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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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.

Jane Speechley 1 Read More
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?

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
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.

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
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.

Robert Pepper 6 Read More
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.

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
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.

Jane Speechley 3 Read More
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.

Robert Pepper 9 Read More
An A/T such as this BF Goodrich All-Terrain offers a good compromise between on-road performance and off-road capability and durability.
01 Nov 2017

Buying the right tyres for your 4×4

Here’s what you need to know when it comes to buying the right tyres for your 4×4.

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30 Oct 2017

Six reasons why you need a bullbar

Bullbars aren’t just about making your 4×4 look good, here are six reasons why you need a bullbar.

Robert Pepper 24 Read More
Ford Everest Trend 4WD driving through mud ruts
27 Oct 2017

Driving tips for mud and mud ruts (with video)

Ready for your next off-road adventure? Learn to tackle mud ruts safely with our 4WD driving tips across mud and ruts.

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Land Rover Discovery compared to Discovery 4
25 Oct 2017

16 ways the new Land Rover Discovery is better/worse than the previous Discovery

The all-new Land Rover Discovery is more evolution than revolution over the Discovery 4, and it’s mostly a change for the better.

Robert Pepper 6 Read More
24 Oct 2017

Why does the Land Rover Discovery SVX have a rear-mounted winch?

The all-new Land Rover Discovery is even more capable offroad than the previous model, and the offroad-special SVX even features a winch…at the back.

Robert Pepper 0 Read More