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The 12 Checks of Christmas
We put a lot of pressure on ourselves over the Christmas period. Shops are packed, everybody wants to catch up and to-do lists can
Genuinely Safe – Parts Check
If you’re having your car serviced ahead of the holiday break, insist that your mechanic use genuine parts acquired through the authorised dealer network.
Clean the car – Interior Check
Yes, this is another safety critical check. No, it may not seem like it. A clean interior is a happy interior, but there’s more
Leave the Leaves – Debris Check
You’ve seen them. Those leaves that have been sitting in the corners of the cavity where your windscreen meets the bonnet. They’ve been there
Takata Check, Today – Recall Check
If your car is fitted with a faulty Takata airbag, it is dangerous.  With 2.4 million vehicles now rectified, 373,000 vehicles are still on
Registration Procrastination – Rego Check
It can be easy to lose notices from your state or territory’s vehicle registration body, especially among thickets of catalogues and Christmas cards clogging
Ho Ho Hoses – Hose Check
Keeping your engine cool is a big job during an Australian summer. Long drives in hot hot heat can push some older vehicles’ hose
Dipstick Dive – Oil Level Check
Grab a clean rag and pop that bonnet. It’s oil checking time! Why is the level of oil in your car important? In a
Stay Chill – Coolant Check
Coolant is tasked with keeping your cars engine well… cool. With furnace like temperatures predicted for the holiday period, your cooling system is going
Don’t Be a Drip – Oil Leak Check
Oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It lubricates the moving components of your engine so they can move with less friction. This reduces
Pump it Up – Tyre Pressure Check
Christmas puts us under a lot of pressure, but there’s one type of pressure you need to get just right. Like the tread on
Rubber Side Down – Damage Check
Fixing a flat is no way to spend Christmas morning. It’s hard, dirty work. If you’re doing it by the side of a busy
Get a Grip: Tyre Tread Check
A worn tyre has poor grip. Less grip means poor handling, longer stopping distances and increased risk of losing control of the car in
Click Cautiously or Cop a Counterfeit
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is urging Australians to click cautiously following the release of research showing up to 60 per cent of
The 500km/h Proving Ground
Proving grounds; elaborate top-secret test sites where vehicle makers test the mettle of their metal. In a secret pocket of Germany, there is a
Counterfeit Alert: Fake Spark Plugs
The automotive industry is issuing an urgent alert on counterfeit parts after large batches of spark plugs purchased online have been confirmed as fake.
500,000 Kilometres and Half a Million Smiles
Three decades and 500,000 kilometres later, Dottee’s Prelude is still good as new. 1988 was Mark Avis’ third year as a junior salesman, selling
Counterfeit Spare Parts’ Growth Beats Vehicle Sales
Doubling in size in just five years, India’s AUD$4.5 billion plus counterfeit car part market is considered a major road safety risk. Despite legislative
Counterfeit Hunters
To protect drivers and their brand, car makers engage Brand Protection Officers, to identify and shut down counterfeit crooks. The below originally appears on the
Is this Australia’s hardest working bottom?
Brutal vehicle testing endured by proving ground engineers is celebrated in a new campaign by automotive industry initiative Genuine is Best. Launched during Road
GALMATIC: Drive safer, keep your mother happy
For  Road Safety Week, the Galmatic crew run you through a how to for keeping your cool in traffic This year National Road Safety
GALMATIC: Was Your Car Repaired Correctly?
Are you one of thousands with a hail damaged vehicle? Or recently had a bingle that saw you getting acquainted with your local smash
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