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The Government’s ‘Instant Asset Write-Off’ changes explained

June 3, 2020

In case you’re not yet aware, the Australian Government has announced a new Economic Stimulus Package for businesses to assist with the purchase of assets. What’s in the stimulus package? 1. Instant Asset Write-Off Immediate tax write-off of a new or second-hand asset up to the value of $150,000 (previously $30,000) if the asset is installed and ready for use by 30 June 2020. 2. Backing Business Investment Immediate 50% tax write-off of a new...

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Myth Busters – The top five most common vehicle myths

May 12, 2020

Whether it’s an old wives’ tale, a tidbit your grandpa believed and passed down through the generations, or possibly something that was once true in older cars but no longer is – car myths have been around for eons. But here we’ve debunked some of the most common myths when it comes to your wheels, so you can keep your focus on what’s really important – keeping your car safe and reliable for your family....

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Milestone reached 23 years after global debut of the first-generation Prius

May 6, 2020

Toyota’s technological leap forward – that began with Prius in 1997 – has now evolved into a global phenomenon with Toyota’s hybrid vehicle sales totalling 15 million units across all Toyota brands. In Australia, Toyota-branded hybrid sales have skyrocketed to a cumulative total of more than 134,200 vehicles – moving from the 100,000 mark in just 11 months. Local hybrid sales have tripled over the past two calendar years from fewer than 8,500 cars in...

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How your car can keep you busy (and sane) during self-isolation

April 8, 2020

If, like us, you’re going a little loco spending all this extra (but very important!) time at home, you’re probably looking for ideas on how to keep busy and entertained. Remember, you don’t need to stick to inside your house – why not get out into the fresh air (even if it’s just your yard or driveway) and involve your vehicle too? Once you’ve exhausted the lego towers, pantry reorganisation and DIY projects, and when...

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New Year’s Resolutions: Make your wheels a priority for 2020

February 5, 2020

New year, new you… Am I right? January is that time when many of us like to start fresh with an ambitious list of New Year’s Resolutions. So, why should your vehicle miss out on the TLC? As we start the new decade, there’s never been a better time to make your wheels a priority. We’ve got all the tips to help extend your car’s life, save you money, and even just look and smell...

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Top ten tips for your roadtrips with kids…

December 23, 2019

As we launch into the holiday season, here’s a topic that could make any parent shudder: Driving long distances with the kids. Children are unpredictable, and, let’s face it – patience is not their forte. So, if the thought of packing your young family into the car these Christmas holidays is slightly terrifying, you’re not alone. But we’ve got you covered. Here are our Top 10 tried and tested tips that will have you mastering...

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Encouraging Kids to Unleash their creativity these school holidays

December 20, 2019

Toyota Australia is encouraging aspiring engineers, designers and creative thinkers to let their imaginations run wild these school holidays and create an image of their fantasy car to enter the 2020 Dream Car Art Contest. The annual global contest, now in its 14th year, calls on aspiring artists to unleash their creativity and paint or draw their vision of a car for the future. Children can enter in one of three age categories – under 8...

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How good a Driver are you?

December 19, 2019

TOP TEN TIPS TO STAY SAFE THIS SUMMER Safety starts with your car Having your vehicle serviced and safety checked before any long-distance trip is always a good idea however there are many things you can check yourself to ensure that you arrive safely at your destination. Always check that your tyres (including the spare) are in good condition with adequate tread and correct pressure.  Also have a quick look that your headlights, flashes and...

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Are you Summer Ready? Get you vehicle into shape with Torque

October 24, 2019

Summer in Australia can only mean one thing: it’s road-trip season, and so many of us load up our cars and head north (or south, or anywhere) in search of quiet beaches or unspoiled campsites where we can while away the balmy evenings with a barbecue and touch of backyard cricket. It’s fun to think about, isn’t it? What’s less fun to think about, though, is your vehicles safety maintenance, which ranks somewhere between dental...

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