Tips on buying a secondhand car
Go to: www.rightcar.govt.nz
This site gives you the ANCAP safety rating (Australasian New Car Assessment Program), fuel economy details and lists the safest cars to buy.
(Note: This site is free of charge)
What you pay for car insurance depends on your car and your driving history. If you want to spend as little as possible every year on insurance, a popular vehicle with cheap parts will be less expensive to insure than buying a luxury 4X4. Furthermore, a small European car will usually be more expensive to insure than a bigger Japanese car because of costs to repair and parts. Age and size also factor in - a new, small car would be more costly to repair than an older wagon or SUV-type vehicle.
Have a pre-purchase check on the car carried out before you buy it. This way you will know that you are not buying something that may have a lot of problems.
Mechanical Breakdown insurance
We sell Autosure Mechanical Breakdown policies. This is a good way to avoid large mechanical repairs. Please inquire at Reception.