The Easter holiday period is a bad time for road fatalities, so police will be cracking down on motorists in select states and territories. We explain where double demerits apply and the various traffic offences they apply to.
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Whether you're an A to B driver or an enthusiast, every car owner and driver should familiarise themselves with the most important car maintenance tips. A few simple upkeep tricks can help you save money, prolong the life of your vehicle and increase your safety on the road and the safety of your passengers. Here are six maintenance jobs that literally any driver can do.
A technical issue at Service NSW has resulted in transactions at service centres, the contact centre and online to be experiencing major delays. If you are trying to process transactions with the service right now, you're likely going to run into trouble - and it appears that the CTP Green Slip refund service is to blame.
For years, we've heard criticisms about Tesla's fit and finish, but now Sandy Munro - CEO of a Detroit-area consultancy that tears apart and studies automobiles - has seen a new Model 3 up close. His thoughts: "I can't imagine how they released this."
Yesterday, the Government announced that millions of Australians will need to replace defective airbags in their vehicles following a fatality in NSW. The compulsory recall, which affects approximately 1.3 million vehicles in Australia, has a deadline of 2020. To make life slightly easier, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has compiled a list of every vehicles currently under recall, including the make, model and year range. Here's the complete list.
Pouring sugar into a car's gas tank is thought to be a petty yet effective means of sabotage. As parodied on The Simpsons, it's the preferred revenge method of estranged (and deranged) spouses and partners.
The idea is that the sugar causes the car's engine to permanently seize up, resulting in a costly trip to the mechanic. The guys at Project Farm recently put this mischievous theory to the test. Here is the video.
Most of us definitely haven't thought about what a car would do if we put other liquids in an engine that runs on petrol. But cars are running on all kinds of stuff these days, right? Like electricity, and so on? That's what I hear. It's worth a try to put Coke in the tank, in case fuel prices go up and we all get desperate.
Some drivers can reverse parallel park their cars without even thinking about it. For the rest of us, it's a prolonged nightmare of white-knuckled mortification where every turn of the wheel does the opposite of what you were expecting. Meanwhile, multiple bystanders are watching your attempts in a mixture of amusement and pity. Fun times.
Fortunately, it's possible to correct your arse-backwards parking by following a few simple tips. This infographic explains how to pull off three types of parking on your first attempt, every time.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), auto and startup executives shrewdly changed lanes on the topic of autonomous vehicles entering the mainstream. Surprise, surprise - our driverless robot car future isn't going to happen in two or three years as previous predicted. In other words, it's time to tamp down your expectations.
We've all seen the gut-wrenching headline: "Child dies after overheating in car." And it's likely, as parents ourselves or not, we've all had some negative reaction to this type of news and wondered how could a caregiver of any sort forget that a child was still buckled into the back of the car and just leave them there?
If you've ever encountered a "phantom traffic jam" or traffic slowdown that doesn't seem to have an apparent cause, it was probably some jackwagon tailgating somebody. Researchers at MIT found that not only does tailgating not get you anywhere faster, it actually creates traffic jams that shouldn't exist.
Some things in life -- such as fixing your own car or DIY home improvements -- might appear dangerous or risky, especially if you've never done them before or you tend to err on the side of caution. They also might be more doable than they look. Here are ten daunting things you probably likely can handle on your own.
Former GM executive Bob Lutz returned to Tesla-sceptic mode last week and said that the company is doomed. This isn’t the first time Lutz — who retired from General Motors after also working for Ford, Chrysler, and BMW — has foretold Tesla’s demise. Unfortunately for Musk, he presents some compelling points
Designer Franz von Holzhausen had an impressive resume before joining Tesla. But the combination of his frustration with the traditional auto industry and Elon Musk’s distinctive ideas about how to solve problems has taken his work to a new level. He’s followed an unlikely path to becoming the most influential car designer of his generation.