What on earth is that thing under my bonnet?

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Among all the world’s uncertainties at least one matter seems settled: Batteries and electric motors will have a major role in powering the cars and trucks of our future. But as automotive technology becomes more diverse, it’s good to reflect on the technology most of us currently rely on. Most NZ car owners (3.8 million […]

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Thanks for joining us in 2020

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As the team prepare to take a couple of days holiday, we got the chance to reflect on a crazy year for everyone. When we launched My Auto Shop in January, we certainly didn’t predict how the last 12 months would unfold, however we’re really stoked to be able to ride the roller coaster with […]

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Is it a bird? A plane? Nope, just a Tesla Roadster.

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Usually we see cars on our roads, but Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, had a very different idea. We’ve sent a lot of unusual things to space, but nothing compares to what Elon Musk achieved. In February 2018, SpaceX successfully launched its first Falcon Heavy rocket into space, the most powerful in […]

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You can now book AA Auto Centres around NZ with My Auto Shop

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Customers around NZ are now able to get the easy benefits of booking online, with transparent pricing and easy pick up & drop off options, at their local AA Auto Centre. Simply jump on the My Auto Shop website, enter your car details and look for the AA Auto Centre near you. You can get […]

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Can you get your car serviced or repaired in Auckland during Level 3 lockdown?

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At My Auto Shop, we have a true focus on helping people get better care for their cars, and New Zealand car owners trust us to provide the very best car servicing & repairs experiences. So, during Level 3, we want to provide an even safer and more convenient experience for New Zealand drivers, by […]

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How do our drivers safely carry out pickup and drop off During alert levels ?

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The well-being of My Auto Shop’s customers is one of our top priorities. As we move into Level 3, we are continuing with our pick and drop off service for your cars, and want to make sure you know the important steps guided by the Ministry of Health that our drivers are taking to keep […]

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Get Free Pick up and drop off from home

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Despite Auckland’s sudden plunge back into alert level 3, we’re keen to make sure we keep moving forward. As the My Auto Shop mechanics are all still operating with contactless measures in place, we’ve got the perfect solution to get your car in their workshop, without having to leave your front door. Whilst you’re working […]

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Kia ora hamilton!

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At the start of January, a new service dubbed the ‘​UberEats for car repairs​’ launched quietly in Auckland. Just as they were gaining momentum, things quickly hit a wall as COVID-19 arrived on our shores. Since lockdown, they’ve grown quickly to a network of over 100 workshops around NZ, and they’ve just arrived in Hamilton. […]

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Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip: Your DIY Car Service Guide

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Do you plan on taking a big road trip in the near future? If so, you should know what car service you can do DIY. Here’s your guide

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Should I drive differently in winter? 6 tips to get ready for winter driving

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Winter is here, unfortunately bringing with it darker days, slippery roads and icy windscreens. Kiwi roads are often challenging at the best of times, but these factors just make it even tougher. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a new Audi or an old Honda, anyone can be caught out. Here are 6 tips to […]

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5 ideas to try while you’re stuck in traffic

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Forget the road rage, we’ve got a few better options to help pass the time while stuck in traffic After a month in lock down I almost forgot what it was like to be stuck in the infamous Auckland traffic. We replaced automotive traffic with foot traffic. Our biggest concerns became avoiding all other bubbles, […]

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The ‘new’ My Auto Shop

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NZ’s best mechanics at your fingertips: A new, nationwide My Auto Shop, driven by customer feedback.  After pressing pause on the business for the last 6 weeks, the team has been heads down building the new version of My Auto Shop. We’re excited to come out of lockdown with a refreshed model of business that […]

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Car Subscriptions have become a hot topic. Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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Until recently I hadn’t considered the true cost of owning, maintaining, insuring and fuelling my car, and whether or not it represented good value for the amount of use I got from it. Then I heard about monthly vehicle subscriptions. So, what are they and will they save me any money? And in a COVID […]

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What you need to know to keep your vehicle compliant during Alert Level 3.

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After an extended period at level 4 lockdown, NZ vehicles will be starting to get some more attention next week as over 400,000 kiwis head back to work. Many of these cars might need some love or documentation updated. Fortunately, the government has moved to ensure there isn’t chaos for mechanics and testing stations on […]

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Meet Our Founder: Andy Bowie

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Andy is a bundle of energy, often seen bouncing from task to task and struggling to sit still. He is the guy building the business, brand and relationships whilst trying not to get distracted by the surf, snow or wind report! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi, I’m Andy. I was raised in Auckland, […]

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The scary reason we’re never driving through the Waikato again

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Not long ago, I was sitting on a small regional plane beside a person who was scared of flying. I found myself spouting the classic, pretty painful cliche line that any semi-analytical dad might be caught saying before taking off: “What’s there to worry about? Statistically, you’re more likely to be in a car crash […]

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Meet one of our awesome drivers: Cameron

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We love the team that work alongside us to move your car from home, work or wherever you choose, to our garages to get some love. Our driver-partners come from all walks of life and have their own stories, so we thought you might like to get to know a few of them: What’s your […]

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Meet Sasha — The king of hustle.

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We want to introduce a few of our great people working hard to get My Auto Shop off the ground. First cab off the rank is Sasha: Sasha is the king of hustle and communication. He is often juggling many balls effortlessly, with a phone in one hand and keyboard in the other. He makes […]

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Reimagining the car maintenance industry

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Have you ever felt that feeling of anxiety when you take your car to your local mechanic to get an annual service but know deep down, it won’t be as straightforward as it says on the board? Then, you get the call in the middle of the day, saying your car needs new suspension bushes, […]

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