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20 May 2024
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Why the GWM Tank 500 is Your Ideal Road Trip Companion

The GWM Tank 500 features a powerful engine that effortlessly handles terrains, advanced safety features for secure travels, and a luxurious interior for ultimate comfort. Read our guide to learn more about what makes this SUV the ideal off-road companion. Are you gearing up for your next outdoor adventure or looking for a vehicle that thrives on long road trips
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30 April 2024
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How To Read Car Tyre Numbers: What do they mean?

When shopping for new tyres or simply inspecting the ones on your vehicle, you might have noticed a series of markings, numbers and letters imprinted on the sidewall. These aren’t just random markings; they provide crucial information about the tyre’s specifications and its suitability for different vehicles or conditions. Here’s an easy-to-understand guide to what these markings mean, helping you
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26 April 2024
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Top Tips For The Mountain

Are you planning a trip to the snow this winter but unsure what to pack? Whether you’re a first-time mountain goer or a seasoned skier, check out these top tips to ensure your next trip goes smoothly! What car do I need for the Mountain? Due to New Zealand’s generally warm climate, ice often forms on the roads, especially in
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26 April 2024
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What are the differences between 4WD, AWD and 2WD?

Are you looking to upgrade your car but not sure which drivetrain will suit your needs? Cars now come with multiple drivetrain options, each designed to cater to different driving conditions and preferences. These are split into 4WD (Four-Wheel Drive) and 2WD (Two-Wheel Drive). Here’s a breakdown of the common types: Understanding these options will help you make an informed
26 April 2024
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Top 5 Cars for the Mountain Comparison

Winter is the season for ski trips! To ensure that you and your family have the best car to suit your needs, check out our tips below! When it comes to picking a car for the mountain, whether it’s a rental or you’re purchasing, you need to think about what works best for you on and off the slopes. It’s
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19 April 2024
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What is a Freight Forwarding Scam? How to Avoid.

Selling your vehicle online can be a daunting process, dealing with so many buyers, payment methods and potential scams.  Make sure you stay safe from freight forwarding scams with these top tips. What is a freight forwarding scam? How does it work? A freight forwarding scam is when a fake buyer contacts the seller wanting to purchase the car, they
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15 April 2024
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Why do I need a Certificate of Fitness (CoF)?

A Certificate of Fitness (CoF) in New Zealand is a critical aspect of vehicle compliance and safety, often less understood than the Warrant of Fitness (WoF). This comprehensive guide aims to enhance your understanding of a CoF, compare it with a WoF, and explain why it is essential for specific vehicles and their operators. It’s important to understand the distinction
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16 March 2024
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Deep Dive into Vehicle Safety Features

Explore our comprehensive guide on vehicle safety features essential for New Zealand roads, including ISOFIX, AEB, ESC, and more, to ensure the utmost protection for you and your family. Learn about the RightCar NZ rating system and how it aids in selecting the safest vehicles equipped with the latest safety technologies.
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