Guide to safe loading and towing for light vehicles

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Guide to safe loading and towing for light vehicles

Incorrect loading can be a significant contributing factor incrashes, so it’s vital you get it right.

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Towing safety aids

Whether you’re a towing novice or a professional who can tow anything, anywhere, all it takes is one abrupt movement in a heavily loaded vehicle to throw you into all sorts of strife. 

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5 ways to prepare your car for winter

Winter is now well and truly here, and this is the time to pay extra attention to your vehicle’s maintenance.

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Used Car Buying Guide: What do these AA windscreen stickers mean?

For many New Zealanders the AA is known mainly for its Roadservice network, but there’s so much more to the AA than just that.

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Why new? Why not? New cars for less than $25,000

We often receive calls from Members who are looking to buy a used car with a budget between $20,000- $25,000, and many are surprised when we inform them that there . . .

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How to calculate and reduce your fuel consumption

With the cost of living a constant concern, we receive many calls from our Members asking for advice on fuel consumption.

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July 2020 petrol and diesel prices

Current petrol and diesel prices

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Choosing the right camper

Now that we’re finally in Alert Level 1, Kiwis around the country are being encouraged to explore their ‘own backyard’ while our borders remain closed.

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Driving safely on icy roads

If you’re driving your vehicle and encounter icy road conditions, do you know how to handle your vehicle and are you equipped to assist others?

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A guide to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Many new cars on the market include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard within their infotainment systems. The software started to appear in vehicles around six years ago, but . . .

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