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1 February 2022
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What to do if something falls off your vehicle: Your responsibilities and safety measures

Driving on New Zealand roads can occasionally lead to situations where items fall off your vehicle, trailer, or truck. It’s crucial to know how to handle these incidents responsibly while adhering to the legal requirements outlined in the New Zealand road code.
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4 August 2021
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Cambelts versus Camchains. What is the difference?

Is it Cambelt or Camchain driven? We have all heard this question during the sale/purchase of a car, but what does this really mean and how will it affect the maintenance costs of the vehicle?
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27 July 2021
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How To Renew Your Car Rego NZ (Renewal of Vehicle Licence)

Vehicle licensing (commonly known as your CAR REGO) is the ongoing fee you pay to use your vehicle on NZ roads. The fee helps pay for motoring-related costs and initiatives. We have put together a quick guide to help you renew your car rego in NZ.
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17 May 2021
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Guide to Self-Contained Camper conversion New Zealand

Wanting to hit the NZ roads in your very own converted camper but don’t know where to start? We’ve put together the ultimate guide of everything you need to know to get self-contained certified in New Zealand.
2 April 2021
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Insuring your electric or hybrid vehicle: basics

Electric vehicle registrations in New Zealand are increasing each year according to the Ministry of Transport, with Kiwis insuring electric cars, SUVs and even motorcycles. This includes entirely electric vehicles (think Nissan Leaf or Tesla), hybrids (like the Toyota Prius) and plug-in hybrids (like the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV). In this article, we’ve answered some commonly asked questions about electric vehicle (EV) insurance.
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2 March 2021
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Car insurance for beginners

Car insurance isn’t mandatory in New Zealand, but there are many reasons why you should consider having it. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of car insurance, as well as the things you should think about before choosing your cover.
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2 February 2021
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What to Check Before your Summer Road Trip?

The last place you want to end up on your summer road trip is broken down with no reception to get help. Below is a simple Summer road trip checklist to make sure the main components of your car are in working condition, so you are ready to hit the road and enjoy a worry free getaway.
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2 January 2021
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How to Check your Tyre Wear

Tyre wear is inevitable, but the wrong kind of tyre wear can be very dangerous and costly. The signs can sometimes be obvious and sometimes not so. They can appear as weird noises when you are driving or the feeling of the car pulling to the side when driving in a straight line.
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