When automotive engineering goes off the rails, we end up with the wrong names for vital components. Here are the 3 worst offenders
In this report: If you are on the not-so merry-go-round of DPF near-death experiences, here’s everything you need to know to save cash and stress.
If you don't know a GTM from a GCM, here's everything you need to know to get started towing a trailer in Australia
Your car is part of the Takata airbag recall. A replacement is months away. Your first instinct is to disconnect the airbags. Is this smart, or deadset dumb?
AdBlue reduces toxic diesel emissions. But can the carmaker compel you to use their own brand of AdBlue in your diesel car?
Will cargo down the back become lethal projectiles and guillotine you in a crash? Why don’t all wagons and hatches come standard with cargo barriers?
Here's what you need to know about the four different kinds of modern transmissions - including how you can most easily break them
There’s a tremendous amount of uninformed speculation about why Holden closed its factory. If you want to know the truth, keep reading
The styling is a 'love/hate' proposition - but the 1.6 turbo Kona is a Mazda CX-3 killer. No competitors go as hard as the force-fed Kona
2018 Subaru XV is better in every respect than its predecessor. One of the best compact SUVs you can buy (but not perfect). Here's the full story
Melanoma kills roughly 50% more Australians than car crashes. Can tinting help? How much UV does automotive glass block? Find out here.
The people-mover paradox: They're better at moving people (and Carnival is the best) - but they're just not sexy. Time to recalibrate?
Subaru Impreza competes against Mazda3, and it can take the fight to the new Hyundai i30. Let’s find out if it’s the right new car for you
Yes, people really are this stupid. It's quite confronting, when you think about it, but also relaxing on an otherwise stressful Friday at work...
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
Do you really need SUV in your next new SUV? It's certainly going to pump up the cost - but will it add real benefit to your driving?
If spontaneous combustion were an Olympic sport, Ford will go for gold in Tokyo. But why do they catch fire so damn often?
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.
Good news for you, if you own a defective Holden: There's never been a better time to advocate for some proper customer support, for a change.
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.
Fully one third of Australia's heavy trucks have no exhaust emissions controls - and you're sucking on the consequences right now
Hyundai's latest i30 takes the fight squarely to Mazda3 and Corolla and also pulls the VW Golf's pants down, embarrassingly. Find out why.
Money and fun often go together. Especially with cars. More money; more fun - but not when it comes to the affordable fun of the Subaru BRZ, thankfully
It's the most glaring way carmakers cook the books on official fuel tests … and also make that shiny new car a lot less pleasant to drive
Before you click ‘buy now’ with your credit card handy, there’s just one small problem: Fuel savers don’t work. And they don’t work because actual science says they can’t actually work.
The definitive interview with traffic defence specialist lawyer Adam Ly (20yrs experience) - a legal first aid kit: Driving, the law & you.
13 science sins in just 96 seconds - see how Ford used a home-made centrifuge epically to botch the so-called science of truck
Many people waste large sums of cash buying the wrong vehicle. Immunise yourself against marketing BS now - and choose the right SUV.