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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+00:00 11 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+00:00 5 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+00:00 29 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+00:00 27 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+00:00 1 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+00:00 28 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+00:00 11 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+00:00 3 January 2016|

Family holiday made easy with caravan finance

It’s the time of year where people are getting ready to go away on a summer holiday. With this comes booking flights and accommodation, ensuring there are enough beds to suit your family. If booking a holiday home, you will need to check if pets are welcome too… How about this year you try out [...]

2015-12-07T13:50:14+00:00 7 December 2015|

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. At Car Finance we also offer finance for most other vehicles such as trailers, tractors, boats etc. […]

2015-11-17T09:30:18+00:00 17 November 2015|

Questions you need to ask regarding your vehicle finance

You have found the car you wish to purchase and now just need finance before you can drive your shiny new vehicle off the car yard. Great! You have come to us and we can help.  Here are a list of things you need to ask your car finance people before selecting them. We are [...]

2015-11-10T11:16:39+00:00 10 November 2015|

More than just car finance

We are called Car Finance, so we just finance cars right? Wrong. We finance a range of automobiles. Below is a quick reference list to get you thinking about your next purchase. […]

2015-11-02T08:52:43+00:00 2 November 2015|

Extended Rear Facing plus Car Finance = A Safe Option

Although it isn’t law in New Zealand, it is strongly recommended to have your child rear facing in their car seat until 2 years of age or older – the consensus among car seat technicians is “the longer the better!” A safe car is a must when you have children travelling with you.  If a [...]

2015-10-20T12:52:38+00:00 20 October 2015|

Car Kit: Convenience and Comfort

How often have you been in your car and been searching for that one thing you need that you don’t have? Perhaps it was a pen or a tissue that you were certain you had in your hand bag but now don’t. Here are a few things you should include in a small box in [...]

2015-10-19T10:29:56+00:00 19 October 2015|

Vehicle Insurance

Before you drive away from in your set of new wheels, it’s imperative you plan ahead and get insurance in place to cover you from the second you leave the car dealer. Car insurance is easy to put in place. So long as you have the registration number, make, year and model, you will be [...]

2015-09-30T14:56:40+00:00 30 September 2015|

Should I sell private or should I trade in?

So you have decided you want to upgrade you vehicle. You have done your homework and found the new car you wish to purchase. Now the question, will you sell your current one privately or will you trade it in. Below is a quick guide of the pros and cons of both options. […]

2015-09-16T09:25:12+00:00 16 September 2015|

Choose a car to fit your lifestyle

It’s not just the make of car you need to contemplate when buying a car, there are other factors to consider. Cars need to get you from A to B. Whether you purchase an entry level 4 door sedan or a convertible sports car, they will all get you to your destination. The big question [...]

2015-09-10T13:58:27+00:00 10 September 2015|

Car finance for the self employed?

Here at Car Finance we quite regularly have people come to us who have been struggling to get their finance sorted, purely because they’re self-employed. Being self-employed means they might not have the same financial credentials or completed tax returns that a standard buyer can use as proof of income. Furthermore, not all banks and [...]

2015-08-26T13:44:30+00:00 26 August 2015|

Top 5 car shopping tips

So you’re thinking about purchasing a car? Maybe you need a family wagon to get the kids to school? Or you could be in the market for a safer, more efficient drive? Or perhaps you’re in a mid-life crisis and desperately need that red convertible? Purchasing a car is something we all have to do [...]

2015-08-18T13:41:50+00:00 18 August 2015|

Choosing your Car Finance Broker

A good car finance broker is able to present your application to the lender in the best light possible, so as to maximise your chances of being approved. Here at CarFinance.co.nz we are known in the industry for getting our clients approved – so it’s important to note that not all finance brokers are the [...]

2015-08-12T13:41:21+00:00 12 August 2015|

Need marine vehicle or boat finance?

Get your boat finance with us! One of the best ways you can enjoy a good New Zealand summer is to spend it out on the water. Whether you’re fishing off the coast, cruising the Marlborough Sounds or water skiing on Lake Taupo, there’s nothing quite like being out on the water. If that sounds [...]

2015-07-30T13:38:32+00:00 30 July 2015|

CarFinance: Our History

CarFinance recently had an interesting article written about our history, and how we’ve been helping New Zealanders finance their vehicles and assets over the last five years. Just what was this guy thinking five years ago? As it turns out he was thinking about the future! Yes, that’s right, Greg Trask Financial Services Limited is [...]

2015-07-12T13:23:44+00:00 12 July 2015|