Motoring blog

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

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12 September 2017

Ford presents the first Ranger Raptor

Ford Motor Company today announced that the hugely popular Ford Ranger pickup truck will be available in an off-road performance variant for the first time. Arriving in New Zealand and across Asia Pac... 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

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7 September 2017

September 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 6 September 2017 The national price of fuel rose 3 cents per litre on 6 September, bringing the price of 91 octane petrol to $2.05/litre, although many service stations ... Read more

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6 September 2017

The latest Used Car Safety Ratings have been released

The latest update to the Used Car Safety Ratings guide reinforces the need for more information to be provided to buyers at the point of sale. The guide is the result of in-depth analysis by the Monas... Read more

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5 September 2017

Introducing the new VW Arteon

Truly a work of art, not designed as a display piece but to be enjoyed. Wrapped upon the MQB platform, VW have lavished the framework with almost every conceivable function and feature to enter into t... 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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30 August 2017

August 2017 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel prices as at 29 August 2017 Fuel prices rose 3 cents per litre on 29 August, but based on commodity prices and the exchange rate so far this week, there has been no increase in the l... 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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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

BMW i3

23 August 2017

Electric vehicles to share 2017 NZ Car of the Year spotlight

Electric vehicles have their own category for the first time in the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year awards. While EVs aren’t new to the New Zealand Car of the Year line up with the BMW i3 taking top ... Read more

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