18 Nov 2019

Monocoque 4X4s explained – should you be afraid?

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

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
18 Nov 2019

Why does my suspension squeak and rattle?

Good suspension has many attributes, one of which is quietness. But does your suspension squeak and rattle? Here’s why.

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LC200 towing caravan
07 Nov 2019

Top 5 towing myths you should know

Towing a trailer is simple until it all goes wrong, and that might be avoided by not believing some of these myths…

Robert Pepper 4 Read More
07 Oct 2019

Should your SUV be all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive?

FWD vs AWD: So you want to buy an SUV but aren’t sure if it should be a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Here’s what the difference is and if it should matter to you.

Robert Pepper 5 Read More
10 Jul 2019

Around Melbourne then to Adelaide and back in a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Can you really use an electric vehicle like a ‘normal’ car? We spent 10 days with the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric and drove around town and then from Melbourne to Adelaide to find out.

Robert Pepper 1 Read More
Electronic Stability Control
21 Jun 2019

What is Electronic Stability Control (ESC)?

ESC, or Electronic Stability Control goes by many names… but what is it and why is it such an important automotive safety feature?

Practical Motoring 0 Read More
2019 Jeep Wrangler Review
10 Jun 2019

How does a sway bar disconnect work?

We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?

Isaac Bober 0 Read More
03 Jun 2019

How does a sway bar work, what is it and how does it affect my vehicle’s handling?

Something that most car buyers and owners will never think about is the sway or anti-roll bar. Here’s what it does and why it’s important to the way your vehicle handles.

Isaac Bober 0 Read More
does size matter in a collision
30 Apr 2019

Does size matter in a collision…it isn’t as cut-and-dried as you think

ANCAP awards a crash rating but do we really think a smaller car is as safe as a large car if the two collide? So, does size matter in a collision?

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Suzuki Jimny
15 Apr 2019

1998-2018 Suzuki Jimny Buyers Guide

The Suzuki Jimny is big news right now thanks to the launch of an all-new model, but for those who want a slightly more affordable pint-size 4×4 there are plenty of used examples on the market. Here’s what you need to know when looking for a used Jimny…

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Top 5 Best SUVs under $45k
04 Feb 2019

Top 5 Best Large SUVs under $45k

With SUVs there’s often crossover between medium and large on buyer’s shopping lists . Here we list the top 5 best large SUVs under $45k.

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Hema HX-1 Review
15 Jan 2019

Hema HX-1 Navigator Review

The Hema HX-1 Navigator makes finding your way easy, no matter whether you’re on the road or off it.

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01 The recovery points should be located where the strap won’t foul with other vehicle accessories or bodywork
20 Dec 2018

Rated Recovery Points Explained

When you buy a vehicle recovery kit it will include rated shackles and rated recovery straps, but these won’t be of much use unless you have rated recovery points affixed to your 4×4.

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tyre rotation explained
11 Dec 2018

Tyre Rotation Explained for 4x4s

Tyres are a known consumable and given they’re your vehicle’s only contact with the road it pays to keep them in top nick. That means regular inspections and pressure checks as well as rotating them – here’s what you need to know.

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04 Dec 2018

The Top 5 Best 4×4 Dual-Cab Utes for over $50k

There is nowhere for a dual-cab 4×4 ute to hide when it costs over $50K plus on-road costs. SOME utes under that threshold focus on rugged simplicity and value for money over a passenger car-like level of performance, convenience equipment and active safety technology. But if the top dogs want

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