The interest rate determines the amount of money you’ll pay for accessing a car loan. It is the driving force of the industry and, right now, car loan interest rates range from approximately 4% to as high as 30%.
You need to look at the most important fact that will ultimately determine your decision on this matter, which is your budget. If you happen to be on a tight budget, there is almost no question of you thinking of buying a brand new car.
With Australia having the 7th highest person to car ratio in the world, the car insurance industry here is huge, with more than 50 insurers competing for our hard-earned dollars. However, with so many options it’s also hard to cut through the noise.
When selling a car in Australia, you can sell it through the classifieds and wait around for the right buyer to find you, or sell it fast to a professional vehicle buying service and receive an instant valuation and cash for your car on the spot.
Partsales.com is making it easier for Aussies to source new car parts and accessories by providing an online marketplace where inventory from automotive retailers in Australia can be purchased at the best price.
Buying a new car is an exciting purchase, but at times it can be a little daunting if you aren’t familiar with the process. However, with a few handy tips on researching and financing up your sleeve, you’ll be cruising in no time.
According to a survey of over 15,000 Navman customers, teaching your kids how to drive is high on the stress list, which is why a leading driver training school will be presenting a FREE webinar on ‘How to teach your kids to drive’.
Whatever your reasons for buying a new car, it can be hard to decide what will best work for you and your lifestyle. How do you know which one to get? Here are four essential things to consider when buying a new car.
Sure, it’s great when you’re cruising down the highway, but what happens when things go wrong? Without proper maintenance, you’ll find that this happens much more regularly. By following a few simple tips, you could better ensure your safety on the road.
Bad credit car loans, also known as second chance car finance, will not only get you behind the wheel of a reliable, late model car, one of these loans can also help you to repair a bad credit history.
As soon as one starts driving a car on a regular basis, he or she need for a reliable mechanic. There ’s plenty of stories about how someone’s car seems to run worse afterwards or the problem was never identified after four or five visits and charges.
In a perfect world, your car would always get from Point A to Point B without any difficulties. In the real world, cars get flat tyres, and run out of petrol. To stay safe during roadside emergencies, it’s vital to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.
It is important that you’re aware of the condition of your car and its many components as unforeseen accidents and breakdowns will occur even with frequent, dedicated care.
There are a number of steps we can take as responsible car owners, to keep our vehicles healthy. Our car maintenance efforts will be rewarded in the future when years from now, our car is still running smoothly.
Many factors must be weighed when deciding what to do with your old car. The number one reason owners choose to sell their cars themselves is that this is often where the greatest return on their investment will be made.
Don’t know what to do over the Easter break? Consider taking a road trip on one of Australia’s greatest drives. It’s a perfect holiday idea for the family, a group of friends, or just you and your partner.
There’s so much competition in the car finance market, it can be daunting trying to find the best deal. Brokers bring together many products and lenders under one roof and work hard to get a loan that best suits you.
Are you thinking about purchasing a used car? There are definitely a lot of options available to you, in terms of where to buy your car, what make and model to choose or whether to buy private or via a dealer.
When you’ve found a car that you love, the temptation to take any car loan for which you are approved can be immense. However, great care needs to be taken when choosing a car loan.
There are some common car buying myths that can confuse buyers and making the whole process a lot more complicated than it needs to be.
Recent figures show that close to two-thirds of all new vehicles sold are purchased by women. Blogger and Car Reviewer, Tim Marsh from New Cars Plus, reveals the 9 cars popular with female car buyers.
Many people rush into buying a car with a bad credit car loan that ends up costing them more in the long run. Here Bill Tsouvals from Savvy Finance reveals the top 5 mistakes people make when buying a car with bad credit history, so you can avoid them.
Whether your dream car is a vintage classic or a top-of-the-line model just off the production line, finding the right car loan can turn that dream car into a reality.
Waiting in the hot sun for a tow truck, getting towed miles out of your way to get your car repaired, and a delayed arrival at your destination all make for a pretty miserable trip. According to Captain Compare, roadside assistance coverage with your auto insurance is a must. However, not every car repair requires […]
It is very important for you to be well informed prior to looking for the right car loan, as every car loan provider will work in slightly different ways, and this can impact on what kind of car loan interest rates you could achieve, and where you may obtain car loan approval with one motor […]
At an age when most teenagers are still learning to drive, 17 year old Brisbane teenager Renee Gracie has become the first female driver to contest the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship. Renee, who turns 18 in January, will take to the track in 2013 driving her Fujitsu Racing Porsche 997 Cup Car. Renee, a […]
A car is an essential for any busy woman. It helps us get to the shops, ferry the kids to school and driving on a country road is a great way to relax and unwind. The problem is that cars can be a huge drain on the bank balance, especially if they aren’t looked after […]
Daily Addict on the move presented by Lexus CT 200h Daily Addict Editor, Carrie Kwan, is always on the move scouring cities for hidden gems and the best places to shop, eat, drink and experience. During the month of July she’s behind the wheel of the world’s first luxury hybrid hatch, the Lexus CT 200h, […]
Your new car could depreciate by more than 60% in the first five years of purchase. In the current economic climate 58% of Australians believe it makes more sense to buy used rather than new when it comes to buying a car. Australian made cars are the biggest depreciation offenders. Putting further pressure on the […]
NRMA Motoring & Services and the NSW Centre for Road Safety have released safety ratings for used cars involved in crashes, and introduced a Safe Pick rating for the very best vehicles in each category. NRMA vehicle safety expert Jack Haley said the annual Used Car Safety Ratings provided consumers with essential information about the […]
Ford Australia has decided to simplify the ever-confusing conversation with the local mechanic, so the next time you walk into a garage – you can do so with confidence. Know the basics– Most people couldn’t care less about the inner workings of their car, but a little book work goes a long way when dealing […]
The Volkswagen Golf and Subaru Outback have won two of the most popular categories in the Australia’s Best Cars awards, presented at a gala industry dinner in Melbourne last night. The Golf 118 Tsi Comfortline won the award for Best Mid-size Car over $30,000, while the Outback 2.5i picked up the popular Best Recreational 4WD […]
Day Four of our Koleos It’s A Sweet Life adventure meant home time. Alas. How we loved our short stay in Sydney, and could have easily spent another twenty years exploring the enriching tendrils that seem to snake down every single laneway and waterway. I actually decided, when we dragged our carcasses out of bed […]
Hooray! No rain for day three of our It’s a Sweet Life family road trip; just a small smattering upon entry to Taronga Zoo, which soon disappeared for a cloudy but delightful day with more sunbursts than cloud. We zipped across the Harbour Bridge in the Koleos this morning, ready and set to go early to […]
Day one of our Renault Koleos road trip dawned dank and rainy in Canberra with promise of more dank rainy-ness in Sydney for our arrival. We didn’t even pack coats, we were so hopeful the weather man got it wrong. Three-quarters of the way to Sydney, we were thankful we’d at least packed a couple […]
Goodie goodie gumdrops! Only four more sleeps and we are off on our very special road trip as part of the Renault Koleos test drive experience. For those of you who haven’t a clue what I’m rambling on about – our lucky duck nuclear unit is testing out a family-friendly Koleos for a whole month, […]
I’m so excited. In around two weeks’ time, Renault is delivering a brand new Koleos to our house. Then, they’re going to leave it with us for a whole month – and I’m going to drive that baby, and drive it and drive it and test it and suss it right out. We’re even going […]
We all love our labels. Some labels carry brand names that make us feel cool, while other labels provide us with valuable information, such as how many grams of fat are in each biscuit. When it comes to cars, labels can be just as important. I’m not talking about the one that sits in the […]
The high cost of petrol is getting a lot of people thinking about their current car. If you have made the decision to purchase a new car and fuel efficiency is key, use the following list to facilitate the process. Note that the figure shown is based on a “combined cycle” which is based on […]
There is a standard list of things every driver should do in an effort to improve fuel efficiency. Saving on petrol is not just in the type of car you own, but in how you drive it and how you maintain it. For starters, your driving habits need to change to save on petrol. Think […]