The battery in your car can and will go flat and as Murphy’s Law dictates, when it’s most inconvenient for you. Here's how to change a car battery.
21 Jun 2017

How to change a car battery

The battery in your car can and will go flat and, as Murphy’s Law dictates, when it’s most inconvenient for you. Here’s how to change a car battery.

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windshield sticker on a used car lot for sale
06 Jun 2017

How to buy a used car… and a used car checklist to download

Our handy guide should take the sting out of buying a used car. And we’ve produced a checklist to print out and take with you.

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ANCAP crashes Toyota Corollas
31 May 2017

Buying a ‘safe’ car for first-time drivers… it isn’t as easy as ANCAP would have you believe

When it comes to buying a car for first-time drivers, are cheap and safe mutually exclusive?

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in-car etiquette
30 May 2017

A simple guide to in-car etiquette – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about good in-car etiquette for passengers – not messing with the controls, taking your rubbish with you when you go, and so forth.

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29 May 2017

What is Digital Radio?

Digital Radio… it’s appearing in just about every new car. But what is digital radio?

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24 May 2017

What is Android Auto?

Android Auto… it’s Google’s alternative to Apple CarPlay. But what is Android Auto?

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22 May 2017

Why are the wheels on that car splayed out?

Ever see a car with wheels like the one in the picture above? The wheels are splayed right out… Why?

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18 May 2017

What is Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay… it’s talked about in just about every new car review… but what is Apple CarPlay?

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16 May 2017

Wheel alignment is important but so is radial pull…

Everybody wants a car that tracks straight and doesn’t abuse its tyres, and that’s why wheel alignment is so important.

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10 May 2017

How to clean car headlights

Bright headlights are good for safety and essential for a roadworthy certificate… Here’s how to clean car headlights.

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10 signs you're a bad driver
04 May 2017

10 signs you’re a bad driver

Think you’re a good driver? Of course you do, you’re human. But think again if you’re doing any of these, our 10 signs you’re a bad driver…

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Volkswagen DSG cutaway
28 Apr 2017

How does a DSG work?

Born out of motorsport, the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) is in widespread use in everything from Volkswagen to Audi, Skoda, Porsche, and even Hyundai. Here’s how a DSG works.

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27 Apr 2017

How to clean wire spoke wheels

The tedious job of cleaning wire spoke wheels is not really that hard, if you follow these simple steps…

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20 Apr 2017

Upgrading your tyres: Dunlop Sport Maxx ST on a Toyota 86

Want to make a difference to your car? Upgrade the tyres.

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Keep you car running
12 Apr 2017

Motoring DIY: Keep your car running in top condition

Here’s how to keep your car running in top condition and avoid unnecessary breakdowns… without getting your hands very dirty.

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