Auto Trader is the place British car buyers go to find great deals on a new vehicle. With a range of new and second hand vehicles stretching from sports cars to caravans, there should be something to suit everyone’s needs. Auto Trader also offer plenty of discounts and the latest deals can all be found on their HotUKDeals listings. read more
Auto Trader doesn’t just advertise cars. In recent years it has expanded massively to include a wide range of machinery and vehicles. Major categories include:
Cars – Including MPV, convertible, saloon, SUV, estate, coupe and hatchback sub-categories. Customers can search by year, make, model, fuel economy, price, gearbox type, speed and many other metrics to focus their search on what they need.
Prestige Cars – A separate main category for vintage, premium or sports cars. Includes iconic models like the Audi TT, the Mercedes Benz E Class and the BMW 5 Series, with expert reviews for most models.
Bikes – Features bikes from well known brands like Suzuki and Yamaha with mopeds, super moto, classic, commuter, scooter, enduro, motocross and sports bikes among the many different types on offer.
Vans – Includes combi vans, livestock vans, Lutons, car derived and dropside vans with different capacities and fuel economies. Customers can narrow down their search by make and model, as well as number of seats, capacity, engine size and mileage.
Motorhomes – Includes models with a range of berths, from 1 and 8 per vehicle. Additionally you are able to search by postcode to find a motorhome in your locality. They also include a handy buyers guides to help customers through the process of buying a motorhome.
Caravans – Includes 1 to 10 berth static caravans and touring caravans from popular brands like Coachman and Bailey.
Trucks – Includes rigid trucks, tractor units and trailers from leading brands like DAF, Renault and Mercedes Benz. There are also plenty of truck reviews to help you make the right decision.
Farm – Features tractors, ATVs, 4-wheel drive vehicles, forage and hay equipment, hedgers and forestry equipment, livestock transporters, harvesters, ground care vehicles, loaders, excavators, spreaders, sprayers, trailers, tillers and a full range of attachments.
Plant – Includes heavy machinery like excavators, dumper, dozers, aerial platforms, compressors, generators and forklifts.
For all of the categories above, Auto Trader also feature insurance deals with their partners including Aviva and RSA, so that customers can get on the road as quickly as possible.
Finding the Perfect Car with Autotrader
Brands Sold By Auto Trader
Some of the major brands available at Autotrader.co.uk include:
Auto Trader itself does not sell any products, it advertises them. However, it is remarkably simple to buy a vehicle using Auto Trader’s services.
Select the vehicle class you are interested in and enter your postcode, and the site will show matching results in your area. You can then check the history of any vehicles available from Auto Trader’s advertisers and request a quote from Compare the Market to make sure the price is right. When that’s done, click on the link to the seller’s website to complete the deal.
You can also e-mail dealers before purchasing via the Auto Trader website or request a part exchange deal for vehicles that you own.
Auto Trader’s Membership Scheme
The My Auto Trader membership scheme allows users to keep track of their offers and sales. Members can also get instant quotes on their vehicles, reminders for MOT checks and tax and save their searches to their phones for later. To sign up, go to the My Auto Trade page and fill in the required fields.
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Sales at Autotrader.co.uk
Auto Trader’s dealers regularly offer low prices for their products, which are usually second hand. There is no Sales section containing all of the best deals. Instead, buyers can easily use the Auto Trader search function to limit their results to prices below a certain level. You can also rank any searches from low to high prices, making it simple to find the cheapest deals.
Payment Methods Accepted By Auto Trader
Auto Trader does not sell vehicles directly, so customers who wish to buy using their platform don’t have to supply credit or debit card details when they join. Instead, payment is between the buyer and the seller. Generally, buyers will demand bank transfers or cash for second hand cars, although payment via eWallets and PayPal is becoming more common. Some dealers will also accept credit and debit cards. It all depends on the particular seller.
Things to Remember When Buying From Auto Trader’s Sellers
When you place an order with one of Auto Trader’s sellers, they should e-mail or phone you with information about delivery dates. In some cases, they will request that you pick up the vehicle in person, which could be suitable if you use the site’s geo-filter to find your vehicle.
If the car isn’t delivered as arranged, Auto Trader recommend that you contact the seller directly via phone. If dealers don’t offer an estimated ETA when you order, press them to do so. You can return a car up to six months (five in Scotland) after purchase and must be able to prove that the car is faulty. You cannot simply change your mind.
Orders with autotrader.co.uk advertisers can usually be cancelled within a certain period of time after the order is placed, if you require this service.
Auto Trader’s Social Media Presence
Auto Trader use most of the web’s social media platforms to advertise their listings, providing sellers with maximum exposure. They also write plenty of content about motoring and the industry that both buyers and sellers might find interesting. To keep up with their work and find out about promotions, follow them at:
You can also sign up to their useful newsletter which is filled with the week’s best content and highlights some of the latest deals.
Auto Trader continues to provide quality journalistic content as well. If you are buying or selling on the site, it’s a good idea to keep up with trends in the market, and there’s no better place to do so. You’ll find articles about new models, road tests, components, how to’s and guides for buyers.
Buying Vehicles With the Auto Trader App
Auto Trader have been using mobile phones to promote their content since 2002, and since then their mobile app has become one of the best in the business. Their app can be downloaded from the iTunes Store, Google Play and the Microsoft Store and provides tools to compare vehicles, check photos, store listings for a later date and consult maps of local dealers.
Contacting Auto Trader
If you’d like to get in touch with Auto Trader to find out more about how to buy or sell your vehicle, there are plenty of ways to do so:
You can give them a call at: 0345 1110003 (8:30-18:00 from Monday to Friday and 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays)
Alternatively, you can write directly to the company at:
1 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN
For simple queries about buying and selling or how to contact dealers, the Auto Trader FAQ will supply clear and useful answers.
Auto Trader is the biggest name in British vehicle retail, helping thousands of people buy and sell the cars, vans and machinery they need every week. If you need to buy a bike or car, or you want to upgrade a caravan, there’s no better site to bookmark. You can also make big savings on Auto Trader listings by checking out their HotUKDeals pages on a regular basis.