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.

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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2 Students – 24 hours – 2 Cars Bought

This week’s purchase was an interesting one. I had a call from a student wanting/needing to sell his car fast in Brisbane. You see, his circumstances had changed quite dramatically – they had tuition fees at the University of Queensland to pay and a flatmate had skipped town leaving them with a rent bill. These […]

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Tom Ran Out of Registration

I get a lot of calls when people have either run out – or are running out of registration. Understandable. If you own a car you either don’t use or don’t want… Paying another $500 or so seems just too much. So instead of paying more, receive it instead. I buy cars for cash. Tom […]

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Tips For Buying Used Cars at Auctions

Buying used cars from auctions is not for everyone. Yes you can get a better deal on an equivalent car than you would from a dealer (maybe), but the risks are higher. It’s a fact a lot of lemon cars with too many problems for a dealer to fix end up at the auctions. Car […]

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A Nice Subaru Impreza

People want to sell their car in Brisbane to me for a variety of reasons. On this occasion, it wasn’t because they were moving. Nor because they had bought a new car. They didn’t bother getting in a trade-in price either. They just couldn’t be bothered going to the effort of selling it themselves! You […]

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Can I Repair My Alloy Wheels?

Ever have one of those days when you’re in a rush to get everywhere and as you are parallel parking you hear that noise no car lover ever wants to hear… SCRAAAAAAPE… closely followed by some choice words, knowing your pristine alloy wheels have been permanently damaged by those darn unforgiving gutters. Have no fear, […]

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We Bought 2 Cars In Brisbane Today

This happens sometimes. A Canadian couple were leaving Brisbane and heading home. They had tried to sell privately on CarSales, but the market has been slow lately and couldn’t sell either of them in over 2 months. If you can’t tell from the photos, one is a 2006 Mazda 6 and the other is a […]

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Are we teaching our new drivers the “safest” road rules?

As I approach the middle age of my life and with a good, solid 25 years of driving experience under my belt, I am amazed and appalled at times at what I see happening on our roads and have a strong belief that most of what I see is very much avoidable with proper education. […]

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It Just Needs a Re-Gas

Have you ever heard this old chestnut before: “Yeah, the air conditioning isn’t cold – it just needs a re-gas…” I’m here to tell you it probably needs that – and a heap of other stuff done too. In my long experience buying cars, about 4 in every 5 cars where the AC isn’t working, […]

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We Buy Cars Brisbane

We buy cars Brisbane – lots of different types of cars. Although I live on the Southside of Brisbane, I also come to look at – and buy cars from the north side, east side and west side of Brisbane. Sometimes I even travel to the Gold or Sunshine coast too for the right car. […]

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Is CarSales Any Good To Sell My Car

Have you found yourself asking yourself is CarSales.com.au any good to sell my car? If you asked my opinion, it is at the moment the best place to try and sell your car if you are serious… But have plenty of time. The simple fact is selling your car privately takes time. Most of the […]

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Hard to Sell Cars This Week

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for selling cars in Brisbane. I’m yet to understand the apparent cycle, but it seems like most industries we have slow weeks/months and busy times. There seems to be no rhyme nor rhythm! I have really well priced cars for sale at my retail website – Brisbane Car […]

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Why I Bought This XR6 For Cash

Do a search on CarSales, like I just did, and there are 152 2005 Ford Falcon XR6s for sale. When you are trying to sell a car, whether it is to me, someone who deals in cars, or retail on a website like CarSales, ask yourself this: How is my car any different to all […]

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How To Restore Headlights On a Car

Have you ever noticed cars – and not necessarily older cars – with foggy and sometimes yellow tinged headlights? This is known as oxidisation and not only does it look bad, it diminishes the effectiveness of your headlights AND is a roadworthy item. And because it is a safety concern, you can get a fine […]

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What a Heap of S&%!

Well this just shows I might buy any car in Brisbane. What a heap of shit! I’ve mentioned in previous posts I don’t buy wreck cars. This 1996 Mitsubishi Magna almost fits this category. Firstly, there is hardly a straight panel on it! The air conditioning “Just Needs a Re-Gas” The engine blows smoke. The […]

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Do This Every Time Before You Buy A Car

Before you buy ANY car in Brisbane, or anywhere for that matter, do what I do. If you haven’t heard about the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR), and you plan to buy a car privately then you need to know about the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) which a few years ago replaced REVS, VCheck […]

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Do I Need Window Tinting?

In Australia’s harsh climate conditions and with so many melanomas being found daily in our population, the question is raised, do we need window tinting on our cars? Let’s take a look at that… There are 3 types of UV light: UV C – which never makes it to the earth’s surface, so not a […]

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No Registration Stickers in Qld

You may, or may not be aware, but Qld will no longer require registrations stickers on vehicles from October 2014. Since 1932 this has been a requirement. When you register – or renew registration on a car or light commercial car. The process has been – one month out you get a renewal notice from […]

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Top 10 Worst Car Owner Mistakes

Have you ever wondered what mistakes are made by car owners from purchase htrough to ownership, well we have, and here they are… 1) PPRS or POST Purchase Research Syndrome – One massive piece of advice, buying a car works better when research PREDATES purchase. Don’t wait until you’ve handed over your hard earned cash […]

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How To Disinfect Your Car Air Conditioning

Smelly cars are not nice. Smoker’s cars combined with smelly are almost impossible to fix. But if your car has just been sitting around locked up for a while, it will no doubt become a little musty. Some cars just have a “manufacturer’s smell” about them. What?? When you’ve been around as many cars as […]

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Don’t Try and Sell a Stolen Car in Brisbane

Well not to me anyway! I haven’t had this happen for ages now. But it just happened again this week. Someone came in trying to sell a stolen car in Brisbane and brought it to me to look at with the view to buying off him. This guy called me and said he was driving […]

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Subaru All Models

Do you have a Subaru to sell in Brisbane today? I buy a lot of Subarus and have a network of ready buyers you will not otherwise find. I have bought all sorts of models in the past including Subaru Forester (lots of these), Subaru Liberty and Subaru Impreza in particularly. Subaru can sometimes be […]

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How Much Is My Subaru Forester Worth?

I like buying Subarus as I have said before. And I am particularly good at answering “How Much is My Subaru Forester Worth?” But first let me explain some of the factors that will most certainly effect either how much you get – or how much you don’t get for your car. First and foremost, […]

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Patrick’s VZ Holden SS V8 Ute

Patrick called me on Saturday morning with a dilemma. You see his partner had just bought something substantial. VERY substantial. A house. He needed to raise the best part of $10,000 before Monday to make up the balance of the deposit. In cash. He was caught a bit on the hop and the only resources […]

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Selling Your Car With Finance On It

Lots of people call me wanting to sell their car in Brisbane but unsure if they can because they still have finance outstanding on it. Legally the answer is no. But people do it all the time despite it being against all lender’s requirements. Both you and the prospective buyer can get into all sorts […]

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Are My Car Tyres Roadworthy?

Tyres are for obvious reasons a very important part of car maintenance. And can have a bearing on how much you can sell your car for – because they are expensive to replace. Even for a small 4 cylinder car, cheap Chinese tyres will still be circa $70 fitted and balanced each. More commonplace and […]

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Can You Quote My Car Over the Phone?

I get asked a lot when people call me “how much will you pay for my car”. Before I go any further into this post, here is some more information if you are the executer of and wanting to sell a car in a deceased estate. I very rarely offer prices of cars over the […]

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Deceased Estates

I would normally write my posts quite upbeat, but having acquired cars from quite a few deceased estates over the years, it’s not an upbeat sort of service I provide. But an essential one for families in this time all the same. If you have found this post, there’s a good chance you have done […]

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Email Scams

Scams – A common problem faced by nearly everyone who advertise their car online for sale. If you choose to sell your car yourself privately, most sellers in Brisbane have the choice of a number of online portals. The most common and popular are CarSales.com.au. CarsGuide.com.au and Gumtree.com.au. My friend has decided to advertise her […]

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Buy My Used Car

I want someone to buy my used car in Brisbane. But what options do I have? I have previously written an article which explains the pitfalls of how to sell your car privately in Brisbane. Selling privately is not for those people short of time and who really can’t be bothered having the phone ringing […]

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