14 Sep 2020

Is it illegal to mount a phone (or smartwatch) on the windscreen?

Can you mount and charge your phone on the windscreen in a car to make calls and use navigation? How about using a smartwatch? A recent incident involving a motorist in Victoria has sparked the question if it is actually illegal to charge and/or mount a mobile phone on a

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14 Aug 2020

Quick tips to be a better car lover

Cars. Big hunks of metal built to last hundreds of kays, right? Only if you look after them, which can be easier said than done for some. Here are five quick tips to be a better car lover. Don’t drive over potholes, corrugations and bumps Sure, you might live on

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11 Aug 2020

A simple text message before driving might save your life

Before you hop into a car next, you might want to hop onto your phone and do this first. Amazingly, there are over 155,000 vehicles in Australia fitted with faulty Takata airbags, and of those, over 5000 contain the most deadly type of inflator that has killed people around the

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Check your fluids
27 Dec 2019

How to perform a quick car safety check

Keeping your car in good running order might sound like a daunting prospect but it isn’t. Here’s how to perform a quick car safety check…start the clock.

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Jeep Wrangler 3 star ANCAP rating
19 Dec 2019

Jeep improves Wrangler’s terrible ANCAP rating

The addition of safety technology has improved the Wrangler’s ANCAP rating but there are some concerns over structural safety.

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11 Nov 2019

Does a ute need to have its load distributed a certain way?

As more utes become used for work and play, load carrying and weight distribution are becoming a concern. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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Volvo has announced the launch of technology across Europe that allows Volvo vehicles to communicate safety data with other Volvo cars.
16 Apr 2019

Volvo cars to communicate safety data to each other…

Volvo has announced the launch of technology across Europe that allows Volvo cars to communicate safety data with other Volvo cars.

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ANCAP crashes Toyota Corollas
31 May 2017

Buying a ‘safe’ car for first-time drivers… it isn’t as easy as ANCAP would have you believe

When it comes to buying a car for first-time drivers, are cheap and safe mutually exclusive?

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electronic stability control explained
18 Oct 2016

What is ESC or Electronic Stability Control?

Electronic stability control (ESC) has been compulsory on all passenger cars sold in Australia since 2013, but just what is ESC and how does it work?

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anti-lock braking system explained
11 Oct 2016

What is ABS or Anti-lock Braking System?

Almost every new car now comes with ABS or Anti-Lock Braking System, but just what is it and how does it work?

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16 Sep 2016

Dear Crikey, SUVs are not dangerous and nor are they killing people…

An article recently published on Crikey about the dangers of SUVs demands a rebuttal. Here is that rebuttal.

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Holden Colorado score 5 star ANCAP rating
11 Aug 2016

New Holden Colorado scores 5 star ANCAP rating… How does it compare?

The new Holden Colorado has scored a 5 star ANCAP rating realising 34.89 out of 37 for dual cab and crew cab models.

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Subaru Impreza
29 Jul 2016

All-New 2017 Subaru Impreza gets pedestrian airbag

The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza will become the first model from the maker to get a pedestrian airbag.

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External airbag
16 Feb 2016

External airbags reduce side-impact collision force by 30%

Pedestrian airbags are now a reality and it’s looking likely external airbags will be developed to deploy moments before a side-impact collision to keep occupants safer.

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