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7 Cheat Sheets to Learn Everything a Driver Needs to Know

Posted on: February 1, 2016 by Platinum Direct

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Australians just can’t get enough of their cars.

Recent figures show that out of every 10 adults in Australia, only 1 of them won’t own their own car. There’s a grand total of 13.3 million registered vehicles across Australia, which adds up to at least 1.37 cars for every Australian at driving age.

As you’d expect, travelling by car is easily the most popular way to commute, with 2/3s of Australians relying on their cars to get to work every day. In total, around 6.5 million Aussies drive every day just to get to work.

And in the 8 million plus households that own cars throughout the country, there is a huge range of passion for their vehicles.

Some people spend hours on end, relentlessly buffing, tweaking and lovingly restoring their ‘babies’, changing oils and supercharging engines when they really should be taking the trash out. Others see cars as little more than a means to an end, throwing them in dusty garages and letting them gather mud around the rims.

But whichever kind of person you are, unless you are the 1 in every 10 Australians that doesn’t own their own car (come on now it’s 2016, catch up), then these cheat sheets are for you.

Whether you want to know how to get the most out of a test drive, how to check your oil, or even just make your bonnet shine so hard you can see your big, grinning face in it – check out our 7 Cheat Sheets that teach you everything you’ll need to know as a driver.

1. How to get the most out of test-driving your dream car


Image source: Faraday West Finance

2. How much it actually costs to own a car


Image source: Go Banking Rates

3. How to clean your car like an absolute pro


Image source: Budget Direct

4. How to check your own oil for a change


Image source: Ameriprise

5. The A-Z of car parts


Image source: Design 911

6. How to change a flat tyre


Image source: Primer Magazine

7. How to save as much fuel as possible


Image source: Henry Day Ford
If you are one of the 1/10 Australians that hasn’t jumped on the car bandwagon, make sure you use our Car Finance Calculator to make sure you get the best rates available on your first purchase.

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