Can you be electric too?

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the Toyota Prius hit the market in Japan, making it the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. Despite Toyota’s savvy marketing tactic of giving cars away to stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, the Prius struggled from both being the first to market and assumptions that being…

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What does it cost you when your car fails?

Did you know that according to research by consumer organisation Choice, two thirds of new-car buyers face problems with their cars? Buying new is certainly no guarantee that you won’t have any expensive problems with your car.

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How to avoid getting stung shopping online

Online shopping is huge and is only getting bigger. From clothes to groceries to holidays and cars. According to the National Australia Bank Online Retails Sales Index, online sales exceeded the $20 billion mark for the first time in Australia in 2016. 

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The fastest way to lose your license on the school run

After a long summer break, school is nearly back for the year (many parents will be breathing a sigh of relief!). Getting your kids dropped off and picked up on time is a challenge for many of us. Some days it’s a breeze and other days it’s as frenetic as an ant’s nest in a…

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A timely warning: never leave your dog in the car

We love our furry friends at HelloCars, and we were horrified to hear of the tragic death of two dogs left in cars from avoidable heat stress. One of these was a dog left in a car with the windows down in an underground carpark.

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Buyer beware: how to avoid a car that’s a repairable write off

You may know that any car that has been damaged so that the cost of repairs exceeds its insured value is known as a write off. Sometimes these cars can be totally unrepairable, which is called a statutory write off – and they may not be re-registered and are sold for scrap and parts. Other…

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