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?

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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.

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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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Mitsubishi Triton GLX+
15 Nov 2018

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

Dual-cab 4×4 utes are looking likely to overtake SUVs as the next must-have family vehicle, and already out-sell some SUV categories. Here’s our list of the Top 5 Best Dual-Cab 4×4 Utes for less than $50k.

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Practical Motoring Says: For those after a hero 4x4 ute, the Holden Colorado Z71 has certainly got the look, and since its late-2016 update, which introduced a host of chassis and suspension changes, as well as exterior and interior styling tweaks, it now offers the on-road style and performance to match it with the best in class. It’s lacking a little in off-road performance, but that’s nothing that can’t be remedied by the 4x4 aftermarket.
01 Oct 2018

Top 5 4×4 Vehicle Choice Questions You Should Ask Yourself

Here are the top 5 4×4 vehicle choice questions you should ask yourself before going to buy a new fourby.

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How to drive on sand dunes
10 Sep 2018

How to drive on sand dunes

Driving on flat sand is one thing, but what do you do when you’re confronted with huge sand dunes? Here are the best techniques to drive on sand dunes… and to safely get down the other side.

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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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13 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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