How to protect your car from wild winter weather

Kirsten Brent | 28/04/2014 3:26:23 PM

Although it’s not quite winter yet, cold and stormy conditions have well and truly arrived in many parts of Australia. While the wild weather wreaks havoc on both our cities and rural areas, one asset that can sometimes be difficult to protect is our vehicles. If you don’t have an undercover area at home or have to park your car outside at work, you can still protect your car from costly storm damage using some of our handy tips below. We also take a look at important steps to tak...

Australia Day car accessories

Kirsten Brent | 25/01/2013 11:59:49 AM

More than ever before, our cars are being used as a means to express our personality – we display everything from stickers depicting our families to our favourite sports teams on our vehicles. When it comes to celebrating Australia Day on January 26th, the expression of national pride extends to our cars, with many flying Australian flags on their vehicles. We take a look at what sort of accessories you can use to show your national pride on Australia Day, and take a look at the debate ...

Summertime sadness- Heat related car problems

Rory Deegan – Online Marketing Executive | 23/11/2012 2:22:42 PM

Ah the summertime, a time when we sing lyrics like “when the living is easy”, “when the weather is high” and “Time to sit back and unwind”. Well, that’s all well and good, but what about those heat related vehicle problems, do we have a song for that? Sadly there is very little demand for a songs compelling us to check our tyres and cooling system, so we suppose a blog post will have to do. Jokes aside, heat related vehicle problems really do have the...

Holiday driving a non-crash course

Rory Deegan and the Fleetcare Maintenance Team | 22/12/2011 1:50:23 PM

Beach parties, Santa hats, work holidays and the highest number of road fatalities for any 5 day period in the entire year, welcome to the Christmas holidays. While most of us enjoy our annual rituals and customs which come with the festive season, our high Christmas road deaths have, in our recent history, become something of an inevitability. The figures have decreased and the messages of caution are slowly but surely being listened to by an ordinarily sceptical Australian public, but more ...

Safety tips for Easter road trips

Laura Taylor - Marketing Assistant | 20/04/2011 2:22:29 PM

Easter is fast approaching and is the time of year that families travel far and wide to spend the long weekend together. In preparation for this busy time on the roads, we’ve put together some tips to ensure that you and your family have the safest Easter possible.   Prepare your vehicle Conduct a 5 point safety check on tyres, brakes, suspension, lights and restraints. Check your tyre pressure when your tyres are cold, as under inflation of tyres can cause exce...

Top tyre tips for festive road tripping

Cindy Anthony - Marketing Assistant | 21/12/2010 10:13:36 AM

‘Tis the season to be jolly - not to be stuck on the side of the road! This time of year, country roads are full of vehicles filled with people travelling to visit family, friends, or maybe just a good ol’ road-trip for the Christmas season. Most people are sensible enough check their car engine (oil, water etc) in preparation for the upcoming winter trips. However, one thing which is almost always overlooked is a car's tyres. The consequences of not checked can lead t...

5 safety tips for country Christmas driving

Bowan Spanbroek | 17/12/2009 4:09:15 PM

Christmas is a great time of year to venture out into the Australian countryside for a break with the family. So please read these 5 simple tips to ensure you have a safe and happy Christmas trip. 1. Turning off the road. When turning right, across traffic, have your wheels pointed straight ahead rather than right. This way, if hit from behind you will not be knocked into oncoming traffic. 2. Road Trains. Impatience with large trucks has caused many road fatalities in the past. Never...

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