Motoring blog

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

car of year winner17 7

24 January 2018

Eight big news stories that made the headlines in 2017

Another year of motoring highs and lows, and without a doubt, it was a year when the motoring landscape changed completely. European car making is getting stronger, and SUV’s remain the class of choic... Read more

Men Vs Women

10 January 2018

Men vs women drivers – the gap in confidence is closing

It’s a debate (almost) as old as the wheel itself – who’s the better driver, men or women? Or rather who thinks they are the better driver? It may come as no surprise, or perhaps it does, that accordi... Read more

washing car 1397382 960 720

9 January 2018

New Year’s resolutions for your car

Be fuel efficient Try to relax behind the wheel. Did you know that speeding and aggressive driving will increase your fuel consumption? Slow down and take your time. Make sure that you leave plenty of... Read more

Summer roadtrip

4 January 2018

Survival tips for the summer roadtrip

It’s that time of year again! Whether visiting friends, family or escaping to the bach, if you’re planning on joining the mass exodus heading out of town, a little bit of forward planning never goes a... Read more


3 January 2018

Pre purchase mechanical inspections

A comprehensive pre purchase inspection (PPI) is an incredibly valuable service to car buyers that shouldn’t be over looked. In a competitive used vehicle market like New Zealand, there are always dic... Read more

pexels photo 205740

22 December 2017

In the market for a used luxury car?

A car speaks a lot about your lifestyle, choices, and your overall personality, so it’s important to choose a vehicle that not only suits your everyday needs, but suits you as well. Now the real dilem... Read more

SetWidth900 Nissan Leaf

21 December 2017

More than 6,000 EVs now on New Zealand roads

New Zealand’s EV community got an early Christmas present with the fleet hitting 6,000 registrations.This time last year there were 2,547 EVs registered and numbers have increased 136% in the year. Th... Read more

petrol watch resized

20 December 2017

December 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 15 December 2017 Fuel prices fell another 2 cents per litre on 15 December. Strangely, commodity prices actually rose nearly 2cpl during the week, although half of this ... Read more

CroppedImage548394 AA Senior Driver 360x258

20 December 2017

Senior drivers and the importance of license renewal

From time to time, we receive calls from distraught senior drivers who have been unable to renew their license when a medical professional has refused to grant them a medical certificate. In some circ... Read more

636288322628506454 stockphoto Car theft

15 December 2017

How NOT to get your car stolen

If you've ever suffered the misfortune of having your car stolen or broken into, you'll be all too aware that car theft is a big problem in New Zealand. No matter who you are, if you drive a vehicle, ... Read more

New! Our navigation has changed.

Use this button to access the site content.

 |  Learn more