A little advice from our experts goes a long way

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.

You can call our experts Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm, or enquire online anytime.

Check out these other initiatives too

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.

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

Read more on ANCAP's website

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 2023 Used Car Safety Ratings brochure (PDF, 1.40MB).

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. 

RAA, in partnership with SA Police and Neighbourhood Watch, offers members free, tamper-resistant screws to help prevent these thefts. 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, we’ll send you a set of tamper-resistant screws.

Expert advice in sa move

Did you know you can also find expert advice in our member magazine, sa move

Our experts offer their top tips on car maintenance and safety, answer common questions and review the latest cars. They also clear up common misconceptions and myths to make looking after your car simple.

Read more in sa move, the RAA magazine

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? Get to know the ins and outs of cooling off and how to exercise these rights.

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