Check out these handy tips before hitting the road.
Living on a chain of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealanders have a particularly close relationship with the sea and the seashore. Our beaches are also regarded as public roads, and many can be driven on. This is a great route to a memorable day’s outing – provided you bear in mind a few simple precautions.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 More ›
Driving in New Zealand can present some challenges – and nowhere more so than driving on the country’s many unsealed roads. Any adventure worth the name carries responsibility for your own safety, and driving where the tarmac stops is no different.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 More ›
New Zealand roads provide some spectacular driving routes to see the varied landscapes this country has to offer. The roads are generally light in traffic and well-maintained, and provide drivers with views of some of the best sites and national landmarks while you’re on the go.
Wed, 4 Dec 2013 More ›
Discovering you have a dead battery upon turning the key in the ignition is one of the most inconvenient, yet common, occurrences for motorists.
Wed, 6 Nov 2013 More ›
In New Zealand, many of our roads are standard two lane highways and we have no national network of multi lane motorways. You may, however, come across motorways in some of the larger cities. MTA has put together some tips on how to drive and act on these potentially daunting roads.
Wed, 9 Oct 2013 More ›
Anti-lock Braking Systems, called ABS for short, have been included on many motor vehicles built from the 1980s.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 More ›
Motorists often ask, "even though the manufacturer says use 91 octane petrol, what’s the benefit from using 95 or 98 octane instead?"
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 More ›
The arrival of spring generally signals that the worst of the weather is behind us. Lots of us turn our attention to our homes to give them a good old spruce up after the ravages of the winter. But it’s not just the house that deserves a good going over. Many people rely on their vehicle, so it makes sense to give it a spring clean as well.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 More ›
No one ever expects to be in a car accident, but there is always a chance that it could happen to you. MTA has provided some tips that can help you to prepare for an accident, and what you should do if you find yourself involved in one.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 More ›
Sadly, tooting, yelling and tailgating have become all too common sights on New Zealand roads. While already a problem, the concern is that the growing issue of road rage may eventually lead to serious violence. The pity of it all is that it is usually over minor things such as failing to indicate or driving a few kph below the speed limit.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 More ›