Buying and selling a car

There’s a lot to consider when you’re buying or selling a vehicle - luckily you can count on the AA’s motoring experts for tips and advice.

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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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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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15 September 2017

The age-old debate of automatic vs manual

There’s a constant debate among drivers as to what transmission type performs best on the road – automatic or manual. There are some key differences between the features of manual and automatic transm... Read more

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8 September 2017

Buying a used electric vehicle

A switch to an electric vehicle (EV) can be a smart financial decision for drivers, not to mention a better choice for New Zealand’s clean, green image. Many drivers often tell us how an EV would fit ... Read more


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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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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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

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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


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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27 July 2017

Buying a diesel

It’s been a long, long time since diesel engines were tarnished with a reputation of being a noisier and less chic alternative to the petrol-propelled vehicle, or the type of car associated primarily ... Read more

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