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Tools & Tips

We’ve put together straightforward answers to some commonly asked questions, as well as tips and examples to help you better understand insurance.

How to look after your property while you’re away

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.

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Top 10 Most Stolen Cars

If your set of wheels is a Honda, Nissan, Mazda or Subaru that’s over 10 years old, you might want to check out AA Insurance’s latest Top 10 Stolen Vehicles list.

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Buying a home?

Whether you're new to home buying or an old hand, it's a good idea to check a property from top to bottom for any issues that could haunt you later.

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Motorcycle Insurance Basics

AA Insurance insures over 4,000 motorcycles and mopeds for Kiwis across New Zealand. Recently, we extended the list of motorcycles we offer cover for 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.

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Life hacks – little ways to make life easier

Your gran may have called them handy household hints, but nowadays they’re known as life hacks or, as we like to say, smart solutions to life’s little problems. Here are a few to get you started

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Easy home emergency kit

Did you know that it’s a government recommendation that every home has an emergency kit with food and water to last 3 days? Learn how by being prepared and having the right resources on-hand could eliminate a great deal of stress if there is an emergency.

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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.

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Taking care during motorcycle riding season

We’re well into motorcycle season with many riders taking to the roads to make the most of the long, warm days. While you’re taking in the incredible New Zealand scenery, bear these tips in mind to ensure you and your ride stay in good nick

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How to save on your insurance

While cost is often a motivating factor when considering home, contents and car insurance, cheapest isn’t always best for your circumstances. But don’t despair! There are a number of ways you can reduce your insurance without compromising the type of cover you have.

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Car park dings: would you come clean or drive on?

If you damaged someone’s vehicle in a car park, would you leave a note? How about if no one saw you? It’s quite the dilemma among Kiwi drivers, because while most say they wouldn’t hesitate to leave their details, the reality is that very few do.

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