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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Top 5 Best SUVs under $45k
04 Feb 2019

Top 5 Best Large SUVs under $45k

With SUVs there’s often crossover between medium and large on buyer’s shopping lists . Here we list the top 5 best large SUVs under $45k.

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Low fuel warning light
29 Jan 2019

How to calculate fuel consumption the right way

One of the most important aspects of planning a trip into remote locations is to calculate your expected fuel usage, your vehicle’s range and how much extra fuel you’ll need to carry. Here’s how…

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Hema HX-1 Review
15 Jan 2019

Hema HX-1 Navigator Review

The Hema HX-1 Navigator makes finding your way easy, no matter whether you’re on the road or off it.

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Review
07 Jan 2019

What is Subaru’s X-Mode and how does it work?

It reads like it might be a gimmick but X-Mode is anything but…Here we explain what X-Mode is and how it works.

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average speed camera
02 Jan 2019

What’s an average speed camera and how do they work?

With their use becoming more and more widespread, we explain what an average speed camera is and how it works.

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02 Jan 2019

Lightforce Genesis 210mm LED Review

If you’re going to drive at night on country or outback roads your vehicle’s headlights will need all the help they can get. These Australian designed and made Lightforce Genesis LED driving lights are bright enough to turn night into day.

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How to choose a pressure washer
27 Dec 2018

How to wash a car with a pressure washer

A pressure washer can cut down time when washing your car and leave it looking like a million bucks. Here’s how to wash a car with a pressure washer.

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2018 Toyota Kluger Grande Review
24 Dec 2018

How does an airbag work?

We all know that airbags save lives and while things like autonomous emergency braking are grabbing headlines airbags are vital for occupant protection. But, how does an airbag work?

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01 The recovery points should be located where the strap won’t foul with other vehicle accessories or bodywork
20 Dec 2018

Rated Recovery Points Explained

When you buy a vehicle recovery kit it will include rated shackles and rated recovery straps, but these won’t be of much use unless you have rated recovery points affixed to your 4×4.

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19 Dec 2018

Track-tested: Bridgestone Potenza S007A

Tyre technology is improving year on year, but it’s hard to tell because tyres still look black, round and boring. We track-test the all-new Bridgestone Potenza S007A.

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2018 Audi RS4 Avant Review
17 Dec 2018

Is it bad to redline your engine?

Take it to the limit…movies and accepted wisdom that redlining your car extracts the last drop of oomph out of it do more harm than good. We explain why it’s bad to redline your engine.

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