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17 Jun 2024

Ford gets to the end at gruelling Finke race

Alex Rae

Chevrolet’s forced retirement gave Ford a clear path to victory at another tough Finke Desert race.

17 Jun 2024

Monocoque 4X4s explained – Is this a good thing or not?

Practical Motoring

There’s a fair bit of misconception about what monocoque construction actually is – all explained here.

11 Jun 2024

Is It Legal to Mount and Charge Your Phone on the Car Windscreen? Here’s What You Need to Know

Alex Rae

Can you mount and charge your phone on the windscreen in a car to make calls and use navigation? How about using a smartwatch?

21 May 2024

How does a Jeep earn the trail rated badge?

Practical Motoring

Jeep started up with the Trail Rated badge over 20 years ago. But what does it mean, and how does a Jeep earn it?

21 May 2024

Are you safe to drive after one or two drinks?

Practical Motoring

Most people will claim that they’re ‘well under the limit’ and thus fine to drive after having one or two alcoholic drinks. But are you safe to drive after one or two drinks?

14 May 2024

Are LED headlights better?

Practical Motoring

LED headlights are pretty common, but some new cars still come with older tech. So, what is an LED headlight, and should you replace your old ones?

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