Cars

Our Tips for Buying Mazda BT50 Canopies

By Steve George

February 3, 2023Cars

Mazda’s mid-sized BT50 is unquestionably one of the toughest and most powerful utes sold in Australia. The third, and the latest generation of BT50s share the same indestructible platform as Isuzu’s D-Max, so it’s no wonder that tradies, chippies, and off-roaders have such a fondness for these Australian-inspired trucks. Their 4×2 and 4×4 powertrains and suspensions are built to last forever, and they’re surefooted enough to haul cargo anywhere it’s needed

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Car gauges help keep track of the vehicle’s oil and temperature levels. The gauge itself usually consists of a circle with an indicator needle that moves across the screen depending on what temperature or oil level is being monitored. Most modern gauges also include small icons to indicate when the engine needs oil or coolant, or if there is too much pressure in one of those systems

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While most of us associate Toyota with affordable cars that just last forever, the company nevertheless has a few performance gems in its model lineup. The GR Yaris is effectively a road-legal rally car pumping out 200kW from an engine no bigger than three pints of beer. The revised GR 86 builds on the driving credentials of the first-gen car by adding crisper steering, a stiffer suspension layout, and a bit more grunt. Big thrills and the fastest acceleration times are in Toyota’s fastest production car to date, the BMW co-developed coupe, the Supra. All cars have a lot to offer. But if you’re after more performance, higher top speeds, and the ultimate road holding, a few aftermarket accessories can get you there

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From fuel and oil levels, to water and exhaust temperatures, today’s cars and trucks are equipped with every kind of dashboard, console, and pillar mounted gauge imaginable keeping drivers informed about the status of their vehicle. Invariably, the higher a vehicle’s performance is, the more information the driver needs to have. That’s why it’s no surprise that vehicles outfitted with high performance equipment like turbochargers, water injection, and air suspension come with an even wider selection of gauges. As such, they take readings on turbo boost, water/methanol flow, and air pressure. It’s not uncommon for gauges to gradually develop faults or stop working, though – and while a faulty fuel gauge is an inconvenience, a faulty turbo boost gauge can result in a ruined motor [&hellip

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Our Tips for Buying 4×4 Recovery Equipment

By Steve George

December 15, 2022Cars

Venturing off the beaten trail can be exciting, but comes with its own set of challenges. If you’re a beginner off-roader, at one point or another, you’re bound to get stuck, especially if you take on difficult trails filled with mud or sand. Being stuck in the middle of nowhere with no help in sight is no fun, and it can make your trip annoying and uncomfortable. And if you have no cell phone reception, you’re in for a long few days until you find a way to get help. The best way to prevent all of this is by making sure you have at least two pieces of recovery equipment

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Toyota was anything but a newcomer at the mid-sized pickup party when it unveiled its third generation Tacoma in 2016. With a decade of successful production under its belt, and a few full-sized design cues borrowed from its equally successful sibling, the Tundra, the Tacoma wasn’t shy about bumping shoulders with the best mid-sized trucks Detroit had to offer

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If you own your Holden, you’re in the position to make any changes you like to it without stressing about what the finance company will think. This leaves you with a lot of room for customisation, no matter whether you want to fit an aftermarket roof rack, install a bull bar, or completely revamp the interior to make your Holden truly yours. Interior upgrades are typically minor and affordable, yet play the biggest role in personalising your Holden. So if that’s something you’ve contemplated for a long time, but just didn’t get around to doing, there are a couple of things you need to consider

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