Buyer beware: how to avoid a car that’s a repairable write off

You may know that any car that has been damaged so that the cost of repairs exceeds its insured value is known as a write off. Sometimes these cars can be totally unrepairable, which is called a statutory write off – and they may not be re-registered and are sold for scrap and parts. Other…

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Which 7-seater car is best for your family?

As your family grows, so does the need to find a vehicle that will provide the right number of seats to move your family around in safety and comfort. The good news is that there is now a wide range of cars available on the market, including medium to large SUVs, mini vans and people…

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November Westfield Gift Card Promotion Winners Announced!

During the month of November everyone who had their car inspected with HelloCars automatically went into the draw to win one of three Westfield $500 gift cards. Paul Higgins, HelloCars Director, has just drawn the winners! Congratulations to our 3 lucky winners who’ll receive their Westfield $500 gift cards just in time for the festive…

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Top tips for choosing the right car seat for your new baby

Having your first child is an exciting and often daunting time with so many questions rushing around in your head: “Where will the baby sleep?” Do I need to move or renovate?” “Do I need a new car?” It’s a time for some big decisions and some that you’ve never had to make before, like…

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Here’s why all Aussies should buy an SUV

It’s clear looking at any Australian street that 4WDs and SUVs are hugely popular. You can barely move a metre through suburbia without stumbling across a Holden Captiva, Toyota Kluger, BMW X3, Mazda CX-5 or any other of the many SUV vehicles on offer today. 

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Top four tips to save money on fuel

This article first appeared on Yahoo7 You don’t have to buy a more fuel-efficient car to reduce your fuel bill. You can get more out of your tank by using some simple tips. We’ve pulled the best together to help you start saving now. Maintaining your tyres is an essential part of making sure you’re…

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Five things I have learned starting a business with my brother

By Paul Higgins, Director HelloCars HelloCars was founded by me and my brother Michael – because we knew we could do used-car sales better than they’re currently being done in Australia. Michael has great experience in the motoring industry and my background is in business, so it was a natural fit when we started talking…

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The five tricks car dealers use and how to avoid them

This post originally appeared on Yahoo7 Car sales people don’t have the best reputation – in fact, they have been consistently ranked bottom for trust on a list of professions in Australia for the past 30 years, according to Roy Morgan’s annual Image of Professions survey. The way their businesses are structured means that 95%…

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Say Hello to Samuel and Adelle

A great experience when you buy or sell a used car is what we’re all about at HelloCars – so it’s genuinely exciting to get great feedback from our customers. It reminds us that there is an appetite for buying used cars online and there is a better alternative than a traditional used car dealer.…

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