10 May 2021

How to check your tyres are safe

Most Australians don’t know when to replace their car tyres or why tyre tread depth is so important. Here’s everything you need to know.

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05 May 2021

How to buy a car on finance

Practical Motoring investigate how to buy a car on finance, do you buy outright; take out a bank loan, novated lease, or a balloon payment lease?

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03 May 2021

Wolf retro electric ute from Alpha Motor detailed

The third vehicle from US EV startup features single or dual electric motors, up to 440km range and 1360kg tow capacity. One of many EV startups aiming for a slice of the lucrative US pickup market, California-based Alpha Motor Corporation has unveiled their ‘Wolf’ pickup/ute. Described as a “fun utility

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01 May 2021

How to use a snatch strap

If you drive off-road, sooner or later you’ll either need recovering or need to recover someone. Here’s how to use a snatch strap correctly and safely.

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25 Apr 2021

2021 Kia Stinger GT review

  Our independent 2021 Kia Stinger GT review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. They say that the South Korean car makers are at a similar stage to when the Japanese car makers went from being thought of as cheap and cheerful to some

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22 Apr 2021

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Upgraded

More standard tech, new design elements and increased pricing define mid-life upgrade. Volkswagen’s upgraded Tiguan SUV has arrived in Australia in 110TSI form, with upgraded 162TSI, 132TSI and 147TDI engine variants to follow soon. When it was announced in February, Volkswagen Australia described the upcoming Tiguan as a major upgrade,

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15 Apr 2021

Hipster hot spot Australia’s busiest for EV charging

Melbourne suburb Brunswick lays claim to having the most used electric car charging station in Australia. There’s a lot of buzzing around hipster-hotspot Brunswick – and not much louder, it seems – with Moreland Council saying that it’s Australia’s busiest municipality for electric vehicle charging and that the newest EV

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12 Apr 2021

Toyota Landcruiser to get 227kW/687Nm V6, leaked drawings

Toyota Landcruiser 300 Series reported to come with a new powerful V6 diesel turbo and Gazoo Racing off-road version. Toyota’s new 300 Series Landcruiser is not far from being unveiled and the Japanese website Creative Trend has listed plenty of details and patent drawings on the model, claiming new engines

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09 Apr 2021

How Albert Park is changing to make F1 better

Two corners removed and seven others modified in biggest change to Melbourne street circuit since 1996. Melbourne’s Albert Park Formula 1 circuit is undergoing a major makeover ahead of the return of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix later this year. In what’s been described as the biggest change to

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09 Apr 2021

Incredible Aussie and American Muscle Car Auction

An original Holden HK Monaro, Ford XYs, and a Shelby GT 500 are just some of the vehicles going under the hammer in April when Slattery Auctions Perth begins taking bids. Update: Last chance to get a bid in as the auction ends this April 12th. The lot of cars

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31 Mar 2021

2021 Kia Sorento Range Review

Which Kia Sorento is right for you? Our full rundown of the 2021 Kia Sorento range including servicing, how much it costs to own, which engine is best and which one to buy. Kia’s new Sorento is a huge leap forward from the South Korean manufacturer and delivers one of

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24 Mar 2021

What the future of a racing Lotus looks like

Virtual vision of an endurance racer for 2030 features movable body panels. Lotus has presented its vision of a next-generation electric-powered racecar in the form of the E-R9. Developed by Lotus Engineering and designed by the same Lotus Design team behind the new Evija hypercar, the E-R9 is a vision

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19 Mar 2021

What to look for when buying an old 4×4

Option codes, factory standard and unmolested – does it really matter when looking to buy your own slice of 4×4 history? As the thirst for classic old four-wheel drives increases, the level of detail required for a classic off-roader to be considered original can become pedantic.  At the affordable end

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16 Mar 2021

How to fix a bad smell in your car

Smoking in cars, water leaks onto carpet, carrying fast food, or letting the kids eat and drink in your car can all cause it to stink. Here’s how to get rid of bad smells in cars.

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15 Mar 2021

Jeep Continues Support For Farmers Across Borders

Jeep Australia has continued their support for Western Australian rural charity, Farmers Across Borders, in 2021, recently assisting a feed drive to drought-affected farmers in Meekatharra, Murchison, Wiluna and surrounding areas in the state’s north. “Western Australia is going through a really tough time right now. Between the most recent

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