21 Aug 2018

Everything you need to know about winch recoveries

There’s no substitute for a winch when it comes to pulling a stuck vehicle out of its predicament, especially when travelling solo, but whether you’re using a hand winch or a vehicle-mounted electric winch, there’s plenty of other gear you’ll need to perform a successful and safe extraction.

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Weekend Escape trip essentials
18 Aug 2018

Weekend escape 4×4 trip essentials

A 4X4 is the perfect vehicle when you need a short break from the daily grind. But even when you head off-road for just a couple of days, you’ll need the right gear to make sure you’re prepared for every eventuality.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson Review by Practical Motoring 82.4%
17 Aug 2018

2019 Hyundai Tucson Review

Dean Mellor’s 2019 Hyundai Tucson Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T Review 76.67%
15 Aug 2018

2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T Crew Cab Review

Dean Mellor’s 2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T Crew Cab Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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Ford Ranger Raptor
14 Aug 2018

The Top 5 Best Hero Utes

The humble dual-cab 4×4 ute ain’t so humble any more. We look at the top 5 best hero utes either on the Aussie market or about to land here soon.

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Mercedes Vs Nissan
11 Aug 2018

Head to Head: Nissan Navara ST-X Vs Mercedes-Benz X 250 d Power

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class shares its platform with the Nissan Navara but slide behind the wheel of these two 4×4 utes and they feel worlds apart.

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How to carry fuel on your 4x4
08 Aug 2018

How to carry extra fuel in your car

Thanks to the vastness and sparseness of the continent in which we live there’s often a need to carry additional fuel when four-wheel driving. Here’s the best (and safest) way to do it.

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Towing a caravan with a Ford Everest Titanium
19 Jul 2018

Top Caravan and Camper Trailer Towing Tips – the basics

Safely towing a trailer or caravan requires a whole set of extra driving skills…so don’t think you can just hitch up and go if you’ve never towed anything before. Here are our top trailer towing tips.

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Toyota Prado GX
18 Jul 2018

Top 5 Base-Spec 4×4 Wagons

Basic is often best when you want to travel off-road or into remote areas. Here are the Top 5 base-spec 4×4 wagons currently on the Aussie market for proper adventuring.

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How to attach a snatch strap
17 Jul 2018

Gear You Need: Snatch Strap Recovery

When you have two or more vehicles travelling together, a snatch recovery can often be the easiest and fastest way to get a stuck vehicle unstuck. To perform a safe snatch recovery, you’re going to need the right gear.

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10 Jul 2018

Upgrading your 4×4 for driving in the dark

Driving in the dark can fraught with danger but it’s sometime unavoidable. If your vehicle is equipped with the right gear you’ll be able to make it safely through the night.

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Hyundai Sante Fe 86.67%
05 Jul 2018

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Dean Mellor’s 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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2018 Mazda CX-8 Review 91.67%
29 Jun 2018

2018 Mazda CX-8 Review

Dean Mellor’s 2018 Mazda CX-8 Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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Battery charge warning light
28 Jun 2018

Everything you need to know about 4×4 electrical power options

If you’re going to use your four-wheel drive for off-road adventures, you’re going to need a reliable and abundant source of power for all your electrical gear. These days there are more electrical power options than ever before.

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2017 Nissan X-Trail Review by Practical Motoring 67.5%
25 Jun 2018

2018 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review

Dean Mellor’s 2018 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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