31 Mar 2020

Do you need a full-sized spare for country travelling?

4 years ago 18 68

Has modern tyre technology made spare tyres redundant, or is it still important to carry a full-sized spare for country driving?

Robert Pepper 18
Toyota Prado Kakadu
09 Mar 2017

Reader Help: Why does my car need servicing so often when I’m not driving far?

7 years ago 10 4

Why do cars need to be serviced so often if the owner isn’t hitting the service interval mileage?

Robert Pepper 10
20 Dec 2016

Reader Question: Can I retrofit new electronics to an older Toyota 86?

8 years ago 1 95

The idea of retrofitting a new car’s system to an older model comes up from time to time, and on this occasion it’s the Toyota 86.

Robert Pepper 1
13 Dec 2016

Reader question: What do I do when only changing two tyres?

8 years ago 3 72

We get a lot of questions on tyres which is no surprise as they’re important and wear out quickly. Here’s another question about uneven wear.

Robert Pepper 3
2017 Holden Trailblazer goes on-sale in October
06 Dec 2016

Reader Question: What should replace my 2004 Subaru Outback?

8 years ago 13 55

The Subaru Outback is a great car, but there comes a time when something more capable is needed, and this reader is leaning towards the Holden Trailblazer.

Robert Pepper 13
29 Nov 2016

Reader Question: Need help choosing a tow car…

8 years ago 1 35

Two more readers want help selecting a tow car, one is looking to tow a boat and the other can’t decide between Pajero and Pajero Sport…

Robert Pepper 1
22 Nov 2016

Reader help: How do I get rid of bush pinstripes?

8 years ago 3 47

Bodywork scratches go hand-in-hand with offroading in wooded areas, but there are ways to reduce bush pinstripes…

Robert Pepper 3
15 Nov 2016

Reader help: Do Toyota 4x4s have recovery points?

8 years ago 2 43

What is a recovery point and does the Toyota Fortuner have one?

Robert Pepper 2
horsepower in cars
02 Nov 2016

Reader help: Why don’t we see torque/weight figures?

8 years ago 0 66

A reader wonders about torque, power and weight and why car companies always talk about horsepower per kilogram…

Robert Pepper 0
18 Oct 2016

Reader help: I need a smallish seven-seat SUV that works on sand

8 years ago 4 61

This reader is looking for a seven-seat SUV that’ll handle sand driving and come in at less than $25k.

Robert Pepper 4
11 Oct 2016

Reader help: Dealer says I can’t fit smaller wheels to my Ford Everest Titanium

8 years ago 9 120

Wheels and tyres are one of the most common modifications made to 4x4s, and one Ford Everest Titanium owner has been told he can’t fit smaller wheels to it, only bigger…

Robert Pepper 9
18 Mar 2016

Reader help: what tyre pressures should I run for my Toyota LC200?

8 years ago 10 60

A reader wants help determining the correct tyre pressures for their toyota LandCruiser 200 Series when driving on-road and in sand.

Robert Pepper 10
09 Feb 2016

Reader help: which 4WD do I choose?

8 years ago 6 36

Two readers write in for help choosing between Land Rover Discovery 4, Defender and LandCruiser 76 Series… We try to help them choose the right 4WD.

Robert Pepper 6