Motoring blog

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

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28 August 2017

New Car Warranties

When you buy a new vehicle from a dealership, it will usually include a new car warranty. This adds value and security to an already-expensive purchase, but it pays to check on the level of coverage t... Read more

BMW i3

23 August 2017

Electric vehicles to share 2017 NZ Car of the Year spotlight

Electric vehicles have their own category for the first time in the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year awards. While EVs aren’t new to the New Zealand Car of the Year line up with the BMW i3 taking top ... Read more

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18 August 2017

Keeping your first car on the road

So you’ve bought your first car, taken it home, given it a good clean and there it sits proudly on your driveway waiting to be driven. It’s not quite the car of your dreams but it will do until you ca... Read more

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18 August 2017

Guiding your child through their first vehicle purchase

Often the journey to buying a first car is a family affair. You might be a parent passing down your own vehicle to your son or daughter, secretly excited that it gives you the perfect opportunity to g... Read more


16 August 2017

AA 2017 Election Calls

The AA is calling for all political parties to commit to 10 actions to improve the safety and efficiency of New Zealand’s roads over the coming three years.The AA regularly surveys its 1 million plus ... Read more

Seat Belts Save Lives

14 August 2017

Seatbelt maintenance

Cars hitting the market now are packed full of advanced safety systems designed to protect everyone in the car, but some motorists aren’t even using the most basic of safety features available in near... Read more

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14 August 2017

Under the bonnet of a used car

If you’re buying a used car, one of the most important places to check before you hand over your cash is under the bonnet. You don’t even have to be mechanically minded to pick up on clues about a veh... Read more

3008 ANCAP

8 August 2017

Peugeot delivers on safety with the new 2018 3008 SUV

The family car market in New Zealand has a solid new addition to its ranks with the release of the new Peugeot 3008, which has just achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.The Peugeot 3008 performed wel... Read more


1 August 2017

Knowing your engine oil

While most people know to check the owner’s manual to find out which kind of oil their car takes, we still get a fair few questions from AA Members that show there is still some confusion about the di... Read more


1 August 2017

Why it pays to read a CIN carefully

When you’re on the lookout for a vehicle, one of the few pieces of information any dealer is obligated to provide you is a consumer information notice – also known as a CIN. This notice will have impo... Read more

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