Nobody anticipates that their car will be stolen. Nonetheless, car theft is rampant in Australia. In fact, nationwide statistics show that around 58,295 registered cars were reported stolen in 2019 alone. These scary numbers are only predicted to rise amid the pandemic.
But what makes your car vulnerable to thieves? Here are the biggest risk factors.READ MORE
Owning a car is a huge expense. The initial payment you make at the dealership is nothing compared to the fuel, insurance and maintenance costs down the line. So before you purchase a car, make sure you’re committed to the regular charges that come with it.READ MORE
Most people will let their driving slip after sitting their test. Over time, we tend to develop our own style, which can include bad driving habits. Although we may think we’re superior drivers to our fellow road users, we’re not always conscious of our own behaviour. Nobody is expected to drive with the same rigid caution as they did during their driving test. However, it’s important not to become too liberal either.READ MORE
If you were to think of your dream present, a car might come to mind. And with the holidays just around the corner, you might just get lucky. However, this gift isn’t quite as straightforward as a piece of jewelry or a humble pair of socks. There are many things to consider before splurging on a new set of wheels for your loved one, especially if you want to surprise them. Here are some key points to keep in mind along the way.READ MORE
2020 has thrown just about everything at us so far. But what would make it even worse is to purchase a car you think you love, only to find out you’ve been swindled. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many drivers. There’s nothing more disappointing than when a new car lets you down.
Luckily, Motor Matcher is here to help. We’ve compiled a blacklist of 6 cars that have a track record of causing problems. Hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you.READ MORE
Spring has long been associated with cleaning and de-cluttering. It’s a tradition which sees people getting their homes in order to ring in the new season. But this custom shouldn’t solely apply to your house. The odds are, your car could do with a bit of a spring clean too.READ MORE
Certain cars are linked to international cultures. In fact, some special cars can actually shape and influence cultures. Cars have always been a huge part of Australian society. Funnily enough, many of our most iconic cars aren’t even Australian by birth, yet have somehow managed to leave their mark and become widely associated with our nation.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane together and break down the country’s top 10 cars that helped to define the Australian car culture.READ MORE
Before we get into the details, let’s start from the beginning. What even is a coupe, anyway?
Coupe is a French term, the past participle of the word ‘couper’ which means ‘cut’. Since the 1960s, the term coupe generally refers to a two-door car with a fixed roof.READ MORE
Any car enthusiast’s dream is to own a supercar and travel the world in it. Cruising along wide open roads with the top down, taking in the glorious scenery the earth has to offer. What could be more liberating? Luckily, this doesn’t necessarily have to be just a fantasy. In fact, there are many driving tours that offer this experience for real. And the best part is that the organization provides the car, so you don’t have to worry about transporting it yourself. Sure, these experiences don’t come cheap. But you can’t put a price on the trip of a lifetime.READ MORE
So, you’ve passed your test and got your driving license. But how likely are you to continue to drive at test standard? The reality is, we all become more relaxed on the road after our driving test. While some of this is only natural, it’s also important to be wary of picking up too many bad habits. The rules of the road exist for a reason. If drivers get too lax about them, accidents happen. So, in the interest of safety, know your road rules. Here are some of the most important ones to follow.READ MORE