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How to prevent your car looking prematurely old

A car with well-maintained paintwork will always look younger than one with chips and scratches. But how do you protect that precious and vulnerable finish?

Drive

Why now is a good time to buy a car

It may seem opportunistic but car dealers are under financial pressure like any other business. Here’s how to get the best deal for your next car.

Finance

What your car costs - the surprising costs of driving a ute or SUV

When buying a new car, don't just look at the price tag. Think about how much it will cost in the long term. Here's how much different cars will cost you down the road.

Finance

What are the cheapest cars to insure in 2021?

All manner of things can impact your car insurance, from your driving history to your age, but a big factor is the kind of car you drive.

Lifestyle

These car washing mistakes can damage your car's exterior

There are few things more satisfying than a freshly washed and waxed car. But could you be doing more harm than good? Here are the biggest car washing mistakes you can make.

Lifestyle

Clock is ticking on supermarket checkouts – and much more

Automated checkouts and driverless vehicles – the technologies that are shaping your future.

Finance

What it costs to run your car

Most people are fixated on the purchase price of any car they’re thinking of buying, but motoring writer Paul Murrell reveals what you really should be assessing.

Finance

Good news for older Australian drivers

Average retail petrol prices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth fell slightly in the quarter ending September 2019, due to a drop in international oil prices and a reduction in gross retail margins.

News

Being too comfortable in your car may end up killing you

The Transurban Road Safety Centre finds that common accessories you use to make yourself comfortable when you drive may increase your chance of injury during a crash.

News

How to find cheap parking in a big city

Who wants to pay for parking, especially when you can find it for free, or at least for loads less that city parking lots. These tips will help you find free or cheap parking in a big city.

Technology News

Tougher new car laws could reduce your right to privacy

Widespread changes to vehicle safety standards in Europe could see new car owners have their driving activity recorded.

Community

Connections: First cars – joy, freedom, running costs!

First cars mark such a momentous time in our lives. They meant freedom, independence, adulthood, bills! YourLifeChoices writers relive their first car experiences.

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