Meet the Auto Trader team

Rachael Hogg
Web producer

Rachael has moved from the world of automotive business-to-business publishing to help manage and produce Auto Trader's content.

News 3 weeks ago

Geneva Motor Show 2018: All you need to know

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the biggest events in the automotive calendar. Here are all the important cars (yes, including a flying one!) heading to this year’s show.
Feature 1 month ago

What's it like to drive a police car?

Skoda has been making emergency service vehicles for more than 100 years, and decided to let a few journalists loose in its cars – with the ‘blues and twos’ going of course.
2016 Skoda Kodiaq Review 1 month ago

Skoda Kodiaq SUV (2016 - ) review

Skoda is known for building practical and affordable cars, but its new SUV, the Kodiaq, adds seven-seat versatility and a premium cabin into the mix to make it one of the brand’s most desirable cars yet.
Smart fortwo cabrio Best Of 1 month ago

Best city cars

If you do most of your driving in cities or towns, and you’re looking for your next car, take a look at our favourites.
Kia Picanto Best Of 1 month ago

Best first cars

There may be a few things to think about when you’re looking to buy your first car, but there are loads of options out there on cars that cover all the bases. Here are our top picks.
Seat Alhambra Best Of 2 months ago

Best seven-seater cars

There are plenty of great seven-seat cars available, with loads of room for everyone, that are also practical, fun to drive, and comfortable. Here are our favourites.
Long-term Review 2 months ago

Living with a... Mazda MX-5 RF

Rachael Hogg has spent six months living with the UK's most popular convertible, to see how well it can cope with the challenges of everyday life.
Advice 3 months ago

Top tips to stay safe online

Buying a vehicle can be a safe and straightforward process, as long as you take these few simple steps to protect yourself when buying online.
Guide 3 months ago

How do I lease a car using contract hire (PCH)?

This is a method of leasing rather than getting finance to buy, but it’s still a way of getting a new car for affordable monthly payments. You pay a deposit and monthly instalments, both of which tend to be lower than with HP or PCP, but never own the car. At the end of the agreement, hand it back, or sign up to another agreement.
Guide 3 months ago

Buying a car using Hire Purchase (HP)

A way of buying where you pay a deposit up front, then pay off the rest of the balance – plus interest – in equal monthly instalments. The repayments are comparatively high, but don’t change until the end of the agreement. Provided you keep them up, you will know exactly how much you are paying, and for how long. The car is yours at the end of the agreement.
Guide 3 months ago

Buying a car using a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)

This is the most popular car finance. You pay an initial deposit, followed by lower monthly instalments for the remainder of the term, to pay of a proportion of the loan amount. At the end, you have to option to pay a large final payment to clear the remaining balance and own the car outright, or hand it back, or exchange it for another car.
Guide 3 months ago

Applying for car finance

If you’re thinking about buying a car on a finance agreement, find out everything you need to before committing to a contract.