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Recalls & News

Car Recalls

Check regularly and get the latest information on all car recalls direct from the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Car Product Recalls

For all car products recalls including car parts, tools and accessories - direct from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Takata

Deadline 31 December 2020 (or later if approved by the ACCC) – Defective Takata airbags must be recalled and replaced by the suppliers of Australian vehicles with these defective airbags. Critical cars require immediate attention. Click the image to see the full list of cars recalled.

Takata Corolla

Urgent Recall Update - The ACCC has released an urgent warning, adding about 6,000 Toyota Corollas to the compulsory Takata Air Bag recalls list.

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Car News

Browse through the archive for news, reviews, tips and articles.

Your Car Your Choice

Did you know that your New Car Warranty will NOT be affected by choosing an independent workshop? It’s Your Car, it’s Your Choice.

SCG Video 1

The Service Cost Guide is based on the average prices charged for that car across a large network of Australian service centres. It is backed by the same data used by Australian mechanics nationwide!

SCG Video 2

You asked for it, so here it is - Service Cost Guide Video #2 - new cars added!

Speed Cameras

“We want people to know they can be caught anywhere, anytime on the NSW road network, to reduce speed-related trauma on NSW roads.”

DIY Safety Video

Common DIY practices can actually be very dangerous –resulting in serious injury or even death. Be cautious of following tips and hacks from online videos. Watch this video from ACCC Product Safety for the safest way to DIY.

DIY Safety Tips

Many people work on their cars at home, so it is very important that safety is the number one priority. Do It Yourself (DIY) projects can be dangerous and can result in hospitalization or even death. Please read the safety tips before you begin to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you.

DrivingAustraliaForward

Service My Car supports the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association's #DrivingAustraliaForward campaign.

Love video

Spend time doing the things you love and leave your car repair and servicing to the experts. Find the best mechanics in Australia and send them a message or request an online quote directly from our website.

Dogs in Cars

Every year the RSPCA receives thousands of calls reporting dogs left in hot cars. You could face hefty fines and even jail time if prosecuted for causing animal suffering. This Summer take the pledge to never leave your dog (or pet) unattended in a car at www.justsixminutes.com.au

Oil Video

A logbook service is more than just an oil change. To find out when your car servicing is due and what items need attention, get a Logbook Service Guide for your car (includes Task Breakdown for every interval).

Used Car Safety

The latest Used Car Safety Ratings for 2019/2020 compiled by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has been released. Check the Buyers Guide before buying a second hand car to see how well the vehicle protects the driver from death or serious injury.

ABS Motor Vehicle Census

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the latest data from the Motor Vehicle Census. With almost 3 million passenger vehicle registrations, Toyota tops the list for the 15th consecutive year. View details of trends for motor vehicles in Australia.

Mitsubishi Express Van

In a report by independent body ANCAP Safety, The Mitsubishi Express Van (June 2020 – current) has failed to meet safety expectations. It is the first vehicle to receive a zero star rating. Safety checks reveal notable injuries including serious chest injury and high risk of neck injury.

Jeep Cherokee

Jeep has been using it for over 45years and have now been asked to stop using the Cherokee tribe name. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. has said “it’s time” for companies to retire the use of Native American names. The original report was posted by Car and Driver.

Elec Cars Tax

It is proposed from 1 July 2021, motorists in Victoria with Zero and Low Emission vehicles (VLEs) will be subject to a distance based road-user charge. The new charges are in lieu of the fuel excise on petrol, diesel and LPG and will contribute to the funding of Victorian roads. Source: VicRoads

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