Motoring blog

Our blog features motoring news, tips and expert advice bought to you by the AA Motoring team.

IMG 1992 3

17 November 2017

Safety – Awareness with a touch of technology

The desire to build the safest vehicles possible, those that protect their occupants and other road users, and increasing motoring safety awareness has prompted an influx of technology that revolves a... Read more


17 November 2017

Taking delivery of your new car

After years of settling for used vehicles, accepting the dents, scratches and stains, you might just find yourself in the financial position for your first car fresh off the lot. You’ve never been a p... Read more

FordEndura overseas colour shown

14 November 2017

Ford Endura 2018 confirmed as Territory successor

REPLENISHING its SUV stocks, Ford will add the Endura to its range late next year. Picking up where the Australian-made Territory left off, it will be pitched against the Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento and H... Read more

electric charge 2301604 960 720

13 November 2017

Hybrid vs Electric

If you're interested in buying a new car with a focus on the latest fuel-efficient technology, then you're probably trying to choose between a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or an electric vehicle. They all h... Read more

drill 1839030 960 720

10 November 2017

8 handy car care items to keep in the garage

When it comes to basic car care or simple tasks around the house, there are some essentials everyone should have to prevent a call to the neighbour. 1. Tyre inflator Getting in and around the garage m... Read more

petrol watch resized

8 November 2017

November 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 7 November 2017 There has been another 3 cent per litre increase to fuel prices, on 7 November. While commodity prices have risen since the last pump price rise, that in... Read more

3d zebra crossing 5 1

7 November 2017

Amazing 3D pedestrian crossing

An exciting innovation in road safety  started In the small town of Ísafjörður, Iceland. A 3D cleverly-detailed, optical illusion new pedestrian crossing has been painted and it looks amazing! This 3D... Read more

air conditioner 1340791 960 720

3 November 2017

Is your air conditioning cooling you down?

Your car’s air conditioning does much more than just cool the inside of your car. When working properly, air conditioning helps to filter out pollen, pollutants and any airborne bacteria that may be p... Read more


27 October 2017

Improving the effectiveness of your lights

According to NZTA, issues with vehicle lighting contribute to around seven deaths and 88 injuries on our roads each year. Inadequate lighting can make it difficult for a driver to see and for their ve... Read more

pexels photo 24698

27 October 2017

What to look for when buying a used motorhome

For many Kiwis, dusting off the old tent from last summer and setting off on an adventure is the highlight of the year. Others absolutely dread waking up in a tent, and that’s where motorhomes come in... Read more

New! Our navigation has changed.

Use this button to access the site content.

 |  Learn more