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Car Buying News & Advice

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Used car warranties

The Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 provides a statutory warranty of 3 months or 5,000km (whichever occurs first) and applies to vehicles that have traveled less than 160,000 km and are less than 10 years old. Vehicles that do not have a statutory warranty (i.e. have travelled more the 160,000 kilometres must be roadworthy at time of sale. Read more .........

Car manufacturers admit to refitting vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

At least five car makers in Australia have recalled their vehicles over dangerous airbags, only to refit them with a similarly faulty product, a recent investigation has found. The manufacturers are among 14 affected in Australia by a worldwide recall of Takata airbags, which have now killed 18 people and injured more than 180 worldwide. Read more .........

Sydney Auto Inspection - Accident Investigation Services

Sydney Auto Inspections has opened an Accident Investigation service to provide expertise to anyone whose vehicle has been damaged in a car accident or has experienced mechanical negligence. We provide a wide range of investigation and evidential support services that achieve results quickly.

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Odometer fraud

That shiny used car with lower kilometres than normal may not be what it seems. It may have been "clocked", that is, had its speedo wound back to look like it has had an easier life. A recent investigation has revealed that "clocking" is rife in the Sydney motor trade at both private and retail levels. Read more ...........

Cars that die are reborn to live

This article features a Sydney Detective who has worked in the police motor unit and with Strike Force Oliveri. Eighty-nine vehicles had been sold after being rebirthed by two families in Sydney's south-west. Most were the tradie's favourite, the Toyota Hilux. Read more...........

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Can You Claim on Damages Caused by Potholes?

If your car has been recently damaged due to the condition of a NSW public road, you may be eligible to claim the repair costs. As well as being dangerous, pot holes can cause significant damage to your car’s steering, tyres and rims.Therefore, you are justified in seeking compensation for what was not your fault. Read more .........

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