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Covid19 ACP Latest

At Australian Car Packaging, we are taking the risks associated with COVID-19 very seriously.

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Covid19-Australian Car Packaging Update.

Business as usual as we move to work remotely.

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BMW Recall. November 2019-Urgent airbag concers

rivers , friends and family's note this is an urgent recall

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Volkswagon-Audi class action update.

Volkswagen 0Audi class action latest news.

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Toyota Class Action pending-August 2019

Car Advice have provided a very good summary of the issue facing some Toyota drivers in Austrllia today:Toyota Australia is facing a class action lawsuit over issues with the Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) in 2015-18 HiLux, Prado and Fortuner vehicles powered by the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel engine.

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Takata Air bag issue of major concern and is a risk for many drivers

This morning, the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar released the exact years and models of the cars impacted. Among those to be recalled include a large number of car makes and models as well as a small number of motorcycles.For more information contact your dealer immediately and also go to:

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Toyota tweaks the business model

Recent article indicating a major shift in the Toyota business model.Toyota Motor is pushing deeper into the ride-hailing business.
Automobile manufacturers are working with and competing against technology companies to figure out how to make money from services to drivers as automation, electrification and on-demand transportation threaten to reshape the current model of individual car ownership. Toyota's rival Honda Motor has also invested in Grab, its first in a ride-hailing company, in a partnership aimed at expanding motorcycle-hailing operations in Southeast Asia.

Toyota's investment in Grab will be through the 6 billion yen ($55 million) Next Technology Fund set up in April by unit Toyota Tsusho for opportunities in innovative technologies, products and services.

Grab is aiming to raise $2.5 billion from the latest round of funding. It had previously announced $2 billion in investment from Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group.

Connected services

Toyota will record and analyze driving patterns in 100 Grab cars in Singapore, and offer recommendations on what connected services it can provide Grab drivers, the two companies said in separate statements.

Besides the stake in Uber, Grab's main competitor in the region, Toyota is also collaborating with U.S. car-sharing company Getaround. It started testing a new car-sharing technology with Servco Pacific this month in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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How do I know where my car was actually built?

Now that Ford has ceased manufacturing new cars in their Geelong facility, we see off shore manufactures expanding their provision of parts and assembly for some of the iconic "American Ford" models.

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Misunderstandings about Windscreen damage

Importantly our fleet clients have access to discount prices for all model replacement windscreens Australia wide.

Windscreens are an invaluable part of a vehicle; it contributes towards supporting the weight of the vehicle’s body. This is exactly why it needs to be cared for and maintained. But of course, not matter what we do to look after our car, especially our windscreen, there’s always a small possibility of it getting damaged. There is so much information on cracks chips, repair and replacement requirements for windscreens that circulate over the internet. Some of them are good and some bad and we need to be careful what we choose to believe or not. We need to be well informed when to come to our cars. So let us clarify some of the misunderstandings that revolve around windscreens. Windscreens don’t break The windscreens used today are made of laminated glass. Even though they are extremely strong and can endure much, they still can crack. A variety of things can crack, chip or break the windscreen. important to seek professional advice by a highly recommend supplier: A1 Windscreen Supplies
Phone: (03) 87957400 (Hallam)
Phone:(03) 59450333 (Pakenham)
Fax: 03 9703 2998

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Which car has the Best consumer score ever??

The product testing agency on Thursday gave the new, high-performance P85D version of the automaker's Model S a rating of 100—a perfect score—calling it "the best-performing car that Consumer Reports has ever tested."

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