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14 Jul 2020 16:20

What’s the best day to buy petrol?

Written by Heonji Kim

Have you ever wondered when the best day to buy petrol is? Learn about petrol price cycles and ways to save big on fuel with these handy tips.

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6 Jan 2020 13:56

Does the colour of your car affect insurance?

Written by James McCay

There are a lot of factors that can influence the cost of car insurance, including the colour of your vehicle. Learn more about how much of a difference it can make.

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26 Jun 2019 14:37

Review or renew? Why your car’s cover renewal date needs to be in your 2019 calendar

Written by James McCay

Most Aussies just renew their car insurance every year, but reviewing your car insurance you could potentially find something you may be missing out on: value! Read on to learn why should have your car insurance renewal date in mind.

12 Jun 2019 13:14

City car costs coming in at over $14,000 a year – find out how you compare

Written by Megan Birot

Aussies are being warned to switch-off from auto-pilot and take control of the wheel as new research shows we could be guzzling up to $14,000 a year to keep our cars running in the city

4 Jun 2019 08:57

Will we pay more for petrol this long weekend? New data reveals where to fill up across the country

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Aussies hitting the road this long weekend are being advised to shop around to find the most affordable petrol stations in their area and even beyond.

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20 May 2019 09:18

How long does petrol last before it expires?

Written by James McCay

How long does petrol last? Not forever. Expired fuel can actually damage your engine. Read on to learn more about safely storing fuel at home.

29 Apr 2019 15:22

Over half of Aussies could be driving insurance prices up with bad habits

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Drivers may be unknowingly at risk of being uninsured due to negligent behaviour.

16 Apr 2019 12:11

Record low petrol prices in 12 months: new data reveals where to fill up this Easter long weekend

Written by Hannah Twiggs

Aussies hitting the road these holidays are advised to top up their petrol as needed – not fill up – according to the latest quarterly petrol analysis from

26 Mar 2019 16:06

How do road rules differ across Australia?

Written by Eliza Buglar

We know how road rules differ across the world, but what about across Australia? While most rules are pretty standard across the states and territories, there are some subtle differences that could catch interstate visitors unawares. Find out more about the different road rules across Australia with Compare the Market.

9 Nov 2018 11:54

The future of travel is almost here

Written by James McCay

Watching old movies set in the future, and reading science fiction classics paint a picture of incredible technology: flying cars, superfast trains in cylindrical tubes, and self-driving, automatic cars. If current research and technology is anything to go by, a...

2 Nov 2018 09:11

How CBD parking is becoming more expensive

Written by Megan Birot

As if getting around the stifling traffic in the country’s CBDs wasn’t bad enough, motorists are also being slugged more for parking than ever. Find out how much drivers are paying for parking in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and which city has been crowed the most expensive to park in.

31 Oct 2018 16:28

How congestion is getting worse in Australia

Written by Megan Birot

Have you ever considered taking the school run literally and jogging to pick up the kids to avoid bottlenecks? Well, get your running shoes on because a new report has found traffic is getting worse in Australia. See how our capital cities compare and get tips on how to avoid congestion.