Car subscription services: Do the numbers stack up?

If you’re considering car subscription as an alternative to traditional car ownership options like buying, financing or leasing, then it’s important to understand the cost factors involved to ensure you’re making the right choice. As a completely new approach to car ownership, it’s difficult to make direct comparisons between car subscription and buying without fully…

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5 things you should know if you haven’t sold a car in a while

With the average car on Australian roads being more than a decade old, chances are it’s been a while since you last had to sell a car. A lot can change in a few short years – let alone a decade – so if you’re taking the same old approach to selling your car, chances…

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Free rego for NSW drivers and how to get it!

The NSW Government has been in a generous mood lately with the CTP refund scheme, and now it has announced a new plan to offer free vehicle registration to NSW motorists. The new Toll Relief program will provide free registration to motorists who spend more than $25 a week on tolls, or more than $1,300…

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HelloCars takes home Gold at the 2018 Good Design Awards

The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House on 17 May at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.   HelloCars received the prestigious Good Design Award® Gold Winner in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.…

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You’re probably buying the wrong car

If you’ve bought a car in a private sale recently, then there’s a 1 in 3 chance that you may not be driving the car that you paid for.  According to HelloCars research, around 30% of motorists mistakenly provide incorrect information about their vehicle when offering it up for sale. “It’s not that some car…

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How much should you sell your car for?

When putting your car up for sale, often the first thing people want to know is “How much is my car worth?“ or “What price could I get for my car?“ and the answer is not as straightforward as it may seem. The more pertinent question would be “How quickly do I want to sell…

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Infographic: What type of car should you buy?

With so many cars available on the market, both new and used, it can be very difficult to narrow down your choice to just once specific car. To make that decision just a little easier – and maybe brighten up your day just a little – we’ve put together this handy infographic to help you…

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The 5 Stages of Selling Your Car

The average car in Australia is around 10 years old, which means that as a country we like to hold onto our cars for longer. It also means that selling a used car is not something that many of us do all too often, so if your car selling experience looks anything like the stages…

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The startups making it cheaper than ever to own and run a car

The cost of owning and running a car is usually the second biggest expense in any household behind the mortgage, but in the new digital age of share economies, smart gadgets and online shopping, you could potentially make money over the lifetime of owning your car. We’ve compiled a list of clever startups making it…

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Don’t trade-in your car at a dealer until you read this

If you’ve ever traded-in your used car with a dealer, then chances are you could be at least $4,000 out of pocket.  It should hardly come as a surprise that trading-in your car with a dealership doesn’t makes the best financial sense – so why are so many car owners still falling into this dealership…

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