Author: Gordon Atkinson

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Gordon Atkinson

Is Toyota making a grand return to Formula 1?

reports suggest the automotive giant is on the brink of re-joining the world’s most prestigious motorsport series. After a 15 year hiatus, Toyota could be back on the Formula 1 grid as early as 2026. The allure of Formula 1 lies in its new regulations for 2026, which focus on sustainability and competitive balance. These

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Gordon Atkinson

Understanding the Breakdown of Costs at the Petrol Pump

In Australia, petrol prices are determined by a mix of global and local factors. The price you see at the pump is influenced by the cost of refined petrol, taxes, and industry operating costs and margins. Global Factors Local Factors Breakdown of the Petrol Pump Price The typical Australian petrol pump price breaks down into

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Land Rover & Range Rover
Gordon Atkinson

Land Rover 3.0L TDV6 Engine Problems

One of the primary reasons for failures in the Land Rover 3.0 TDV6 engine is attributed to crankshaft issues. The design of the crankshaft, being compact and narrow, creates vulnerabilities between the rod bearing journals and counterweights. These weaknesses are exacerbated not only during regular use but also by inadequate maintenance, aggressive driving habits, or

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The Allure and Intricacies of Investing in Classic Cars

The vintage muscle car or British roadster you picked up during your college years may still hold a cherished spot in your garage, serving as a weekend cruiser. A restored vintage Volkswagen Beetle or a classic Lincoln Continental with suicide doors can often be purchased for under AUD 30,000, enjoyed leisurely, and potentially sold for

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Gordon Atkinson

Tesla Slashes Prices in Australia for Third Time in Two Months

Preview in new tab Tesla has slashed prices on its popular Model Y and Model 3 vehicles for the third time in just two months. These significant reductions, ranging from $3000 to $5000, make Tesla’s offerings more competitive than ever, with the Model Y now even cheaper than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The most affordable

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Electric GMC Hummer Ute Confirmed for Australia

The electric 2024 GMC Hummer EV pick-up is set to make its debut in Australia and New Zealand. The first right hand drive conversion has begun testing, paving the way for this iconic vehicle to enter new markets as part of a global export plan. Interestingly, this initiative isn’t spearheaded by General Motors (GM) directly

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Gordon Atkinson

Electric Toyota HiLux: Production Confirmed

Toyota has confirmed that it will start manufacturing an electric version of its popular Hilux ute by the end of 2025. This move marks a significant step in Toyota’s commitment to sustainable transportation, and there is a strong possibility that the electric Hilux will make its way to Australian shores. Toyota’s announcement comes less than

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Gordon Atkinson

Signs Your Fuel Might Be Contaminated: What to Do Next

Fuelling up your vehicle is a routine part of car ownership, but what happens if you suspect the fuel you’ve just pumped into your tank is contaminated? Contaminated fuel can cause a range of issues, affecting your engine’s performance and potentially leading to costly repairs. Signs of Contaminated Fuel: Here are some common symptoms that

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Gordon Atkinson

Tyre Tread Depth

Tyre tread depth directly impacts your vehicle’s grip, handling, and overall safety. In Australia, the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. However, maintaining tyres with optimum tread depth is equally essential for optimal performance. How to Check Tyre Tread Depth Fortunately, you don’t need fancy equipment or a trip to the mechanic to check your

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