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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:
www.productsafety.gov.au

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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
Email: sales@a1windscreens.com.au



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Australians could soon have access to cheaper cars under plan to deregulate new car market

The move towards "deregulation" of the car sales business in Australia is moving forward, albeit at a somewhat disappointingly slow pace.
There seems no doubt consumers will benefit from the opportunity to purchase cars offshore, but the questions remains as to the impact this may  have on employment in the local industry

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Australian Car Industry undergoing a dramatic realignment

Australian Car Industry undergoing a dramatic realignment, with The Australian Government instructing the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into public support for Australia's automotive manufacturing industry, including passenger motor vehicle and automotive component production.


The Commission has been asked to:
• examine national and international market and regulatory factors affecting the industry
• identify and evaluate possible alternative public support mechanisms
• identify any significant transition issues or adjustment costs that may arise from alternative support mechanisms or policy changes and how they might be best managed
• assess the significance of the capabilities within the industry, its direct employment and economic benefits, and its secondary impacts on other sectors of the economy
• quantify the costs and benefits of existing and alternative assistance mechanisms.

The Commission is to undertake public consultation, inviting public submissions and releasing a preliminary findings report to the public.


The Commission will provide a final report to the Government by 31 March 2014.
The terms of reference may well include analysis of the merits of salary Packaging and the relevant Fringe Benefit treatment.
The Automotive industry will no doubt wait with baited breath for the final report to be released next month.

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Carmakers deny taking Aussies for a ride

Interesting argument we frequently see debated re local car prices when comapred to same vehciles selling off shore

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