4 car insurance terms you should know

When you’re shopping around for car insurance it’s important to take out a policy that matches your needs, budget and vehicle.

Regardless of which insurance product you decide on, it’s important that you understand all the terms on your policy. Here are four key insurance concepts you should have a good handle on.

1. Cover

You insurance […]

The used car buying guide: 5 things to check

Whether you’re buying a used car at a dealership or through a private sale, it’s absolutely imperative that you give it a thorough check to make sure you don’t end up with a lemon.

Buying a safe and roadworthy car that is well held together will save you a lot of hassle and may help […]

Top 3 common car noises to look out for

Most drivers have heard their cars make weird noises. Sometimes they can be ignored, but certain noises call for action.

Take a note of the time of day, temperature and speed you are going, as this may indicate what the problem is.

Also be aware of other aspects of your driving experience, such as whether you […]

Top 5 ways to save on your car’s running costs

Many people wish they could reduce their fuel bills and spend less at the petrol pump.

Here are a few steps you can take that will make visiting the petrol station a less draining experience on your wallet.

Work out what you use

It would be a challenging exercise to work out how much you’d saved if […]

What you must do after a car accident

Road accidents are simply a fact of life and a risk every driver has to assume.

Over the course of your lifetime, there is a good chance you will be involved in a minor incident of some sort while driving. The important thing to remember is that they happen to the best of us and […]

How can extras on your policy create savings?

Choosing the best car insurance company for your needs can be a tricky business. However, since no two policies are alike, it is important to do your homework before signing any contracts.

One thing you should be on the lookout for is the exclusions you could include in your policy that won’t have an impact […]

The top causes of accidents in NZ and how to avoid them

All Kiwis will want to reduce their risk of being involved in an accident on the road, and one way you can do this is by being aware of the dangers you face behind the wheel.

Here are the top causes of accidents in New Zealand and some of the ways you can avoid getting […]

When do I need to check my car?

While it can be tempting to wait until your next warrant of fitness to check your car, it is best not to rely on this as a reminder to regularly check your vehicle for any maintenance issues.

Here are a couple of times when it will be necessary to check your car is in tip-top […]