The hidden costs of selling your car privately

When it comes to selling your car, holding out for the highest price rarely makes the best financial sense. Many car owners tend to look at two figures: How much you paid for the car, and How much you can expect to sell it for The biggest factor that’s often ignored by many people when…

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Your questions answered about HelloCars

The response to our News.com.au story has been overwhelmingly positive and it’s been quite busy behind the scenes at HelloCars ever since! It’s abundantly clear that people aren’t happy with the current used car sales experience so we’re glad to challenge the status quo with a business that puts customers first instead of profits.

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How to protect yourself from online car sales scams

In Australia, May 15-19 is National Consumer Fraud Week which aims to raise awareness and help people spot online scams. With the process of buying and selling a car representing a prime opportunity for fraudsters and scammers to try and swindle you out of your cash, HelloCars have put together a list of the top red flags…

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How to stay safe when letting a buyer test drive your car

With traditional car dealers offering peanuts for used cars, selling your car privately is something many of us have experience in. While wasting time with messages and phone calls may be a nuisance, when it comes to letting your prospective buyer test drive your car it can become downright dangerous. There are a few simple…

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The safest child seat on the market is finally legal in Australia, but hardly any parents know about it

If you haven’t heard of ISOFIX – you’re not alone. It’s widely accepted around the world as the safest child seat system on the market, but many Australians still don’t realise it even exists.

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Top tips for a well-packed car this long weekend

Ah, the Easter long weekend. Doesn’t it bring back memories of a rained-out camping trip, sibling fights in the car and parents seriously questioning their sanity in dragging the family through the ordeal. We’re here to help! With our handy hints, you’ll be relaxed and happy on your arrival.

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How to avoid being ripped off with a service

You’ve probably heard the expression: I know how to drive my car, but I don’t need to know how it works. Beyond changing a tyre, or perhaps jump starting your car, most of us don’t know a lot more about what goes on under the hood. And that puts us at a distinct disadvantage when…

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