Cars are rated by ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program) and tested on how they perform in a crash. ANCAP awards star ratings indicating the level of safety cars provide in the event of an accident. New vehicles are awarded a star rating from 1 – 5 and the higher the rating the better the vehicle performed in the tests. RAC encourages WA motorists to consider their safety when purchasing a new or used car. Vehicles manufactured in 2012 and beyond must achieve a minimum 4-star ANCAP rating to be financed through RAC Finance.