Motoring Advice

Get the AA’s expert advice on all things motoring, from vehicle buying tips to car safety.

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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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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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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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13 September 2017

Prepping your vehicle for long term storage

There are a number of times when people need to store a vehicle for an extended period of time. Perhaps it’s a summer cruiser, or maybe you’re leaving the country for work or that much needed holiday.... 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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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

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

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

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