Hop, Skip And Thump: How To Avoid A Close Encounter With A Kangaroo

Australians who live in the bush are used to narrow, poorly-paved roads and regular encounters with wildlife. They develop a range of driving skills that aren't needed in the city. If you are taking a car which has no bull bar protection into the bush, you should be especially careful. They may be a much-loved icon, but kangaroos cause numerous road accidents and fatalities. In 2009, they were responsible for 60% of fatal accidents involving an animal in New South Wales. [Read More]

3 Things You Need To Do While Waiting For Roadside Assistance

Having your car breakdown is never a fun experience, as it will cause major delays for you and your schedule. When your car breaks down you should always call a professional roadside assistance service to come and help get you back up and running, or to tow the vehicle to a mechanics garage. While you wait for roadside service, here is a list of some of the things you need to do. [Read More]

Top 3 Benefits Of Having A Car Service Plan

To ensure that your car performs well, it is imperative that you take it in for regular service. One effective way of saving money on car servicing is by having a car service plan. This plan covers all your vehicle's future servicing needs. Your car's manufacturer normally specifies the specific car parts to be covered under the plan. The plan can run either for a specific period or according to a specific distance (in kilometres). [Read More]

10 questions you need to ask when renting a car

When looking to rent a car it is easy to get pulled in by attractive headline rates, but there are often hidden costs that can result in a much bigger bill than you are expecting, if you do not ask the correct questions upfront.  Be sure you have investigated these 10 points before you sign the rental agreement! 1. What is the insurance excess? All rental cars will have basic insurance, but the level of excess (i. [Read More]