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You can manage your ad any time. All you'll need to do is log in to My account and locate your advert. You'll then be able to amend the price, text, images and contact details.
Although all adverts can take up to 24 hours to process you can usually expect to see your advert live within 2 hours of completing payment.
Every advert will automatically appear on the mobile app. When you search on the app the listings are automatically sorted by 'Sponsored adverts'. Your vehicle will appear within the 'Sponsored' results if you have purchased our Standard or Premium package. If you have purchased our Basic package please change the sort by options by tapping 'Sort by' and select 'Price (Low-High) or (High-Low)'.
If your advert details have changed but you haven't made the change then your account may have been compromised. This can happen if someone had managed to obtain your log in details gain access to your account and modify details in your advert. If this occurs, you should change your password straight away and contact us at email@example.com or call us on 0330 303 9001 so that we can look into this matter further. For further information regarding Safety & Security please visit our Safety & Security centre.
If you receive a mail or text that indicates it's from Auto Trader but you believe it's fraudulent the important thing is not to click on any links that ask you to enter personal or account information such as usernames and passwords. We may contact you via e-mail or text but we will never ever ask you to enter you accounts details via a link in an e mail or text. You can either delete the mail or text or forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have entered personal information into a phishing site, please contact the team on 0330 303 9001. For further information regarding Safety & Security please visit our Safety & Security centre.
Your payment may fail due to several reasons:
If you believe your reason to be different to the above we would advise you to contact your bank in the first instance.
Your advert shows a unique Auto Trader number instead of your personal phone number so that we can protect your privacy. More information about Protect my Number.
You'll just need to log into your account and locate your advert. From there you'll see the option to rebook the advert. Don't forget to check out our best practice video.
We can't promise we'll be able to reach the seller but we'll certainly do what we can do to help. Just email email@example.com with all of the advert information you have and we'll make the attempts.
Sorry to hear you wish to stop receiving our subscription emails. You can manage your subscription settings within 'My Auto Trader' - 'Subscriptions'.
We're sorry you wish to close your account with us. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your account information and we'll delete it for you. If you wish also wish to leave us feedback as to why you're leaving, we'd love the opportunity to listen and improve our service.
We're sorry you need to make a complaint about a trade seller on our site. Please contact us on 0330 303 9001.
We should be able to help with that. We'll just need you to send us all the information you have about the advert such as; vehicle registration number, telephone number on the advert and the approximate date of when the advert was live to email@example.com. If you do have any extra information about the advert please include this as it should help us find the advert much quicker.