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How does CarAdvice learn about new car technology? Behind the scenes at the Audi Tech Day in Munich
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How does CarAdvice learn about new car technology? Behind the scenes at the Audi Tech Day in Munich

The CarAdvice team travels around the globe each year to delve into the world of car technology. So, when CarAdvice reader Trent asked what we actually do at these events, we decided to go behind the scenes at an Audi Tech Day in Germany to show you, the reader, what happens. Q: Hello CarAdvice...


Why should I lower my tyre pressure when driving off-road?
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Why should I lower my tyre pressure when driving off-road?

It is a question we get asked here all the time at CarAdvice. If you are going off road, why do you need to lower your tyre pressures? Jack asks: Q: I’m starting to get into off-roading and I’ve been told to lower my tyre pressure for better traction, but I’m not sure at what stage to do this and what do I lower them to? A: To get the best answer we spoke with Simon Christie, a seasoned off-road expert from 4WD-TV...


Which should I buy, FWD, RWD or AWD?: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested
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Which should I buy, FWD, RWD or AWD? Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

If you’re buying a new car, you’ll face a choice of drivetrain layouts. And while engine position may vary from a front, rear or mid placement, the powered wheels will inevitably be those up front, those out back, or all four. CarAdvice reader Julie contacted us to ask which way should she lean for her next new-car purchase...


ISOFIX-compatible child seats: your questions answered
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ISOFIX-compatible child seats: your questions answered

ISOFIX-compatible child seats have been legal to use on Australian roads since September 2014, yet there still seems to be a bit of confusion among parents. Are ISOFIX seats mandatory? Is the top-tether necessary? Is the old way still okay? We regularly field questions regarding ISOFIX, including this one from Catriona. Q: Hi CarAdvice...


How does rear cross-traffic alert work?
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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

The development of safety features and their rate of inclusion in new cars is forging ahead at a phenomenal rate. The safety features in a car can be split into three broad categories; passive safety features, active safety features and driver assistance technology. Essentially, passive safety features are those that help to protect the occupants in the event of a crash, like airbags, seat belts and crumple zones...


What is the difference between 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock?: Video explanation with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
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What is the difference between 2WD, 4WD and 4WD with differential lock? Video explanation with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

We're often asked questions about four-wheel-driving, especially on the differences between four-wheel-drive modes in modern vehicles. CarAdvice reader Stacey owns a new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and wasn't sure which modes she should be using during regular driving and off-road driving. Q: Hello. We just bought a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and we absolutely love it...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The perpetual evolution of technology is a runaway train that can't be stopped and car manufacturers are rushing to keep up with the latest developments, as are car buyers. We are constantly inundated with the latest software updates, new apps that purportedly make our lives easier and innovative gadgets that will be replaced by an upgraded model even before we completely understand the original...


How does a car go from prototype to production? Holden VFII Commodore engineering interviews
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How does a car go from prototype to production? Holden VFII Commodore engineering interviews

While most of the questions we receive are related to recommending new cars, there's an element of new car buying that many people don't know about. CarAdvice reader Stefan wanted to know how manufacturers take cars from the prototype stage through to production. The release of the Holden VFII Commodore lead us to ask the question of two Holden engineers involved in the Commodore engineering process...


Should I leave traction control on when driving off-road?
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Should I leave traction control on when driving off-road?

Anyone that has been off-road knows that traction control systems can sometimes battle the car's ability to deliver torque to its wheels. CarAdvice reader Ben contacted us to see whether he should leave traction control on, or deactivate it while driving off-road. Q: I own a Toyota Prado and enjoy driving off road...


Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16
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Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16

One of the most deeply personal aspects of buying a new car is choosing the colour. It's a reflection of who we are, and the considerations vary greatly from person to person. Be it the desire to make a fashion statement, an attempt to preserve re-sale value or even choosing which colours are least likely to be targeted by thieves, there's a lot to consider...