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Buying a car on the internet – is it the future?

Hands holding credit card and using laptop. Online shopping

For many years, if you wanted to buy a car you were limited to picking up a classified magazine, walking into a new or used dealership or buying a car from friends, but since the internet became a viable alternative for so many shopping experiences, things have changed.

This week we’re taking a look at some of the novel ways you can find a car online – you may never visit a high street car dealer again!


We’ve been hearing great things about the service that Carwow provides. If you’re in the market for a new car and don’t have time to contact dozens of dealerships looking for a decent price, Carwow will do that for you. Their website offers a complete buying guide so you can find the perfect car for you. Once you’ve decided, you input the details into their easy-to-use search facility and dealers will compete to give you the best deal. They’ll even deliver the car to your door!


If you’re looking for a used car but have reservations because of horror stories about using the classifieds or dodgy second-hand car dealers, Carspring is the website for you. With every car meticulously checked and double checked, you can be sure that your purchase:

  • Is HPI clear
  • Has at least 10 months MOT
  • Has been through a full mechanical and cosmetic check with any issues addressed
  • Is fully valeted
  • Comes with breakdown cover
  • Has a 6 month warranty

If that’s not enough to have you reaching for your debit card, Carspring will deliver to your door and offers you a 14-day money back guarantee if you’re not happy in any way.


Autotrader was the go-to classified ad magazine for the used car buyer for nearly twenty years, but in 2013 it ceased printing and moved solely to an online version. With over 400,000 cars available it’s still the biggest and best online classified website for the car buyer… or seller! Featuring a comprehensive advice service, free car valuation, user reviews and much more, if you can’t find the car you want here you’re probably not looking hard enough!

The team here at Trafalgar Street car park have bought a lot of vehicles between us over the years, but even we’re impressed by how much these websites have made the process of buying a car easier. It’s such a breeze to find the perfect motor for your needs, so if your old one is on its last legs or maybe a growing family means you need more room, hop online and start looking – maybe we’ll see you roll up with a new set of wheels soon!