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22 July 2024
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How To Take The Best Photos Of Your Car

Clean Your Car A Clean Car Sells: Before taking photos, make sure your car is spotless both inside and out. A well-maintained vehicle is much more attractive in pictures. Top Tip: Bring a rag or towel for a final touch-up just before snapping your photos. Choose The Right Time of Day Shoot During the Golden Hour: For the best natural
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19 July 2024
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How To Pick The Right Window Wipers For Your Car: What Wipers Are The Best

When it comes to keeping your car’s windshield clear and ensuring a safe drive in unpredictable weather, window wipers are an unsung hero. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about your car’s window wipers. Material Types One of the most crucial factors when selecting new wiper blades is the material. With so many options like natural rubber, synthetic
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18 July 2024
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Top Reasons To Buy from a Car Dealer: The Benefits You Can’t-Miss

When it comes to buying a car, the options can be overwhelming. Should you opt for the gleaming dealership or take a risk with a private seller? Let’s explore why choosing a dealer might be the smartest decision for you. 1. Peace of Mind with Vehicle Quality and Condition Dealers in New Zealand are held to high standards, ensuring that
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15 July 2024
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Why Your Trade-In Might Be Worth Less Than Expected: How to Maximise Its Value

When it’s time to upgrade your wheels, trading in your old car can seem like a convenient option. You drive to the dealership, hand over your keys, and drive away in your new ride. Easy, right? But many people find themselves disappointed when the dealer’s offer for their trade-in is lower than expected. So, what’s going on? Let’s dive into
15 July 2024
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What To Look For When Buying A Car: Seller Green Flags

Buying a car can be tricky, whether it’s your first time or you’re looking to upgrade. Knowing what to look for can help you make a solid choice. Here are some green flags to watch for when you’re on the hunt for your next car. ✅ Transparent History One of the best indicators of a trustworthy car is a clear
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12 July 2024
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Top 10 Cars For First Drivers: Which Car Is The Best?

Choosing the right car for a learner driver is a big decision, especially here in New Zealand where road conditions and driving needs can vary a lot. For new drivers, the ideal car should be safe, easy to handle, and budget-friendly. Here are the top 10 cars that tick all the boxes: Toyota Corolla Mazda 2/Demio Honda Jazz Suzuki Swift
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12 July 2024
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What Do Your Car Warning Lights Mean?

Have you seen a dash light appear and wondered what it meant? It can be a bit of a shock, but don’t worry – we’re here to help you understand what those warning lights mean and what you should do about them. Here is a guide showing what the most common dash warning lights are and what they mean. Usually,
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5 July 2024
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2024 Suzuki Swift Comparison: Which Model Is The Best?

New Zealand’s beloved Suzuki Swift is back with a bang! The 2024 lineup brings a fresh redesign, offering something for everyone with its range of models that blend style, performance, and practicality. Read more to see which model is the best for you. Engine: The 2024 Swift features an all-new 3-cylinder engine lineup, set to be 36 percent better on
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