11 of the Most Misunderstood Road Rules

11 of the Most Misunderstood Road Rules

Despite the tests that drivers of today are required to pass to get a license, many road rules often become misunderstood, either from underuse, forgetfulness or because new rules have been created. As a part of Road Rules Awareness Week, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly misunderstood road rules. Time to brush up!

Indicating on roundabouts has become a forgotten activity - or one that many people know about, but don’t bother to do. There are some key rules to roundabouts which will make using them a lot easier and safer.

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Instagram Accounts Every Car Enthusiast Should Follow

Instagram Accounts Every Car Enthusiast Should Follow

If you love your cars, then Instagram is the social media network to be a part of. Car lovers around the world are browsing the network, posting pictures of the glamorous cars they drive and the place they visit.

As with every social network, however, finding the best people to follow can involve wading through a lot of accounts and posts that are… not worth following. With that in mind, here are our ten picks of the best Instagram accounts for car enthusiasts to follow.

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10 Things You Should Keep in Your Car for Emergencies

10 Things You Should Keep in Your Car for Emergencies

We should all be prepared for the worst and always have the right things on board to handle a car breakdown. This even applies to new or well maintained cars - things can go wrong, and it’s always better to be prepared rather than stranded.

So what should you always have with you in your car to properly prepare for a breakdown? Here’s a breakdown (pardon the pun) of what you should keep on hand:

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How to Find a Great Mechanic

How to Find a Great Mechanic

As car owners, we’re guaranteed to find ourselves in a situation where we will need our car to be fixed or maintained. With so many mechanics out there claiming to be the best in the business with the best prices, it’s hard to know who to turn to. It’s also difficult to know whether the person you are dealing with is completely honest when you have a limited knowledge of cars. So, what do the best mechanics have that others don’t? Here’s a great starting point in knowing who to turn to and trust with your car issues.

Excellent customer service
It goes without saying that excellent customer service is a sure sign of a good mechanic. Only the best auto shops will emphasise their abilities and provide great customer service. If the mechanic is talking to customers on the phone and face-to-face with respect and friendliness, then they undoubtedly care about and look after their customers. Going a step further, a high quality auto shop may even offer a comfortable waiting room for their customers with free tea and coffee. 

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Discover Australia’s Best Road Trips

Discover Australia’s Best Road Trips

Australia is a wide and varied landscape, encouraging many travellers to discover its hidden roads and tracks over several days, weeks, months, and sometimes even years. There is so much to see of this great land, and what better way to discover the country than by road? Taking the time to go on a driving tour allows you to really get a sense of the Australian landscape, and often, you can take your time to see all there is to see.

It’s important to be well equipped for whatever journey you choose. This includes taking an appropriate car and on board supplies. If you’re looking to travel in remote areas, petrol and water on board is a must. Planning your trip is very important. With proper planning and the right equipment, you’ll be sure to have a great road trip. Here are five of our favourite driving tours around Australia, each with a general itinerary that you can either follow to a tee or just use as a loose guide. 

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Have We Got Everything? Getting Your Car Ready For A Road Trip

Have We Got Everything? Getting Your Car Ready For A Road Trip

Rate your last road trip on a scale of 1 to 10. If it scored anything less than 11 then you need to have a look at this list. Good preparation is the secret to the best road trips and that preparation begins with the car. Checking that your car is good to go before you leave will not only give you peace of mind, but may save you from a disastrous road trip - stress you can avoid.

Getting your car ready

 Book your car in for a service the month before you leave and tell your mechanic that you’re planning a road trip so they take extra care checking for problems that might crop up on a long trip. This is a good time to get your oil changed and your oil filter cleaned or replaced.


 

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Expert Tips To Get The Best Resale Price For Your Car

Expert Tips To Get The Best Resale Price For Your Car

No matter how much you paid for your car, the resale value is always something you need to consider. Cars generally lose their value over time, but there are ways that you can maximise the selling price. Look after your car and it will serve you well right up until the day you hand the keys over to someone new.

Spend wisely on extras

Prospective buyers aren’t always interested in the aftermarket products. Practical products like iPod connectors and products that protect your car such as seat covers and floor mats are good investments.

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10 Simple Tips for Car Maintenance

10 Simple Tips for Car Maintenance

Owning a car is one of life's many luxuries. The ability to travel opens up the road to countless opportunities, bringing both freedom and independence. However, being a car owner is also a huge responsibility. Car maintenance is essential to keeping yourself and others safe on the road. It can also help your car to run more efficiently and save you money in the long run. 

Here are our top ten tips for car maintenance:

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Guide to Choosing the Right Car Insurance for You

Guide to Choosing the Right Car Insurance for You

If you drive a car, you need insurance; it’s the law. Insurance can vary greatly from one company to the next, both in terms of prices and what is covered. If you’re trying to get the best value for your money, it can get very confusing trying to find the best car insurance to suit your needs.

Worry not, by following these tips, you can find the best car insurance to suit both your wallet and insurance needs.

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