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 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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How To Make My Car Smell Nice

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Your car should be a comfortable and enjoyable place. Where you can think, listen to music, and most importantly, get places. If your car smells funny or just plain bad, well, that kind of kills the mood doesn’t it? You don’t want your car to smell bad, we’re here to point you in the direction […]

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How To: Top Up My Windscreen Washer Fluid

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Why do you need windscreen washer fluid? Your windscreen is like your glasses, great for seeing, annoying when smudged. Seeing as things like bugs, rain, mud and everything else on the road gets all over your windscreen you need to clean it. This is where the cleaning agent in your windscreen washer fluid comes in […]

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How To Restore My Headlights

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Why Do Headlights Go Yellow and/or Cloudy? Well your headlights sit outside the car in the elements at all times. Over time, the lens becomes discoloured and faded due to the UV light rays that the sun provides. The best way to fix this issue is to clean the lens and then protect it from […]

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How To Change My Car Oil

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Why Do You Need To Change Your Oil? Your oil is what keeps your engine lubricated, cooled and happy. It makes sure that everything that needs to move, can do so safely. It makes your engine last longer, run better and perform stronger. Your oil has the most essential job in maintaining your motor and […]

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How To: The Series

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Here at My Auto Shop we make taking care of your car easier, cheaper and more convenient for you. But if you’re looking to take back a bit more control, or just generally educate yourself a bit more, our “How To” series is designed to do just that. Feel Free to Have a Read: How […]

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How To Jump Start My Car

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Jump starting a car is required when your battery doesn’t have the juice to do so. It’s not something you want to get wrong. We recommend knowing how to jump start a car because it’s one of those things that crop up once in a blue moon. Why would you need to jump start your […]

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