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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What Are On-Road Costs?

Wondering what ORC (on-road costs) are? Learn about the price breakdown and what your on-road costs include at Miles Continental.
SKODA SUV driving through snow

How To Prepare Your Vehicle for 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.
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How to Change the Clock in a Volkswagen

Here's how to change the clock in a Volkswagen for the end of Daylight Saving time. This is in a Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace R-Line, but the process should be similar for all modern Volkswagens.
WLTP Explained
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What is WLTP?

Confused about WLTP? Read on to learn more about the new procedure to measure vehicle emissions, range, and fuel consumption.
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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).