Motoring blog

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

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12 June 2017

Have you made the switch lately?

Have you ever looked under your shoes and noticed that one area of the sole is more worn than the other? The way you walk causes wear in certain areas and the same happens with your car and its tyres.... Read more

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8 June 2017

What can you expect from a luxury SUV?

The luxury SUV is becoming an increasingly common sight on our roads. Many buyers in the market for a premium vehicle are drawn to the practicality and the high-end features that these vehicles have t... Read more

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6 June 2017

Annoying characteristics to look out for as your car gets older

Such is life: no matter who or what it is, some things just don’t age gracefully, including our beloved vehicles. Breakages, leaks and smells happen from time to time. While some can be serious and ot... Read more


31 May 2017

Vehicles that hold their value

When the time comes to upgrade your car, it makes sense to consider the value it will hold. It’s rare to sell your car for more than you paid for it – cars aren’t like the Auckland housing market – bu... Read more


30 May 2017

Revealed: Crash fatalities "twice as likely" in cars built pre-2000

New Zealanders are twice as likely to die in a crash if the car they’re travelling in was built before 2000. The average age of cars here is more than 14 years. Transport Agency data shows cars built ... Read more

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30 May 2017

Fuel saving driving tips

Fuel isn’t cheap and every time you start the car, the needle on that gauge is heading in one direction. But, just like you might turn off the lights in a room when you don’t need them to save electri... Read more

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24 May 2017

Don't leaf it too long

You have to love autumn. The weather’s cooling off, the leaves are turning beautiful shades of colours and flittering their way from high up in the trees making their way to the ground. The problem is... Read more

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23 May 2017

Does my car need to see a transmission physician?

Most vehicles are fitted with a transmission of some description. But how do you know if you’re experiencing problems with your transmission or if its behaviour is normal? Seeing as repairing or repla... Read more

2016 Hyundai Ioniq charging

19 May 2017

10 things to know about EVs

There is no shortage of hype around electric vehicles. Headlines like “Tomorrow’s vehicles – today” or “The clean, green future of the car” feature in most media stories about them and there is no dou... Read more

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16 May 2017

All these apps in my car

As the years have gone by, we’ve all become accustomed to the various smartphone applications on offer. They’ve replaced notepads and maps that we once carried around with us and even the friend that ... Read more

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