23 Sep 2019

How to steer a car – Part 1

Steering is one of the most important skills when driving. Pity most of us were not taught the right way to do it.

Robert Pepper 1 Read More
16 Sep 2019

How to overtake on country roads… the right way

Single-lane overtaking is about the most dangerous manoeuvre the average car driver will attempt, so here’s how to do it right.

Robert Pepper 10 Read More
ban diesel cars from Paris
04 Sep 2019

Smoke Signals. What does the smoke from my car exhaust mean?

Have you ever started your car and seen a big puff of smoke plume out from behind it? Here’s how to tell what the smoke from your car’s exhaust pipe means.

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03 Sep 2019

The Top 5 Best Hero Utes

The humble dual-cab 4×4 ute ain’t so humble any more. We look at the top 5 best hero utes either on the Aussie market or about to land here soon.

Dean Mellor 0 Read More
how does car air-conditioning work
29 Jul 2019

How does car air-conditioning work?

Gone are the days of an open window being used to cool down your car’s cabin, now it’s all climate control and even individually adjustable zones. But, how does car air-conditioning work?

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You only really need to wax your car twice a year.
23 Jul 2019

How to remove minor car paint scratches

Does your car have swirl marks in the paint, or maybe a little scratch from a car park ding? Here’s how to remove minor car paint scratches.

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matrix headlights
15 Jul 2019

What are matrix headlights and do they work?

More and more car makers are offering the choice of regular headlights or clever matrix headlights, but what are they and do they work?

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10 Jul 2019

Around Melbourne then to Adelaide and back in a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

Can you really use an electric vehicle like a ‘normal’ car? We spent 10 days with the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric and drove around town and then from Melbourne to Adelaide to find out.

Robert Pepper 1 Read More
Electronic Stability Control
21 Jun 2019

What is Electronic Stability Control (ESC)?

ESC, or Electronic Stability Control goes by many names… but what is it and why is it such an important automotive safety feature?

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how does lane-keep assist work
11 Jun 2019

What is lane-departure warning and how does lane-keep assist work?

As drivers are becoming more distracted behind the wheel, our vehicles are becoming more active. So, what is lane-departure warning and how does lane-keep assist work?

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Review
10 Jun 2019

How does a sway bar disconnect work?

We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?

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03 Jun 2019

How does a sway bar work, what is it and how does it affect my vehicle’s handling?

Something that most car buyers and owners will never think about is the sway or anti-roll bar. Here’s what it does and why it’s important to the way your vehicle handles.

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More and more vehicles are being fitted with dusk-sensing headlights and you can even buy kits to retro-fit them to older vehicles. But what are dusk sensing headlights and how do they work?
27 May 2019

How do dusk-sensing headlights work?

More and more vehicles are being fitted with dusk-sensing headlights and you can even buy kits to retro-fit them to older vehicles. But what are dusk sensing headlights and how do they work?

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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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