An alert is a service that notifies a MyAutoTrader.com member when new or updated information is available based on your saved searches. For example, when a car is added to the MyAutoTrader.com site that matches your saved search criteria, we will send you an email. Visit the My Alerts page to set up an alert.
If you have at least one saved search, follow the steps below to set up an alert:
If you are in the midst of saving a search, follow the steps below to set up an alert:
Note: You only have to set up this alert once and it applies to all your saved searches. You need at least one saved search in order to set up an alert.
You can view your matches on the MyAutoTrader.com site or by email.
To view alerts on site, follow the steps below:
To view alerts by email:
Click on the link provided in the email to view new matches for your saved searches.
To cancel your alerts on the My Alerts page, follow the steps below:
Note: If you cancel your membership with My AutoTrader.com, your alerts will automatically be canceled.
Subscription information is sent by email and includes helping shopping tips, promotional messages and other useful information. To sign up for subscription emails, follow the steps below:
To cancel the subscription emails, follow the steps below:
The Special Offer Newsletter gives you an instant look at money-saving deals in your area such as rebates, price reductions and special financing. To sign up for this email, follow the steps below:
To cancel the newsletter, follow the steps below:
Consider My AutoTrader.com your personal space where you can organize your search for the right car. With your free membership, you'll save time while you shop:
Registering is fast, easy and free. All you need is your email address and a password to register. In one quick step you'll be well on your way to fast and convenient shopping. Ready to join? Register now!
To access any of the main pages within My AutoTrader.com, follow the steps below:
My Summary – This page gives you a quick glimpse of your searches, cars and alerts.
My Searches – This page lets you manage your saved searches. Rename, delete or modify your saved searches. You can also customize your search to view results based on the timeframe selected.
My Cars – This page lets you keep track of your saved cars. Rename, delete, or compare your cars. Or go directly to the car details page to get additional information.
My Profile – This page lets you update your personal information, email address, preferences and more. Be sure to save your settings when you are finished updating your profile.
My Alerts – This page lets you set up your alerts and sign up for subscription information. Set your frequency to receive alert emails with new matches for your saved searches.
No worries! We'll email it to you at your request.
Your membership info is located in My Profile. Just look for My AutoTrader.com at the top right of every page, and select My Profile from the dropdown list. (You can also access this page from My Summary.) Thanks for keeping your membership info up to date!
It's easy: Start a new search and view your results. When you see a car you like, click "Save this Car" on the search results listing or car details page. Next, name the car for easy organizing.
You can save up to 25 cars to My AutoTrader.com. From My Cars, you can sort, rename, compare and delete your saved cars. Plus, you can go directly to the car details page.
For starters, you'll have to create a new search by selecting the criteria you want most in a car. Click "Search AutoTrader.com" and view the results. If you like what you get, click "Save Search Criteria" at the top of the page. Next, name your search criteria for easy organizing.
Save up to 10 searches to My AutoTrader.com. From My Searches, you can rename and modify your saved search criteria. Or, run a search to view current listings.
If you choose a descriptive name that's meaningful, you're more likely to remember it later. That way, you can easily identify and quickly sort your saved searches or cars in a list.
The most important tip is to choose a name that's descriptive. For example, saving several cars with the same or similar year, make and model may not be distinctive enough. Try taking note of a special feature of a car or search you're saving.
Also, cut out small words like "and" and "with." Keep in mind that although we allow 50 characters, some special features such as dropdown lists require that we truncate the names. So use the space wisely!