The pros and cons of servicing your own vehicle
Paying off a car loan can chew through your salary. So should you start servicing your vehicle yourself or leave it to the experts?
Women-only parking spaces
Next time you think about swinging into a car park, be sure not to take it too wide! Unlike South Korea, Australia doesn't have female-only parks.
Turn green into gold
Taking an eco-friendly outlook isn't just about rewarding the environment. It's possible to turn 'green' into gold with environmentally-aware money management.
Women better drivers than men, research
A new study has finally settled the debate of which sex is best when it comes to motoring.
What not to do after an accident
Car accidents are one of the more stressful situations we face in modern, particularly urban, life. With the best will in the world, they do happen. Here're a few simple rules that will help you cope with the immediate aftermath of a car accident, especially in relation to your car insurance.
Budget cars more expensive to maintain
Motorists are being warned to look beyond the sticker price when buying a car and to factor in post-sales costs such as servicing, car insurance and a vehicle's fuel economy, after new research found some budget-priced vehicles can cost more to maintain than a luxury car.
Car insurance premiums soar
Car insurance premiums have increased at a rate three times higher than inflation over the past year, new research has revealed.
Boomers more accident prone than Gen Y
The “at-risk” generation Y group filed fewer than 10 percent of all claims in the past three years. By comparison, baby boomers accounted for almost 40 percent of all claims made in the same period.
Would you give up privacy to save money?
Telematics - the combining of telecommunications and informatics in cars to make them smarter - enables insurance companies to monitor and measure driver behaviours, including how they use their cars.
Driving dangerously this Easter could cost you
Aside from the obvious physical threats of dangerous driving, an offense behind the wheel - or loss of licence - could see motorists face increased car insurance bills for years to come.
Should obese people pay more?
The weight debate has been reignited following the release of contentious new research that suggests obese people face a much higher risk - of up to 80 percent - of death in a car accident compared with people of normal weight.
Top 10 dangerous driving songs
Most of us like to listen to music when we drive. But there are some songs that should be avoided when behind the wheel, according to the results of a new study.
Great Aussie road trip under threat
The future of the great Aussie road trip is falling out of favour as young people increasingly turn their backs on driving holidays and embrace cheap airfares instead, research shows.