Tools and tips
We’ve put together straightforward answers to some commonly asked questions, as well as tips and examples to help you better understand insurance.
Five landlord tips for rentals
There are hundreds of thousands of rental properties scattered throughout New Zealand, so it makes sense that as the market grows, landlords better understand their rights and responsibilities. With this in mind, AA Insurance has put together a few tips to help make the property investment journey a smoother one.
Motorcycle insurance basics
There’s a unique kind of freedom that comes with riding your motorcycle. Today, AA Insurance insures over 6,000 motorcycles and mopeds for Kiwis across New Zealand. Our extensive list of motorcycles we cover includes Ducati, Triumph, Aprilia, Victory, Buell, Cagiva and Harley Davidson. To help you navigate your way around motorcycle cover, we’ve put together answers to some frequently asked questions.
Insuring your electric or hybrid vehicle: Basics
Electric vehicle registrations in New Zealand are increasing each year according to the Ministry of Transport, with Kiwis insuring electric cars, SUVs and even motorcycles. This includes entirely electric vehicles (think Nissan Leaf or Tesla), hybrids (like the Toyota Prius) and plug-in hybrids (like the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV). In this article, we’ve answered some commonly asked questions about electric vehicle (EV) insurance.
What is legal liability?
Being covered for the unexpected is one of the reasons we have insurance. But it isn’t just about protecting your property; it’s also about protecting yourself from those unforeseen costs if you accidently cause damage to someone else’s property. That’s where your insurance, and specifically your legal liability cover, comes in.
Keep surprises for your holiday...
Burglars aren’t the only threat to your home during the break. It’s entirely possible to have broken water pipes, burst hot water cylinders and power outages that cause headaches for homeowners. Here are our top three tips to keep your home in check while you’re away.
The rise of the e-bike
Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are growing in popularity. They’re used for both recreation and commuting. Office workers are enjoying biking to work without arriving all hot and sweaty. Staff at AA Insurance who use e-bikes say a more comfortable ride, fluid speed, and efficient braking are reasons they wouldn’t go back to a traditional bike.
Men vs women drivers – the gap in confidence is closing
It’s a debate (almost) as old as the wheel itself – who’s the better driver, men or women? Or rather who thinks they are the better driver? It may come as no surprise, or perhaps it does, that according to a recent AA Insurance Driver Survey, men remain more confident in their ability behind the wheel than women.
Sum Sure helps take the guesswork out of calculating sum rebuild cost
If you’re struggling to calculate the cost of rebuilding your home, then we’ve got some good news. AA Insurance is giving customers added confidence with the introduction of Cordell Sum Sure, the next generation in online calculators.
Batten down the hatches - wild weather safety
‘A dark and stormy night’ may be the classic way to start a novel, but in reality wild weather can cause havoc at any time of the day or night, be it high winds or torrential rain. So, our AA Insurance experts have come up with some great ways to help keep you and your property safe.
6 handy home life hacks
It’s fair to say we know our stuff here at AA Insurance, especially when it comes to handy hints and clever tips for helping prevent damage to the stuff you love, or at least making things a little easier. So, here’re a few ideas if you find yourself asking ’What do I do when.....?’
6 ways to put burglars off your place
Wherever your home is – from Bluff to the winterless North – you’ll no doubt shop around to make sure your belongings and home are insured by the experts. But, what do you do to protect your home from break-ins in the first place? It doesn’t take much to deter most burglars if you follow simple home security tips and remain vigilant.
Five tips for renters to take the stress out of renting
The term ‘generation rent’ highlights the fact that 30 per cent of all Kiwis are now renting. As the market grows, it therefore makes sense for tenants to better understand their rights and responsibilities. So, AA Insurance has put together a few tips to help renters protect themselves, and their property, while renting.
The DIY disaster domino effect
It may start with the best of DIY intentions, but all too often they can turn into DIY disasters. You only wanted to add bit of pizazz to a room, as well as save yourself some money, and yet one thing led to another and now you’re covered in paint, have a hole in the wall and your TV screen is smashed to smithereens.