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FREE insurance write off check without the need to pay a for a HPI check

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Right..... Go over to: 1. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/sell-my-car 2. Type the REG and any random milage 3. It will show the car details (if not click find details)... click next step On the r…
OnyX12 Avatar1y, 3m agoFound 1 year, 3 months ago20 Comments
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this cat c thing confuses me. recently my car was hit while parked. only damage was to the back right pannel. it now been written off as a cat c, and I've bought it back at the salvage price. from what I've been to by the accessor is that cat c does not get logged anymore, I don't even need to declare it if I ever sold it and all I need to do is fix it. I've even spoken to my insurance company (as I went through a different insurance company as it was a non fault claim) and they said all it need now a days was a new mot and all is fine. is this right? how come it's not logged anymore?
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I listed my car to sell on auto trader and I can verify I realised mine was c category after keeping it for 7 years ( my wife's car acthally)
Do be wary of this.... Yes great to see if a car is a CAT C or D but will not tell you about finance, plate changes, mileage discrepancies, stolen vehicles and CAT A or B's which contrary to belief do find themselves back on the road after going to 'dodgy' scrap yards.....
For a car of a few thousand pound surely a £20 full HPI Check is the way forward for complete peace of mind??


Edited By: matthewclay04 on Sep 01, 2015 18:38
OnyX12
mintcondition
It doesn't mean it's a clean car just because it doesn't show anything.
You would be surprised how many unrecorded cat c+d cars are out on the road.
This is precisely what other services on the internet do but you would have to pay. This is exactly the same without having to pay a single penny.

To be fair it isn't exactly the same. The ones you pay for typically offer a guarantee with compensation if one slips through the net. This method doesn't.

Not knocking the idea, as it is a great initial step, just adding a little info for accuracy.

Also, there is a far greater chance the car you are looking to buy has outstanding finance, which again, this wouldn't uncover but the HPI type checks do cover, plus if it's been stolen.

As always, it is a case of Caveat emptor.
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FREE insurance write off check without the need to pay a penny for a HPI...

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Basically, i stumbled upon a way to determine if a car is a CAT D or CAT C without the need to buy a HPI check. Go over to: 1. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/ 2. Click on 'SELL MY CAR' at the to…
J4GG4 Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago81 Comments
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thanks man, great help
Thanks! Very useful.
Thanks Op, I just saved a friend from picking up a cat C car tomorrow.
Good advice, it works
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​​this cat c thing confuses me. recently my car was hit while parked. only damage was to the back right pannel. its now been written off as a cat c, and I've bought it back at the salvage price. from what I've been told by the accessor is that cat c does not get logged anymore, I don't even need to declare it if I ever sold it and all I need to do is fix it. I've even spoken to my insurance company (as I went through a different insurance company as it was a non fault claim) and they said all it need now a days was a new mot and all is fine. is this right? how come it's not logged anymore?


It will be marked as a CAT C for sure, but i think now you no longer need to repair the vehicle and take it to the DVLA to check the vin over (vic check). I believe that process has now been scrapped. But it will still show the mark as a CAT C and it will show it on the log book. CAT D's are not marked on the log book.
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Free car valuation tool @ Autotrader

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Just enter reg and mileage and on the next page it will give you a valuation of your car,I was actually surprised at how much mine was worth!!! Link not working see post below http://www.autotra…
mycatcanripyourfaceoff Avatar2y, 10m agoFound 2 years, 10 months ago22 Comments
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These are not valuations. They are trade in values and not what you should expect from a private sale. Private sale will be worth a lot more.
This is not a free valuation total bull :p cold as the weather!!!
Thanks - interesting to check. Don't know why all the cold!!!
Rubbish, just a con for money... Freezing
Steamy Wee
Best of it is. The link I provided is from the CAP official site and the Autotrader one is... well, Autotrader :/

Been looking to trade the car now I'm going to be looking for something a lot cheaper lol I cant afford to be loosing that sort of money every 4 years.
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Half Price MOT @ Auto Trader £27.42

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Half Price MOT with Auto Trader
andyianriley Avatar5y, 8m agoFound 5 years, 8 months ago4 Comments
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Update. Just took my 10 year old Corsa diesel for MOT to Halfords. Passed no bother again.
I do all my own car maintenance so car is always well prepared, so no reason for it to fail. With Quidco cashback my MOT test cost only £26.05. Bargain.
Am sure there are a few positive comments and happy customers, but be wary of the significant numbers of negative comments and extremely unhappy customers on previous posts, including me! There may be some decent garages and technicians, but sadly they seem to be outnumbered by the cowboys happy to make something of nothing to try and make extra work for themselves :-(

Do yourself a favour, follow the MSE advice and go to your local council run MOT station who only have a fair safe test in mind.
Been available for ages. I used it three times last year. All cars passed first time!!!!! Used to be Nationwide Auto, now Halfords.
they advertise half price mot with halfords autocentre, which you can get for half price through their website.
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Auto Trader Fuel Saver Scheme-£10 fuel voucher for £40 spend in Sainsbury, Tesco, Asda, M&S, Next, Halfords etc, Online

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MUCH better the the measly 5p off per litre, its almost 10 litres for free in comparison. Not sure if its right section, couldnt put it in vouchers because it asks for code. Anyways i think this co…
Adnan786 Avatar7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago3 Comments
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I thought too seemed a brill offer then I noticed the subscription bit,

I would imagine the subsription costs will be on their site when its up and running
Oops. I didnt realise you would have to pay for it. I just read what it was about and thought it was fantastic, as i have spend over £250 on those retailers in the least few weeks alone.

Its probably not worth it for just a trial, unless you knew u were going to spend that money at those retailers for certain. Do you know what the subscription cost is?
It's a 10 day trial offer though,after that you have to subsribe for a year

Plus when you do register you get the message...

Welcome to the Auto Trader Fuel Saver Scheme


We are currently under construction.
Please check back soon.

Hmmm...maybe the site will be up and running in 10 days time :whistling:
I was originally thinking maybe it'd be a good idea just for the free trial period
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50% of MOT with Autotrader and nationwide autocentres. £27.00

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50% of the MOT with autotrader until 30th Sept 2009. Simply go to website and follow the advert down the right hand side on home page., or this link Just booked mine for £27.00 Only available…
gazzebo69 Avatar7y, 4m agoFound 7 years, 4 months ago17 Comments
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Had my MOT done today for £27 passed with no advisory items. The mechanic had to fix my pushbike before he did the car as I put it in the car to cycle to work on and bent all the gears. He probably felt sorry for me so didn't like to fail the car. The guy on the reception was really kind and helpful too.
I used the autotrader offer with them last year. It failed on its brakes as the rear discs were jamming and had worn really bad grooves in them and the emissions failed because no one told me if you drive like a granny like me then when they blast it for the test it puffs out a lot of crap. I had the work done by a friend and had a retest a couple of days later. They only charged me £13 for the retest which was half of the retest fee. I am certain that the failure was genuine and felt happy that they had picked up what could have been a serious fault with the brakes that is why I was happy to return this year.
If you book an MOT through the 'TopCashBack site ,you can download a half price voucher.I've been to them in the past and always been quite pleased.
I use tesco clubcard vouchers as £4 for £1 at nationwide
Quiffco;5780250
I used the offer from the autotrader wedsite last month, passed with flying colours, nargain for £27


+1 :thumbsup:
I had my mot done by Nationwide a couple of years ago, it passed but they said it was close on emissions and I should have their fuel treatment for £29.

I thought it sounded like BS and thought that was 10x the price a tub of Reddex should be.
2 MOTs straight passes since then at another garage, no fuel treatment and exemplary emissions reports.

I prefer to use a local garage who will do things little things like changing a bulb before failing you on it.
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Get your MOT test for just £27.00 @ AutoTrader

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Auto Trader are delighted to offer a half-price MOT test in association with Nationwide Autocentres. Book now with one of the UKs finest service centres near you.
ibashir786 Avatar7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago15 Comments
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They told me if I was using Tesco vouchers I would have to pay the full £54!!

I was going to go for the £27 offer but the wording on the offer says that it is £27 PLUS ANY OTHER EXTRA COSTS needed to past the test in the event of an MOT failure. So you could be charged high prices for example for wiper blades or light bulb which could be done easily yourself.... or not have the opportunity to take it somewhere else for a second opinion.

In the end I steered clear and went to a local garage I knew were okay.

EDIT : Oh I see - you did pay the full £54 but using Tesco vouchers. You can't use £13 vouchers though - you can only buy in multiples of £10 so you would need to buy £60 worth - which is £15 of Tesco vouchers. A normal MOT in our town is £35 (and £30 in one place) so I would have only been 'saving' £20/£15 by using my Tesco vouchers. I'd rather get my full £60 worth when using £15 of vouchers in somewhere like La Tasca and have a great meal out. All down to personal preferences though.

true - i used £15 worth.

I have so many tesco vouchers to use up so no problem for me. And I'm a big fan of authentic tapas so avoid imitations like La tasca as the Brighton one is awful. All down to personal preferences though. ;-)
csiman;5555608
always been great for my mots. pass rate of 9/10.

i use tesco clubcard vouchers as only need £13 worth for an mot


They told me if I was using Tesco vouchers I would have to pay the full £54!!

I was going to go for the £27 offer but the wording on the offer says that it is £27 PLUS ANY OTHER EXTRA COSTS needed to past the test in the event of an MOT failure. So you could be charged high prices for example for wiper blades or light bulb which could be done easily yourself.... or not have the opportunity to take it somewhere else for a second opinion.

In the end I steered clear and went to a local garage I knew were okay.

EDIT : Oh I see - you did pay the full £54 but using Tesco vouchers. You can't use £13 vouchers though - you can only buy in multiples of £10 so you would need to buy £60 worth - which is £15 of Tesco vouchers. A normal MOT in our town is £35 (and £30 in one place) so I would have only been 'saving' £20/£15 by using my Tesco vouchers. I'd rather get my full £60 worth when using £15 of vouchers in somewhere like La Tasca and have a great meal out. All down to personal preferences though.
Nationwide ??? Brrrrrrrrr.....cold..............
Nitro111;5554532
I see a fail coming on! :roll:

fail! :whistling:
ricaird;5554500
I've only ever used them for tyres, but had no problems - great customer service in my experience. Don't need an MOT for a few years, but good deal so heat added.

always been great for my mots. pass rate of 9/10.

i use tesco clubcard vouchers as only need £13 worth for an mot
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Half price MOT only £27.00 with AUTOTRADER

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Don't know if its already posted if so use the contact a MOD button and expire!!! All of you that are due an MOT soon or Later this seems a cracking deal only £27 for an MOT Get your MOT test f…
taurus_the_bull Avatar7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago27 Comments
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Agree with other posts. Went there for years on the Tesco clubcard voucher exchange. Failed every year, headlights needed adjusting every year amongst other things. Local garage at £54 full price, sailed through. Never again Nationwide.
for what its worth found this the other day but it was already posted - expired;-)
Then Recommended A New Battery At £95


:-( Absolute scammers!

Every industry has its bad apples but mechanics have to have orchards full of them. I don't know all that much about the inner workings of my car and know how easy it would be to take advantage. Rather like I could take advantage of those who come to me with their IT problems, but I tend to want to sleep at night!

I've found Kwik Fit very fit and miss too though!

Got 10 months left on the MOT of my new motor, will be following the MSE advice and booking the next test with an MOT only centre.
Please Just Dont Go For This "deal" - We Did It Last Year And The Car Failed Mot - They Charged £200 To Fit A Spring And £135 To Do A Cv Boot And Then Recommended A New Battery At £95 Because It Would Fail Imminently And £65 For A New Exhaust Hanger. I Then Took The Car To Kwik Fit Who Tested The Battery And Found No Fault BUT SAID THE BATTERY WOULD BE £39 FITTED!, And The Exhaust Hanger Was Fine. This Is A Scam To Get More Work At A Mega Inflated Price.
After reading the MSE link - http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot - I'd say avoid this like the plague.

Go to an MOT only centre, or one of the council centres listed at the above link. Screw any place like this who would have a motive for failing your car!
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Autotrader have increased cashback to 55% via Quidco - Ends 31st May £9.99

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Previously listed by LC, but showing 50% cashback, now increased to 55% I have just listed 2 cars @ £40 each for 3 weeks in the mag and 3 weeks online and I am getting £22 back on each listing via
WAWG Avatar7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months agoAdd Comment
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Save 40% on listing fees @ Autotrader plus possible 50% cashback from Quidco £9.99

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Autotrader are offering 40% off their 3 weeks website + 3 weeks magazine package for a limited time, PLUS Quidco have a limited time offer of 50% cashback! http://www.quidco.com/auto-trader/ Aut…
LC Avatar7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago32 Comments
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Only a few days left on this stonking deal :D
Tracked yesterday. :)
anyone?
Quidco still not tracked and ad placed last Thursday :-(
does it work for existing ads? cause i need to renew mine
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FREE 30 DAYS CAR WARRANTY When buying or selling with Autotrader

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Normally, consumers buying privately have little or no recourse if their new purchase suddenly fails. Now Auto Trader and Warranty Direct have teamed up to deliver this unique offer. Register your c…
Roccostan Avatar8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago11 Comments
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spoke to these this morning about this as im just about to sell a car and this is reply i got;

This is only available to Autotrader Insurance customers.

Please confirm that you are indeed an insurance customer and I will speak with Autotrader to obtain your registration details in order that we can action this

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No doubt loads of clauses on what it doesn't cover and any claim you have there is no cover


Agree 100%.......looks great up front but in reality probably has very little substance.
No doubt loads of clauses on what it doesn't cover and any claim you have there is no cover
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What if you knew your car was a dud and sold it to a friend so they could claim? I know its insurance fraud like but what measures are in place to stop this?


I'm sure they'd look at the car and give it's real value as opposed to the price someone pays :thumbsup: Therefor may as well just sell it legitimately for that value and save yourself the prison sentence.
ajnicho;2600329
What if you knew your car was a dud and sold it to a friend so they could claim? I know its insurance fraud like but what measures are in place to stop this?


the warranty has a £500 claim limit with a £100 excess which will really only protect £400 worth of costs, which is brilliant as its for free.

Snap Up A Motoring Bargain With Auto Trader Discounts

Auto Trader started out as a magazine in 1975. For the first time, the UK had a nationwide publication for readers and traders to advertise their vehicles and buy new and second hand models. By the 2000s, the Auto Trader Group had become one of the world’s major car selling companies, with its popular online store attracting over 10 million monthly visitors. It also introduced one of the first mobile shopping platforms in 2002, continuing a trend of making it easier than ever to purchase cars and vans.

Where to Buy Auto Trader Products

Auto Trader continues to publish a print edition, so if you’d like to browse the current listings you can do so by heading to your nearest newsagent. However, it’s even easier to head to the Auto Trader website www.autotrader.co.uk which lists all of the magazine’s selling categories and allows you to order online.

Product Categories Available at Autotrader.co.uk

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.

Auto Trader Car Finder

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:

Making a Purchase From Autotrader.co.uk

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.

What About the MOT Test

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.

Used cars on Auto Trader

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:

  1. You can give them a call at: 0345 1110003 (8:30-18:00 from Monday to Friday and 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays)
  2. Buyers can also e-mail autotrader.co.uk‘s Customer Service Team using an online contact form
  3. Alternatively, you can write directly to the company at:
  • Auto Trader
  • 1 Tony Wilson Place
  • Manchester, M15 4FN
  • United Kingdom

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.