There are 12.5 million cars on Australian roads. That’s 50 million tyres. They’re wearing out every four years - let’s say - and most tyre retailers are keen to get you to spend $10 per corner to pump up with a miraculous gas: pure nitrogen. It’s potentially a $100 million consumer scam.
You fall in love with a new car on the showroom floor, but you fall out of love in the service department. This is where the brand betrays you. Here's why.
How do you balance warranty and consumer protection against resale value over time and come out with the best overall balance?
All those cars. All that burning. Did you ever think about what was coming out the tailpipe? Bet this report contains something you don't know.
How significant is the risk of long delay or damage when it comes to buying a new car - and exactly what do you do if this happens?
Is your relationship with a carmaker being trashed by the service department? This is among the dumbest things car dealers do...
What should you do when your car is subject to a massive safety defect recall and no replacement airbag is in sight?
There is a significant Santa Fe discount opportunity now. Sales are under immense pressure - a real opportunity for you to save serious cash.
If you get your car serviced independently, who handles the warranty claims? And how do you protect and preserve your new-car warranty?
You think a new car can make you happy? Maybe it's time to put down that pen, and step calmly out of the dealership. You clearly need a reality reboot.
You're in a crash and your airbags don't go off. Is your car defective? Is it time to sue the manufacturer? What is the mad science of crash survival?
Being gagged by a carmaker is very, very common. This is the untold story about carmaker customer coercion - duress as a mechanism for shutting you up.
Can you really trust any car review? See how car companies corrupt the review process and learn to differentiate between honest and corrupt reviews
The battle for your right to choose independent car service is being lost in Australia because carmakers are acting like anti-competitive bastards
The enforcement of Australian Consumer Law by the ACCC is a joke - on you - and some car companies are, consequentially, complete arseholes.
There are 60-ish car brands all claiming their vehicles are absolutely the best. It's easy to drown in the BS. So how do you choose the right new car?
You’re parked on the filling station forecourt: You want cheap fuel. Which petrol is really cheapest? Which one drives your dollar further? Let’s see.
GM Holden, Ford and Audi took podium positions on the local lemon cars list, according to Choice - which is like Consumer Reports in the USA, only with anorexia. About two thirds of these vehicles have problems in the first five years - Holden worst, then Ford and Audi - and about one in seven overall of those problems were major.
The Federal Government has greenlit grey imports: In related news, corporate barrow-pushing bullshitters see red over green light for grey...
The heat in a closed car can be fatal for your pet - in minutes. Here's what you need to know this summer.
Fed up with poor car company customer service? These people - and many more - have launched hugely effective anti-marketing campaigns online...
I want Volkswagen to fix this issue or provide some serious support in trading the car. I am also considering suing them if there is a reasonable chance that this would produce a useful outcome. Advice?
I got my vehicle serviced by Jeep and noticed they scratched the one of the wheels. When I brought this up, they said the damage was already there. How should I approach this?
Hyundai Tucson's recent four-star safety score is, in a sense a bad look for ANCAP, the privately owned but publicly funded Australasian New Car Assessment Program. Take a look why...
How car industry spin doctors deploy weapons-grade bullshit on consumers, at considerable expense, over allegedly counterfeit alloy wheels...
Did Volkswagen just prove diesel is fundamentally dirty?
Consumer Reports surveyed almost three quarters of a million new car owners to find the least reliable cars. Here they are (at least the Aussie-applicable ones).
My son is learning to drive, and I want him to learn how to perform an emergency stop - but I don’t how to do one myself. (Nobody ever showed me.) So: How do you do one?
There are two types of oil consumption: Consumption deemed 'normal' by the manufacturer, and excessive consumption resulting from a defect in the engine.
Hi we bought a brand new Toyota RAV4 via lease in September this year, and since this time we had the car in the service department five times now. Each time something different on the display shows up and they fobbed me off saying it was all okay.