Auto Trader cars

Skip to contentSkip to footer

Video: Buying a car online with Auto Trader

Thinking of buying a car online? Rory Reid explains how we’re making it easier for you, with new features like home delivery and click and collect as options for purchasing your next car.

Home Delivery Q&A with Rory Reid
Great news, you can still buy a car through Auto Trader using home delivery or click and collect.
As always, check for local advice. In Northern Ireland, for example, dealerships will be closing for six weeks from Saturday 26 December 2020 and click and collect will not be permitted.
Lockdown and tier systems, and what they mean for car buyers, varies a bit according to whether you live in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
The guidance in each region does vary, so we’d encourage you to double-check your local government guidelines for what you can and can’t do this week in any of the above regions.
All that said, it’s fair to say that if you’re looking to buy a car, the face-to-face aspects like visiting showrooms or taking a test drive are either going to be out of the question or markedly different for the foreseeable.
But none of that gets in the way of you researching or buying your next car and, in this video, we’ll show you how Auto Trader are making it even easier for you to do so in confidence.
Researching your next car
Skip to 1:10 or watch here.
Obviously, we’ve got a ton of content here on the site, including expert reviews, guides to the best cars for your lifestyle, long-term reviews and plenty more features and finance guides. You can also see your next car in action on our YouTube channel.
Take your time, run your budgets, pick out the coolest cars and find the one that’s right for you. Once you’ve chosen the model you want, you'll find everything you need in our new online hub, which is designed to help you find and buy a car from home – including filters to help you find dealers offering home delivery and click and collect services.
Arranging a video viewing
Skip to 1:40 or watch here.
Subject to lockdown restrictions, you can’t pop to the dealership and have a look round the car at the moment.
But you can look for the virtual viewings tab on the Auto Trader ad and, where available, book a video call so the dealer can give you a virtual, real-time walkaround and answer your questions as they go. Like, does the car have Isofix in the back? How big is the boot? Will a supersize milkshake fit in the cup holder? Y’know, the vital stuff you need to know before laying down the cash.
Negotiating your purchase
Skip to 2:10 or watch here.
Happy you’ve found your next car? Congrats!
We’ve got you covered over these next key steps too. Simply contact the seller through the contact details available on Auto Trader ads and reach a deal via phone, email or whatever works for you. Once you’ve agreed a price, you then just have to decide how you would like to get the keys in your hand.
Choosing home delivery or collection services
Skip to 2:28 or watch here.
We’ve got over 200,000 cars listed on Auto Trader available for home delivery. To start your search, just look out for the tab on the listing or filter ads by dealers offering this service.
Click and collect is another great way you can buy a new car from a socially safe distance and we have over 120,000 cars on the site with that option. Dealers will flag when this is available, and you can discuss the ins and outs of how it works when you contact them through the ad. Explore your options and see which are available on the car you want.
Many dealerships will still be operating this time round, albeit from behind closed doors. And we’re here to help you get in contact with them throughout lockdown. For more information, please visit our Buying Online page.

Search Auto Trader for...

New carsUsed cars

Other articles related to Popular and Recommended

Related Topics