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Motoring blog


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

Keeping in your intended lane

We see green lanes all over our roads now. We get fines for using them too long, or hope those discourteous drivers taking shortcuts up them will get pinged.

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Driving in comfort

We spend plenty of time in our car, whether we’re travelling to the bach for the holidays, ferrying the kids between classes and clubs, or stuck in gridlock.

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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.

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Is there a right time to replace rather than repair?

Regardless of your car’s age, it’s only a matter of time before the issue of maintenance or repair raises its head. 

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Diesel vehicles and the importance of a DPF

With utility vehicles continuously topping sales charts in New Zealand, it would be safe to say that a large portion of these would be diesel powered.

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January 2018 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 12 January 2018

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A hatch and an SUV may be more similar than you think

New Zealand roads are fast becoming flooded with SUVs (Sports Utilty Vehicles), while the classic hatchback takes a back seat in new car production.

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2017 registrations – A year for the record books

New vehicle sales finished on a high at the end of 2017, with December numbers rounding out a record 159,871 registrations.

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Eight big news stories that made the headlines in 2017

Another year of motoring highs and lows, and without a doubt, it was a year when the motoring landscape changed completely.

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