How to change gears the right way
09 Mar 2015

How to change gears the right way (part 1)

Very few drivers really know how use their manual gearboxes, because they were incorrectly taught to start with. Here’s how to change gears the right way.

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How cars and bikes can share the road
06 Mar 2015

How cars and bikes can share the road

With more and more people getting onto bicycles, and more and more cars on the road trouble can occur. Here’s how cars and bikes can share the road.

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Should you modify your car engine?
19 Feb 2015

To tune your car engine, or not?

Our technical editor, Robert Pepper, is here to answer your questions about, well, anything mechanical and this week he talks about whether you should tune your car engine.

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How to attach a snatch strap
13 Feb 2015

How to use a snatch strap

If you drive off-road, sooner or later you’ll either need recovering or need to recover someone. Here’s how to use a snatch strap correctly and safely.

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How to drive on the wrong side of the road
31 Jan 2015

How to drive on the wrong side of the road – Part 2

We continue our top tips on how to drive on the wrong side of the road, in part two we cover adapting to local driving culture.

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How to install an isofix car seat
22 Jan 2015

How to install an ISOFIX car seat

Finally on-sale in Australia, ISOFIX child car seats are easier to install correctly than child seats relying on seatbelts alone. Here’s how to install an ISOFIX child car seat.

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How to drive on the wrong side of the road
05 Dec 2014

How to drive on the wrong side of the road : Part 1

Going on an overseas holiday? Planning on driving? Here’s our two-part guide on how to drive on the wrong side of the road…

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Learning how to drive a manual car
28 Nov 2014

Learning how to drive a manual car

Learning to drive a manual car needn’t be scary, just follow our step-by-step guide to learning how to drive a manual car.

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Why premium fuel is a waste of money for most cars
14 Nov 2014

Why premium fuel is a waste of money for most cars

Plenty of people are confused by the different types of fuel available, but for most cars pumping premium unleaded into the tank is a waste of money.

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DIY diagnostics
10 Oct 2014

Apps allow DIY vehicle diagnostic testing

With smartphones getting smarter and app makers tapping into ever more exclusive areas, performing DIY vehicle diagnostic tests just got a whole lot easier.

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Continuously Variable Transmissions explained
15 Sep 2014

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Explained

CVTs are praised for being able to deliver a smooth driving experience and improve fuel efficiency, but how do they work? Welcome to Continuously Variable Transmissions Explained.

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Tech Talk - Jaguar F-Type
14 Aug 2014

Tech Talk – Jaguar F-Type

When he’s not lapping a new car around a race track, or driving over boulders, our Robert Pepper can be found delving into the technical specifications of the latest releases. Here’s what he’s gleaned about the Jaguar F-Type.

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How to buy a car on finance
06 Aug 2014

How to buy a car on finance

Practical Motoring investigate how to buy a car on finance, do you buy outright; take out a bank loan, novated lease, or a balloon payment lease?

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isofix australia
19 Jun 2014

ISOFIX. Why is Australia still waiting?

The Australian standard for child restraints was amended a year ago to allow the sale of ISOFIX compatible child seats, yet they’re still not for sale. Why?

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daytime running lights
13 Jun 2014

Daytime running lights and the law

Daytime running lights are becoming increasingly present on cars in Australia. And they seem to have caused some confusion on Australian roads.

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