Articles and reviews on cars & motoring, from advice on how to save money by changing your own oil, to picking out a first car for your teen, to reviews on the safest family cars.

Towing safety photo

  On average, seven people are killed and 45 seriously injured each year in New Zealand as a result of crashes involving a light vehicle towing a trailer, according to the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). Defective or poorly fitted towbars, over-loading and poor weight distribution are among leading causes of trailer related accidents. The Summer […] Read More

mclaren p1

  Big Boys Toys is excited to announce the McLaren P1; the world’s most anticipated super car will take pride of place at this year’s show held at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds, November 7-9. Described as ‘the best drivers’ car in the world’, the McLaren P1 is long awaited successor to the McLaren F1. Incorporating technology […] Read More


To celebrate, they are building something pretty special. Holden are rebuilding arguably one of our most iconic vehicles in the last 60 years - a '69 Holden Monaro HT GTS. They've bought the bones of a legend and over the next three months will overhaul this beauty to its former glory.  This is the first […] Read More

Cory Jane

Star rugby player and father of four Cory Jane is getting behind Repco’s Dad of the Year award and calling for nominations to find the best dad in New Zealand. “I’m really proud of being a dad, and I’d like to think that my kids also appreciate me and think I am pretty cool,” said […] Read More

Spark plugs

  Regularly replacing spark plugs helps prevent car starting issues, and assists in fuel economy. Your teen will need some tools for this, which you can get from your local automotive shop or online. If they go into their local Repco or Supercheap Auto and give them their cars registration, they will be able to […] Read More