THE LEADING CAUSE OF RADIATOR FAILURE

  “Can I check your oil and water?” A common question heard at many service stations; but don’t be fooled − that little top-up could be doing your vehicle’s engine more harm than good. It’s been said that at least 33% of all vehicle breakdowns are...

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15 ESSENTIAL TIRE DEFLATION TIPS

  The subject of tire deflation is a controversial one. With so many variables at play, many off-road enthusiasts battle to agree on figures. What’s more, with a near-infinite number of terrain types on offer, it’s hard to know what pressure is right for...

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WHY YOUR OFF-ROAD TYRES ARE NOT BALANCING

  Written by Grant Spolander. Originally published on Cooper Tyres website.   Last month, we talked about how a number of all-terrains are masquerading as off-road tyres, when in fact their carcass construction is no different to that of a road-biased tyre. However,...

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MAKE YOUR TYRES 1000% MORE PUNCTURE RESISTANT

    The subject of tyre deflation is surprisingly contentious; folks seldom agree on figures, and in some cases I’ve even heard 4x4 training academies arguing that you shouldn’t do it! But before we get into that, here are the top 4 reasons why you should: 1) DEATH 2)...

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WHY YOUR ALL-TERRAIN IS PROBABLY NOT AN OFF-ROAD TYRE

The term ‘‘all-terrain,’’ or AT, is commonly used by tyre manufacturers to describe their off-road products. Unfortunately, this well-known phrase tells only half the story - and is a bit misleading.   Sure, traction is vitally important for any off-road tyre; but...

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WHICH BATTERY IS BEST FOR A DUAL SYSTEM?

QUESTION: I enjoyed your column last month on dual-battery systems. I was particularly interested in your statement that a high-cycle battery might be a better option than a deep-cycle. This goes against all of the advice I’ve heard so far, which is why I’m keen to...

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LEDs VERSUS FLUORESCENT CAMPING LIGHT

Written and compiled by National Luna. Modern society is obsessed with technology. So much so, that we often get caught up in “progress” and mistakenly assume that the old tech is inferior to the new. LED lighting is a great example: it’s bright, efficient and lasts...

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DUAL BATTERY SYSTEMS – onboard vs portable power

Written and compiled by National Luna   Camping technology has evolved radically over the years, but nothing has revolutionised our outdoor way of life quite like the portable fridge / freezer. The ability to keep food cold for an indefinite period has not...

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SHOULD YOU GET A DOUBLE OR SINGLE BIN FRIDGE FREEZER?

Written and compiled by National Luna. It’s an age-old debate: do you buy a specialist tool that performs a specific task really well, or do you opt for a multifunctional tool that tackles the job reasonably well, but saves you the trouble of carrying more than one...

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25 TIPS FOR YOUR CAMPING FRIDGE / FREEZER

  Written and compiled by National Luna.   1) ORDER OF THE DAY Stack your frozen food in the order that you’re going to eat it, and (if possible) open the freezer only once a day to take what you need. This will reduce the lid’s opening time, and the fridge’s overall...

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