buying a car in new Zealand is an adventure
especially if the car went around New Zealand a few times already.
If you guys know about cars and their ins and out, well, then no worries.
But if not, it can get expensive.
Come up with the bus to Kaiwaka, it's easy.
Talk to Carmen first to arrange a time and she will pick you up from the bus.
You can stay at our Backpackers hostel here in Mangawhai just around the corner or at Carmen and John's. It's all not far from the beach..
Around our place we have very quiet streets, Ideal to learn driving on the left side of the road. We take you for your first drive and explain all the different rules.
You can start your holiday relaxed and rested.
Buying a car at Carmens and Johns made easy
John checks to cars before we buy them. If we don't like a van we don't buy it in the first place..
Our cars, vans and camper get checkt thoroughly by John. He repairs all vehicles and services them.
We take a lot of care in safety and reliability.
Our cars have all got new oil, new filters, new cooling water incl antifreeze.
And of course the vans all have got a new WOF and Rego
About the payment at carmensecovans
you can pay cash or by bank transfer. We only release the vehicle once we see the money in our account.
You can pay via credit card. that cost 2.95% more, the bank wants a cut as well.
Also check how much money you can get out of the ATM ( moneymachine) daily, monthly. Some banks give you only $500 to $800 per day.
Make sure your card is released for foreign countries.
Paperwork and forms to buy a car in New Zealand
Change of ownership is done online (only if you carry a New Zealand drivers license) or at the post office.
All application forms are available at the post office.
You need your pass port, license and $9.80
Rego is also done at the post office or online at nzta.
Same with the ruc, road user charges
Legal checks, lemon checks can be done at www.carjam.co.nz, for about $15.
We carjam check all our cars before we buy them. They are all clean but of course you can check them as well.
WOF, warrant of fitness can be done at assorted garages/ workshops.
You can also get a wof at the VTNZ testing stations. These are big orange buildings usually in the industrial part of a town.
and when you got the car...
Please check the water in the cooling system every day, very very important!!!!!!!
Check the oil every 500km.
and keep an eye on the temperature gage on the dash board.
If it goes up more then half way, turn the motor off imidiately.
Do an oil change every 5000 km at a profesional outfit like a garage or oilchanger ect