REPORT A COUNTERFEIT

The ‘Genuine Is Best’ campaign has introduced a new feature that allows consumers to make an online report if they believe they have been sold a counterfeit part. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection supports the new reporting hub,…

LAW CENTRE LAUNCHES MEDIA CAMPAIGN AGAINST ADD-ON INSURANCE

Despite the win Dealers recently achieved regarding commissions for add-on insurance, AADA wants members to be aware that the Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) has begun a media campaign warning of ‘shonky selling’ of add-on insurance and extended warranties. The…

LEMON LAWS BATTLE RAGES ON

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman, Rod Sims, has accused the Australian automobile industry of being out of touch for wanting to remove ‘lemon laws’, of which the industry believes some consumers are taking advantage of. Automakers argue that…

FLEET MANAGEMENT CONSOLIDATION SET TO RESUME

After little activity for several years, industry insiders now believe the time is ripe for further consolidation of the fleet management industry. Favourable conditions, including steady markets and ready availability of money, mean the time could be right for mergers…

WILL THE END OF MANUFACTURING DAMAGE USED CAR VALUES?

With Australian-based automobile manufacturing to cease in October, the local automotive industry is braced for change. One area in which the impact is as yet uncertain is in the used car market. Dealers and fleet managers know that when a…

AADA expects record convention numbers at new Sydney venue

The 2017 AADA National Dealer Convention returns to Sydney in September. AADA is expecting record numbers to attend at the brand new, billion dollar ICC Sydney on Darling Harbour. Under the theme ‘Advancing Innovation, Technology and Engagement’, we have compiled…

CAR AFFORDABILITY BEST SINCE THE 1970’S

Dealers have reason to rejoice, knowing car affordability is running at the best levels on record. Latest VFACTS figures indicate the market – buoyed by low interest rates, a strong share market, rising employment and high personal wealth levels –…

HAVE WE REACHED PEAK AUTO?

Although the Australian retail automotive sales market continued to experience strong growth in 2016, a research company has posed the question of whether we have reached, or are approaching, peak levels of automotive ownership. ACA Research reviewed 2016’s automotive sales,…

KPMG EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

KPMG has published the results of its 18th annual Global Automotive Executive Survey, based on responses from almost 1,000 senior automotive executives and more than 2,400 consumers around the world. The resultant report focused on three main areas: the conflict…