How do I know when my car needs new tyres?

We should take better care of our car’s tyres. Our lives depend on it. Tyres are often the most neglected things on our cars, but we should take better care of them, our lives depend on them. What does ...

Want to sell your car faster? Auto photographer Easton Chang shares his tips to make your listing stand out

Easton Chang is one of Australia’s most respected car photographers, but you don’t have to be a pro to sell your car faster. We’ve all seen it before. You’re searching the classifieds like Gumtree, CarsGuide, or Autotrader for a ...

Full-size spare, space saver, run-flats or puncture repair kit? | what to look out for

Space saver tyre Full-size spare tyre Many new cars are now fitted with smaller, lighter space-saving spares. When was the last time you changed a tyre, and do you think you could do it tomorrow if you had to? ...

How long do demerit points last?

The demerit point system varies from state to the state in Australia, but you can always check online how many you have left. You might as well ask “how long is a piece of string?” or “how long does ...

Is it illegal to photocopy a driver's licence?

Attempting to counterfeit a licence or produce a fake licence is a crime. Making photocopies of official documents such as your driver’s licence seems like a sensible precaution to take – but is the act of doing it illegal? ...

How to make sure your car's tyres are safe in three easy steps

By following these three easy steps you can make sure your tyres are always performing at their best, and keeping you safe. Know the score before your next vehicle inspection while saving money and protecting loved ones with this ...

10 best hybrid vehicles in Australia

Hybrids make sense, and not just for the environmentally conscious. The sale of hybrid electric vehicles continues to climb as automakers prepare to phase out vehicles powered solely by internal-combustion engines and buyers around the world embrace more efficient, ...

Isuzu capped price servicing - cost, schedule & info

Isuzu's Service Plus ownership plan covers the Isuzu D-Max ute and Isuzu MU-X SUV. Isuzu Ute Australia offers a capped price servicing program for all of its current models, with the company’s local arm labelling its program Isuzu Ute ...

Drink driving laws in Australia: Everything you need to know

Drink driving laws and punishment varies from state-to-state. It’s been nearly 40 years since random breath testing and the famous ‘booze bus’ became a part of Australian driving. In that time road deaths from alcohol-related accidents have dropped dramatically, ...

Is it illegal to live in your car in Australia?

There’s no federal law against living in your car, but states and councils are able to legislate around the issue. No, it’s not illegal to live in your car in Australia – but there may be certain areas where ...

Should I buy a used car without a warranty?

Buying privately will almost certainly save you money which presents a powerful temptation… Buying a used car can feel like dancing along a treacherous shore, tempted on each side by the devil (the cliched view of unscrupulous used-car dealers) ...

Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid: What's the difference?

What is the difference between a hybrid and plug in hybrid? The main difference when looking at a hybrid vs a plug in hybrid is that the former is powered by both a petrol-fuelled internal combustion engine and a ...

Australia's top-earning speed cameras

Speed cameras raked in $1 billion in three years in Victoria alone. (image credit: James Marsden) The law, famously, is an ass, but when it comes to speed cameras, it’s a differently shaped ass – although still a stinky ...

Should I buy a diesel or petrol car?

With diesel scandals rife across manufacturers, how do you know whether you should still buy a diesel? There’s long been a bit of a stench around diesel, but with the Volkswagen scandal and big cities in Europe now considering ...

How to choose the right tyres for your car

What are the correct tyres for my car? Buying a new set of car tyres is a grudge purchase for most of us. We’d rather buy something cool and fun, like a holiday or a huge TV set. But ...

How Long Do Speeding Fines Take to Arrive?

Your speeding fine, after you’ve been detected by a camera for example, should arrive within 14 days. Back before the wondrous invention of speed cameras – or “road-safety cameras”, sorry – a speeding fine would generally be in your ...

New Porsche Cayenne 2020 recalled: Second leak risk in a week involves nearly 200 SUVs

The Porsche Cayenne has been caught up in its second recall in a week. Porsche Australia has recalled the Cayenne large SUV for the second time in a week, with a leak risk once again behind the move. However, ...

What are car safety recalls all about?

If you get a recall notice in the mail, don’t ignore it. “Oh no, I’ve bought a dud.” This is the not unnatural reaction you may have if you receive a letter in the mail telling you your car ...

The best canopies for your Holden Colorado

The Colorado in all its forms has been fitted with just about every type of canopy ever dreamed up. (Image: ARB) Holden’s Colorado ute in space cab and dual cab forms has been a popular choice among tradies and ...

Suzuki capped price servicing - cost, schedule & info

Suzuki calls it's servicing program Suzuki Genuine Servicing. Suzuki offers a capped price servicing program for all of its current models, with the company’s Australian arm labelling it Suzuki Genuine Servicing. As of October 1st 2019, Suzuki Australia updated ...

Selling a car in VIC

Each state and territory in Australia has its own unique rules and regulations when it comes to selling a used car. How to sell a car in Victoria is simple if you follow the few rules that apply. Do ...

The most powerful Prado ever! 2022 Toyota LandCruiser Prado to score thumping diesel V6 from LC300 - reports

The most powerful Prado ever! (image credit: Best Car Web) Toyota is reportedly prepping the most powerful Prado ever for launch in August next year, with updated version of the super-popular SUV to adopt the thumping V6 diesel from ...

Kia Carnival 2020 recall: More than 2000 people movers might catch on fire due to alternator

The Carnival has been caught up in a new recall. Kia Australia has recalled 2241 examples of the Carnival people over an alternator fire risk. Affecting MY20 Carnival people movers sold from August 30, 2019, to August 19, 2020, ...

Mercedes-Benz X-Class recall: More than 6000 dual-cab utes need new owner's manual

The Mercedes-Benz has been caught up in its second recall in less than a month. For the second time in less than a month, Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the X-Class dual-cab ute, with the owner’s manual now found to ...

Signature Elite X camper 2021 review

Signature Campers' Elite X forward-fold camper trailer is built for comfort and ease of use. If you need extra space, there’s lots of extra canvas to set up. It’s a nice open living area, plus there is some storage ...

How to drive steep hills in your 4WD

With patience, know-how and a fair bit of common sense, you’ll be able to conquer any drivable steep hill in your off-roader. Some people love them, some people loathe them but steep hills are part of the off-roading landscape. ...

AWD off-road adventure on Tasmania's East Coast

To many a mainlander, Tasmania is still a mystery. Maybe you’ve been to one or both of the larger two cities, Hobart and Launceston, or perhaps you’ve even travelled between them on the 200km-long Midland Highway – but there’s much ...

Portable camping fridges: What to look for

The size of your portable fridge freezer and its internal configuration should suit your lifestyle (image: Bushman Fridges). The size of your portable fridge freezer and its internal configuration should suit your lifestyle (image: Bushman Fridges). The size of ...

Holden Colorado takes on Thai jungle

Timing, they say, is everything. But it cuts both ways. A group of Australian journalists were headed for the airport, bound for Thailand when news of the abdication of Holden boss Dave Buttner broke this month. By the time those ...

Tvan Canning camper 2021 review

The Tvan borrows its shape from teardrop campers, but takes it to an off-road extreme. The Tvan borrows its shape from teardrop campers, but takes it to an off-road extreme. The Tvan borrows its shape from teardrop campers, but ...

Dual Battery System: Setup, Kits, Cost, Installation & Recommended Products

How do you power your campsite without running your vehicle’s primary battery flat? Wth a dual battery system, that’s how. Auxiliary power is crucial if you’re heading off-road for a 4×4 camping trip. A dual battery system – two ...

Fun and 4WDing at Birdsville's Big Red Bash

In the grand hierarchy of off-road adventures, few reach a pinnacle quite like the Big Red Bash. It’s the “worlds most remote music festival” according to the event organisers, and you’d better believe it. The town of Birdsville, a last ...

How to get tyre pressures right for every trip

There are various tyre-pressure ranges that work best on different terrain to drive off-road sensibly and safely. There’s one absolutely correct tyre pressure for your vehicle that will work every time on every type of terrain. Do you want ...

Book review: Fire to Fork

Fire to Fork is the new go-to guide for campfire cooks of all skill levels. (image: Exploring Eden Media) My reluctance (inability?) to cook anything other than a bloody good feed of bacon and eggs while on camping trips ...

Ford Everest 2021 review: Basecamp off-road test

Likes Very comfortable Very capable off-road Subtle aftermarket treatment Dislikes No steering-wheel reach-adjustment No blind-spot monitoring No tyre-pressure monitoring With the ever-growing popularity of kitted-out off-roaders straight from the showroom, car manufacturers are busy capitalising on the fact that many ...

4WD off-road adventure on Tasmania's west coast

It’s easy as a mainland Aussie to be familiar with Tasmania’s most notable three cities. Hobart, Launceston, and Devonport are all stand-outs for being the capital, being the second biggest town, and being that place where the Spirit of Tasmania ...

How to choose the best tyres for every off-road trip

Highway Terrain tyres are for those who prioritise fuel consumption, low road noise, and maximum bitumen grip. While HT tyres are rather skinny and don't offer as much off-road protection as its bulkier cousins, they're fine for gravel roads. ...

What to look for when shopping for an off-road trailer

A trailer can add flexibility to your cargo-carrying abilities for touring (image: Toyota). We’ve reviewed numerous camper-trailers here at CarsGuide and I’ve penned many a yarn on camper-trailers and caravans (including small, teardrop and other different sizes and styles) ...

4WD off-road adventure in South Australia's Eyre Peninsula

When you live in the heart of Australia’s largest city, it can be easy to forget the overwhelming scale of the country. That is, until you spend a few hours in a plane, with nothing in sight out the window ...