Cash For Cars Brisbane – A Blog

I’m on the road most days buying and selling cars for cash.

I’m a licensed motor dealer and this is my job.

As you can imagine, I see a variety of cars, and people.

I’ve started to write the posts below from the oddities I’ve learnt and continue to learn all the time about cars and the industry at large.

People sell their cars in a variety of makes, models, condition and price.

I hope you find some of the articles and stories interesting.

And whether or not I end up buying your car, I hope some of this info helps you get a better price.

Used Car Buyer Brisbane

Is it time to sell either a used car at home or from a commercial fleet you manage? I am a local and licensed motor trader located in Brisbane’s inner south close to the Gateway and M1 Pacific Highway. I offer fair wholesale trade prices and make the process easy. Because I am a licensed […]

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Sell Your Used Car For Cash In Brisbane Today

As a large part of Brisbane Car Shed in Mansfield, we are a used car buyer in Brisbane paying top dollar for cars direct – no auctions, no parent dealership, no worries! In fact by calling my mobile number now just by clicking here, you talk to me directly. I own and manage this long […]

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Office of Fair Trading – Used Cars

Fortunately for both buying and selling used cars in Qld, the Office of Fair Trading acts as an advocate for consumer laws. This benefits both the buying public and the reputation of motor dealers. Who Are The Office of Fair Trading? Most states have a government department set up to act as the guardian of […]

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A Short History of Cars

If you have viewed my website and wonder what sorts of cars I look at, I thought I’d put together a short list of cars I have recently viewed with the view to making offers in the past few months: 1991 Mazda 626 1997 Volvo 850 Wagon 1995 Mazda Astina White 1995 Daihatsu Feroza Wagon […]

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Alternatives To Car Trade In or Selling Privately

Like every business, even the one you may work for, a wholesale market and a retail market exists. Someone is always selling something. After all, how are your wages paid for? The car business is no different. There is a premium market price for any make and model car. You can look these up on […]

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Checklist For Selling Your Car Today

Be organised when selling your car quickly. It is a pretty easy process, but there are a few simple things you need to do. I’ve written other articles on some of the pitfalls and hassles of selling your car privately. It can be a nuisance going through the advertising process, appointments and tyre kickers just […]

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How Can I Tell a Hail Damaged Car

It wasn’t all that long ago Brisbane was smashed with a few nasty hail storms. Summer seems so long ago at the time of writing right? Remember just after the storms seeing all the cars running around looking like they’d been sitting on a golf driving range? Well a lot of those cars have been […]

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Is A Car Dealer Your Friend?

Seems like an odd question right? We all know the motor dealer stereotypes. The problem with this industry is the nature of the product. The product we are dealing with is a used car. Which means ever since the car left the manufacturing plant however long ago, every one of the literally thousands of parts […]

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Video for Cash For Cars Brisbane

For those people more visual and who do searches on YouTube, I made a very simple video version of my car buying advertisement. Pretty basic I know. But it really is a simple message. Do you have a car sitting in your driveway not being used? Can’t be bothered going to all the bother of […]

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RACQ Inspections

What is an RACQ inspection and should I get one when buying a used car? This is not a black and white question able to be answered. Because it matters a lot how much mechanical smarts you have. An RACQ inspection isn’t a simple off-the-shelf inspection product. They have a choice of 5 or 6 […]

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Spare Auto Keys, Smart Keys and Transponders

In the days of the Commodore, Camira, Gemini, Falcon and Corona, losing your car key just wasn’t a problem. Head down to your local hardware store or shopping centre’s Mr Minit and 5 minutes and a few bucks later, there’s your duplicated key. Getting car keys cut in the last 15 years, as technology in […]

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How Much Is My Car Worth Phone Quote

The number one question I get for obvious reasons: How Much Is My Car Worth? And fair enough. If you have called me to get cash for cars today in Brisbane then of course you want to know! I’m always happy to give you an offer, however it is not as simple as giving a […]

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Car Batteries

There’s a bit to know about your car’s battery, what makes it work, how to maintain it and when/how to replace it. So how long does a car battery last? This depends on a whole heap of factors including features on the car which use the battery’s reserves, how much and how often (e.g. even […]

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How To Buy A Used Car – Part 4

Before the test drive Before taking the car for a test drive, check you are comfortable with the insurance cover and/or the risk you are taking should you have an accident. This is especially important if you are buying privately. Dealers will have insurance to cover you for significant damage, but they may require you […]

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How To Buy A Used Car – Part 3

The Inspection When you have done your research and decided to inspect a vehicle or two, ask the right questions on the first phone call. This could save you a trip: Is the car in your name and owned by yourself? (Private buying only – dealers must assure title by law). Do you have a […]

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How To Buy A Used Car – Part 2

Buy a Car Privately, From a Dealer or at Auction? You know the makes/models that suit you best and their price range. So now it is a matter of finding the matches for sale in your local area. Irrespective of the seller. Advantages of Buying From a Dealer Buying from a dealer is heavily regulated […]

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How To Buy A Used Car – Part 1

Proper Planning Proper Planning Prevents Poor Purchasing Before you make the first call enquiry. Before you make your first inspection appointment. Before you take your first test drive. And definitely before you start negotiating… Know your stuff. Yeah yeah I know; BORING. But unwisely, many people decide they need a car and immediately hit the […]

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Ford Territory Repairs

Don’t get me wrong, I buy a lot of Ford Territory models. They are a popular SUV and for many good reasons. But ask most owners, and the Territory has its problems too. Ask any mechanic or anyone in the auto industry that has had much to do with buying, selling or maintaining a Territory. […]

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Trade Ins

Why Trade In My Old Car? As well as paying cash for cars, I also trade. If you are scrolling through my blog, you will notice last week I bought a 2005 Ford Courier from Matt. Funnily enough Duncan from Stafford came in this week to buy it, and had an older Courier he wanted […]

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Hail Damage

I’m writing this post when Brisbane has had some major storms this last week or so. See the image below – have you seen a few cars driving around Brisbane like this recently? Last week’s massive storm is estimated to have caused over $1 Billion dollars in damage by the insurance council of Australia. So […]

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Automatic Transmission Problems?

Have you ever noticed some funny shifting going on with your automatic transmission? Maybe the gears are clunking a little either on the way through the gears – or on the way back down – or both. Shudder at the thought right, because you’ve heard how much transmissions are to either fix or replace. The […]

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Holden Commodores

I buy and sell a lot of Holden Commodores here in Brisbane. Some are worth more than others. They are really good cars, but as you probably know they have their good and – no so good points. Let’s start with the good: They are comparatively cheap to find spare parts for. They are generally […]

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Sell Used Car Brisbane

Sell Used Car Brisbane. This is what I do but of course as this website suggests, I can also buy your used car in Brisbane 7 days per week. You see, I am a licensed motor dealer. My personal Office of Fair Trading licence number is 3565013. What I write below is only my opinion […]

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Michael Flies Out Tomorrow – BMW 316i

Michael called me from this website with a dilemma. His flight to study at the University of California was leaving in 17 hours. He had advertised his 1999 BMW 316i on Carsales a few weeks prior. But had too much money on it and well…. Didn’t sell it in time and kinda forgot about it […]

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An Unfortunate Story

How did you find this website to read this post today? Probably like most of my visitors and customers you typed something like cash for cars Brisbane into a search engine. Well sometimes I get the wrong sort of people coming in the hope I will buy their car from them. Allow me to share […]

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Selling Company Cars

I don’t just buy cars from the public in Brisbane. Not by a long way! I often buy multiple cars from companies clearing out their old cars vehicles. For example this week I bought 3 cars from the one furniture manufacturer. They were downsizing from having 5 company cars to just 2. They traded one […]

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How To Contact Me To Sell Your Car

I receive quite a few calls during the day with people wanting to sell their cars for cash in Brisbane and surrounding areas. As such, if I am talking to someone or someone is showing me their car when you ring, I cannot answer. It doesn’t happen all the time but if it happens to […]

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Utes

I like to buy and pay cash for utes all over Brisbane. Sometimes utes I get called about are a bit rough. Which is fair enough – they are quite often a tradie’s bus, lunchroom and office. If you are thinking about selling yours, you can go through all the hassle of preparing it for […]

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Information Required Before I Buy Any Car

If you’re reading this right now, you have probably clicked through from an email I have sent you requesting more information. Buying a car for me is the same as it would be for you. I just can’t make you an offer if all I know is the make, model, year and the kms. Would […]

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Is Your Car Air Conditioning Keeping You Cool This Summer?

Oh my goodness, how hot has this summer been? If you live anywhere in South East Queensland there is little doubt you have been sweltering away through January and February as we experience one of our hottest summers on record, and that’s saying something for SEQ! Air conditioners in homes and cars have been working […]

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