KAAR Tips


Bugger! Avoid a Holiday Breakdown

Tips for avoiding a Christmas breakdown Every year the Christmas holidays creep up on us and, I can tell you from 27 years’ experience, people often have to change holiday plans due to car issues!  We regularly have a customer’s...

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Nitrogen Tyre Filling

You may have noticed in the past few years, many tyre shops will push to sell you nitrogen tyre fills rather than traditional compressed air. While some may advise somewhat true benefits, we get asked frequently what exactly are the...

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Car Park Risk

A trip to the car park often starts with a drive around a, full car park, trying to locate a spot. But have you ever returned to your car and found it’s not as you left it? In these cases,...

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NZ New Vehicle Servicing

Servicing a new vehicle under warranty in New Zealand? Can a vehicle be serviced by someone other than the manufacturer’s agent or dealer in New Zealand without voiding warranties? Can aftermarket Filters be used over genuine parts? The short answer...

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Wipers – 101

Have you ever been driving in the torrential rain and struggled to see the road in front of you?   Heavy rainfall is inevitable during these winter months, with reduced stopping distances now is the most important time to ensure...

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Dash Warning Lights

There are two types of warning lights – red and orange. A red warning light suggests that you should act quickly because the problem is serious, such as an overheating engine, low engine oil pressure or a braking system problem....

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Independent Mechanic or Dealership

There are many misconceptions out in the marketplace, that your new car warranty is void if you get it serviced by your local workshop.  It's a well known fact that your local garage will cost you less for servicing and...

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Vehicle Manufacture Recalls

Recalls have been around for decades with vehicle manufactures, well actually any manufacturer of products. The most earliest one I can remember was from the Ford motor company recalling in the vicinity of 23 Million vehicles due to a transmission...

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