Automotive Blog

New Car Technology to Look Forward for your Automobile

Automobile technology moves at an astonishingly fast rate. In recent years we’ve begun to see the kind of futuristic developments which would seem more at home in one of 007’s cars than your average hatchback runaround. Guided missiles to clear your path on the school run? Maybe not (yet), but a host of other technological marvels have revolutionized the way we drive, transforming how we see our cars and what we expect from them. Autonomous Vehicles Has to be top of the list really. Wh..

Did You Know Your Windscreen Plays This Important Role in Your Safety?

When we think about car safety the first thing that comes to mind is the seat belt and the airbags, what we don’t really know is that a windscreen plays an important role in protecting us during any type of accident, whether our car tumbles over or collides with another vehicle. Nowadays, car drivers don’t use their seat belts even though they know it is for safety purposes and sometimes airbags don’t always open up, in these situations you tend to depend on your windscreen to prote..

How to Budget for Your Vehicle Running Costs

Buying a car can seem like a onetime fee, but the cost of running and maintaining your vehicle can end up being an expensive long-term cost. RACQ estimates that the average weekly cost of running a car ranges between $116 to $332 depending on its size and fuel consumption. Managing your vehicle running costs is an important way to reduce your expenses and ensure that your car stays in a good condition for resale. Here are some of the ways that you can keep costs down and improve your c..

How to Sell Your Junk Car and Get Money

If your car has been stationary for a long time, does not have the necessary papers, has several parts missing or it’s too old, then it is likely to be junk. Instead of allowing it to rot in your yard, why not get some cash out of it? Unfortunately, you can't expect to get as much or even close to the buying price but it might fetch some good cash in the market. Here is how to earn extra money from the old car. 1. Evaluate its Value By taking an inventory of the car or determining its va..

How Long Should Tyres Last? Car Tyre Lifespan Explained!

Every car owner wants their auto to be at the peak of its shape and performance. That's why they make sure that every part of it is properly checked; from the engines to brakes and especially to the thing that makes cars move: the wheels. We all know that the way you drive contributes significantly to the life of your tyres. But a serious question that every car owners might ask: how long should tyres last? How do I keep my tyres in good shape? While you can extend your tyre lifespan by avoi..

Towing a Caravan: 5 Tips for Beginners

Have you considered a caravan holiday lately? If not, why not? It's an almost guaranteed way for the whole family to have fun. You disconnect from everyday life, re-connect with the people you love to be with, get out into the world and nature, explore endless destinations combined with true on-the-road freedom, and finish up with more dollars in the bank compared to a five-star trip. But to get there safely, you'll need not only to choose the right caravan, but understand that towing a caravan ..

Satellite TV For Caravans: 7 Questions Answered

There are plenty of reasons why Australians love to attach that caravan and set off on the road. It's an easy and enjoyable break from the daily grind and a brilliant way to get close to nature. But just because all of that is true, it doesn't mean many people don't ask us a lot of questions about satellite TV for caravans. At the end of a long day of lounging on the beach, hiking and cooking barbies, often there's nothing better than switching on the TV for an hour of entertainment. This is ..

Car battery light on? Here’s 8 Steps to Help You!

We've all been there. Monday morning. You'd rather be in bed than turning the key in the ignition. And then you spot it. The car battery light - that annoying dash alarm that looks like a little lit-up car battery. Sinking feeling. What do you do? Whether your car is old or new, the car battery light indicates that something is wrong with the way your car is charging your all-important battery. Just like your TV remote and your electric toothbrush, your car needs a battery. The most o..

5 Reasons Why You Should Install A Car Reverse Camera

In the market for a new car gizmo? Browsing the market and want to know a 'must have' technical feature for 2017 and beyond? Looking to upgrade your caravan for a better and safer experience? The answer is simple: install a car reverse camera. As far as investments for your vehicle or family go, considering a reverse camera installation is a great one. But if the benefits of seeing where you're going aren't obvious, here are 5 great reasons you need a reverse camera for caravan adventuring or..