Car tyre manufacture

How car tyres are made

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It’s fair to say we tend to take our tyres for granted. I might be speaking for myself, but I just expect to them to be there and to work when it comes to heading out for a spin. Sure, they’re super helpful, you know, gripping the road and basically saving your life at corner […]

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Three young girls in the back of car on school run

Zen guide to less stress on your school run

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Every day, parents, carers, and grandparents face the school run and manage to survive, but whether you emerge a frazzled mess or unfazed depends on your preparation and tolerance. Let’s go over a few strategies we’ve uncovered to get through the school run without so much as a bead of sweat trickling down that forehead […]

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New Zealand has many stunning drives to offer

Top 5 best New Zealand drives

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It’s no secret, New Zealand is a fantastic place to live if you’re a driver.  From the North Island to the South Island, there’s no shortage of magical twists and turns to enjoy, whether you’re rolling solo, or with friends and family. With the classic Kiwi summer upon us, we at MyAutoShop wanted to share […]

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A tidy car interior

Zen guide to an organised car

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If you’ve been following our series of zen guides to driving, you might remember an article which extolled the infinite values of keeping your car clean and free from clutter out on family roadtrips and the like.   Now, I feel like every time I step into someone else’s car, there’s always an apology – “really […]

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Lost keys on a road in park

The zen guide to finding your car keys

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It always starts so innocently.  A sweet, perhaps little sheepish, call from another area of the house, echoing its way into my innocent ears, “Baaabe, do you know where the car keys are?” So, truth be told.  I often do know where they are (on my desk, or on the bench), and that’s why my […]

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Dog leaning out of window

Expert’s guide to keeping pets safe on a road trip

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Whoever came up with the term “fur baby” knew exactly what they were on about. Okay, maybe not that guy up there – but he’s someone’s angel! As a pet owner, I know the guilty feeling that occurs when you need to leave your pet at home.  In our case, it’s our French Bulldog, Sydney, […]

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Long road trips: keep the kids happy and stay sane

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If it were as easy as them having a nap and then a snack, you wouldn’t read this article. Family road trips are where I formed some of my best lifelong memories, I’m sure my parents wouldn’t reflect so fondly on all of them though… A long journey on a family vacation can be made […]

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Zen guide to finding where you parked your car

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At My Auto Shop, we like to keep it real and relatable.  We also like to do what we can to make things as stress free as possible, from the workshop to the wheel.  But what about those driven-related moments that don’t place in the actual vicinity of your vehicle?  Say, like, looking for your […]

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Roadtripper’s guide to NZ’s best apps for drivers

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With technology featuring in almost every corner of our lives, from making our love lives easier to getting takeouts, our smartphones are always there to help guide us our decision-making. If you’ve ever been out on the road and found that your phone battery was on red and quickly dwindling in its charge, you’ll no […]

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The zen guide to peaceful family car trips

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Seinfeld’s famous “Serenity now!” skit was always a favourite in my family, and goes some way to setting the general tone of our family car trips growing up.  We all seem to be searching for ways to access our inner peace these days, and I’m just going to go ahead and say this, but it […]

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sitting in car traffic exercises

5 exercises to do during rush our

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We’ve all been there.  It’s the end of the day, you’re cruising homeward, and suddenly everything comes to a grinding halt.  While the team at My Auto Shop love to spend their time making it easy for you to find and book a mechanic, we know it’s not always the solution to every challenge you […]

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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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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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