What is a vehicle recall and should I be worried?

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A recall is when the manufacturer of a product, in this case, a motor vehicle or its components, identifies a fault that puts its users or occupants at risk of personal injury or death, or that significantly impacts the performance of the vehicle. Occasionally a manufacturer will recall vehicles when defects in their design or […]

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Car Servicing – How much does a petrol car service cost in New Zealand?

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While the answer to this question varies wildly, the real question is how much should a car service cost. At My Auto Shop, we think this should be an easy question to answer. Why? Because manufacturers set out the maintenance schedule for your car and all the vehicles just like it, detailing what needs doing […]

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Trade Me and My Auto Shop Logos

We’ve partnered with Trade Me to help power our mission

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We’re excited to announce that New Zealand’s largest online marketplace and classifieds site, Trade Me, has taken a 15 per cent stake in My Auto Shop.  After starting our business in January 2020 with the goal to make car maintenance easier for car owners, we’re pumped to continue our mission alongside such a pioneer of […]

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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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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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