how a rain-sensing windscreen wiper works
22 May 2019

How does a rain-sensing windscreen wiper work?

Does a rain-sensing windscreen wiper physically detect raindrops? Or is it magic? Here’s everything you need to know about how a rain-sensing windscreen wiper works.

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does size matter in a collision
30 Apr 2019

Does size matter in a collision…it isn’t as cut-and-dried as you think

ANCAP awards a crash rating but do we really think a smaller car is as safe as a large car if the two collide? So, does size matter in a collision?

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Oricom UHF5500
24 Apr 2019

Oricom UHF5500 Review

Handheld UHF radio is a handy tool when four-wheel driving and the Aussie-made Oricom UHF5500 is one of the best on the market.

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How to remove bird poo from your car
23 Apr 2019

How to remove bird poo from you car

Bird poo can damage your car’s paintwork if you don’t remove it quickly and it’s left to bake on in the sun, here’s how to remove bird poo from your car.

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16 Apr 2019

How to make sure your child car seat is fitted correctly

Research suggests that more than 70% of all child car seats are incorrectly fitted, or the wrong size. Here’s everything you need to know about making sure your child car seat is fitted correctly.

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Suzuki Jimny
15 Apr 2019

1998-2018 Suzuki Jimny Buyers Guide

The Suzuki Jimny is big news right now thanks to the launch of an all-new model, but for those who want a slightly more affordable pint-size 4×4 there are plenty of used examples on the market. Here’s what you need to know when looking for a used Jimny…

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Holden announces capped price servicing
09 Apr 2019

How to find a car’s service history

This is one for those buying a used car that may have a missing or incomplete logbook, so, here’s how to find a car’s service history.

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08 Apr 2019

What is 48-volt mild hybrid technology?

More and more car makers are adopting 48-volt mild hybrid technology as a way of downsizing engine capacity and improving fuel efficiency.

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02 Apr 2019

In-car sat-nav or smartphone – which is better?

Most cars offer native sat-nav and many offer smartphone connectivity, so do you really need a native sat-nav set-up anymore, or are you better off using your smartphone?

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20219018 - a closeup on the dashboard of a modern car with many warning lights
01 Apr 2019

Common car dashboard warning lights explained

All cars have dashboard warning lights, but do you know what those lights are trying to tell you? We explain them here.

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2019 Ford Focus Review by Practical Motoring and Toby Hagon
29 Mar 2019

No more speeding fines? Ford Focus Intelligent Speed Assist Tested

The new Ford Focus has an active safety feature called Intelligent Speed Assist, read on to learn what it does, how it works, and whether you should use it.

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Ford Everest towing a caravan down a rough road
25 Mar 2019

What is a weight distribution hitch and how does it work?

When it comes to towing heavy loads a weight distribution hitch can help to stabilise your trailer and towing vehicle, but what is a weight distribution hitch and how does it work?

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28 Feb 2019

What is an auto-hold brake and is it the same as hill-start assist?

Not all cars have an auto-hold brake function but those that do can make stop-start traffic a more relaxed affair. We explain the difference between auto-hold and hill-start assist.

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2019 BMW X5 Infotainment Review
21 Feb 2019

2019 BMW X5 Infotainment Review

The 2019 BMW X5 debuts the German car maker’s latest infotainment system and we take a quick look at it. Here’s our 2019 BMW X5 Infotainment Review.

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Most non-dealer mechanics can perform a logbook service of your new car without voiding the warranty
20 Feb 2019

Dealer Vs Non-Dealer Car Servicing

Only an authorised service outlet can perform logbook servicing, right? Wrong. We explore the age-old dealer vs non-dealer servicing debate.

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