Motoring blog

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

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20 October 2017

Buying a fresh Japanese import

When it comes to buying a new set of wheels, many Kiwis look no further than the used import market. Offering a wide variety of makes and models from the likes of Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom ... Read more

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20 October 2017

Are your brakes slowing you down?

Spring has sprung so if you’re in that spring cleaning mood, how about taking a quick look over your vehicles brakes? With summer just two short months away now is the perfect time to ensure they’re i... Read more

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13 October 2017

Five bad driving habits that can kill your car

Poor driving habits can damage your car causing increased fuel consumption, accelerating maintenance requirements and, in some cases, resulting in total destruction. Avoid falling foul of the followin... Read more

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11 October 2017

Why are we scared of cambelts?

In the ongoing quest to save the pennies and keep costs down, there is one particular stigma attached to buying a used car that can make the difference between deal or no deal. That’s right, the cambe... Read more

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11 October 2017

Finding a ute to suit

Choosing a ute isn’t an easy decision to make. In many ways, it’s tougher than picking out your average, everyday car. Not only do people want something big enough to carry their livestock, weekend ge... Read more

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9 October 2017

Market well covered with New Zealand Car of the Year top 10

Determining the best of the best for the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year will be especially challenging for judges this December. The New Zealand Automobile Association and New Zealand Motoring Write... Read more

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2 October 2017

Are we there yet? How to get the kids road trip ready

Labour day is just around the corner which means loads of us will soon pack up our cars with togs and towels, barbecues, buckets and inflatable toys, and head off to our favourite destination for the ... Read more

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30 September 2017

Stop Start systems

Manufacturers continue to come up with new genius ways to improve their vehicles, both to attract new buyers and to meet industry guidelines and best practises. One example is stop-start technology, w... Read more

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29 September 2017

5 tips when buying from a dealership

Driving a new car can be a great experience in life. Walking into a dealership and buying one, on the other hand, can rank up there with public speaking and dentist visits in terms of fear and anxiety... Read more

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27 September 2017

Run Flat tyre technology

With so many backroads in our beautiful country, a flat tyre can happen in the most awkward of places and sometimes right in a spot where there’s no safe place to pull over. Even if you know how to ch... Read more

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