Ten Tips to Reduce the Cost of Running Your Car

Ten Tips to Reduce the Cost of Running Your Car

15 October 2018 Dot Learning Centre

It’s good to have a smart attitude when it comes to spending money on your car. Not just when you buy one, but also when you are dealing with the...

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No Deposit Car Finance

No Deposit Car Finance

27 August 2018 Dot Learning Centre

One common question that we get asked is “what sort of deposit do I need to finance a car?” and the answer is: well, that depends. To help...

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Safety counts! Assessing safety features when buying a car

Safety counts! Assessing safety features when buying a car

07 August 2018 Dot Learning Centre

If you’re in the process of buying a car you’re probably busy considering all the features and fittings that you’d like to invest in....

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Short Guide to Buying Your First Car

Short Guide to Buying Your First Car

30 July 2018 Dot Learning Centre

If you’re buying your first car, then you’re probably facing a few decisions and managing a tight budget. Here’s our quick guide to choosing...

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So You Need a Family Vehicle?

So You Need a Family Vehicle?

17 July 2018 Dot Learning Centre

There is something that seems rather unglamorous about the family car. Perhaps it is the practical decision making process that goes into choosing it....

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Buying your child's first car

Buying your child's first car

16 July 2018 Dot Learning Centre

So your child is ready for their first car and you’ve decided to help them on their journey. We take a look at how to consider your finance options...

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Driving on Winter Roads

Driving on Winter Roads

02 July 2018 Dot Learning Centre

Winter can be a challenging time to be on the roads. There are a variety of weather conditions that can make driving more challenging than normal. It’s...

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Enterprise Manukau New Super Site

Enterprise Manukau New Super Site

15 December 2017 Dot Learning Centre

Enterprise Motor Group established their yard at 622 Great South Road in the 1980’s and has long been an icon on the great south road strip. Last...

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Holden Commodore Motorsport - The 'Farewell' Edition.

Holden Commodore Motorsport - The 'Farewell' Edition.

13 September 2017 Dot Learning Centre

This is it, the last Commodore Motorsport developed and built by Holden in Australia. With the Holden plant closing in October there will be no more V8's...

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$3000 Minimum Trade In

$3000 Minimum Trade In

28 March 2017 Dot Learning Centre

Is your old car on its last legs? Do you need to upgrade but owe more to the finance company than your car is worth? Our $3000 Minimum Trade In could...

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The recipe for a car loan that meets your budget

The recipe for a car loan that meets your budget

13 February 2017 Dot Learning Centre

The recipe for a car loan that meets your budget If you have had a great Christmas then you may be noticing that your finances need some attention as...

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Set up your car loan for success with a good deposit

Set up your car loan for success with a good deposit

10 February 2017 Dot Learning Centre

Set up your car loan for success with a good deposit. If you’re looking for a new set of wheels you may be contemplating your financial position....

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A guide to structuring your car loan

A guide to structuring your car loan

02 February 2017 Dot Learning Centre

A guide to structuring your car loan If you’re in the market for a new car, then you’re probably in the market for a car loan. Many car buyers...

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Get ready for your summer road trip

Get ready for your summer road trip

28 November 2016 Dot Learning Centre

Summer isn’t far away and now’s the time to start looking forward to lazy days at the beach and some relaxed summer living. If you’re...

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Going Green Saves on Fuel – Top Tips

Going Green Saves on Fuel – Top Tips

24 November 2016 Dot Learning Centre

If you’re setting up your car loan, you’re probably thinking about how much it costs to run your car. Understanding your ongoing costs is an...

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10 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Summer

10 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Summer

31 October 2016 Dot Learning Centre

Finally, the warmer weather seems to be on its way. As with any change of seasons, it’s important to stop and take stock of the impact that the recent...

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Peer-to-peer car rental - what is it and how does it work?

Peer-to-peer car rental - what is it and how does it work?

16 September 2016 Dot Learning Centre

Buying a car can be an expensive enterprise. And if you’re wondering whether you can afford it, or you’re struggling with the ongoing cost...

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Look after yourself and others with a focus on safe driving

Look after yourself and others with a focus on safe driving

16 September 2016 Dot Learning Centre

Looking after your car and keeping it in top condition is important if you want to be safe on the road. Being road safe isn’t just about protecting...

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Fast Forward to the Future of Cars

Fast Forward to the Future of Cars

28 July 2016 Dot Learning Centre

Fast forward to the future of cars – check out these features Whether you’re planning your next purchase or you’re just curious about...

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Tips for Test Driving a Car

Tips for Test Driving a Car

16 June 2016 Dot Learning Centre

If you’re planning on buying a car, it’s a good idea to take it for a test drive. Even the most seasoned drivers can get distracted from the...

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How to Be Smart with Your Car Loan

How to Be Smart with Your Car Loan

12 May 2016 Dot Learning Centre

If you’re getting ready to jump into the driver’s seat of a new car, you might be tempted to accelerate the process and make your purchase...

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Good Credit Counts - for Car Loans and More

Good Credit Counts - for Car Loans and More

11 May 2016 Dot Learning Centre

You may not think your credit position is important, but as lots of other people do, it’s a good idea to take ownership of your credit situation....

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Top Four Tips to Get the Most out of Your Car Loan

Top Four Tips to Get the Most out of Your Car Loan

11 April 2016 Dot Learning Centre

So you signed up for your car loan and bought your car. Now you can rest easy and enjoy driving around in your new wheels, safe in the knowledge that you...

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Taking a Used Car for a Test Drive

Taking a Used Car for a Test Drive

24 April 2015 Dot Learning Centre

Because you can’t learn everything from inspecting a still car, it’s inevitable you’re going to have to take it for a test drive! But...

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Car Finance Interest Rates

Car Finance Interest Rates

15 April 2015 Dot Learning Centre

When you start looking around the internet for car finance you can expect to see a wide range of car loan interest rates advertised. Making sense of them...

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Buying a Japanese or European Vehicle

Buying a Japanese or European Vehicle

19 March 2015 Dot Learning Centre

Although they are not the only options, the majority of car manufacturers are either Japanese or European. So a question you will face is which are you...

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How to Buy a Car - the First Steps

How to Buy a Car - the First Steps

13 March 2015 Dot Learning Centre

With so many different makes and models available these days, deciding what type of car to buy can be scary! A good place to start is to think about what...

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Self-Employed Car Finance

Self-Employed Car Finance

27 February 2015 Dot Learning Centre

A common question we are asked is, “I’m self-employed - will I still qualify for car finance?” And the short answer is YES! Because...

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Bad Credit Car Finance

Bad Credit Car Finance

01 February 2015 Dot Learning Centre

Nowadays you see a lot of people advertising Bad Credit Car Loans or Poor Credit Car Finance, but what does it really mean? And who will qualify for this? Most...

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To Trade or Not to Trade?

To Trade or Not to Trade?

29 July 2014 Dot Learning Centre

For most people, trading in your car at a dealership is a convenient solution to a problem, especially if you still owe money on it. You simply drive...

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Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

28 July 2014 Dot Learning Centre

You should check your tyre pressure. Your tyres lose around 3-6% pressure every month, so you need to top it up regularly. Winter Make sure you’re...

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Basic Safety Checks

Basic Safety Checks

25 July 2014 Dot Learning Centre

Even though your car will need a Warrant of Fitness check every 6-12 months, you should still give your car a quick safety check yourself. It’s always...

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Why You Shouldn't Fear Imported Used Cars

Why You Shouldn't Fear Imported Used Cars

16 June 2014 Dot Learning Centre

All cars in the New Zealand car market are imports. Cars are no longer manufactured in New Zealand so over 100,000 new and used cars are imported every...

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Car Smart Buyer's Guide

Car Smart Buyer's Guide

13 January 2014 Dot Learning Centre

Buying a car is a big decision and making sure you get the right car is important. The Car Smart Buyer's Guide combines our knowledge and experience in...

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All about Insurance

All about Insurance

05 December 2013 Dot Learning Centre

You may have already heard of comprehensive car insurance, but how much do you really know?Here is a quick and easy summary of some of the key points.While...

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The Basics of Finance

The Basics of Finance

01 August 2013 Dot Learning Centre

Car finance is an alternative to saving. Choosing finance lets you get your car now and pay it off in easy weekly payments. What is pre-approval?As part...

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Picking the Right Car for You

Picking the Right Car for You

15 May 2013 Dot Learning Centre

With so many different makes and models available to buy today, how do you know which vehicle is right for you? Do you get a Toyota or a Nissan? NZ...

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