New Vs Used Cars: Which Should You Get?

You’ve decided to replace your old or unwanted car with something a little more appropriate to your current lifestyle. Maybe your previous vehicle wasn’t fuel-efficient enough for your regular daily commute, or it’s been needing a lot of work at the garage lately and you decided that it was time to try something a little more reliable.

 

While getting a car is an exciting process, it’s also one that requires you to think carefully about a lot of different factors. Not only will you need to decide what type of car you want and how much you’re hoping to pay, but you’ll also need to come to terms with whether you’re going to buy a brand-new vehicle, or you’re going to try your luck with a used model.

The Benefits of Getting a New Car

It’s tempting to automatically choose a brand-new car when you’re looking for something that’s fresh, reliable, and packed full of potential. Every year, some of the best brands in the world deliver new and improved cars that come packed with a range of amazing modern technology features, up-to-date security enhancements, and solutions that make them more efficient than ever. This means that opting for a new car means that you really do get the best that’s available for your budget.

At the same time, a new car can also come with a range of additional benefits, like a warranty in case something goes wrong during the first couple of years you own the vehicle and a service history that you can keep track of every step of the way. It’s not always as easy keeping track of where a used car has been over the years.

Of course, just because new cars might deliver better fuel economy and plenty of shiny new features, doesn’t mean that they’re the ideal solution for every buyer. After all, when you buy new, you’re also committing yourself to spending a great deal more money than you would if you were to purchase a similar vehicle from a used lot.

The Benefits of Getting a Used Car

Although a used car might not be as shiny and new as it’s counterpart, that doesn’t make it any less appealing-  particularly if you’re buying your vehicle on a budget. After all, you can get many of the same features you would get in a new car, in a used model, for a much smaller price. In fact, you might find that you can even afford to buy the vehicle you want without getting any kind of financing or help.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that one of the biggest problems new cars have, is the fact that their value begins to drop or depreciate from the moment you drive them away from the dealer. This means that you’re automatically going to save yourself a lot more money if you buy a used car instead of a new one.

Of course, used cars come with their fair share of concerns too. For instance, you’ll never know for sure what the car went through before you purchased it, and whether there are any mechanical problems waiting to happen. What’s more, if something goes wrong, you probably won’t have a warranty to protect you.

Which Option is Right for You?

Ultimately, deciding whether you should buy a new or a used car will be a choice that you make based on your own personal preferences and the research you do into the market. While both options have their positives and negatives to think about, the more you think about your unique circumstances, the more you’ll find that one option suits you better than the other.

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What to Do When You’re Being Pulled Over by The Police

No matter how careful you are on the road, there’s always a chance that you could end up being pulled over by the police. Perhaps it’s because you had a long day at work and you forgot to signal when you were moving into a new lane, or maybe it’s because your foot has been resting a little too heavily on the accelerator pedal for the last 5 kilometers.

Regardless of why you’re being pulled over, it’s important to make sure that you know how to react calmly, and carefully, to reduce your chances of ending up with a fine, or a trip to jail. Although being addressed by the police can be a nerve-wracking experience, if you can handle the moment well, then you should be able to get back to your journey with as little pain and discomfort as possible.

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Should you indicate at a roundabout in Melbourne?

A common question drivers on Melbourne roads have is:

  1. Do I have to indicate when driving straight at a roundabout?
  2. Do I have to indicate when exiting a roundabout?

Unlike other states, Victorian road rules require you to indicate when turning left, right or when conducting a continuous right at a roundabout which can be likened to executing a U turn like turning action within a roundabout, which is essentially taking you back to the street that you entered the roundabout from.

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5 Things you should know before taking your driving test

 

Taking a driving test with Vicroads Melbourne is quite a daunting task and applicants do find the experience stressful and unlike any other experience they have had. The information gained prior to attempting a driving test tends to come from 3 or less main sources:

1. Supervising drivers
2. Driving instructors
3. Family and friends

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Road rule 300. Mobile phone use.

Road rule 300 – Use of mobile phones

To clarify that a driver may use driver aid functions, such a GPS application, on a mobile phone where the existing use requirements are met and the driver does not touch the phone while driving..

Learner, P1 or P2 drivers are not allowed to use a mobile phone at all while driving. This includes hands-free and hand-held phone calls, and messaging of any kind. Penalties for all drivers caught illegally using a mobile phone while driving were increased.

From 1 October 2014, motorcyclists who have less than three years experience also banned from using phones for any purpose (hands-free, hand-held or for navigation).