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RAA membership comes with access to free advice from our team of motoring experts.

For tips on just about anything, from buying a car to how to look after your vehicle, we’re here to help.

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  • Australia's Best Cars

    Australia's Best Cars

    If you’re looking for a new car, we’ve done the homework for you.

    Each year, RAA, and our sister motoring clubs across the country, put hundreds of vehicles through stringent testing to find out which ones come out on top.

  • Car safety ratings

    Used car safety ratings

    You’ve got your sights set on a car. It’s the right price, it looks good and it’s the perfect size. But there’s one critical factor you may not have thought about… is it safe?

    RAA's Used Car Safety Ratings can help you choose a safe car in the second-hand vehicle market. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read this brochure and find out how the vehicle you are considering purchasing compares on the safety front.  Those few minutes could save a life – your own, your passengers’ or that of another road user.

    Download the 2019 UCSR Buyers Car Guide brochure.

    Read more in samotor

    New car safety ratings

    ANCAP (the Australia New Car Assessment Program) is an important safety initiative supported by RAA. 

    It involves crash testing new models of vehicles – under strictly controlled conditions – to compare the injury levels (and survival prospects) of occupants involved in front and side impacts. Watch the video on Car safety crash tests.

    Check out the ANCAP rating of any new car you’re considering buying. 

    Read more on ANCAP's website

  • Number plate theft

    Number plate theft

    Every year, thousands of number plates are stolen and then fitted to vehicles to commit other crimes, such as petrol theft and house break-ins. 

    To help prevent this, RAA offers members free, tamper-resistant screws. To take up this offer, call 8202 4689 or enquire online

    We’ll then put you in touch with your nearest participating RAA Approved Repairer who’ll fit the screws for you free of charge. If you’re a country member, contact our car advice team and we’ll send you a set of tamper-resistant screws.

Australia's Best Cars

If you’re looking for a new car, we’ve done the homework for you.

Each year, RAA, and our sister motoring clubs across the country, put hundreds of vehicles through stringent testing to find out which ones come out on top.

Used car safety ratings

You’ve got your sights set on a car. It’s the right price, it looks good and it’s the perfect size. But there’s one critical factor you may not have thought about… is it safe?

RAA's Used Car Safety Ratings can help you choose a safe car in the second-hand vehicle market. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read this brochure and find out how the vehicle you are considering purchasing compares on the safety front.  Those few minutes could save a life – your own, your passengers’ or that of another road user.

Download the 2019 UCSR Buyers Car Guide brochure.

Read more in samotor

New car safety ratings

ANCAP (the Australia New Car Assessment Program) is an important safety initiative supported by RAA. 

It involves crash testing new models of vehicles – under strictly controlled conditions – to compare the injury levels (and survival prospects) of occupants involved in front and side impacts. Watch the video on Car safety crash tests.

Check out the ANCAP rating of any new car you’re considering buying. 

Read more on ANCAP's website

Number plate theft

Every year, thousands of number plates are stolen and then fitted to vehicles to commit other crimes, such as petrol theft and house break-ins. 

To help prevent this, RAA offers members free, tamper-resistant screws. To take up this offer, call 8202 4689 or enquire online

We’ll then put you in touch with your nearest participating RAA Approved Repairer who’ll fit the screws for you free of charge. If you’re a country member, contact our car advice team and we’ll send you a set of tamper-resistant screws.

Helpful tools

Some handy resources to help you when you're buying a used car.

Checklist for buying a used car

There are a few basic checks you can do yourself. While these may take a little time, the effort will be worth it.

Advice for buying a used car

A car is likely to be one of the most expensive investments you’ll make. It’s essential to choose a reliable vehicle that suits your needs and budget.

Cooling off rights

So you've just signed a contract for a second-hand car. Can you still change your mind? What are your rights if you do? Find out more in samotor, the RAA magazine.

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