoming vehicles in Australia for 2019 that … Continue reading 5 Best Upcoming Vehicles in Australia for 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
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 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
Do you own a diesel engine SUV or 4X4 off-road truck? We’re not surprised if you do. Afterall, the current trend right now is to go for size and power when buying a vehicle, preferably one that can haul and tow heavier loads for better versatility and practicality. Diesel engines offer more torque and are … Continue reading The Future Of Diesel In 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
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
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
Lister Cars surprised the social media community last week by announcing the release of what will be the world’s fastest SUV. That’s right. Britain’s oldest racing car manufacturer and a long-time Jaguar tuner are planning to work on the F-Pace SVR and make it even more impressive. The company posted a picture of heavily modified … Continue reading Lister Claims It Will Release World’s Fastest SUV
Buying an imported car comes with more work than purchasing a brand new from a local dealership. But you shouldn’t let this stop you from driving away with the imported car of your dreams. Like most big purchases, it’s possible to get a loan for an imported car and once you know what to prepare, … Continue reading How To Get A Loan For An Imported Car
There’s something to be said about a classic car. From their beautiful form to their lack of fancy electronics leaving the running of the vehicle purely between man and machine, they have stood the test of time (given the right amount of care and maintenance of course). Think of the immense power of a 70’s … Continue reading The best Australian-built classic cars (pre 1980s)
In 2017, over 52,000 vehicle thefts were reported in Australia (view source). Conventional wisdom tells us that to prevent your vehicle from being stolen, always choose a well-lit and busy area to park it. However, sometimes this is just unavoidable and in other cases, it doesn’t matter where you park! Car theft can even occur … Continue reading The Best Ways To Prevent Car Theft