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Selling a Car: How to Negotiate with Buyers

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A buyer turns up to buy your car, they start haggling, you freeze, panic and sell it for $17. Well maybe not, but still, negotiations can be stressful if you don’t like confrontation. We’ll tee you up with some handy tips and tricks to help you negotiate with buyers and make sure you get the […]

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Selling a Car: How To Avoid Scams

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Imagine you’re selling your car, you have a buyer for your car, they’re going to pay you the money. Then they don’t, even worse is if they drive off with your car and you still don’t get paid. That is not ideal. We’re here to help you avoid scams and make sure that if you […]

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Selling a Car: Should I ‘Trade it in’?

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Selling a car can be full of twists and turns, lots of hassle or a seamless process. If you’re considering selling your car you’ve probably heard of a ‘trade in’. This is where you trade your car with a dealer. They deduct the price of your car from the purchase of your next car and […]

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Selling a Car: Photos and Description

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If you’ve decided to sell your car privately, you’ll need a great listing to help you get top dollar. The first impressions are made by the photos and the car is sold or ignored based on the description. Your photos and description are your biggest assets. We’ll help guide you through what you want to […]

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Selling a Car: Dealer vs Private Sale

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If you need to sell your car, you need to weigh up your options. Both options offer their own advantages and disadvantages and you need to evaluate what will work for you. We’re here to help you weigh up whether you sell to a dealer vs a private sale to a private buyer. Why Sell […]

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Selling a Car: How Much Is My Car Worth?

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When it comes to selling your car, the most important thing is knowing how much your car is worth. This is what will determine how much money you can ask for, and what you’ll end up with in your pocket. There’s the general value of your car’s make and model, and then once you factor […]

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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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