21 Feb 2017

You can’t just drive out into the desert… preparing for an off-road camping trip

How do you prepare for an offroad camping trip? Here’s what we did to get ready for our recent Jaguar F-Pace test.

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
How to get rid of bad smells in cars
21 Feb 2017

How to get rid of bad smells in cars

Smoking in cars, water leaks onto carpet, carrying fast food, or letting the kids eat and drink in your car can all cause it to stink. Here’s how to get rid of bad smells in cars.

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20 Feb 2017

Toyota Fortuner and Toyota HiLux technical analysis – 4WD systems explained

Every new 4WD has its own particular offroad system. Here’s how the 4WD system on the 2016 Toyota Fortuner works…

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
17 Feb 2017

What’s wrong with my car? Common reasons it won’t start

Turning the key in the ignition and hearing… nothing… is a horrible feeling, but don’t panic. Follow our guide to self-diagnosing what’s wrong with your car.

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How to change a flat tyre
16 Feb 2017

Everything you need to know about changing car tyres…

You’ll never get a flat tyre at a convenient time, but with the right tools and a little bit of practice you’ll soon be changing tyres like an F1 pit crew.

Simon Mustey 2 Read More
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14 Feb 2017

How to keep spiders out of your car

Ever had a spider crawl across your dashboard, or out from behind your wing mirror? Here’s how to keep spiders out of your car.

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14 Feb 2017

Reader help: I have a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and I want recovery points

Recovery points on the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe? It’s a fair question…

Robert Pepper 9 Read More
10 Feb 2017

Friday Five: How to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged

Getting stuck while driving off-road when you’ve got mates around isn’t such a big deal. Here’s how to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged.

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
07 Feb 2017

Reader help: 6X6 conversions, luxury SUVs and the power of air-conditioning

We answer a few quick queries from readers on everything from 6×6 conversions to the importance of air conditioning in cars…

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How to market cars to women
06 Feb 2017

How to market cars to women

This week I decided to offer some advice to those car marketers who sit around in their warehouse offices and decide just how a car will be marketed to women.

Jane Speechley 6 Read More
How to drive in fog by Practical Motoring
03 Feb 2017

Friday Five: Tips on driving in fog

It’s summer time and so tips on driving in fog might seem out of place but where I live fog often rolls in randomly… here’s how to drive to the conditions.

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Don't bother to warm up your car
31 Jan 2017

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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27 Jan 2017

Friday Five: Our top modifications for a track day

Want to take your sportscar to a racetrack? Of course you do, but first you’ll need to make some changes…

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
Ford Everest Titanium review
24 Jan 2017

Reader help: What smaller wheels work with my Ford Everest Titanium?

Ford’s Everest has fast become a popular choice for offroad tourers, so here’s another question about setup.

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20 Jan 2017

Friday 5: Did you know about these rules for trailers?

Trailer towing is more difficult and dangerous than normal driving, so there’s a lot of rules to regulate it.

Robert Pepper 2 Read More