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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24 Dec 2017

Bush pinstripe damage – advice from a professional

Bush pinstripes are a part of off-roading. We talk with professional detailer, Darren Hosking, about how to prevent them and what to do once you’ve got them.

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18 Dec 2017

Dashing across the Simpson Desert with a Haval H9, Great Wall Steed and a Triton – Part 6 – 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 one of our companions.

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Isuzu launches i-venture club for 4x4 training
15 Dec 2017

Setting up for off-roading with your 4×4

You may have the best 4×4 in the world, but without some extra gear you won’t get far. Here’s what you need to know to go off-roading with your 4×4.

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The Pajero is at home on sand
14 Dec 2017

Top tips for camping comfortably in your car

Don’t let a lack of equipment stop you from giving camping a try. Here are our top tips for camping comfortably in your car.

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11 Dec 2017

Dashing across the Simpson with a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 5 – Packing for a Big Trip

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 packing for a big trip.

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09 Dec 2017

Choosing off-road tyres – Why your choice of rubber needs to be rethought

When it comes to choosing tyres for your off-roader, do you really need one set for the road and one for the bush?

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04 Dec 2017

Dashing across the Simpson with a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 4 – Communication and Navigation

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

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27 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 3 – More Preparation

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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20 Nov 2017

Will your brake controller work with advanced safety aids when you’re towing a trailer?

Modern cars have advanced safety aids like AEB, and you want to make sure they still work when you’re towing a trailer or caravan.

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20 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 2: Tyres

As we continue our Simpson Desert crossing series with the Haval H9 and Great Wall Stead, this week, we look at tyres; the most important part of your 4×4.

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16 Nov 2017

Just how far can a stock-standard 4WD take you?

Just how far can a stock-standard Ford Everest 4WD take you? Ford took me to Tasmania to test my (very basic) off-road driving skills and find out.

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Crossing the Simpson Desert
13 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 1

We just crossed the Simpson Desert in only nine days and with two vehicles that almost no-one expected us to drive: the Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed.

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