Unwanted Cars

People call me fo many reasons when they want to sell an unwanted used car in Brisbane. One couple recently living in New Farm, who worked with the same tech company, suddenly were offered overseas work roles. They had to plan everything for their move including uprooting their primary school child from the local school […]

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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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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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I Bought A Batmobile

Allow me to indulge in one of my favourite recent purchases. Introducing the BatMobile! Sometimes people just cannot sell their cars quickly. And that includes myself. In the past I have bought a great car with all the right things – e.g. low kms, good logbooks, no damage, etc. But for weird unknown reasons, they […]

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Premium vs Regular Fuel, do you really need it?

A fair question in anyone’s book and especially relevant these days as more and more cars “suggest” you use Premium fuel every time you fill up your car. Is this the truth or just more nonsense from our car loving manufacturers in unison with the cashed up oil sheiks wanting to gouge us in the […]

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What Affects Used Car Prices

There are many dozen aspects to used car buying that affects its price. Firstly, it depends who you are selling to and what sort of car you have to sell. What do I mean? Well a hotted up 2006 Mazda 6 with loud exhaust and shiny oversized wheels is worth more, generally speaking of course, […]

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I Bought a Honda City

Phillipa called me after Googling “Cash For Cars Brisbane”. Her car certainly didn’t look like this when I bought it, but this is an example of how I run my car buying business: When she brought it in, a light was cracked, it hadn’t been serviced in 20,000kms and needed quite a few bits and […]

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An Engine Light..

Selling a used car in Brisbane and it has engine trouble? I may still be interested. Engine lights quite often mean thousands of dollars $$$ to fix. Do not drive with them on for long periods of time! You could be doing more damage to your engine. As my mechanic told me – they don’t […]

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Roadworthy Certificates

I get asked a lot about roadworthy certificates. I have attempted to answer some of the main questions about them below: Is a Roadworthy Certificate the same thing as an RWC and/or a Safety Certificate? Yes. Some time ago a RWC (roadworthy certificate) began being referred to in Qld legislation as a safety certificate. However […]

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Maintaining Your Car

I realise if you are reading this post you are probably looking to sell your car today in Brisbane and the horse has already bolted. But I’d like to share a few tips for your next car! So in summary, maintaining a car is good practice because: Ever heard the adage “spending a little now […]

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Engine Oils

Do you remember an old TV advertisement crapping on about “oils aint oils”? I can’t remember which engine oil crowd it was, but I had an oil selling rep visit me yesterday selling his products. And I’m glad he did. You see in my cars warehouse in Brisbane, I have decided to carry out my […]

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Cash For Cars Gold Coast

I got asked the other day if I pay cash for cars Gold Coast and surrounds. The answer is sometimes.. I get calls mostly from people wanting to sell their car in Brisbane for a variety of reasons. I live on Brisbane’s south close to Carindale and the Gateway Motorway. Although I don’t ordinarily find […]

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Buy A Good Used Car

As a licensed motor dealer in Brisbane, this is my car buying website. I also sell cars. So if you don’t buy your next car through me, and you don’t have much of a clue, then get learned up! You see unlike many industries, the car trade has an unusual product. The products we buy […]

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How To Fix Bad Smoke Smell Odour in Cars

I just bought the worst smelling car I have ever known. The lady I bought it from must have smoked 2 packets a day in there! If your car smells like this, and you are trying to sell it, do yourself a favour and fix it first. We humans rely on our five senses. And […]

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The Big 6 (Apart from Price)

In my experience in buying and selling cars in Brisbane over the years, the below list is my big 6 factors – apart from price that helps to sell cars fast. Or at least faster. 1.  LOW KMS: If a car has done less work, it is worth more. For example my parents bought a 2002 […]

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Car Insurance

Just why is car insurance important? I’m writing this short post today because of an unfortunate incident that happened late last week with a car I sold. It was a purple Ford XR6. A beautiful looking car in perfect condition and it was sold for about $8,000. The lady was driving down from north Qld […]

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Waterless Car Spray Cleaners – Why use them?

I’ve been asked a few times if there is any benefit in using waterless spray cleaners and my answer is that it really depends on the person and how much they love their car. I find people who love driving around in a shiny car all of the time, it just makes them happy and […]

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Redbook Valuations and Pricing of Cars

Don’t get me wrong, Redbook is a very useful tool and I use it often myself. But it is just that – a tool. Useful as a guide only. Redbook is a pricing website owned by CarSales.com.au. So to start with, most of the data is being fed from only one source of information. And […]

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2009 Ford Falcon Ute Buy Brisbane

Christmas is a very busy time of year for buying cars. Not so good for selling one – perhaps you have realised this if you are trying to sell your car for cash in Brisbane right now? Tony came in the sell his 2009 Falcon Ute today. This is a great Falcon ute with only […]

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Sell My Mazda 3 For Cash in Brisbane Today

We like Mazda 3s and if you have one to sell, we may be interested to make you a cash offer today. I am a local licensed motor dealer (Office of Fair Trading #3619318. If you have run out of registration you will find it difficult to sell privately. I can help. Sell My Car […]

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Buy and Sell Used Cars in Brisbane With a Licensed Motor Dealer

Why buy and sell used cars in Brisbane via a licensed motor dealer? It is the safest way to conduct a car transaction. And of course it has its advantages as follows: First and foremost, every registered car sold by a licensed motor dealer in Queensland and therefore Brisbane must have a warranty. It will […]

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It’s a Nissan No Go – But I Paid Cash in Brisbane

Normally I don’t buy cars that don’t run. I make a living buying cars that have very little, or no registration at all, but generally cars that won’t run are for someone else. Usually a mechanic might be more interested in these sorts of offerings if you have them. Or if they don’t run and […]

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Did You Say a Canary Yellow Suzuki Swift?

What a colour! This week I bought this lovely 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport – still with new car warranty. I think this purchase shows you that I will buy just about any car in Brisbane for cash today! I would say the average priced car I buy is a few thousand dollars – obviously being […]

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Premium Petrol – Does Your Car Benefit From It?

First of all it is important to note that Premium Petrol is indeed a premium product. At the service stations in Brisbane and indeed Australia, you can get various grades of petrol easy to judge by it’s percentage of Octane. Right? Actually, NO. This is just the beginning of the confusion experienced by us, the […]

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An Actual Video of How To Buy a Used Car

I appraise to buy used cars every day in Brisbane. But sometimes I wonder how others do it. Every now and again I find my way to YouTube and look at what other people do. Here is an example I want to talk about: This is just one video on the subject out of quite […]

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Car Preparation for Holidays

It’s that time of year when the school zones are quit and the highways are busy. School holidays are here. Are you driving your car? A well maintained car is less likely to give you trouble when you are gone. The best thing to do is to take your car to a local mechanic and […]

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Why Dealers Don’t Offer You Much For Trade-Ins

Actually the title of this post should be “why dealers can either offer not very much, or big deals on trade ins”. Confusing? Let me explain. 1. Why Your Trade in Deal Is Too Low This is generally the case when looking to trade in on a USED CAR. Because put bluntly, the dealer probably […]

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Is My Car a Lemon and Hard To Sell?

Are you concerned your car is going to be hard to sell in Brisbane? Is it a lemon? This is hard to say – depending on your definition of lemon car. I would put lemon cars into three categories. Firstly, you have probably heard of those unfortunate people who buy a new car, drive it, […]

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Cut and Shut Cars

What is a Cut and Shut car? Essentially it is the fusion of two cars. Say you have a written off car because of a smash at the front. And a same/similar model which had a smash at the back. A cut and shut is taking the two “good” halves in the attempt of making […]

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Cash For Cars

I write a lot on weekly posts about my weekly running around buying and selling cars in Brisbane. Specifically I offer CASH for CARS. But what does this really mean? People call me for all reasons to sell their car quickly. Most can’t be bothered going to all the trouble of selling a car privately. […]

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Car Dealer Warranty

Buying a used car from a licensed motor dealer in Brisbane has many advantages. Probably the biggest advantage is the “Statutory Warranty” which must by law be afforded to you. There are two types of warranty depending on the age of the car you buy and/or how many kilometres it has done. Class A Warranty: […]

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Sell My Car Today – Rohan Needed to

Rohan from Brookfield called me because he needed to do just this. He had had enough of trying to sell his 2008 Mazda 3 on CarSales.com.au and on Gumtree with nothing but tyre kickers calling and maybe/maybe not showing up to view it. Before I continue with this story, let me share something I have […]

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Happy New Year

Well I had a very busy December with people selling their cars for cash in Brisbane. Often people need some money freed up in cars they can no longer afford. I also bought a few excellent quality used cars from students who have finished their time in Brisbane after a few years of study and […]

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Best Steering Wheel Hand Position

What is the most important part of driving a vehicle on the road, is it your tyres, your engine, the petrol you use, the make/model of your car? No, the single most important aspect of driving a vehicle is YOU, the driver! You can spend hundreds upon thousands of your hard earned dollars upgrading your […]

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Mazda 3 For Sale?

The new Mazda 3 has been a popular model in Australia ever since it first arrived in the early 2000s. They are both efficient and powerful for their size and offer a comfortable drive. All in the late model Mazda 3 come in both hatchback and in a 4 door saloon which is also popular […]

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E-Toll Govia Tag

When you sell your car for cash to me or anyone else, make sure you go through every pocket, every box and under every seat to make sure you have everything. Especially your EToll tag! This is an easy thing to forget because it is discretely hidden away behind the rear-view mirror on the windscreen. […]

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Backpacker Cars

Are you a backpacker finishing your Australian backpacking adventure in Brisbane? Are you left with a car or van to sell? Perhaps you have tried Gumtree or other online selling sites without any luck. If you need to sell your car for cash quickly today, now or soon, I am a good option for you […]

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What does Driveaway Price Mean?

Ever seen printed or loud car TV ads sprouting “Driveaway No More To Pay” deals? Maybe it is actually a surprise, but it means literally this – there is no more to pay the dealer. When doing your car buying research on CarSales – or anywhere else for that matter, you are not always comparing […]

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How To Make Money Just From Fixing Your Car

I subscribe to this guy’s videos because he always has some great tips. I love tinkering on cars – but I don’t have a mechanical background. This guy caters exactly to people like me making simple, informative and short videos on just about every detail of how to fix various issued used cars always have. […]

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Fred Had a VW Passat To Trade In

This is a 1999 VW Passat. It’s owner, Fred, was offered a trade-in price that was pretty low on a newer German luxury car. I can understand why car dealers offer low trade-in prices. This is why: The margin the dealer would have made in the sale is now being used up by a car […]

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A Beat Up 1999 Honda Civic

I wrote a post last week saying that I buy cars for cash in Brisbane, but not usually cars that don’t run. In the same breath I might have said the same for cars with too much body damage. But so it seems, there are always exceptions. William from Fig Tree Pocket called my mobile […]

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Cleaning Cars

Sorry the featured image I picked is not reflecting the true, less interesting nature of this post 🙂 I might be letting out a bit of a trade secret here, but a clean car will sell more quickly and most likely for a higher price than a dirty, poorly presented car. Sometimes when I get […]

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How to beat road rage before road rage beats you!

If you’re going to enter any hazardous environment, it makes sense to equip yourself with the right tools but also the right plan. Hitting the road is something most of us do from the age of 17 after now completing 100 hours of training (unless Mum & Dad “fudge” the numbers a little) and passing […]

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Trade-In Versus Wholesale Cars

I often use the word “wholesale” when I’m talking to people about selling their car in Brisbane. But I’ve come to realise not many really know what I mean by that. Let me explain. For example – above is a sign by an interstate car dealer. In 90% of cases, car dealers who advertise their […]

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Cash For Cars Websites

There are lots of cash for cars websites you can find in Brisbane by doing some pretty simple Google searches. Is this how you found me and my site today? Probably so because I work hard to provide the best car buying experience in Brisbane. I am licensed with the Qld Office of Fair Trading […]

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How Much Is My Car Worth Today

I get asked this a lot: HOW MUCH IS MY CAR WORTH A lot depends on how much time you have. Do you need to sell your car fast in Brisbane or not? And I know it sounds silly, but know what your car is. Silly piece of advice right? Not really. Some cars look […]

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Is Gumtree.com.au Any Good To Sell My Car

Following last week’s thoughts on CarSales.com.au, this week I look at the question – Is Gumtree.com.au any good to sell my car? Gumtree is certainly not for every car. Nor for every person wanting to sell a car. There is a lot of riff-raff on there. When comparing to CarSales.com.au, you might say this is […]

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My Car Buying Network

When you call me wanting to sell your car for cash in Brisbane now, soon, fast or quickly, sure I may buy your car, but if for whatever reason I can’t, I will most probably know someone who will. There are a few reasons I may not be interested myself in your car – perhaps […]

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Hot tips on how to improve your driving skills

I’m sure we all think we are Peter Brock, Dick Johnson, Jamie Whincup or Mark Winterbottom behind the wheel of our car, but this is not always the case, in fact quite the opposite. One of the most important aspects of being a better driver and improving your driving skills, is the wonderful side effect […]

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How To Negotiate Buying a Car

A lot of things in every day life requires negotiation skills. Not least of all, buying a car in Brisbane. The best tool in your negotiation kit is information/knowledge. Know the market and know the car you want to buy. Research review sites so you know all the good – and the bad things about […]

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How To Sell A Car Quickly In Brisbane – A Courier Story

Matt had this 2005 Ford Courier to sell. It’s a good tradesman’s car. A nice 4 door crewcab trayback ute. He hadn’t tried to sell it privately. He couldn’t be bothered and had already purchased his new Toyota Camry for highway driving. He no longer needed the trayback ute. When he called me, it was […]

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A Rare Gem Falcon Wagon

This is a car I recently purchased from a lady calling in from this very website. I don’t normally post these cars but this is so rare I just had to share it. Under 100,000kms and is a peach. If you have a similar car you would like to sell in Brisbane today, now or […]

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Car Registration Cost Qld

Often I buy – and sell cars without registration. This happens for a number of reasons. Mostly I buy them when someone thinks the car will cost more to fix to become roadworthy or to get a safety certificate so they don’t bother. They call me to come and take it off their hands. Recently […]

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Trustworthy Mechanics

As a Facebook user, this post came across my timeline. A mechanic in Jimboomba posted it with the above image. This is what he had to say about it in blue below: When will this sort of thing STOP? I had a customer last week with a holden Astra who was told she needed a […]

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Sell My Car Fast in Brisbane – How Mark Did It

Sell My Car Fast Brisbane This is a little story of how Mark – who actually lives in Nambour – sold his car to me. Mark tried to sell his Suzuki Vitara XL7 privately. He had an ad on Carsales and on Gumtree for 2 months. But the money he had tied up in this […]

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Cheap Cars In Brisbane

I buy and sell cheap cars in Brisbane every day. The whole idea of me penning my thoughts like this on the cash for cars Brisbane website here is to make people maybe like you who don’t do it often, be aware of how this process can work. Feel free to browse through all my […]

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Dan Sold His Daihatsu Terios Aug13

On Wednesday, Dan from Forest Lake called me on my mobile 0411 362 229 about selling his 1997 Daihatsu Terios. He was at work and preferred to meet afterwards so I ran out to Forest Lake just after dinner to meet. His car has a few issues as you can see from the photo. It […]

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Painting Brake Calipers – How To

When I can, I like to write up a few ideas that if they don’t exactly add value to a used car, they certainly help to sell one. This guy has an excellent YouTube channel – Chris Fix. I’ve used his videos for years to remind myself of a few tips when fixing – or […]

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Holden Astra No Logbooks

Just before Christmas 2013, a nice lady called me about selling a Holden Astra Coupe in Brisbane today – but with no logbooks nor service history. When dealers sell cars, we get punished if there are no receipts nor no recorded service history. With the proliferation of odometers being wound back, showing your car has […]

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Resetting Automatic Transmission Control Module

Did you read my last post about automatic transmission maintenance you can try? Maintenance of automatic transmissions can be fiddly and is usually ignored based on the experience I have seen in a lot of used cars. It gets forgotten about until something goes wrong. And the fixes can usually be quite expensive – especially […]

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Dodgy Car Dealers

Why would you sell your car to a dealer? A dealer just doesn’t offer you a good price. Dealers are dodgy. Car dealers are rip-off merchants. They will offer you nothing for your car. Car dealers are not honest. Motor dealer just want your money. Motor dealers make a fortune ripping honest people off. We’ve […]

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Trade In Mazda 3 Best Price

Dr D is a medical practitioner on the Northside of Brisbane. He wanted to trade his Mazda 3 for a new BMW from Brisbane BMW. They offered a trade-in price. But Dr D called me to make sure this was the best offer he could get. He had this 2011 Mazda 3 with only 18,000kms […]

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Best Cash For Cars Company

If you have found this post, you probably searched for “best cash for cars company brisbane” or something similar. A trend I have seen in recent years is large national companies setting up nice websites and advertising cash for cars all over the country. Typically, the head office is manned by a receptionist (or an […]

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I Can Come To You To Buy Your Car Today

Most of the time I can come to you to buy your car in Brisbane. I live on the south of Brisbane right near the Gateway Motorway in Carindale. And my work is based in Mansfield. Here I run my retail and wholesale car business. The business I have is called Brisbane Car Shed. When […]

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How To Renew Bumper Bars and Rubber On Cars

A very simple way to make your car look better prior to trying to sell your car in Brisbane is to make the bumper bar plastic and various rubbers on your car gleam. It amazes me how many people try and sell their cars when they clearly haven’t been detailed or even cleaned before trying […]

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Cars I prefer To Buy

What sort of cars do I buy in Brisbane on any given day? In the past I have bought all sorts. Although not very often, I have been known to buy classic cars like a Mustang and once or twice I have bought a Ford/Holden muscle car from the 70s. But this sort of buying […]

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