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Great Australian Airbag Crisis the full story

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it’s amazing how this story looks like its something new, unfortunately, this is a worldwide problem that won’t go away anything soon.
After reading the front page of the Melbourne Herald Sun, and wow this is an exclusive article regarding Airbag recalls.
The Herald Sun can reveal manufacturers of the nations most popular cars, including Ford, Holden, and Volkswagen will be forced to replace the dodgy airbags for free.
To the journalist that wrote the newspaper article, here are some correct facts.
https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls is ...

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How safe is your new safe car ?

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After taking a friend shopping for a new vehicle, I was asked what were we buying ?.
My answer was simple, just pick out the features you think you need and I’ll tell you if you really need them.
Below is a list of features

Comfortable seats! Drivers can spend a lot of time in the car. If the seats aren’t comfortable, you won’t be happy with your car for long. Be sure as part of your test drive that you spend ...

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Hail damaged Vehicles buyer beware…

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When it comes to buying a car, let’s be honest we all want to get a bargain right.
Recently I was told some cheap vehicles were coming up at an auction, they were defined as hail damaged vehicles.
A hail damaged vehicle is where a vehicle may have minor or major hail damage to the body, but to my knowledge not exposed to flooding damage.

You the buyer should do your research prior to purchase. Why? I’m glad you asked.
Question 1, is ...

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VicRoads Warning added hidden charges

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Public Interest Warning

VicRoads warning to all customers that choose to pay their rego with options for 6 or 3 months
Many people that are finding it difficult to pay the ever-increasing registrations that seem to be on average of $800 each year.

VicRoads customers may now get a choice the pay in 3, 6 or 12 months increments, however, that transaction makes with extra costs.
A new service Fee of $2.45 plus wait there is more, a credit card fee of.04 ...

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Electric Cars is it the future

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With the cost of electricity about to go up again and again, I wonder if electric vehicles are the future.

If we compare solar energy off the grid packages to our standard energy grid costs, it would make sense not to go solar.

Perhaps we need to compare your traditional vehicle to an electric vehicle.

lets pick a trip to the snow, from Melbourne to Mt Buller, it takes about 3 hours. So we pass 20 opportunities to refuel, taking about 15 minutes ...

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Screen test your wipers

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So with the Xmas holidays here, perhaps it’s time to check your wipers, they are the long rubbers that sit on your screen awaiting for a rainy day.

The problem is that we forget about these very important components until we need them.

Wipers can go through many seasons before we realise they need renewal.

Not so long ago windscreen wipers would last atleast a good 12 months.

Now your lucky if you get a season, but how do know if your wipers are ...

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Day Of The Volkswagen 19-11-2017

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This was better than I expected, with the largest number of volkswagons in the one place. The organizers did a great job, with a very fair admission fee.
I course there are a group of models that take my intense interest, this being the Karman Ghia from 1960 to 1970.
The detail that these beautiful looking VW’s have in my opinion, paid off…
Yes, of course, I love the 1950 kombi but I’ll never own one unless someone out there wants to ...

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What is a HUD ?

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Well I’m really glad you asked..

HUD means head up display, this feature is found in some European vehicles and also in the late model Holden Commodore range.

Every now and again motor vehicle engineers get it right, by that I mean this feature is a must.

And to think that this feature may cost an extra $20 if installed when the car is made, it makes ...

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When is the best time to buy a secondhand vehicle ?

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The quick answer is when you don’t need to …

A co-worker ask me about buying a second vehicle and what he should do, in my opinion he had everything in place to making a successful  acquisition. His only potential downfall was that he was in a hurry to make that choice.

With Technology on the constant change there are many operating platforms to choose.

google, carsales, gumtree and now Facebook are the main key stake holders when it comes to buying a ...

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Australian Vehicle tolling classes wins the virtualmechanic scam award for 2017

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Tollways within Australia wins the Virtualmechanic scam award.

We worked very hard this year to work out the best scam, we were looking at several categories.
Car Registration increase scams
Speeding fines when traveling over the limit for 10 seconds scams.
City parking, Airport parking scams.

It was hard to judge as they were all fighting for the number scam award.
The winner is Vehicle tolling classes SCAM.

The following information is to help you understand your vehicle class scam

The vehicle tolling classes are defined as follows:

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