Car Insurance News

Why Australians are not driving electric cars, and why we should be

September 1, 2014

Electric cars have been around for a while and the technology around it is quite advanced compared with a decade ago. But  why aren’t we seeing more electric cars on Australian roads? Here we take a look at the reasons why we all still prefer driving a fuel-consuming car and why we should probably change our ways.

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5 Things You Should Consider When Buying Your First Car

July 14, 2014

Purchasing your first car is often considered a milestone in the 20-something life and maybe even a luxury for some. However, before you rush down to your local car-dealer to pick out your perfect ride, here are 5 things you should consider before making this big life-changing purchase.

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Yellow cars have the best resale value

June 30, 2014

All cars will depreciate in value but this incredible new finding done over 20 years analyzing 20 million cars has discovered that the average price of the resale price of yellow cars were the highest. They, on average, depreciated only at 26% over 5 years compared to identical black cars depreciating at a rate of 34%.

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Dude, Drive My Car!

June 30, 2014

Imagine if your car could parallel park itself though. Imagine rather than reversing and pivoting to no end, you could hop out of the car and let the car reverse park itself, probably in one swoop go.

Well this dream is not so far away with automobile research groups around the world developing automated systems in vehicles as we speak.

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Money Magazine – The Best of the Best

January 9, 2013

1300 Insurance Comprehensie Car Insurance received a respectable mention in the 2013 Money Magazine The best of the best awards recently.

Marked by Money Magazine judges against a large range of Australian car insurance providers, 1300 Insurance received special praise for its cheap price and higher extras allowances.

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Buckle up!

July 13, 2012

Failure to put on a seatbelt is one of the leading causes of road crash death.
Such a simple thing – an easy drag and click, yet so many of us don’t bother to do it.

Young people are more likely to be unrestrained. They feel uncomfortable and self-conscious when they’re the only one wearing their seatbelts, another consequence of peer pressure. Instead of feeling that way, encourage everyone else to also buckle up.

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You’re a Bloody Idiot

April 2, 2012

That well known ad slogan still has quite a profound ring to us Victorians as the police are enforcing speed and drink driving laws stricter than ever. Especially with the Easter weekend just around the corner, they will be increasing the number of hidden police with speed guns and booze bus check-ins.

The police force are determined to make Victorian roads the safest as road tolls have increased over the last year. With the main culprits being under-25s, with a slightly higher peak amongst P-platers. Young people do have more of a tendency to drink and drive rather than speed.

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Being fuel efficient is not always the cheapest way to go

March 14, 2012

Although the price of fuel is reaching astronomical prices, there might not be a lot you can do at this point. Yes, there is the environmental option of riding a bike or walking, but what if your office is 30 kilometers away and the thought of being sweaty and smelly all day long from the physical strain is enough to make you want to hurl?

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