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It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas: financing your Car

We’re well into the holiday season now. It can be a time of giving, getting, and cringing as we reluctantly check out bank accounts. All we want for Christmas For most kiwis, all we really want for Christmas is a nice holiday with the family. It’s only when you have packed all your gear, family, [...]

2016-12-06T13:42:35+12:006 December 2016|

The benefits of buying a secondhand car: part 2

Last month we started you off on a few of the benefits you can hope to achieve when purchasing second hand. If you have had a chat to your car finance company already and you are all set to purchase your car, we would highly recommend buying ‘pre-loved’, and here are just a few more [...]

2016-11-10T12:02:05+12:0010 November 2016|

The benefits of buying a secondhand car: part 1

The concept of purchasing a used car used to be a bit of a gamble. Risks were as high as salesmen were sly. The purchase price might have been low, but the cost of repairs was high and stayed that way for months and years to come. Fast forward a few dozen years and cars [...]

2016-10-15T10:14:14+12:0015 October 2016|

‘Road Trip’ season is coming, have you got wheels?

After a few nights of nippy wind, I’m sure every Kiwi nation-wide is willing summer to hurry itself up! You might even be daydreaming early of the ways in which you’d like to enjoy your holidays: where you’d like to go and what you’d like to see. Here’s an idea we often leave to the [...]

2016-09-15T13:28:10+12:0015 September 2016|

Four Utes for the family or farm

Kiwis have always had a certain fondness for the universally practical utility vehicle (or Ute). The four wheeled friend of farmers favourite has done our country proud for years as it scales the countryside with effortless bouncy grace. Over the years, the classic Ute has undergone something of a cozy, curvaceous face-lift in order to [...]

2016-08-15T13:13:21+12:0015 August 2016|

The top five ‘bang-for-buck’ motorbikes on the market

Ever found yourself sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic with your stomach rumbling and your eyes drooping? Do then catch yourself glaring with envy at every motorbike that sweeps swiftly past your car? Maybe it’s time to get a motorcycle. And with the help of Car Finance’s readily accessible motorbike finance, you could be the one zooming [...]

2016-07-13T09:59:20+12:0013 July 2016|

How to buy a tractor: tips for farmers browsing the market for machinery

For some Kiwi farmers, buying your first tractor is like a sacred initiation process into becoming a true-blue farmer. As with any vehicle, making the smart decision about selecting and buying your tractor can be challenging (especially for small-scale farmers with more specific needs). At Car Finance, we happily offer a tractor financing service to [...]

2016-06-15T12:35:26+12:0015 June 2016|

Buying the boat: five tips for first timers

We might be a little hesitant to admit it, but buying a boat has essentially become a bit of a Kiwi life achievement. Your average Kiwi dad is sure to have ‘boat’ sitting somewhere on his wishlist. There is, of course, nothing wrong with this dream! Boating encourages getting outdoors and forms stronger bonds between [...]

2016-05-16T15:38:08+12:0016 May 2016|

Getting ready for the onset of cold weather

Nearing the middle of autumn, it is time we start thinking about the next upcoming season; winter. When the driving conditions change, you want to ensure your car is ready for the ice and slippery surfaces. It is a really good idea to get all these things done in advance so that when the cold [...]

2016-04-11T15:57:27+12:0011 April 2016|

The low down on car finance

Car finance is a way of paying off your new car in easy regular payments rather than in one hit on purchase day. The cost of using this service is the interest that you are charged. Payments can be made to coincide with your pay day so that funds are always available. The term in [...]

2016-04-05T14:45:50+12:005 April 2016|

Fuel Efficiency

We are pretty lucky in New Zealand at the moment that fuel cost is relatively steady and hasn’t again hit the $2/Litre mark that we saw last year.  However, fuel prices can change quickly and therefore, driving economically is important. Form these habits now. Below are tips for saving fuel and getting more kilometers per [...]

2016-03-29T09:48:08+12:0029 March 2016|

We finance all makes, models and COLOURS

When thinking about your dream car, what do you envisage? Perhaps a make or models pop to mind. Do you imagine it to black or silver? Blue or bright orange? This colour selection is often a tricky one for people to make.  Here is the low down on what each colour means: […]

2016-02-27T13:05:29+12:0027 February 2016|

Car finance for a new or used vehicle

When purchasing a car, there are many questions that are involved. Once you have decided that you need to upgrade your vehicle, the next question is, do you buy new or used. At car finance, we can finance both new and used vehicles. The same goes for boat finance, motorbike finance, caravan finance, marine vehicle [...]

2016-02-01T12:25:45+12:001 February 2016|

Summer holiday car packing

It’s the time of the year where Kiwis are taking their summer holiday. Plenty of people wait until things die down a bit after the mad Christmas/New Year rush and opt to go late January or even February.  If you have purchased a car this year and are packing it up for a cruise up [...]

2016-01-28T12:48:35+12:0028 January 2016|

Things to check before long distance travel.

Have you recently purchased a new car using car finance? Perhaps you have finally got your dream car parked in your garage, waiting to hit the road for a long distance trip? Car finance makes it possible for you to own your dream car, now just be certain that when you buckle up and hit [...]

2016-01-11T09:38:59+12:0011 January 2016|

Boat Finance – easier than you perhaps think

Chances are with the awesome weather we have been experiencing over the Kiwi Xmas, you have been watching boats off load to the water and thinking “if only that were me”.  This dream is probably far closer than you perhaps anticipate. At Car Finance we not only offer car finance, but we also offer boat [...]

2016-01-03T19:03:12+12:003 January 2016|
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