To some people, being a member of an Australian car club is a place where you can meet like-minded individuals who share the same interests and the same passion that other people simply don’t comprehend. Others may think joining a car club is solely the domain of ‘car hoons’ or ‘rev heads’ but let’s go through some of the benefits of joining your local Australian car club.
- First and foremost you get to share your passion with like-minded individuals. Friends, family and acquaintances simply may not understand your pride and joy but chances are, members in a car club will. They appreciate your pride and joy about as much as you do.
- Experiencing something new. Simply owning a car and driving it can get relatively mundane even if it is your pride and joy. Being a member of a car club will enable you to find alternative recreational experiences outside of what you’re used to. Coastal roads, rallies, convoys and other activities are common among car enthusiast clubs.
- Expert Advice. This is especially a factor for those involved in historic cars where local mechanic knowledge simply isn’t enough. Historic cars require specific and specialised knowledge which in some cases can only be found within certain car club members. Such technical know how could prove invaluable.
- Charitable causes. Not many people know this but car clubs and car associations often contribute heavily towards charities by running events among members specifically designed to raise funds for specific charities. As a bi-product of having a great time, your membership in your car club could give you the opportunity to give back to the community.
- Cost benefits. Some car owners clubs have agreements or arrangements with large insurance companies and have negotiated better deals for members when an insurance policy is taken out by a member with that insurer. Check with the car club to see what other benefits they have which could range from a better deal of car insurance through to holidays, servicing and more.
This is a relatively non-exhaustive list of benefits of joining a car club. Car owners’ should do their own research and find their local car enthusiast club.
Car clubs and associations are located in all capital cities and you can find your local car club by searching aussieweb.com.au.
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