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Fleetcare's new phone System

14/12/2015

On Friday 11th December, Fleetcare launched a new phone system. With smart phone number identification, our updated system will connect you to the right person faster. In addition, our integrated phone system means no more repeating yourself.

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New financial year resolutions to get your business fighting fit

8/06/2015

Alfred Lord Tennyson famously observed that in the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. What a nice contrast to the midst of winter, when most of us are just stressing out over tax returns at the end of the financial year.

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Australia’s favourite carmaker has a long history

8/06/2015

It’s the world’s biggest carmaker and one of the largest companies in the world, but did you know that the roots of the Toyota Motor Corporation stretch way back to 1867 when the forerunner of the business was creating looms for weaving?

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Petrol, diesel, electric, hydrogen, hybrid, plug-in hybrid – whatever’s next?

8/06/2015

Once upon a time motoring was such a straight-forward affair. You filled your car with petrol, the petrol mixed with air and exploded inside a cylinder. This pushed pistons up and down which turned a crankshaft round and round which eventually drove the wheels. Pretty simple really.

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Lightning fast superbike boasts electrifying performance

22/04/2015

It’s got 150kw of power and 228 Nm of torque driving one wheel and will launch you to a top speed of 346 km/h very, very fast, though none of us here at Fleetcare would be mad enough to throw their leg over the Lightning LS-218 motorcycle and take it for a quick blast. 

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Why does the petrol price fluctuate but diesel stays the same?

22/04/2015

The petrol price cycle is a fact of Australian motoring life, though it fluctuates markedly from city to city. In Perth the cycle is stuck firmly in a seven day pattern, with a Wednesday trough followed by a Thursday peak. Elsewhere the duration can range from a low of 13 days to a high of 43. In country areas where there’s less competition prices are far more stable. 

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Mel’s Bali holiday is more service than surf

7/04/2015

Bali has long been a holiday favourite for young Australians, with the lure of beaches, bars and all-night clubbing proving irresistible, but one young Australian’s next visit to Bali will be all about service, rather than surf.

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Fleetcare was a driving force behind young Daniel Ricciardo

26/03/2015

When Perth’s Daniel Ricciardo lines up on the grid at the next Formula 1 Grand Prix a lot of Australian rev-heads will be cheering him on from their living rooms as he chases his dream of a Formula 1 championship. 

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ANCAP ratings are there to protect you

4/03/2015

ANCAP safety ratings may be the last thing on your mind as you eye-off the latest gleaming models on the showroom floor, but when the rubber no longer hits the road and you’re slamming into the back of that truck, it’s way too late to start thinking about your car’s safety.

So you’d better start thinking about it before you buy your next car.

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2015 Mercedes AMG C63S – a private jet for the road

4/03/2015

With its biblical power, sublime handling and remarkably frugal fuel consumption, the Mercedes AMG C63S is part supercar, part sensible four-door sedan.

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Child safety - How to avoid Forgotten Baby Syndrome

10/02/2015

The frightening scenario of being so busy, or so distracted with the stresses of daily life that we could forget we have our children in the car with us has been highlighted several times in the past 12 months.  The consequences of leaving our children in cars can be deadly.

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Launch of Control

10/02/2015

In December last year, Fleetcare launched an industry first new fleet management system called Control. The new system allows Fleetcare to manage maintenance jobs more efficiently while also giving Fleetcare customers a greater level of transparency over the work that has been carried out.

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Tips on what to do this Australia Day

13/01/2015

Australia Day established in 1935 is a day where all Aussie’s come together and celebrate in great patriotic style where we come from. To help with your celebrations we have placed together our top event in each state to check out this Australia Day.

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How to Reduce Driver Distraction

13/01/2015

How many of you will admit that you have been distracted behind the wheel? Let’s face it, most of us are definitely guilty of being distracted whilst driving. Read on for tips on how to become a less distracted driver.

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Shining the light on LEDs

14/11/2014

This year LED lights came into the spotlight when Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuki Nakamura won the Nobel Prize for the blue LED light. We take a look into how LED lights are affecting the automotive industry.

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Facebook Tips for SMEs

14/11/2014

If you're finding Facebook a bit confusing and are not really sure if your business Facebook page is working this weeks article is here to help. In this weeks news post we provide tips on how to boost your business Facebook page.

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How to prepare your home for bushfire season

2/10/2014

If you thought last year’s bushfires were bad, prepare yourself now, as this season is predicted to be even worse. Fire services across the country are gearing up for an “above normal” season with a combination of unfavourable conditions including hot temperatures, low rainfall and severe storms forecast over summer.

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Breakthrough for child car seats in Australia

30/09/2014

If you have ever tried to fit a child’s car seat, you will know firsthand the struggle that many parents face installing complicated child seats fitted using seatbelts. In fact, studies routinely show that at least two out of three seatbelt-style car seats are fitted incorrectly. This is a worrying statistic for any parent.

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Daniel Ricciardo has his third F1 win this season

1/09/2014

The West Australian’s commanding performance in Belgium on August 24 backed up victories in Hungary in July, and his first F1 win at the Canadian Grand Prix in June.

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It’s AFL and NRL Grand Final Time!

1/09/2014

It’s that time of year again, when footy and league fans from all codes gear up for Grand Final season. The AFL Grand Final is being held on Saturday 27th September, and the NRL Grand Final will follow on Sunday October 5th. To celebrate we have put together some of the best Grand Final moments in history!

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2014 Commonwealth Games Inspiring Performances

5/08/2014

Australia shone in Glasgow, claiming second spot on the medal tally behind England with 49 gold, 42 silver and 46 bronze. While the 2014 Commonwealth Games resulted in a lot to celebrate for Australians, there were many inspirational performances from all around the Commonwealth. These are just a few of our favourite moments from the games!

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Fascinating Science Facts About Cars

5/08/2014

National Science Week Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology is held from the 16th to the 24th of August 2014, with a host of events being held around the country. To celebrate science in the automotive industry, we decided to compile some interesting science facts about cars. From the weird and wonderful to the very informative, these facts will leave you amazed!
 

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Best Winter Holiday Spots In Australia

30/06/2014

We all know that Australia is a big country, but our continent’s huge size is even more evident when winter rolls around – while our southern states shiver and some even have snow, the northern states stay warm all year round. The great thing about having such a variation is that you can choose to escape the cold or experience a snow-filled winter without leaving the country. We take a look at some of the best holiday destinations for winter.

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Famous Faces Of Formula One

30/06/2014

Formula One is one of the most popular motorsports among fans, and it’s easy to see why. It’s dangerous, fast-paced, and action packed, and keeps you on the edge of your seat with its unpredictability on each turn. The only thing bigger than the sport are some of the characters that have graced the track over the years. We decided to take a look at five of the most famous F1 athletes according to the Fleetcare team!

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FIFA World Cup Fever

28/05/2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being held from June 12th to July 13th in Brazil, and there is no doubt that the world is getting excited to see the best nations go head to head for sporting glory. To gear up for the major sporting event of the year we take a look back at some historical fun trivia about the World Cup!

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World’s Greatest Road Trips

29/04/2014

As far as holidays go, driving holidays and road trips tick many boxes – they are cost effective, good for families and allow you to see more of a location than if you were flying or catching a train. While we have previously looked at the best Australian drives, the strong Aussie dollar means that many locals are heading on overseas adventures. If you are planning your next big holiday, take a look at these fantastic road trips!

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Public Holiday Escapes

31/03/2014

This year we have the unusual situation of having multiple public holidays falling within the same week – the Easter weekend from Friday 18th April to Monday 21st April, and Anzac Day on Friday 25th Friday. As well as recognising the significance of each of these holidays, having so many days off also allows us to take a much needed break from everyday life.

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Thank You For Your Feedback!

5/03/2014

Thank you to everyone who entered our 'Fleetcare feedback' competition last month. We received some fantastic ideas that you will be seeing in upcoming issues of Fleettorque!

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Australia’s Most Popular 4WDs

25/02/2014


There’s no doubt that Australian’s are continuing their love affair with the 4x4, with the segment experiencing ongoing popularity. They do it all, versatile enough to be used as tools of trade and fleet vehicles as well as family runabouts. So which 4WD’s were the most popular in 2013? We take a look at the sales figures.

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Fleetcare feedback

4/02/2014


Here at Fleetcare we value feedback from our clients. Our Fleettorque newsletter is undergoing some big changes this year and we want you to be involved.

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Detroit Auto Show 2014 Highlights

28/01/2014

 
The North American International Motor Show (NAIAS) has just wrapped up in Detroit. With its highest attendance level in over a decade, the world’s auto makers did not disappoint with their latest and greatest technologies, concepts and production models.

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Christmas road trip survival guide

3/12/2013

There is no doubt that getting away at Christmas is a popular idea, and many Australians decide to holiday within our vast country, setting off on holiday road trips.

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Good news stories of 2013

3/12/2013

With the news so often covering negative stories, we thought it was time to buck the trend and focus on happier topics. Now that the giving and cheerful season of the holidays is upon us, we have compiled a list of stories in 2013 that made us smile - we hope they do the same for you!

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Historic facts about the Melbourne Cup

5/11/2013

It’s one of the biggest sporting events on the nation’s calendar – the Melbourne Cup, held on the first Tuesday in November is truly “the race that stops the nation”. Even if horse racing is not your thing, it is hard not to get caught up in the fashion and suspense of the horse race that kicks off the spring racing season.

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2013 V8 supercar championship heats up

5/11/2013

Following the Bathurst 1000 held over 10-13 October, it is clear to see that the race to claim the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship title is well and truly heating up.

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Best new vehicles to be released in 2014

5/11/2013

It’s hard to believe that it’s already November and 2014 is just around the corner – this year has certainly flown by, and we are already seeing 2014 model cars making their debut! So which are the hottest cars scheduled to be released in 2014?

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Spring school holiday activities

1/10/2013

The weather is warming up, and the sun starting to appear again in most major cities. Spring is the perfect time to get the kids out in the great outdoors.

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Open Letter to the Australian Car Industry Employers and Employees

4/09/2013

Read the open letter to the Australian car industry employers and employees.

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Fleetcare in BRW's Top 500 Private Companies

3/09/2013

This month we are extremely pleased to announce that Fleetcare has once again been named in the BRW Top 500 Private Companies list for 2013. The top 500 private companies in Australia grew their revenue by an impressive 7.7% in 2013.
 

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afl grand final

3/09/2013

This year's AFL Grand Final on Saturday 28th September rapidly approaching, with the final eight teams left to battle for the flag. The last Saturday in September is one of the biggest events on the nation's sporting calendar.

We take a look at how AFL fans around the country can make the most of Grand Final day, even if you can't be at the M.C.G. in person.

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Car care tips to keep your vehicle spotless

3/09/2013

Getting a new car is so exciting - it is so shiny and new when you pick it up! But sadly, as soon as you drive out of the showroom the wear-and-tear of daily driving starts to show.
 
So how can you keep your car looking as good as new? We have a simple guide to keep your car sparkling clean!

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Celebrate springtime

3/09/2013

The start of spring can be an exciting time for new beginnings - colourful flowers come into bloom, baby birds hatch and the weather finally starts to warm up. So how can we make the best of the new season? We have some tips on how ring in the start of spring in style!

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Daniel Ricciardo joins Red Bull F1 team

3/09/2013

After much speculation and anticipation, it has finally been announced that Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has signed with Red Bull for the 2014 season.

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FBT CHANGES: ONLY 30% OF SME BUSINESSES TO MAINTAIN CURRENT FLEET SIZE – SURVEY

7/08/2013

FLEETCARE MEDIA RELEASE

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Selecting the best family car

6/08/2013

When selecting the ideal family car for your needs, there is so much to consider. Safety, space, features and price are just some of the aspects to consider when making your purchasing decision. With so many vehicles touting themselves as “family cars”, we have compiled a list of some of the best options to suit every family and budget.

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Spoil your dad this Father's Day!

6/08/2013

Our dad’s do so much for us over the years, so how can we thank them for everything they have given us? Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday September 1st, and is the perfect occasion to spoil your dad!

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Interview on 2 GB with Nigel Malcolm

1/08/2013

On the 24th of July, Fleetcare's CEO Nigel Malcolm was interviewed by radio network 2 GB to discuss the Federal labor Governments announced changes to Fringe benefits Tax (FBT) on cars.

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FLEET MANAGERS SEEK URGENT MEETING WITH PM

25/07/2013

FLEETCARE MEDIA RELEASE

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FLEETCARE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO CLARIFY TREASURER’S ‘SELECTIVE’ TAX ADVICE

24/07/2013

FLEETCARE MEDIA RELEASE

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a quarter of staff to go at fleetcare

22/07/2013

FLEETCARE MEDIA RELEASE

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SLUGGED BY “CAR BAD” TAX

19/07/2013

FLEETCARE MEDIA RELEASE

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Federal Labor Government changes to FBT 2013

17/07/2013

An important announcement from Fleetcare
July 17, 2013

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Winter school holiday activities

2/07/2013

While it can be tough coming up with activities for the kids during any school break, the winter school holidays presents more of a challenge than most. It is usually cold and rainy, keeping the kids indoors and bringing on the dreaded “I’m bored!” even sooner than usual.  In order to save parents’ sanity over the holidays, we have a list of fun activities that will keep the kids warm, dry and happy!

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Electrifying EV Designs

2/07/2013

Typically when thinking of electric vehicles (EV’s) the first word that comes to mind is underwhelming - both in terms of power and design. This perception is about to change, with major auto makers creating innovative, exciting and sometimes bizarre electric car concepts. Take a look at some of our favourites!

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5 Simple fuel saving tips

2/07/2013

With fuel prices tipped to reach a five year high in the coming weeks, petrol consumption has become even more of a concern for Australian motorists. In order to stretch out the time between trips to the bowser, we have some simple tips to help you conserve both fuel and your pay check.

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How to have a happy New Financial Year

2/07/2013

The new financial year is upon us, but how do we make the most of it by cutting our debt and increasing our wealth? We have some handy tips for a stress-free and prosperous 2013/14!

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Turn that frown upside down!

4/06/2013

With shorter days, grey skies and lots of rain, it can be difficult to remain happy throughout winter. However, the less than perfect weather doesn't mean you can't still enjoy yourself!

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The best car imaginable

4/06/2013

Many cars have great features, whether it's a powerful engine, killer sound system or innovative gadgets. But what would you get when you put the best features from some of the world’s greatest sports cars, supercars and concept cars?

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Autumn automotive tips

7/05/2013

The weather is cooling down and the days are getting shorter, signalling that winter isn’t far away. While most parts in Australia don’t get snow, many areas are affected by sometimes severe winter storms, along with lots of rain.

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Home-made Mother's Day gifts

7/05/2013

If you are looking for a unique gift idea this Mother’s Day, the best thing you can do is make something yourself – it is not only an affordable and fun option, but also shows just how much you care.

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Postage stamp trivia

7/05/2013

The World Stamp Expo is being held in Melbourne from 10-15 May and is a stamp collector's heaven. But just how much do you know about the humble postage stamp? Check out these interesting stamp facts!

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Anzac Day traditions

2/04/2013

While some Australians make the annual pilgrimage to Gallipoli to honour the fallen diggers lost on the first Anzac Day, others have different traditions to commemorate and thank our soldiers. We have compiled a list of events and activities to participate in on April 25th to mark Anzac Day in your own unique way.

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Fast Formula One Facts

2/04/2013

Start your engines! It’s that time of year again when Formula One fever takes hold, with thousands tuning in to watch the races. To celebrate Formula One, we have some fast facts about the races and how a F1 car is different from your regular car.

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Earth Day

2/04/2013

Earth Day is celebrated globally each year on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental conservation and protection. Earth Day originated in the United States in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. 

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Fun Easter Trivia

5/03/2013

Where did the Easter bunny come from, and what does it have to do with Easter? How much chocolate is consumed at Easter? Our fun Easter trivia answers these questions and more!

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LEDs in vehicles

5/03/2013

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) have taken off in recent years in many technologies, and vehicles are no exception.

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Geneva Motor Show 2013 - most anticipated debuts

5/03/2013

One of the biggest motor show's in the world, the 83rd International Geneva Motor show, is being held from the 7th to the 17th of March.

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Press release: In time for approaching FBT tax deadline- free essential app for drivers!

26/02/2013

Just in time for FBT tax time!

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Keeping children safe in the car

5/02/2013

We’ve all heard the saying that “children are the future” – but how do we make sure that little ones are safe whilst in the car? We outline some simple tips to help improve your child’s safety while in a vehicle.

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Valentine's Day date ideas for everyone

5/02/2013

With Valentine's Day coming up on the 14th, we're gearing up with ways to celebrate the occasion. Whether you’re in a new relationship, have been with your partner for years, or are single, we have a list of great activities to make the most of the day of love and embrace your inner romantic!

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Fun facts about Australia Day

2/01/2013

Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th of January every year, marked by most Australians with a day off due to the national public holiday, along with parties, going to the beach and attending fireworks displays.

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Hobbies to take up in the New Year

2/01/2013

The start of a new year is the perfect time to take up an activity you’ve always wanted to try. Hobbies are a great way to gain a new interest, meet new people and learn new skills. We have compiled a list of hobbies you could take up this New Year – there is something for everyone!

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Car themed Christmas presents

4/12/2012

Do you have someone special that loves everything automotive? If you’ve run out of Christmas present ideas for that rev-head friend, family member or partner, we’ve got you sorted!

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Guess who's in the picture!

4/12/2012

Fleetcare is a proud sponsor of Fastlane Racing. To celebrate, we have some old photos of famous formula 1 drivers completing Fastlane Racing training. Can you guess who features in these pictures? Scroll down for the answers - no peeking!

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Say it with speed - Fastlane Racing

4/12/2012

Looking for a special incentive for your staff? How about learning how to drive a Formula Ford race car on Barbagallo Raceway with Fastlane Racing Driver School.

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Australia's best drives

6/11/2012

Australia is a huge country, which means lots of driving. It also means there are lots of places to drive, and our vast array of natural environments and scenic drives leaves us spoilt for choice. Summer is the perfect time to pack up the car and hit the open road, so we put together a list of the best drives all around the country.

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Tips to reduce driver distraction

6/11/2012

Let’s face it, we’ve all done it: been distracted behind the wheel. Although normally unintentional, distracted drivers continue to be involved in serious and even fatal car accidents throughout Australia.

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Team Fleetcare's Ride to Conquer Cancer

24/10/2012

Fleetcare was proud to take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012 over 21st – 22nd October, raising more than $30,000 towards cancer research.

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Cars of the future

2/10/2012

Car manufacturers and motor shows worldwide love the opportunity to showcase concept car designs for the future. They get people talking with their often UFO-like designs, and provide great publicity for the companies and events involved.

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School holiday activities

2/10/2012

If you are a parent with kids this school holidays, you have probably heard the dreaded “I’m bored!” already. Never fear, Fleetcare has compiled a list of fun and unique school holiday activities happening all over the country.

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Fleetcare on Sky News!

24/09/2012

Fleetcare’s new free and ATO compliant vehicle logbook app, Logit, has already been generating interest from the business world, only weeks after its launch. The app, which is available for both Apple and Android smartphones, was featured on Sky news last week!

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Press release - Fleetcare launches revolutionary logbook app

11/09/2012

Drivers Rejoice over Stress Saver!  Finally- Dreaded Complex FBT Tax Reporting Now Easy and Accurate!

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Driving with pets: how to keep your furry friend safe

4/09/2012

They are “man’s best friend”, and they do so much for us, but are we taking proper care of them?

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Popular car accessories

4/09/2012

Buying a new car is an exciting time for everyone. What's even better is putting your own stamp on your new car!

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The Olympic Fleet

7/08/2012

Having difficulty with organising your fleet? Spare a thought for the fleet team in the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) who have to contend with the biggest event of the year.

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The ultimate cars infographic

7/08/2012

Some have, some have not. Take a look at what countries have lots of cars and roads and which do not with our new mega infographic.

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Cars in the Guinness World Records

6/07/2012

Want to cement your place in history? Well maybe you could try and break some of these Guinness World Records!

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Team Fleetcare's Ride to Conquer Cancer

6/07/2012

Meet the Fleetcare team riding to conquer cancer.

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Car accessory craze

5/06/2012

It’s very rare to see a car these days that is in the exact bare state it was first bought it. Whether we add stickers, a new paint job, or some giant wheels, our cars have become an extension of our personalities.

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Best car movies of all time

1/05/2012

Here you have it – the top 30 car movies of all time, according to the ratings on the Internet Movie Database.

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Benefits of a holiday

3/04/2012

Holidays are something we all love, whether it’s a long weekend or a few weeks off over Christmas. Some time away can lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and improve your memory.

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Sweet chocolate facts

3/04/2012

Chocolate bars, blocks, cakes, cookies and drinks. There’s no hiding from it – chocolate is everywhere! So here’s a bit more information on the delicious and popular treat.

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Old fashioned romance still alive on Valentine's Day

14/02/2012

Valentine’s Day. Some of us love it, others can’t stand the thought of it, and 69.3% of us have forgotten about it on at least one occasion!

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Facts about a leap year

7/02/2012

It’s a strange concept, adding an extra day to the year every 4 years. Some think of February 29th as an unlucky day, others embrace the extra day the year gives them. Here are some things you may not have known about a leap year.

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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

3/01/2012

How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution, and then forgotten all about it/given up on it before the year ends? More then once? We thought so! No need to fret, it’s the same story for most of us.

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Fun facts about Christmas

6/12/2011

You may have been celebrating Christmas for a fair few years now, but we bet you didn’t know some of these facts! We certainly didn’t!

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Summer holiday activites

6/12/2011

Have you ever been asked ‘what’s good to see/do around here’ by a tourist and struggled to suggest something, even though you live there? Well we’ve put together a list of ideas for you!

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New cars for 2012

1/11/2011

2012 brings with it New Years resolutions, the London Olympics and new models of cars! Here are just a handful of models that will be new to the Australian market next year.

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7th CIPSA Annual Conference

1/11/2011

The Fleetcare Games Lounge was a crowd favourite at the 7th CIPSA Annual Conference with our racing simulator a hit with the delegates.

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The Best of the Shonky Awards

1/11/2011

Let’s face it, we all like a good deal. In fact a lot of people thrive on the search for a bargain. But as we are all aware, some things are just too good to be true. Here are a few of the Shonky Award winners over the past years that we thought were worth a mention.

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Bathurst 1000

4/10/2011

Whether you’re a big motorsport fan, or know nothing at all, here are some facts to get you ready for the Bathurst 1000.

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World's Strangest Laws

4/10/2011

Whether or not these laws are fact or fiction, we can’t be certain, but we sure don’t want to break them!

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Spring to it

6/09/2011

Not too many people rank cleaning in their top 10 favourite things to do, and we don’t blame them! To help you get yourself organised this spring, we’ve got some handy tips and tricks to help make it all that bit easier.

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Would you pass the citizen test?

9/08/2011

Recently, there have been calls for the Australia Federal Government to do away with the citizen test, as it can be too hard for those migrants who cannot understand the questions. We’ve come across some questions that could pop up in the test, and decided to share them with you to see how you’d go!

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40 hour famine

9/08/2011

We are very fortunate to live in Australia and sometimes we can all be a bit guilty of taking many things for granted. Experience what it is like to go without by giving up something for 40 hours and help raise money for those less fortunate.

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Surviving winter

5/07/2011

With the arrival of the rain and the cold, it’s easy to lose motivation to exercise, eat well and stay healthy. That glass of red wine or block of chocolate can sometimes be too hard to resist when you’re rugged up on the couch. Don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone! We’ve put together some tips to keep you fit and healthy through out the rainy season.

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School holiday fun

5/07/2011

Keeping the kids entertained for the school holidays can sometimes be a bit tough, especially in the rainy winter month of July. Here are some fun activities that are guaranteed to keep the kids warm and happy!

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Fuel saving tips

7/06/2011

It seems Fleettorque readers have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to saving that extra bit of petrol. Here are some of the fuel saving tips as suggested by you, our readers!

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Learning LinkedIn

7/06/2011

With over 100 million users, LinkedIn is becoming a popular platform for professionals to network, seek jobs, recruit others and connect with old colleagues. Here are some quick steps to help you set up, maintain and get the most out of your LinkedIn profile.

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Things to do on Mother's Day

3/05/2011

This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 8th May, so why not spend the day spoiling your mum? Here are just a few ways you can say ‘thank you’ to your mother.

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

3/05/2011

If you want to host your own morning tea, here are some simple ways to raise some money for this great cause.

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Plan the perfect Easter egg hunt

5/04/2011

Easter is a time when families get together to celebrate life and enjoy each others company. One of the most popular activities for the day is the much loved Easter egg hunt! Plan a perfect Easter egg hunt with the help of these handy hints!

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How to put more money in your pocket

5/04/2011

No-one likes to think that they’re wasting their own money, but it’s surprising how many of us are spending more than we really need to on everyday expenses. Make sure you’re not falling into these traps and you’ll see your cash go further.

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Quick facts about ANZAC

5/04/2011

ANZAC Day is upon us again, so we thought we'd share some interesting and often unknown facts to help more people understand why we observe this national day.

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World Health Day

4/04/2011

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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Happy St. Patricks Day

1/03/2011

Originally a peasant’s dish prepared in the early days of Irish tenant farmers it has now become an internationally recognised recipe. Nowadays the traditional Irish stew has many variations, with each recipe chopped and changed to suit individual tastes. Here is a variation of the traditional Irish stew which we think will be a sure winner with the whole family!

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Is your mind really on the road?

1/03/2011

Through the media, mobile phones have been heralded as the king of distractions for drivers on the road. However, there are a multitude of other distractions you may not know as being hazardous to your concentration whilst driving. We have compiled the top 3 distractions drivers may be unaware they do.

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Do you know your limits?

1/03/2011

So before painting the town red last Friday, you had dinner before you went out but your friend didn’t. You both drank the same amount but it affected your friend a lot more than you. Why? Because you ate. Did you know if you eat before drinking, the effects of alcohol are more controlled than if you're running on empty?

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Innovative new car features

1/03/2011

Expect to see these impressive tech features in a larger range of new cars within the next few years. Our 5 top picks for the most impressive are as follows.

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Things you didn't know about February

1/02/2011

February is much more than roses and chocolate hearts. Here are some fun facts you might not have known about the second month of the calendar year.

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What Chinese Zodiac are you?

1/02/2011

Originating before 2637 B.C, the Chinese Zodiac is a very popular mythological zodiac among eastern cultures. Comprising of 12 animals, they each represent a rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac.

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Unique Valentine's Day Gifts

1/02/2011

Aww, those heart shaped chocolates sure do look pretty tasty, but aren’t they what you received/gave last year? This year, St Valentine would want you to be a bit more imaginative and go for something a bit more memorable. Like what, you ask?

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How to make the best out of 2011

4/01/2011

Starting a new year means we can start afresh. New goals and resolutions are set, and rearing to go. However, many of us let loose and fall behind, or give up on our intended plans as the year progresses. Discover how to accomplish your ideal year with these simple steps!

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Australia Day

4/01/2011

Australia day. The day where the nation comes together to celebrate what it means to be Australian. But let’s face it, most of us do the same thing we did last year – maybe the yearly barbie with the family then the annual fireworks? Why not spice up your family (or friends) gathering with some new activities which will be a sure hit!

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Summer Energy Saving Tips

4/01/2011

As we enter the peak of summer, here are some tips to reduce your energy consumption.

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Boxing day

7/12/2010

Boxing Day originated in England in the 19th century when people would use the day to thank the community and those who had helped them throughout the year. The name Boxing Day came from the tradition of giving gifts of food, clothing, cash or other goods to those less fortunate, packed in boxes for easy transport.

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Summer driving

7/12/2010

Being stranded in the summer heat is the last thing you want to happen this festive season. So make sure you are well prepared before you drive with some of our handy tips for driving this summer.

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Movember

2/11/2010

Movember is a month dedicated to raising awareness of men’s health issues which are often ignored. By growing a mo, it helps to prompt private and public conversation of these issues, encouraging men all over the world to speak out.

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Seatbelts Save Lives

2/11/2010

October saw the introduction of a new law requiring all children under the age of 7 to be fitted in a child car restraint if sitting in the front seat. Disobeying this will result in a $500 fine and the loss of 4 demerit points. Or possibly worse if you have an accident.

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Steve Irwin Day- 15th November

2/11/2010

If Steve Irwin had a favourite colour, surely it would have been khaki. The khaki uniform was symbolic to the Crocodile Hunter and as been coined into the phrase ‘Khaki It’ for this year’s Steve Irwin Day.

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Oktoberfest

5/10/2010

A 16-day celebration of beer, Oktoberfest is the largest fair in the world and attracts more than six million visitors when it takes place at the end of October in Munich. It’s ingrained in Bavarian culture and similar events take place in other cities in homage.

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Keep Fit at Work

5/10/2010

13 October is National Ride to Work Day, so why not dust off the bike and forget about the parking hassles whilst doing your bit for the environment. But there are also many other ways to keep your body moving during the day at the office.

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Spring Racing Carnival

30/09/2010

The race that stops a nation is almost here! Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival is undoubtedly Australia’s biggest sporting event - a real celebration covering 50 days of world-class metropolitan and country racing.

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Happy Father's Day

3/09/2010

Although Dads will love anything you get them for Father's Day, sometimes thinking of the perfect gift can be difficult, so we've provided you with some ideas to help make dad's day!

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Clean Up the World Weekend

3/09/2010

Back in March, Fleettorque highlighted the importance of Clean Up Australia Day and this month sees Clean Up The World Weekend - so it’s time to get outside and help make your neighbourhood a prettier place to live…

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afl grand final

1/09/2010

The AFL Grand Final is just around the corner, but even if you’re not one of the lucky 100,000 to have a ticket for the MCG, there are loads of ways to tap into the excitement of Australia’s biggest annual sporting event, from joining the Grand Final Parade and watching the game in one of Melbourne’s bars, to planning your own Grand Final party and sharing the occasion with friends round the barbie.

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a trip down electric avenue

3/08/2010

This year has already seen the launch of the iPad and 3d TVs and it seems that innovative new technological gadgets are appearing almost daily. Things move fast in the technological world, but let’s take a moment to remember some of the must-have gadgets of yesteryear.

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Fleetcare Gives Back

3/08/2010

This is the month for giving back and there are many ways to do it. Fleetcare is entering a City To Surf team this year in Perth and we’re also taking part in Daffodil Day.

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Stressed-out Aussies

3/08/2010

With the worrying news that 9 out of 10 adult Australians have shown symptoms of stress already in 2010, it’s time for many of us to focus on getting a better work-life balance.

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Happy New Financial Year

6/07/2010

Start the year as you mean to go on and establish some good financial habits early, especially if you find yourself with a tax refund. Now’s the time to make sure your money’s really working hard for you. Read our top tips to keep your finances under control.

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What Does Your Favourite Tipple Say About You?

6/07/2010

Are you a down to earth beer-drinker? Or do you prefer the stronger spirits? Or do you just like to relax with a glass of wine? Whatever your preference, your tipple of choice can say a lot about your personality. Read on to find out what your favourite drink says about you!

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How to prepare your home for the rainy season

1/06/2010

The rainy season or freak episodes of wet weather can cause catastrophic damage – as the unexpected downpours earlier this year have shown. But there are steps you can take to minimise the effects of water damage and make sure your home is as protected as it can be.

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What does your favourite film say about you?

1/06/2010

The authors of ‘Cinescopes: What Your Favorite Movies Reveal About You’ are sure that by analysing the sort of movies we’re drawn to we can get a real insight into our personalities. They’ve drawn up profiles of 16 different personality types and suggested that these can be identified on the basis of the movies we like to watch  and big-screen heroes we’re drawn to. So which one are you?

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Can the Socceroos Survive the 'Group of Death'?

1/06/2010

Historically dubbed the 'group of death', group-D lives up to its name with the German powerhouse overshadowing the group and the determined Ghanan's looking a strong favourite for second place. Australia will have their work cut out for them if they want to survive.

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Happy Mother's Day

4/05/2010

Sunday 9th May is the ideal time to let your Mum know just how much you appreciate her, and if you can afford to spoil her with a gift or perhaps a restaurant meal then she will surely enjoy a little luxury.

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Fleettorque readers are a healthy bunch!

4/05/2010

Very well done to our readers that participated in last months Fleettorque Monthly Poll.

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Happy Healthy Easter!

1/04/2010

It’s that chocolate time of year again!

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Which Season Are You?

1/04/2010

With the imminent weather changes, some of us will be excited for the cooler temperatures while others will dread shorter evenings. The truth is your favourite season can say a lot about your personality.

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Anzac Day

1/04/2010

Anzac Day - 25 April - is the day on which we commemorate the sacrifice of members of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corp which fought at Gallipoli in Turkey in World War One, as well as other military personnel who have lost their lives in conflicts since.

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April Fools' Day

1/04/2010

No-one knows the origins of April Fools’ Day – or All Fools’ Day as it is sometimes called – but all around the world the first day of April is looked forward to as a time to play practical jokes in the name of tradition.

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Happy St Patrick's Day

1/03/2010

Happy St Paddy’s day! Get out your green and Guinness and get some luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's day, March 17th. 

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Clean Up Australia Day Celebrates 20 Years

1/03/2010

2010 see’s a milestone for the environmental movement ‘Clean up Australia Day’. The story began 20 years ago in the middle of the Caribbean when solo yachtsman Ian Kiernan had a defining moment while sailing through the Sargasso sea.

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What does your coffee style say about you?

1/03/2010

A persons morning coffee can be the most important part of their day, but your coffee can be more than just a pick me up, it can be an insight into your personality!

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Valentines day on a budget

2/02/2010

Valentine’s can be one of the most expensive days of the year, but saying I love you doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Impress your significant other while still maintaining your bank balance with our great tips!

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Back to school

2/02/2010

Parents across Australia breathe a sigh of relief on the first of February, when most major schools open their doors again after the long summer break. Back to school can be a hard time for parents and students alike, so how to keep the back to school jitters in check?

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Early riser or night owl?

2/02/2010

Which is better for you - in bed by 9 or living it large and sleeping till noon? Your sleep pattern can have an effect on both your health and your social life, so does the early bird get more than the worm?

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Happy Australia Day

5/01/2010

On Australia Day, over half of the nation’s population of 21 million throw themselves into an organised event or just enjoy a get-together with family and friends for a barbeque or a picnic to celebrate our national day. Check out our great ideas for marking 26 January in style.

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How to keep new year resolutions

5/01/2010

Every year we promise this will be the year to lose weight, to save more, or maybe to take time to relax, and by February all our passion and will power has fallen by the wayside. So how do you make 2010 the year?

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Keep hydrated this summer!

5/01/2010

We all know that we should be drinking at least eight glasses of water to keep our bodies properly hydrated, but that seems like an awful lot of H20 and involves quite a few trips to the fridge – and the bathroom!

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How to avoid Christmas stress

1/12/2009

Christmas is just around the corner, but with the turkey and the tree often comes a whole load of stress. There are ways to avoid getting your Christmas stockings in a twist this festive season though.

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What sports car are you?

1/12/2009

Are you an Italian exotic? Or American muscle?

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Car Colour Meanings

1/10/2009

Are you a racey red car driver or one of the worldly wise whose wheels are always white? Who knew that the colour of your car revealed so much about your personality?

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Hay Fever Help

30/09/2009

Spring is here and while the flowers are in full bloom, for many of us it is the dreaded hay fever season. But if you’re a sufferer, we have some handy hints about how to avoiding the sniffles...

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Happy Halloween!

30/09/2009

That spookiest day of the year is almost here! But what is it all about?

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School Holidays

2/09/2009

"I'm bored!"These are words you just don’t want to hear when the holidays come around, so make sure you have a whole list of activity ideas up your sleeve when school’s out this month.

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Happy Fathers Day

31/08/2009

If your Dad’s already got a whole drawer full of socks and jocks and you’re stuck for gift ideas this fathers’ day, why not give him the gift of time to enjoy a favourite hobby?

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Festival Fever

3/08/2009

Swing into Spring with the best of the Australian festivals…

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Self-healing scratches

3/08/2009

A new innovation in vehicle paint technology means that in the future scratches to the bodywork will be able to heal themselves…

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Proton's plans for Australia's cheapest sedan

3/08/2009

Malaysian car manufacturer Proton is poised to swoop into the bottom end of the Australian car market with the lowest-priced sedan drivers can buy.

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Happy New Year to all Accountants!

30/06/2009

Welcome to the new financial year! Of course, all business people are looking forward to a healthy and prosperous twelve months. With the current economic climate it may be hard to achieve.

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Hyundai bites back!

30/06/2009

While most car manufacturers are struggling through the recession with sales that are down by more than a quarter, Hyundai is riding high with even more of its models being driven off the forecourts.

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Slim your electricity bill

30/06/2009

With electricity prices set to leap, now’s the time to think about how you can cut down on your use of power and save money. Check out our handy guide to keeping juice use to a minimum.

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First aid from BMW

30/06/2009

BMW has developed a car that stops automatically if its driver suffers a medical emergency. The Emergency Stop Assistant is an in-car electronic device that is designed for drivers with life-threatening medical conditions. But how does it work?

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Beat the Winter Blues

29/05/2009

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down in the dumps. But there's a lot you can do to stop the winter blues from taking hold and keep yourself feeling healthy and happy until the summer rolls around again.

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Get your tyres ready for winter

29/05/2009

Make sure your tyres are up to the challenge of winter driving.

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All things Porsche

1/05/2009

Porsche fanatics can take a drive down memory lane in the newly opened Porsche Museum, in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Exercising on a busy schedule

29/04/2009

No time to exercise? Just a few minutes is all it takes to build some exercise into your day, even if you're busy at work, and it's a lot cheaper than joining a gym.

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Mother's Day

28/04/2009

The truth is that mums treasure any gifts their children give them, but if you’re past the age when painting a picture of a flower and handing it over on Mother’s Day is enough, then give some thought to a present that your mum will love on Sunday 10 May.

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Luxe for Less

28/04/2009

If you’re used to the champagne lifestyle but now find yourself on a lemonade budget, don’t despair. Making a few almost unnoticeable adjustments to your daily spending can leave you with dollars to spare at the end of the month. Check out our free advice!

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Buckle Up

3/04/2009

Mary Ward had the dubious honour of being the first recorded victim of an accident involving an automobile, which took place in 1869 in Parsonstown, Ireland. Since then, though unfortunately many more people have lost their lives on the road, despite the vehicle manufacturing industry's best efforts to make cars safer.

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Dangerous Dozing

3/04/2009

Drowsy drivers are responsible for many accidents on Australian roads, according to the Road Safety Council.

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Conflict in the carpark

1/06/2008

Many an argument has broken out in a crowded car park over who has called first dibs on the best space available and, although there is a whole handbook of regulations on road use, when it comes to parking the car, the rules are that there are no rules.

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Travellers' Tails

1/02/2008

Pets are family members too, so when it comes to the annual holiday, it's not surprising that many people find themselves driving with a pet passenger. But how do you keep your faithful friend's tail wagging while you're on the road?

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Don't be a fuel fool

1/01/2008

With so many fuels now available you could be forgiven for feeling a bit bewildered at the bowser. But choosing the right fuel when you fill up is crucial to the running of your vehicle - and picking the wrong pump can cost a packet to put right.

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