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Beyond cars: leisure vehicles and business machinery finance

Did you know that, despite our name, the team at Car Finance covers more than just family runarounds and work trucks? In addition to classic car finance, we offer business machinery and leisure vehicle finance for kiwis who need their vehicles sooner rather than later. If you’re a small business looking to make a financial [...]

2018-10-04T18:38:58+12:005 October 2018|

Shopping for a new car? These resources will help!

Financing cars in New Zealand is a challenging task that requires a lot of research, but every new piece of information you learn about your next potential vehicle is a portion of your money saved or invested. Rather than financing a car only to have to sell it and see a second New Zealand car loan, [...]

2018-09-10T19:27:43+12:0010 September 2018|

What not to do when financing a vehicle

Cars cost a lot of money, there’s no doubt about it. Buying a car, be it old or new is going to set you back by thousands of dollars – the kind of money that a lot of kiwi families won’t often have lying around! When you need a car now, and you don’t have [...]

2018-08-07T19:39:32+12:0010 August 2018|

The new car buying guide for ‘not car people’

Buying a new or used vehicle can be a daunting process. Fortunately, people have been doing it for decades which has helped develop some fantastic guidelines on how to buy a car. We all know that BMWs depreciate fast and are expensive to maintain and that Toyota Corollas will outlive you, but here are a [...]

2018-07-09T10:56:56+12:0010 July 2018|

A few features to consider adding to your ‘wish list’

Time to trade in the old ride for a fresh set of wheels? Shopping for a car can either be a brilliant success or a costly mistake. Whether you're on the hunt for a family-mover, a work truck, or a little zippy 'shopping trolly', the team at car finance can be of service. In addition [...]

2018-05-14T17:02:39+12:0014 May 2018|

New Zealand Vehicle Finance: what don’t we do?

When it comes to financing your vehicle, you are by no means restricted to the type or situation. We're here to help you get the motor you need quickly, efficiently and at an affordable repayment rate. Be it a work truck or a cheeky little 'shopping trolly', a hefty tractor or a sporty camper-van, we'd [...]

2018-04-18T15:21:48+12:0019 April 2018|

Financing your car: everything you need to know

When applying for a loan with Car Finance, you’ll be able to pay for your car now and repay us in regular bite-sized amounts. This is an excellent option for young people, couples and families looking to finance a car in any of the following situations:  […]

2018-03-14T18:41:26+12:0015 March 2018|

Enjoy the last of summer with a jet ski!

As we head into February, you might feel that sinking 'back to work' feeling hitting you hard. It's easy to let a summer fly by without actually getting out and enjoying some of the awesome activities our country has to offer. Before the season changes and things get chilly, why not 'set loose' on a [...]

2018-02-02T17:47:11+12:002 February 2018|

Finding your ideal motorhome

There’s nothing like escaping into the New Year in a motorhome. Let the bracing coastal air cleanse you of your Christmas pudding funk. Shake those festive throngs in New Zealand’s rugged and isolated scenery. Whether you want to sample meat pies up and down the country, tour Lord of the Rings film locations, jaunt from [...]

2018-01-16T13:03:40+12:0016 January 2018|

2017’s Top Car Technology have just released the winners of their Top Cars for 2017. With categories including ‘Top Family Car’, ‘Top Performance Car’, and ‘Top Car of 2017’, there’s a bit of something automotive for everyone to get their gears into. What caught our eye at Car Finance was the ‘Top Car Technology of 2017’. You can [...]

2017-12-19T15:33:21+12:0019 December 2017|

Surviving driving: festive travel tips going into twenty eighteen

The holiday season is notorious for pushing our country's peak road accident rate. Whether you're setting off on a trip to visit the rellies, or you're rushing in for a last minute mad dash of Christmas shopping, the team at Car Finance want you to have safe travels this silly season. We've rounded up our [...]

2017-12-11T15:17:11+12:0011 December 2017|

Give your teen the gift of ‘go’ this Christmas

We live in a country that is covered from head to toe in gorgeous roads just waiting to be explored. Each kiwi has a prized memory of an adventure shared down a highway, and then on to beaches, bush or beautiful cities. So, chances are, your teen has been dreaming of making their own memories [...]

2017-11-28T13:21:51+12:0028 November 2017|

Why book a bach when you can buy a boat?

For most kiwis, getting away for the summer to your favorite beach and bay factors as a top priority! We've all got that special spot we like to escape to for a fortnight or so; stuffing a car full of family, friends, and (of course) your beach gear! for Boats bring you options The classic [...]

2017-10-20T14:21:02+12:0020 October 2017|

Car Finance…changing the way we buy cars

Last month we looked at how car sales have surged to a record high. Population growth, a thriving economy, and great car finance options mean more Kiwis are choosing to add another car to their household or fleet, or upgrade to a swisher ride. Car finance gets you into a car you actually want Thanks [...]

2017-09-22T12:58:54+12:0022 September 2017|

A great time to get a car

If you’re thinking about buying a car, then we’ve got some great news for you! Whether you’re considering adding another run-about to your household, upgrading to something a little more swish, getting a second-hand motor for your kids, or investing in an eco-friendly electric vehicle, there’s never been a better time to buy. So what’s [...]

2017-08-30T17:37:19+12:0030 August 2017|

Electric Cars: make the switch today with Car Finance!

Have you noticed the influx of electric charging stations popping up nationwide? From the deep South to the far North, you’ll find a place to charge your electric car safely and securely, ready to continue your journey – there’s even a swish Tesla charging station in Paihia of all places! There are a number of [...]

2017-07-13T16:14:51+12:0013 July 2017|

Keeping your Car in Tip Top Shape During the Winter

As the temperature drops and frozen water starts falling from the sky and black ice threatens to form on the roads, it’s vital to keep your car in top form. The last thing you want as the mercury plummets is to find yourself stranded with a dead battery, or waiting on the side of the [...]

2017-06-05T20:29:33+12:0010 June 2017|

Winter driving tips for Kiwis

For road travellers, winter (usually between June and August) can be the most dangerous time of year. Motor vehicle accidents involving wet weather, fog, ice and snow can have serious consequences, and these conditions can hit anywhere at any time during winter. Snow can be unpredictable, occurring suddenly in areas like the central North Island [...]

2017-05-16T08:57:52+12:0016 May 2017|

Buying a car for your growing family

Got a growing brood to transport? Time to trade in the old two-door for something with a little more room? This guide will help you through the process of buying your new family car: from finance to finish!   What to look for in the perfect family four-door Ah, the classic family car. It’s almost [...]

2017-04-07T13:58:44+12:007 April 2017|

Financing Commercial Vehicles in New Zealand

To date Car Finance have financed a wide variety of marine, private and commercial vehicles, business equipment, and motorhomes. Being that commercial vehicles represent a large portion of the vehicle population in our busy little country, it makes sense that these trucks, utes, vans and cars should be financially accessible to you – the customer! [...]

2017-03-10T11:21:54+12:0010 March 2017|

Car theft: prevention and protection

Due to the recent rise in car thievery across our country, Car Finance New Zealand would like to dedicate this blog to keeping our readers informed about car theft prevention. Today we'll be sharing an article from GEICO (the original can be found here) that's packed with helpful tips and tricks to keep your car [...]

2017-02-09T14:10:56+12:009 February 2017|

New Zealand Car Finance: to buy or not to buy?

A new car can be a big purchase for a person or family, and there's always an overwhelming amount of information to consider (even before you start looking at the cars themselves). The first priority you'll have is organising the finance of your car, and that's where we can help you. Today we're going to [...]

2017-01-13T14:53:50+12:0013 January 2017|

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|
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