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Solar Panel buying guide

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Energy is required in every sphere of life, be it in industry or at home. For many years, energy has been derived from burning fossil fuels, but this resource is not inexhaustible, and concerns have arisen about the fuels running out. Moreover, burning fossil fuels is not environmentally friendly, because it generates CO2 emissions that pollute the air and eventually …

The great diesel efficiency myth

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Diesel prices are set to rise, and your diesel car may not be as efficient as you think it is. Diesels are less efficient than you think – and prices are about to rise. Drivers of diesel cars are about to feel more pain at the pump as figures show they’re less efficient around town than owners expect. Adding to the …

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The facts of Roo Systems exhaust.

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Roo Systems V’s the competition. The 4wd exhaust market is filled with many different opinions. These mostly centre around pipe size and material choice. Pipe Size There are essentially 4 common sizes, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 3/4 and 3″. Most standard exhaust systems in the diesel 4wd are 2 1/4. 2 1/2″ is common with exhaust companies who either …

Minimal impact 4WD touring

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Four-wheel drive touring is a great way to enjoy the tremendous variety of outdoor experience offered by Victoria’s parks, forests and other reserves. An extensive track network gives 4WD access for a range of activities such as camping, walking, hunting, fishing, horse riding or just going bush. The natural beauty of the bush attracts more and more visitors each year. …

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4WD’ers Face more Bans

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A LEGISLATED ban of all off-road vehicles from Gulf St Vincent beaches has been recommended by a State Government report into the plight of shorebirds. The report, commissioned by the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, found a serious decline in many species, blamed in part on disturbances caused by four-wheel-drive and other off-road vehicles. Co-author of the report, …

Travellers Tales – Northern Territory – Kununurra to Darwin

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By Hugh McInnes Many moons ago I met a couple from Kununurra who promised to show me the best of the area if I ever made it that way, possibly doubting I would, but true to their word they ensured that our Kununurra experience was one of the highlights of our trip so far. We spent our first day out …

It’s a Long Way, But It’s Worth It –

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Touring Australia in a Rental Campervan By Hugh McInnes To most people, there is something quite thrilling about the prospect of hopping in a campervan and travelling all across Australia. The commonwealth nation of Australia is stunningly diverse in its scenery, landscapes and attractions. From the eastern Gold Coast to the southern city of Adelaide, to the western edge of …

5 Things You Can Expect From a SUV

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By Hugh McInnes It’s not easy to decide what kind of vehicle you should get for your next purchase. There is some utility and function that you get with a sport utility vehicle, but many new auto buyers today are looking at the benefits of downsizing to a smaller vehicle. If you have not taken a close look at the …

How to Improve Your 4WD Driving Skills

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By Hugh McInnes Whatever the reason that a person wakes up in the morning and finds that they have a new four wheel drive (4WD) truck or sports utility vehicle (SUV), it is important to learn how to properly operate it before heading out into the snow and mud to try it out. Learning the correct timing and method will …

Why Should You Have a 4×4 for Your Aussie Road Trips?

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By Hugh McInnes Aside from being a region that possesses some of the world’s most stunning scenery, Australia has a reputation for offering a variety of popular four wheel drive touring routes. The many roads and off-road routes wind their way through country that includes mud and water crossings, rocks and steep climbs best travelled and most easily traversed in …

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Funding Freedom, financial plan to live your RV Dream

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RV’s are a great way to spend weekends, weeks, months or even years enjoying some of the incredible experiences Australia has to offer. The freedom to do what you want, where you want and when you want is something that’s hard to find in the travelling world. A holiday that’s supposed to be relaxing can easily be restricted by flight …

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JTS – LED Headlight replacement kits

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The automotive industry continues to evolve and from this, new products continue to be developed. The latest to get LED attention is headlamps. Having reached another milestone CREE, one of the leaders in LED manufacturing, has created a new range of LED arrays called COB. COB (Circuit on board) technology allows LED modules to be clustered on a single circuit …

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The history of the LED

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For over 30 years, LEDs have been used in various areas of application, whether for industrial systems, hi-fi equipment, car lights or advertising. LED technical development continues to stride ahead. In the course of recent years, the white LEDs’ luminous efficacy has increased to a startling 130 lumens per watt and more. This is a trend that will continue into …