Read tips and advice on buying, maintaining and caring for a new or used car. Compiled by our team of professionals.

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Genuine Towbars - Are They Worth It?

Find out why you should order a genuine towbar for your Volkswagen and ŠKODA, and not skimp on an aftermarket version.
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Not all towbars are created equal.

Your guide to towbar options for your new Volkswagen or ŠKODA.
Volkswagen Golf R Wheels and Brakes

Your Inbuilt Brake Disc Wipers

If you’re driving a modern Volkswagen or ŠKODA, there are a host of clever processes taking place while you’re driving along that you may not even be aware of. One of those features is a brake disc wiper system.
ŠKODA & Volkswagen Hidden Wallet Pocket
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Your Car's Hidden Wallet Pocket

Did you know your Volkswagen or ŠKODA may have a hidden wallet pocket? Find out where it is in our guide (but keep it to yourself).
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Queenstown Road Trip with Thule Accessories

Our ŠKODA Brand Manager Tim ten Hove was lucky enough to drive an Octavia Scout to Queenstown recently and of course we loaded it with Thule accessories for him to be able to fit all the necessary luggage that comes with a winter ski trip! How did it go?
Snow chains being fitted to a ŠKODA Karoq.

Tips for Driving in a New Zealand Winter

Low temperatures, icy surfaces, diminished traction. Winter is in full swing, and several hazards are lurking out there for motorists. Here are some tips on how to prepare properly.
Volkswagen Polo in Energetic Orange

Benefits of Genuine Timing (Cam) Belts

Cam belts, or more accurately timing belts, are typically made of a solid material which reliably transfers your engine's power from a crankshaft to a camshaft, causing your engine's valves to open and close. A fuel/air mixture then enters a combustion chamber, combusts, and drives the pistons.
DSG gearbox in a Volkswagen
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What is DSG?

One question we're commonly asked here at Miles Continental is 'what is DSG?' DSG stands for 'Direct-Shift Gearbox'. Learn more in our guide.