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14 May 2024
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Free Battery Disposal Locations

This guide will point you to the best, free locations for safe and responsible battery disposal. Stay eco-friendly and learn the easiest ways to handle your old batteries! Battery Recycling: Car batteries contain dangerous chemicals, including lead and acid, which are harmful to the environment if not disposed of correctly. To prevent these toxins from damaging our ecosystem, it is
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14 May 2024
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Where to Dispose Old Engine Oil?

Have you just given your car a detox by replacing the engine oil? It can be challenging to know where to dispose of the old consumables. Check out our guide on where you can dispose of your oil for FREE! Oil Recycling: If you don’t dispose of used engine oil correctly, it can become a serious environmental hazard. Dumping it
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19 April 2024
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2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Hybrid Vs Non-Hybrid – What Are The Differences?

Toyota has revealed its all-new and improved Land Cruiser Prado Hybrid, featuring a stylish, retro design, and a compact hybrid powerplant.  This Kiwi classic has been a fan favourite since the early 1950s offering a tough and reliable large SUV capable of tackling New Zealand’s toughest terrains.  For 2024, Toyota has completely redesigned its chassis showcasing a larger wheelbase, rugged design and
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12 April 2024
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2024 Toyota Hilux Hybrid vs. Non-Hybrid Comparison

Take a look at the comparison below to see if the new 2024 Toyota Hilux Hybrid outperforms its standard diesel counterpart. For years, the Hilux has held a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders, known for its durability, reliability, and ease of use. The latest Hilux model continues this tradition, maintaining Toyota’s dependable reputation, while introducing a more powerful powertrain, but is
12 April 2024
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First-Ever Lexus LBX Officially Arrives In New Zealand

The all-new Lexus LBX has landed in New Zealand and is now on the market. This model combines hybrid efficiency with compact agility and luxurious sophistication, making it an attractive entry point into the Lexus luxury experience, particularly in the compact crossover segment. Critics and motoring award judges have praised the LBX for its aesthetic appeal and high-quality interior, but
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8 March 2024
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Coming in 2024: AutoTrader Roadside Assistance

Discover AutoTrader’s upcoming Roadside Assistance, launching in 2024. Enjoy peace of mind with 24/7 support, including roadside repairs, towing, battery services, and more. Stay secure on the road.
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31 December 2023
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Clean Car Discount scheme ends

Clean Car Discount (CCD) scheme: its impact, financial insights, and legacy. Explore the scheme’s achievements in boosting EV adoption, the financial model supporting its operation, and the transition towards sustainable transportation following its conclusion in December 2023.
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30 October 2023
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Tesla Model Y Tops New Zealand’s Vehicle Registrations in September 2023

Preliminary data from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency reveals that the Tesla Model Y was the best-selling new car in New Zealand for September 2023. With 697 registrations, it narrowly surpassed the Toyota RAV4’s 683. This milestone comes during a period of declining overall vehicle sales and recently enacted legislative changes affecting the automotive industry. Market Overview: The Numbers Tell
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