Motoring blog

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


1 September 2017

Upsizing the family vehicle

If you find yourself struggling to fit all of the whanau or fishing gear into your vehicle on a regular basis, there’s a good chance you’ve out grown your vehicle and are in dire need of an upgrade. W... Read more

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30 August 2017

August 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 29 August 2017 Fuel prices rose 3 cents per litre on 29 August, but based on commodity prices and the exchange rate so far this week, there has been no increase in the l... Read more

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28 August 2017

Five ways to extend the life of your car

Buying a car can be like entering into a new relationship. You pick up the keys and drive the car home blissfully happy in each other’s company. You motor through years of driving until slowly cracks ... Read more

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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

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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

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