Tips when moving high-value items
Posted on 6th November 2019
Jewellery (either high in money value and/or emotional value), pieces of art, antique furniture and antique cars are just some examples of high-value items you’ll want to think about when packing for your next big move. Though it’s impossible to safeguard against the unexpected, there are certain steps you can take to make the likelihood of valuable items being lost or damaged in transit, is kept to a minimal.
Getting Smart about Smart Cars
Posted on July 16, 2019
Smart cars offer a multitude of features which were once considered ‘a bit fancy but not necessary’. But consumer demand has pressured car manufacturers into installing additional features such as lane departure warning and emergency braking - or risk being left off the consumer’s car-buying list.
Technology that helps a driver’s attention is also big news. Is this a result of overly busy lifestyles and trying to cram every minute of our day with tasks? We think so. As drivers, we’re all guilty of changing the song, turning on the heater, checking our reflection in the rear-view mirror, all while we should be doing just one thing. Driving safely.
Most award-winning vehicles can spot driver fatigue or reckless driving by erratic steering and sudden braking and accelerating. Hyundai’s Kona measures how long you have been driving and alerts when a break from driving is necessary. Another high-tech example is Subaru’s Forrester ‘wandering gaze’ feature that uses facial recognition to establish how long your eyes have been closed!
Just like phones, new features are found in the high dollar vehicles but will become more mainstream as time goes on. Basically, if you are looking for the very latest in something you will never find it. Technology is simply moving too fast.
Think back to when reverse cameras and the vehicle back-up alarm (y’know, the beeping sound) were few and far between. These days it’s a surprise to see a car without it. We can only imagine how much insurance claims have fallen with the help of these two features alone!
When most of us first heard about electric vehicles an immediate concern that popped into our minds was ‘how far can we go?’ There were visions of being stranded in the middle of nowhere, last at night, using a lot of bad language.
Fast forward a couple of years and this concern has been dashed with the rise and rise of electric cars. So much success in fact that electric trucks are soon to be working on New Zealand shores.
Though the initial outlay for an electric car is more expensive than a traditional petrol car, electric vehicles have fewer moving parts meaning a lot less could go wrong. And of course, without the need for petrol, the long-term benefits are both environmentally and financially sound.
Manufacturers offer approximately 10 years for the battery life, but this might be a conservative estimate. If a current battery went as far as 15 years a new battery can be purchased. However, after 15 years you’ll probably see a change in lifestyle and be in the market for a replacement vehicle anyway.
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Tips when moving high-value items
How to get your Vehicle Ready for Shipping
Posted on 22nd October 2019
If you are preparing your family car, motorbike, motorhome or vintage car for shipment? There are a few things you should do keep customs happy and reduce the likelihood of unwanted insects/rodents ‘setting up home’ in the destination country.
Most Liveable Cities in the World
Posted on 30th September 2019
Looking for an overseas adventure? Perhaps a transfer within the same company or a complete change in career? If you don’t have a destination locked in yet then you’ll want to check out the top ten most livable cities according to Lonely Planet. Canada and Australia feature heavily on the list but Vienna stays in the top position for the second year in a row.
Exploring New Zealand's South Island in a Motorhome
Posted on 22nd August 2019
Seasoned kiwi travellers, Neil and Renee decided to ‘fly the nest’ after the kids had, and share their experiences and favourite destinations via their Youtube channel. They travel the world by plane, train and campervan. In one of their latest videos, Neil and Renee explore New Zealand’s Winter Wonderland – the incredibly beautiful South Island.
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