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The World’s Longest Commutes

If you think your local commute is bad, then get ready to commiserate with the millions of other commuters around the world dealing with traffic build-ups, public transport delays and other transit nightmares.  In this Parkhound deep dive into some truly astounding transport data, from both here in Australia and abroad, you’re going to learn who can really say they

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Top 10 Great Things About Living a Car Free Life

Thinking of living without a car? You’re not the only one! Nowadays, discussions about the pros and cons of having your own vehicle are becoming more commonplace. You might be wondering now if you should sell your four wheels and start living the car-free life. Parkhound is here to help you weigh the benefits and challenges of living without a

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The 6 Best Kept Secrets to Finding Big Event Parking

Over the last ten years, Aussies have become more excited than ever about attending sporting matches. This can mean that parking, especially SCG, ANZ and MCG parking, has become a bit of a hassle. As the day of your match approaches, you’ll be thinking about the fun you’ll have with family and friends at the stadium. But, without some parking

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The Ultimate Parking Guide: How to Pass your Driver’s Test

For many new drivers, parallel parking is the scariest thing about an upcoming driver’s test. As much as you should practice parallel parking, there are a few other parking manoeuvres that will help prove that you’re ready for your P1 licence. If you’re looking to win over your testing officer with your parking skills, then you’ll want all the practice

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What Parking Permits can you get in Sydney?

You’ve asked your neighbours, you’ve searched “parking permit Sydney” online, you’ve read through your local council rules. And still, you have questions about what kinds of parking permits exist in Sydney. You might be wondering: Who can get one? What is the advantage of getting a parking permit? Are they expensive? And what should you do if your household has

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Best Suburbs to Practicing Driving and Parking – Melbourne

Getting behind the wheel for driving practice is the best way to become a better driver. Whether you’ve just passed your learners test or you’ve been logging hours for your upcoming driving test, gaining confidence and familiarity with driving in Melbourne is going to help you on your way to getting a full licence. But as a new driver, you’re

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What is the Proper Way to Clean Car Seats?

Cleaning car seats is not an easy task. It can be uncomfortable, time-consuming, and let’s face it, who really knows how to clean car seats the right way? Sure, you can get them professionally cleaned. But it’s not exactly cost effective to have your car seats serviced as frequently as they need. The best approach: become your own car seat

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How Car Lights and Signals Work and What do they Mean?

Car signals are one of those pieces of car mechanics that we don’t often give much thought to. We learn how to use them to get through the driver test. Sometimes we get annoyed with other drivers who don’t use them. We may wonder whether we’re using them right in other states. Most of us certainly don’t know much about

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Are there Ways to Double Park Successfully?

With parking at a premium, double parking can sometimes feel like the only viable option. And it’s a practice that many of us see on the roads everyday. A driver may double park in front of a school waiting for their kids to hop in the back. Someone may pull up behind another driver vacating a prime parallel parking space.

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