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


13 December 2017

New Zealand Car of the Year 2017 winners revealed

It’s been turning heads around the world since its launch and now the ŠKODA Kodiaq is New Zealand’s Car of the Year for 2017. The mid-priced 7-seat SUV faced down nine other finalists for the coveted ... Read more

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8 December 2017

Buying on a budget

You can almost guarantee the lucky bugger(s) who win the lotto this weekend are going to buy a new car or three… If money were no object then most people know exactly what sort of car they would get. ... Read more

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1 December 2017

Get the most out of your Japanese import’s entertainment system

Haven’t mastered the Japanese language and find yourself behind the wheel of an import staring blankly at the entertainment system? Here are a few tips to get you back into your comfort zone, and cure... Read more

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1 December 2017

Hazards around your feet

Over the last few years there have been a few reports of cars getting away on their drivers, also known as ‘unintended acceleration’. There have also been some high-profile overseas recalls in the pas... Read more

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1 December 2017

The slow death of the car alarm

They have become the electronic dawn chorus in our towns and cities, but is it time to kill the car alarm? Not only is the sound of a car alarm annoying, but the alarm itself is increasingly ineffecti... Read more

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27 November 2017

November 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 24 November 2017 Fuel companies snuck in another increase in fuel prices, up 2 cents per litre, although as before, this isn’t really justified. Although the landed cost... Read more

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24 November 2017

Summer sunburn

Summer, it’s a time to get out the BBQ, throw on some jandals and enjoy the great outdoors. One thing you’ll want to avoid is sunburn, and the same goes for your vehicle. Ultraviolet light can burn th... Read more

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24 November 2017

Trade in or private sale. What’s the best for me?

Many years, many memories (some good and some bad), but you’ve finally decided it’s time to say goodbye to your pride and joy and move onwards and upwards. Do you decide to make life easy and trade in... Read more

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21 November 2017

Uber to buy thousands of Volvo SUVs in big push for autonomous future

Volvo has signed an agreement with Uber to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo’s fully modular, in-hou... Read more

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

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