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
Buying a car is a big-ticket purchase that often requires a loan. When a buyer picks the right car loan, it can alleviate the financial weight of the vehicle purchase. Get the wrong one, and it becomes a burden to carry for years. To make a car loan work, you need to understand its components … Continue reading The Difference Between Fixed-Rate & Variable-Rate Car Loans
Buying a new car is not your typical everyday purchase because it requires a handsome sum of money. Even the cheapest hatchback today, the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage, will cost you almost $14,000. If you ‘re not rolling in dough but want (or need) to own a car, then saving up some money for it first … Continue reading Tips on How to Save Up for A New Car
There was a time when electric cars were just highlights of motor shows. Now, we’re starting to be accustomed to their presence on Australian roads. The question for many Aussies today is whether it’s finally time to invest in an electric car or should they wait it out until it becomes inevitable. What is an … Continue reading Should You Buy an Electric Car?
When hunting for a used car, most people are placing costs and appearance of the car at the top of their list. Unfortunately this same group are placing safety factors much lower on their list (if considering it at all). It goes without saying that this should not be the case. No matter if you’re … Continue reading Tips For Finding A Used Car That’s Safe
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!
The 2019 financial year is ending. If you’ve been waiting for a good time to purchase a new vehicle, then this is it. Buying a car this winter, just before tax time is your best chance to get some fantastic deals. There are two main reasons: First, the automotive market in Australia did not do … Continue reading Buying A Car Before Tax Time
Good news for small business owners! You can now claim your new car’s purchase cost against your tax. That’s right. The Australian government has recently declared that small businesses can still get the instant asset tax write off for a maximum of $30,000. The tax write-off amount has increased from the previous limit of $20,000, … Continue reading Businesses: Claim the Instant Asset Tax Write Off
First time car buyers, here is the most important thing you need to consider about financing: your credit score. Banks and lenders refer to a person’s credit score to determine the risk of providing a loan to that person. If you are looking at applying for finance to purchase a vehicle, then it’s important to … Continue reading Credit Score Required for a Car Loan
People shopping for a car are often torn between a brand new and a used vehicle, although a used vehicle is usually the cheaper option. However, everybody forgets about the third option, which is an ex-demonstrator vehicle. This is the best of both worlds, an almost brand new car with a nice discount on top. … Continue reading Pros & Cons of Buying an Ex-Demonstrator Vehicle
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
If you are looking to buy a good vehicle but do not want to spend too much? Then going for a used car might be your best option. The Australian used car market is loaded with quality pre-owned and repossessed vehicles that will suit any budget! Just remember to exercise caution when shopping in dealerships … Continue reading Buying A Used Car? Learn Its Real History First
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?
“Only two things are certain in life…” or so the quote goes. One of them is taxes. But when you’re purchasing a car, there’s another inescapable fee to face: it’s called Stamp Duty, and it’s applicable in all Australian states and territories. What is Stamp Duty? Stamp Duty is a government tax for motor vehicles. … Continue reading Stamp Duty Explained
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
Getting a pre-approved car loan is something that we highly recommend before you even think about going to showrooms or dealerships. This initial step will give you a good idea of how much you can borrow. In addition to this, there are many other great reasons to get your car loan pre-approved before you shop … Continue reading Top Reasons To Get Your Car Loan Pre-Approved
The second-generation 2018 Subaru XV was released last year in Australia and current reports show that it’s selling well in the small SUV market. This is the smallest model in the brand’s remarkable SUV line-up and is available in four variants: the XV 2.0i, XV 2.0i-L, XV 2.0i Premium, and XV 2.0i-S. Our Review In … Continue reading Vehicle Review: Subaru XV (2018)
Deciding to upgrade your car is often an exciting time, but it can be rather daunting when you consider all the various decisions you need to make thereafter. From choosing which make and model you prefer, listing your “must-have” features and of course, setting the all-important budget, getting a new car is not something to … Continue reading Buying A New Car Versus A Used Car