are manual transmissions more fuel efficient
12 Mar 2018

Myth-Busting: Manual transmissions are more fuel efficient

This one relates to fuel economy with many holding to the belief that a manual is more fuel efficient than the same car with an automatic. So, are manual transmissions more fuel efficient?

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How to fit an awning to a 4x4
27 Feb 2018

How To: Fitting an Awning to your 4×4 and why you should

Whether you’re having a picnic on the beach or you’re parked up for lunch on a hot desert claypan, fitting an awning is the fastest and easiest way to set up some protection from the sun.  

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How to check tyre pressures
19 Feb 2018

How To: 4×4 Tyre Pressures for All Terrains Explained

Setting the correct air pressures in your tyres to suit different on- and off-road driving conditions is dependent on many factors. Here are some guidelines to point you in the right direction.

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2017 Isuzu MU-X Review by Practical Motoring
14 Feb 2018

Top 5 – Ute-based 4×4 Wagons

These are the Top 5 ute-based 4×4 family wagons, chosen because there are currently only five such vehicles on the Australian market. Did we get the ranking right?

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tyre pressure monitoring system
13 Feb 2018

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems Explained… why every off-roader should have them?

A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is an easy upgrade that can save you big time, both financially and literally.

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Ford Everest towing a caravan around a corner
07 Feb 2018

Top 5 – 4×4 Tourers  

When it comes to 4×4 touring you want a vehicle that’s as good on the road as it is off it. It needs to be comfortable, capable and reliable, and able to fit you and all of your gear… and maybe haul a camper or caravan.

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Push the loaded insertion needle into the hole in the tyre
06 Feb 2018

How To: Basic 4×4 Repairs – Tyre Plugs

The quickest and easiest way to sort out a flat tyre in the bush is to plug it. Here’s how to use tyre plugs.

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01 Feb 2018

How to: Changing wheels on your 4×4… what you need to know

If you want to spruce up your rig with a new set of wheels there are a few important technical requirements and legalities you need to be aware of. 

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Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. Here are our tips on how to handle water crossings.
23 Jan 2018

Water and river crossings explained – 4×4 driving tips

Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. Here are our tips on how to handle water crossings.

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16 Jan 2018

How To: Steep Descents – 4×4 Driving Tips

There’s nothing like the elation of conquering a steep and difficult hillclimb but, as the saying goes, what goes up must come down. There are several things you need to know to make a safe steep descent  when off-roading.

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15 Jan 2018

Dashing across the Simpson Desert with a Haval H9, Great Wall Steed, Everest and a Triton – Part 7 – The Why

How And Why We Dashed Across The Simpson Desert In A Week From Melbourne With A Haval H9 And Great Wall Steed.

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2017 Jeep grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review by Practical Motoring
11 Jan 2018

Just what does Jeep’s Trail Rated mean?

Jeep created its Trail Rated badge in 2003 to “communicate legendary 4×4 capability” or so a release at the time said. But what does Trail Rated mean?

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10 Jan 2018

How to tackle Steep Hill Climbs… 4×4 driving techniques

Driving in steep, hilly country can be a challenge. With good preparation and the right vehicle knowledge, you might be surprised at just how capable you and your 4×4 can be.

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09 Jan 2018

Dashing across the Simpson Desert with a Haval H9, Great Wall Steed, a Triton and now an Everest – Part 7 – Meet our support

How And Why We Dashed Across The Simpson Desert In A Week From Melbourne With A Haval H9 And Great Wall Steed. This week we look at another of our companions.

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How to drive in mud
05 Jan 2018

How to drive in mud… off-road driving techniques

Jumping in muddy puddles can be a lot of fun – just ask Peppa Pig – but driving though muddy puddles can be fraught with danger. Here’s how to drive in mud.

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