Category: Consumer News

FCAI WELCOMES NEW HELMET LAWS

The Queensland Government has introduced a new law requiring riders of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to wear helmets on public roads. Farmers use ATVs such as quad bikes in their work and sometimes need to cross public roads. In welcoming the…

Toyota takes on independents for selling fake parts

Sources say imitations of other brands’ parts also possible Counterfeit parts are shaping as the next big issue to confront the car industry. Customs officers say the counterfeiters are becoming so sophisticated that even car manufacturers are finding it hard…

Power Trips

Australia’s First ‘Electric Highway’ now open The days of electric vehicle owners in Perth suffering ‘range anxiety’ are over as seven councils in the state’s South West have finished building Australia’s first ever ‘electric highway’ of fast-charging stations between Perth…

Driverless Cars to Be Street Legal By 2025

“Automated vehicles are far from science fiction, but rather a short-term reality that Australia needs to be prepared for.” – Gerald Waldron, ARRB Group MD According to the RACV, in the next 24 hours almost 5000 Australians will be involved…

$120 Billion Industry Rides on Two Wheels

By 2018 there will be over 132 million motorcycles on the world’s roads Tell any ‘Harley’ aficionado that Harley-Davidson North America is trialling an electric motorcycle called Livewire and they’ll look at you as if you’re suffering from brain damage….

Upcoming models: marvellous Mazda delights

Dubbed the ‘people’s roadster’, the latest version of the iconic Mazda MX-5 doesn’t disappoint. Industry professionals and automotive enthusiasts have been teased and delighted by the gradual reveal of the MX-5 model. At the 2014 New York auto show Mazda…

Rolls Royce ushers in a new Dawn

There are special events that only come around every so often; a blue moon, winning a raffle, perhaps consistent weather in Melbourne. But in this case, it’s the arrival of the brand new Rolls Royce model. This month luxury motoring…

No Quick Fix for 53 Million Defective Airbags

Dealers and motorists forced to wait for up to 12 months for replacement parts It’s the mother of all recalls – more than 53 million airbags worldwide and 600,000 in Australia. The number of cars caught up in the world’s…

Genuine Is Best

The FCAI has launched a new website to make drivers more aware about genuine parts and why they should be the first choice for fitment Genuineisbest.com.au is the new online resource for educating motorists about genuine parts. Developed and unveiled…

How Bright is the Future for Electric Cars?

There’s been a lot of discussion about electric vehicles (EVs) and it often seems to be focused on the negative; range anxiety, slow sales growth, battery reliability and the overzealous predictions of its future by some economists, political leaders and…