does stop-start damage your engine
18 Jan 2018

Myth-busting: Does stop-start damage your engine?

Plenty of people will tell you what they like and don’t like about stop-start systems. But, does stop-start damage your engine?

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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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Cruise control
12 Jan 2018

Myth Busting: Can you use cruise control in the wet?

The internet can be awesome, but it can also get things very, very wrong… and whether you should or shouldn’t use cruise control in the wet is one of those things.

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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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Don't bother to warm up your car
03 Jan 2018

Don’t bother to warm up your car

There’s a belief out there that, particularly on a cold day, you’ve got to warm up your car for several minutes before heading off. You don’t.

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automotive aerodynamics explained
31 Dec 2017

Automotive aerodynamics explained

Car makers spend a fortune on making their cars slipperier, whether it’s to make them more fuel efficient or faster, or both… here’s how to be an instant expert on automotive aerodynamics.

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choosing a new car
28 Dec 2017

How to choose the perfect car… for you

When it comes to buying a new car, people often consider price or performance, but there’s so much more than that involved in choosing the perfect car.

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RAM 2500 Laramie
27 Dec 2017

What is torque?

Torque is the grunty force that makes your vehicle good for towing and just generally overcoming its own weight. Practical Motoring explains what torque is.

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26 Dec 2017

What is a hybrid car, plug-in hybrid and battery electric car?

Explaining the difference between a hybrid car, plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars.

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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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The scintillating all-new Audi RS 5 Coupe has landed in Australia. With an all-new chassis, V6 biturbo engine and a suite of advanced technology, the high-performance Gran Turismo muscle car will set pulses racing.
24 Dec 2017

Horsepower, kilowatts, BHP, and PS explained

kW… no doubt you’ve read it in a car review or heard a YouTuber refer to it in a video car review. What what does it mean? Practical Motoring explains.

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