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

Volkswagen Polo in Energetic Orange

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

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.

Fake Parts

This latest article from GoAuto News has an important warning for car owners requiring repairs to their vehicles.

Octavia Technology

Our newly-released ŠKODA vehicles – such as the Kodiaq SUV and new Octavia range – come fully equipped with the comprehensive new infotainment system, SmartLink.

The Miles Continental Team

Purchasing a new vehicle is an exciting experience, but it’s also a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The only way to make this decision, and to truly appreciate what owning a vehicle could be like, is to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself.

Amarok Canyon

There are a number of excellent utes on the market in New Zealand. Our Commercial Specialist, Anthony Johanson, explains why the Amarok is the best of the bunch.

AdBlue

Owners of modern diesel vehicles, such as Volkswagens, will have noticed a blue AdBlue® cap next to their diesel cap. It can be helpful to know exactly what AdBlue is and how it’s helping your vehicle to reduce its effect on the environment.

Volkswagen Pollen Filters