My Auto Shop Info Hub

Can you bring your own car parts to a mechanic?

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If you’ve ever been confronted with a large repair bill from a mechanic you may have thought supplying your own sourced parts would save you some of the expense. It’s never been easier to look online and check the latest price for car parts via Repco or Super Cheap Auto. You may even have brake […]

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Don’t look to save money when replacing these car parts

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It goes without saying, car repairs are not a “happy” purchase for most people. There are, however, some car parts where saving money should not be the priority. In these cases, paying a little extra to get good-quality parts will save you in the long run, and may keep you and your family safer at […]

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What should I know about Mobile Mechanics?

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Fitting vehicle repairs into our busy schedules can be difficult, and the idea of having a mobile mechanic come to our home or office represents a convenient alternative to dropping off your car for the day. While most repairs can be done by well-equipped, professional mechanics in your driveway, there are a few jobs that […]

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What is a vehicle recall and should I be worried?

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A recall is when the manufacturer of a product, in this case, a motor vehicle or its components, identifies a fault that puts its users or occupants at risk of personal injury or death, or that significantly impacts the performance of the vehicle. Occasionally a manufacturer will recall vehicles when defects in their design or […]

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Car Servicing – How much does a petrol car service cost in New Zealand?

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While the answer to this question varies wildly, the real question is how much should a car service cost. At My Auto Shop, we think this should be an easy question to answer. Why? Because manufacturers set out the maintenance schedule for your car and all the vehicles just like it, detailing what needs doing […]

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Car Repairs on Afterpay?

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We all know that urgent car repairs generally jump out at the time you least want them, and the bank account might not have enough cash to keep your car running. Fortunately, My Auto Shop, NZ’s largest car maintenance booking platform, has teamed up with Afterpay to make the unexpected more manageable. How does Afterpay […]

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WoF expiring? Urgent repairs? Find out what to do about car repairs during lockdown Level 4.

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While most of us won’t be using our cars during the current COVID lockdown (except for the odd trip to the supermarket), you may be wondering what to do if your warrant of fitness expires or your car breaks down during this time. The answer isn’t the same for everyone. Essential workers If you are […]

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Nissan Leaf Diagnostic

EV vs. Petrol: What does annual maintenance look like?

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If you are thinking about buying an electric or hybrid vehicle you have probably already done a bit of research around the cars range and how much you stand to save not buying fuel. But have you considered the cost of maintenance? There are far fewer moving parts on many of these types of vehicles, […]

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Trade Me and My Auto Shop Logos

We’ve partnered with Trade Me to help power our mission

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We’re excited to announce that New Zealand’s largest online marketplace and classifieds site, Trade Me, has taken a 15 per cent stake in My Auto Shop.  After starting our business in January 2020 with the goal to make car maintenance easier for car owners, we’re pumped to continue our mission alongside such a pioneer of […]

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Rainy, foggy dashboard due to driving in the rain

Driving in the Rain

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Driving in the rain presents different challenges to driving in the dry. You’ll need to follow a different approach when it’s drizzling compared to when it’s raining heavily. Strong winds can play a big factor too. Some drivers hate driving in rain and a few others actually enjoy it the most. The difference comes down […]

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