Selling a Car: How to Add Value to Your Car Before Selling It

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When it comes time to part with your beloved set of wheels, you want to make sure you’re getting as much money as you can. You need to know how to add value to your car before you sell it. We’ve got some handy pointers to make sure that you’ve got your car as desirable […]

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Selling a Car: How to Set a Sale Price

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Selling a car can be a difficult thing to do. You need to know how to set a sale price, and you need to know how to stick to it. What you ask for your car by way of price, sets the tone for how much interest you get and ultimately whether or not you […]

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Buying a Car: New vs Used Cars

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Buying a car is exciting, whether it’s a necessity or just an upgrade, it can be a fun experience. But do you buy a new car or a used car? New vs Used and what are the advantages and disadvantages of both? How you choose a car is dependent on what you need it for. […]

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Buying a Car: How To Buy a Good Used Car and Avoid a Lemon

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Buying a car is really expensive and the last thing you want is more costs on top of that. The best way to avoid this is to avoid a ‘Lemon’. A lemon is a car that breaks down a lot or just costs a lot of money to maintain. Avoiding lemons will help you buy […]

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Buying a Car: Pro’s and Con’s of a Station Wagon

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Here at My Auto Shop, we love station wagons. Why should you buy a station wagon? We’ll tell you, so stick around. Station wagons offer fantastic practicality, they can offer luxury, they can offer efficiency, and they can offer quality drivability. Although not for everyone, and certainly in the last few decades they have fallen […]

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Buying a Car: Pro’s and Con’s of a SUV

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SUVs are plentiful at the moment. You can get small, medium, large SUVs, you name it, someone makes it. This has been the biggest boom in modern automobiles. Why should you buy a SUV? And why do so many others buy them as well? 20 years ago they were rare, now 2/3’s of all cars […]

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Buying a Car: Pro’s and Con’s of a Hatchback

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Why should you buy a hatchback? Car parks are getting smaller, fuel prices getting higher, and the need for a small and nimble, yet economical and reliable car, has seen the hatchback become something of a market darling. Alongside the increase in popularity of modern SUVs, we’ve seen over the past 20 years the rise […]

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Buying a Car: Pro’s and Con’s of a Sedan

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Sedans are classic. They were the standard automobile for decades and decades. The rise of the modern SUV and Ute have made sedans slip into the back seat of consumer trends. They also make up some of the best cars to drive and some of them are the most comfortable. If you read on, you’ll […]

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Buying a Car: Pro’s and Con’s of a Ute

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Why should I buy a Ute rather than a SUV? Do I need a Ute? What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a Ute? These are all good questions to be asking yourself when considering why you should buy a ute. Your vehicle needs to complement and help service your lifestyle and demands. We’re […]

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Buying a Car: What Car is Right for Me?

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What car is right for me? Maybe it’s your first car, maybe you want something different, or maybe your needs have changed. Whatever the case, you need a new car, and we’re here to help. So you know you need a new car but what kind of car? You’ve got your hatchbacks, your Utes, and […]

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Buying a Car: How To Research a Car

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One of your biggest assets when you’re buying a car, is knowing the car and demonstrating that you know what you’re talking about. This helps in differentiating different examples of the cars, determining market value for a car, and provides evidence for negotiation. We’re here to help you research a car you want to buy. […]

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Buying a Car: What to Look For When Buying a Car

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What should you look for when buying a car? There’s a bunch of independent factors to look for in each different car. The criteria for assessing a new car and a secondhand car are vastly different. When you’re looking at a brand new car most of the assessment is in the specifications, colour, safety, trim […]

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Buying a Car: Transferring Ownership

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Once you buy a car, you need to let people other than your friends know, that you’ve got yourself a new ride. Mainly, you need to let the government know that you’re the one rolling around in that car from now on. So, how do you transfer ownership? Transferring ownership is an answer to one […]

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Buying a Car: How to Negotiate Car Price

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Buying a car can be intimidating, no doubt at all. If you don’t like arguing or conflict or if you’re just keen to buy the car, there’s a lot of pressure on negotiations. The purchase price negotiation can cost you or save you thousands. How do you negotiate? We’re here with a few handy tips, […]

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How to Buy and Sell a Car

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Buying and selling a car can be complicated and convoluted, we’ve created a blog series to stop that from being the case. We have created a series on buying a car, and a series on selling a car. Hopefully if you’re totally lost, we can walk you through both processes. Ho do you buy and […]

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How To Clean My Wheels Like a Pro

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If you like your shoes to look nice, you should want your wheels to look nice too. Cleaning your wheels is any easy task that gives great satisfaction. How do you clean wheels? It only requires a small amount of elbow grease, but, said elbow grease is needed 4 times. You may think that this […]

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How To Improve Fuel Economy

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Whether your car takes petrol or diesel, it’s still a big cost to an average commuter. So how do you reduce your fuel consumption in easy and relatively unobtrusive ways? You have to figure out how to improve fuel economy, but we’ve already got some good ideas. We’ve got 5 handy tips and tricks to […]

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How To Check My Tyre Tread

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Your tyres provide the grip that keeps your car on the road. They are one of the most integral parts of safety, your tyre tread is what moves water away from the rubber and gives you good grip in winter. Remember to check your tyre tread regularly. It’s not just us who think so, the […]

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How To Know Which Oil I Need For My Car

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Oil is one of the most important things in your entire car. It makes sure that everything in the engine stays lubricated and cool. It carries harmful contaminants to the oil filter and makes the engine more efficient. You need to know what oil your car needs. There’s a bunch of things that affect what […]

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How To Set Up a Car

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Do you ever get out of your car and feel a bit stiff? Maybe you struggle to see all the essentials of the road? Do you know the perfect steering wheel position for your driving style? How do you set up a car? Look we aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel here, we know it’s […]

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How To Check My Car Registration

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Your car needs a few key things to stay on the road. Warrant of Fitness, Road User Charges (if applicable), and Registration. You need to check your registration and keep up to date on when it needs renewal. Your vehicle’s registration is basically a license to drive your car on public roads. The fees go […]

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How To Change a Tyre in Minutes

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There are 3 certainties in life: 1. Death 2. Taxes 3. That it’s raining when you get a flat tyre. So if you’re reading this while stuck on the side of the road, soaking wet, with a flat tyre, then we feel for you, and this article will point you in the right direction to […]

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How To Check My Tyre Pressure

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Your tyres need air in them, sure, but how much air? Maybe one has a slow leak? Maybe you’re imagining it? How do I check my tyre pressure? If you know how to check and top up your tyre pressures then you won’t have to ask yourself these questions. It’s really easy to do, and […]

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How To Know Which Fuel To Use

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Look, a petrol car needs petrol and a diesel car needs diesel. These are things we know. If you don’t, it’s written on your fuel cap or on your Registration. Look no further, we’ll tell you how to know what fuel to use. Then why are there like 3 different kinds of petrol and only […]

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