Author: Gordon Atkinson

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Gordon Atkinson

Signs Your Fuel Might Be Contaminated: What to Do Next

Fuelling up your vehicle is a routine part of car ownership, but what happens if you suspect the fuel you’ve just pumped into your tank is contaminated? Contaminated fuel can cause a range of issues, affecting your engine’s performance and potentially leading to costly repairs. Signs of Contaminated Fuel: Here are some common symptoms that

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Gordon Atkinson

Tyre Tread Depth

Tyre tread depth directly impacts your vehicle’s grip, handling, and overall safety. In Australia, the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. However, maintaining tyres with optimum tread depth is equally essential for optimal performance. How to Check Tyre Tread Depth Fortunately, you don’t need fancy equipment or a trip to the mechanic to check your

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Auto Air Con Regas: Common Questions

Your car’s air conditioning unit is designed as a sealed system that generally requires minimal maintenance. However, over time, refrigerant gas may gradually leak from the system, reducing its ability to produce cold air effectively. 1. How long does a car air con regas take? The process of removing old refrigerant gas from your car’s

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Future Woes For Car Enthusiasts and Tradies alike: Government Withholds Modelling on Car Price Hikes Under Emissions Changes

The government’s refusal to release modelling showing potential car price increases under its proposed emissions changes has sparked concern and criticism. Despite warnings from carmakers, industry experts, and the federal opposition about potential cost hikes for motorists, the Albanese government has stated that disclosing the modelling would not be in the public interest. Energy Minister

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Gordon Atkinson

Sydney Man Charged for Allegedly Keying Tesla’s

Authorities in New South Wales have charged a man for allegedly vandalizing multiple vehicles, including three Teslas, in northwest Sydney. The incident occurred in a Schofields Shopping Centre car park on February 18, 2024, resulting in repair costs exceeding $10,000. New South Wales Police responded to a call at the shopping centre car park, leading

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Proposed Housing Reforms Ignite Concerns for Car Owners

A recent proposal for housing reforms in New South Wales has sparked controversy, particularly among car owners, over concerns about parking provisions. Under the plan outlined by Premier Chris Minns, some residents could be left without adequate parking spaces, with just 0.5 car parks allocated per home. Reported by The Daily Telegraph, the reforms aim

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Emissions testing exposes the cheapest car in Australia

What you see isn’t always what you get, especially when it comes to fuel consumption and emissions. Our (Australia’s) latest real-world testing program has unveiled a startling truth: many vehicles on the market fail to meet their promised laboratory test results when put to the test on actual roads. The Real-World Testing Program, spearheaded by

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Safety Oversight of Popular Vehicles in Australia

In the world of vehicle sales in Australia, safety is often at the forefront of consumers’ minds. However, a recent revelation has shed light on a concerning gap in the safety evaluation process for new vehicles. Contrary to common belief, it isn’t mandatory for new vehicles sold in Australia to undergo crash testing by the

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