Category: Latest News

Industry expos, be aware and cautious

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 18 October 2017 14:08

We’ve heard that a number of Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) members have been approached by representatives selling expo stands to a caravan and camping show in the peel region. MTA WA urges members to exercise caution when purchasing show space for events which do not have an established reputation or are being run by an unknown event organiser.

Clear title on PPSR for auction sales is vital

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:53

Have you experienced delays in the removal of security interests on the PPSR? How has it impacted your business? Complete the survey now.

Since 30 January 2012, PPSR has been the single national register of security interests in personal property. It replaced all state based Vehicle Securities Registers.

TechTalk: Fuel efficient oils

Pia Duxbury Tuesday, 10 October 2017 08:30

This TechTalk article has been provided by our business partners Castrol.

We all remember the days when it was possible to use “one engine oil” across most vehicles with confidence.  The hardware changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions however, have led to increasingly complex lubricant requirements, the “one oil suits all” approach has become just a fond memory.

Vehicle manufacturers globally are required to reduce vehicle emissions to comply with stricter legislation.  Reducing the volume of fuel a vehicle uses is an effective method of meeting these lower emissions targets.  The European Union has set a fleet average CO2 target for all new cars in Europe commencing in 2020, these vehicles will appear on our shores complying with these requirements.  The financial penalty for breach of this target is significant, with the estimated penalty in 2020 for a single European manufacturer estimated at £350 million (Institute of Mechanicals Engineers, 2016).

Proposed updates vehicle frontal protection systems

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 05 October 2017 09:21

The Department of Transport (DoT) first published a Circular to Industry (CI) regarding the design and safety requirements for bull bars in 1995. The document was developed in conjunction with the Western Australian bull bar industry. Since then the document has been updated five times, most notably in 2005 when, following discussions between all jurisdictions, examples of non-compliant bull bars were added to provide some clarity.

Dealers squeezed by car manufacturers at consumers’ expense

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 20 September 2017 20:12

The Motor Trades Associations of Australia (MTAA) and the Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) have strongly argued that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) needs to understand the unbalanced power relationship between dealers and manufacturers which places significant pressure on dealerships to absorb the costs of meeting their Australian Consumer Law obligations.

It is pleasing that MTAA and MTA WA have been heard as reflected in ACCC Chair Rod Simms recent comments at this week’s dealers conference.

The MTAA and MTA WA have called for the complexity of the dealer/manufacturer relationship to be more accurately reflected in the recent submission to the ACCC's interim report from the Market Study into New Car Retailing. 

Safe lifting for Land Cruisers.

Pia Duxbury Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:52

MTA WA encourages all repairers to ensure they are aware of safe lifting procedures for Toyota Land Cruisers. The Toyota Service Bulletin regarding vehicle lift (hoist) and support locations can be downloaded below.  Repairers are reminded that safe work practices can usually be found in the general section of repair manuals.

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Vehicle Rego Mailouts | Exclusive Member Advertising Opportunity

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:04

Advertise your business to WA motorists

Feature your business in the Motor Trade Association of WA’s (MTA WA) new range of consumer information booklets sent out with all vehicle registrations.

MTA WA has partnered with To the Point advertising to bring members an amazing new opportunity to feature their business in advertising sent to all West Australian vehicle owners.

Industry calls for balanced view in ACCC interim report

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 14 September 2017 15:42

The Motor Trade Association of Australia has made a submission in response to the ACCC's interim report on the Market Study into New Car Retailing.

The Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) made a significant contribution to this report and we thank members for their contribution.

e-Toll and AusPost malware scam

Pia Duxbury Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:24

Stay Smart Online have issued the following alerts to all customers of e-Toll and AusPost.  

Numerous malware emails targeting e-Toll and AusPost customers are currently being circulated. 

These scam emails use the same ‘View in OneDrive’ hook to entice email users to download malware onto their computer and look like the image below:

Tow Truck Regulation to be updated

Pia Duxbury Monday, 11 September 2017 13:40

The Motor Trade Association of WA (MTA WA) has been a key contributor to the discussions around these proposed changes through our membership of the Tow Truck Technical Advisory Committee. We encourage all members to provide their feedback.

In 2013 the Department of Transport (DoT) committed to resolve the increasing number of compliance and licensing issues within the tow truck industry.

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