If your car has just gone poopy in its trousers, prematurely, well before automotive dementia is supposed to set in … here’s what you do
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the blistering performance bargain of the decade. Here's why you should not buy it (no matter how badly you want one)
Has fuel diluted your engine oil? Is this a real thing in engines? Is it wreaking havoc? How would you even know, and what can you do?
If there's an easier way to void your factory warranty, I haven't found it - and yet an increasing number of people seem to think servicing is optional
Does premium fuel make your car go better? Is it worth running the 'good' stuff? Or are you really just pumping cash out the exhaust pipe?
Your warranty does not depend on genuine parts and authorised dealers. Aftermarket alternatives will save you cash without voiding your warranty
The all-important new-car test drive is part of every purchase decision: Don’t make these classic mistakes, if you know what's good for you.
Re-chipping, re-flashing and re-mapping your engine control ECU: Many people queue up to do it - and often it ends in tears
In these increasingly speed-obsessed times, how accurate is your car's speedo, really? What are the rules? And how can you possibly check it?
Melanoma kills roughly 50% more Australians than car crashes. Can tinting help? How much UV does automotive glass block? Find out here.
If this doesn’t convince you of our urgent need for an independent car industry ombudsman to protect ordinary consumers - nothing will
If this customer's account of GLE ownership doesn’t convince you we need better lemon laws, or at least an ACCC with balls, nothing will
The Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, has broken his 2016 promise to allow Australians the right to...
Corporate watchdog releases draft report detailing depths of consumer mistreatment, to which the car industry has stooped, in Australia.
Does your car have a drinking problem with engine oil? Is the manufacturer brushing you off? Plenty of people complain about this. Here are the facts.
The definitive interview with traffic defence specialist lawyer Adam Ly (20yrs experience) - a legal first aid kit: Driving, the law & you.
You wouldn’t take a toothpick to a knife fight. So don’t set foot inside a car dealership without knowing these 20 surefire dealer-beating tips
You’ve fallen in love with a new car. It’s time to get the details right - otherwise, it might just turn into Glenn Close and boil your bunny
The test drive is a vital part of upgrading your car. But most people test driving their next new car get it horribly wrong. Here’s how to get it right.
If you think going into a dealership at the end of the month is all it takes to save thousands on a new car, it's time to reconsider your approach
ASIC identifies $1.6 billion car dealer insurance scam. Find out who's at risk, and whether you might be entitled to any compensation
You're in a crash and your airbags don't go off. Is your car defective? Is it time to sue the manufacturer? What is the mad science of crash survival?
When you fly first class, they make you feel special for the duration, not just on boarding. How would you expect to be treated, as a Mercedes-Benz luxury flagship S-Class owner?
Car of the Year awards are bullshit - this one in particular. Find out why the Volkswagen Tiguan fails every other COTY analysis
There are 12.5 million cars on Australian roads. That’s 50 million tyres. They’re wearing out every four years - let’s say - and most tyre retailers are keen to get you to spend $10 per corner to pump up with a miraculous gas: pure nitrogen. It’s potentially a $100 million consumer scam.
You fall in love with a new car on the showroom floor, but you fall out of love in the service department. This is where the brand betrays you. Here's why.
How do you balance warranty and consumer protection against resale value over time and come out with the best overall balance?
How significant is the risk of long delay or damage when it comes to buying a new car - and exactly what do you do if this happens?
Is your relationship with a carmaker being trashed by the service department? This is among the dumbest things car dealers do...
What should you do when your car is subject to a massive safety defect recall and no replacement airbag is in sight?