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Buying a car advice

Resources and advice for all stages of your car buying journey

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Buy your next car with confidence

We’ve pulled together resources, advice and products to help you at every stage of your car buying journey:

  1. Research by reading our expert reviews and articles.
  2. Get ready to buy with our range of finance options, vehicle inspections and advice on car safety features.
  3. Prepare for your car by checking out our car insurance options, roadside assistance and finding your nearest service centre.

Quick tips for buying a car

  • Do plenty of research.
  • Consider how and where you drive.
  • Check the fuel consumption.
  • Work out a budget and shop around.

Research your next car

Figure out which car is right for your needs with our tools to search and compare makes and models, expert reviews and more.

Get ready to buy

RACV can help with finance options, vehicle inspections from qualified mechanics and advice on safety features.

Prepare for your car

Plan ahead and consider your budget, car running and ownership costs — such as insurance, roadside assistance and regular services or repairs.

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