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Hints and tips on buying, selling, driving and maintaining your car

Published: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:03:55 +1000

Last Build Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:03:55 +1000

Copyright: Copyright 2007 News Limited. All rights reserved.

Getting the best car rental deal

Sun, 20 May 2007 14:00:00 GMT

If you're spending your own money on renting a car, there are pitfalls galore; and it pays to do your homework.

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Bagging a bargain

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:00:00 GMT

We report on what to look for when buying a car for less than $5000.

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Research is the key

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 13:00:00 GMT

Mark Hinchliffe asks what car should young people buy? Simple question, complex answer.

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Getting more out of your tank

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 13:00:00 GMT

Getting your vehicle to go as far as possible on the least amount of fuel is going to put dollars back in your pocket ... but how do you do it?

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Sorting the right car from the bombs

Thu, 01 Feb 2007 13:00:00 GMT

If you carry out all the right checks before buying a used car, you can rest easy in the knowledge you have covered all the bases and bought a good, sound car.

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Use your head when buying used

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 13:00:00 GMT

Common sense and research are keys to taking the trauma out of buying a used car.

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Care for your car

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 13:00:00 GMT

Beach towel, beer and bathers aren't the only things to worry about before heading off on your summer holiday. Your car will need some attention first.

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Don't slip up in the wet

Sat, 06 Jan 2007 13:00:00 GMT

With such long periods of dry between the rain, it would be timely to brush up on some basic wet-weather driving tips.

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How to make the right choice when you start buying

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 13:00:00 GMT

Purchasing your first car doesn't have to be a scary experience.

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Tips on selling a car

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:00:00 GMT

Before you embark on a process that can be stressful consider whether you want to sell your car privately or trade it in.

First car buyer tips

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 13:00:00 GMT

SCHOOL'S finished. Top of the must-have list is a set of wheels. CARSguide explores the pitfalls confronting first car buyers.

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Best and worst value used cars in Australia

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 13:00:00 GMT

USED-car prices are plumbing record lows because of an oversupply caused by booming new vehicle sales.

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Buying and selling: what you can expect for your money

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 13:00:00 GMT

YOUNG buyers are usually on a fairly limited budget, which reduces the number of cars available.

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Car insurance tips

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 13:00:00 GMT

THERE is more to motoring than simply getting your driver's licence.

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10 driving don'ts

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:00:00 GMT

If drivers thought about what they do before they start driving each day, road injuries and deaths could be drastically reduced.

How to maintain your car

Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:00:00 GMT

The key to keeping your car in tiptop shape is regular maintenance from the day you drive it home for the first time.

Most popular first cars and what people look for

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 13:00:00 GMT

FIRST time buyers are not as gullible as some people may believe.

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Your diesel questions answered

Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:00:00 GMT

With petrol prices soaring, looks at the most common questions you might have about the efficiency of diesel.

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Slide rule

Wed, 05 Apr 2006 14:00:00 GMT

The use of cruise control in wet or slippery conditions is just inviting disaster as recent incidents have shown.

The importance of servicing your car

Wed, 29 Mar 2006 13:00:00 GMT

Servicing your carregularly will not only add years to itslife but it increases thevehicle's resale valuewhen it comes time totrade in.

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How to change a tyre

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:00:00 GMT

It is surprising how many people do not know how, or simply do not want to change a flat tyre.

Don't just cruise on

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:00:00 GMT

Cruise control systems are becoming common, but turning it on doesn't mean you can switch your brain off.

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Are your sunnies unsafe?

Tue, 11 Sep 2007 14:00:00 GMT

Wear the right sunglasses to cut glare, not the pair you think looks most fashionable.

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Motoring tips for the holidays

Tue, 06 Dec 2005 13:00:00 GMT

Follow these tips to stay safe on the road this summer.

Spotlight on safety

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 13:00:00 GMT

Lights more specifically, poor lights or no lights contribute to many road deaths in this state.

Toothpaste and kerosene, your car's best friends

Thu, 18 Aug 2005 14:00:00 GMT

Some drivers go to great lengths to keep their cars spick and span.

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Caravan safety

Thu, 12 May 2005 14:00:00 GMT

Towing a caravan demands a differentmindset and a different driving techniquecompared to simply driving a car.