Keep Safe This Christmas

December 20, 2017
Christmas is always a hectic time of year, often seeing us embark on lengthy trips to visit family and friends. Making sure all the presents and luggage are packed will be at the front of your mind, but it’s also important to consider that bad weather and the hustle and bu...
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Buying a Electric Car?

October 30, 2017
We quite often get asked about the cost benefit's of electric vehicles, their safety, and are they worth purchasing over a petrol powered car. Having spied this article in a recent Sunday Star Times, we hope it helps spread some light on the subject for you.... We import a w...
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Follow these helpful tips to save money on your next premium The cost of car insurance can take a big chunk out of your driving budget, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 12 tips to help you get your annual premium down. 1. Shop aroundA recent study has shown &nb...
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They are an everyday sight that could mean the difference between a smooth journey and a costly repair bill. But many of us do not have much of an idea about warning lights and symbols on our car dashboards, and when to take action. Warning lights can flag issues with the en...
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As the snow falls across many parts of NZ, it is important that we are aware of the changing conditions and remind ourselves how to be safe when travelling in it. Driving during the winter months can sometimes mean an increased risk to safety, but it doesn't need to. Being a...
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Does the business employ only certified technicians? Is the business a member of the MTA? Affiliations and credentials are good indicators of the management's commitment to education and training. Are all customers greeted and treated in a friendly and respectful manner? ...
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Tips for Towing

March 24, 2017
Us kiwis do love to get the boat out, or take the caravan away for the long weekend. To ensure you have a great time, allow some time to check your vehicles before you head away for your leisure time. Here is a list of things to check before towing every time: Driving One t...
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Imported Vehicle Myths

November 17, 2016
All used imports from Japan have radiation exposure. This is a common misconception.The fact of the matter is, After the Fukushima plant disaster started, radiation levels in Tokyo were reported to be 20 times above normal but still not in the danger zone. All our vehicles...
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Money owing on your new car?

October 13, 2016
Always check there is no finance owing on the car you wish to buy…. It has become more and more often that people are purchasing a second hand car that has a financial security over it. What that means, is that the vehicle has been used as collateral (or security) for a m...
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Fuel Economy

October 1, 2016
A lot of our customers are very interested in knowing which vehicle is going to be the most fuel efficient. Luckily, the EECA developed a system to help answer this question. As a registered motor vehicle trader, Dave Allen Motors is required to display the fuel economy l...
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