25 Jul 2015

How to choose a car tyre – all you need to know

It doesn’t matter what car it is, tyres are a sure-fire way to improve it. Here’s all you need to know about how to choose a car tyre.

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18 Jul 2015

Are you using your keyless car correctly?

Keyless cars have been around a while, but there’s still a few tips and tricks to learn. But first, what is keyless? Normal cars require you press a button which unlocks the vehicle, or if they’re really old, actually insert a bit of metal into a keyhole to unlock.  

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How to drive in the snow
17 Jul 2015

How to drive in the snow

With many parts of Australia experiencing a very cold snap this week, seeing snow fall where it doesn’t normally we thought we’d explain how to drive in the snow.

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12 Jul 2015

Why advanced driving courses don’t always make you a safer driver

You are wasting your money if you think advanced driving courses are going to make you a safer driver.

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09 Jul 2015

Everything you need to know about towing heavy trailers

Towing big, heavy trailers is not a matter of hooking up and hoping for the best – here’s our guide to everything you need to know about towing heavy trailers.

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24 Jun 2015

The car feature you never use, but should

Very few people use voice recognition in their cars, but maybe they could save time, and improve safety. In fact, some people don’t even realise their car can do voice recognition.  If there’s a little button like the one in the title image, usually on the steering wheel, then your

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car buying advice - reader question - which small car
23 Jun 2015

Car buying advice – Reader: which small car should I buy?

One of our readers asked for car buying advice… He was after something with room for three costing less than $40k.

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20 Jun 2015

Traction Control is not the same as Stability Control!

Traction control and electronic stability control (ESC) are related, but not the same and the terms are certainly not interchangeable. What they are Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – is a system to keep a vehicle going in the direction the driver wants it to go, which is usually on the

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19 Jun 2015

Volkswagen Amarok’s ‘offroad’ button and how it helps you stop on dirt

Practical Motoring explains the Volkswagen Amarok offroad button and why it’ll help Amarok owners stop more easily on dirt roads.

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19 Jun 2015

Take a tough old bag offroading

Sometimes you need to fill in a small ditch, and there just aren’t enough rocks or logs handy, an old duffle bag or traction ramps could do the trick.

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08 Jun 2015

How to drive the 2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser offroad

The 2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser isn’t just a funky looking 4×4, it’s also one of the best offroad. But only if you know how to get the most from its technology.

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07 Jun 2015

Do you need a self parking car?

Plenty of YouTube videos prove that parking is not easy.  Now cars can park themselves…but is the technology any Good? Self-parking systems are becoming more and more common now.  Cars we’ve tested of late that can self park include top-end Mercedes to Hyundai SUVs to the example we’ll use, today,

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Don't neglect your windscreen wipers
04 Jun 2015

Don’t neglect your windscreen wipers … or else!

Windscreen wipers are one of the most neglected items on our vehicles, here’s how to check and replace windscreen wiper blades.

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Parking your car
19 May 2015

Parking your car – the worst car parkers caught on camera

Parking your car. It’s not as easy as it looks Watch and wonder as the world’s worst are caught on camera.

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Should I put nitrogen in car tyres
18 May 2015

Should I put nitrogen in my tyres – Definitive answer

Should I put nitrogen in my car tyres? Here’s everything you could ever want to know about nitrogen and tyres – the facts, the half-truths and the lies.

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