My AutoTrader.com

About Becoming a Member
About My Membership Information
What is an alert?

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.

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How do I set up an email alert?

If you have at least one saved search, follow the steps below to set up an alert:

  1. Go to the My Searches or My Cars page.
  2. Select the "Receive email alerts" checkbox.
  3. Select the desired frequency to receive alerts. Your alerts will be sent to you either daily or weekly, depending on your selection.

If you are in the midst of saving a search, follow the steps below to set up an alert:

  1. Name the search you want to save.
  2. Select the "Receive email alerts" checkbox.
  3. Select the desired frequency to receive alerts. Your alerts will be sent to you either daily or weekly, depending on your selection.
  4. Click the "Update" button.

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.

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How do I set up a text alert?

If you have at least one saved search, follow the steps below to set up an alert:

  1. Go to the My Searches or My Cars page.
  2. Select the "Receive text alerts" checkbox and enter your mobile number.
  3. Confirm your subscription by selecting the checkbox.
  4. Select the desired frequency to receive alerts. Your alerts will be sent to you either daily or weekly, depending on your selection.
  5. You'll receive a confirmation text message. Reply YES to the message.

If you are in the midst of saving a search, follow the steps below to set up an alert:

  1. Name the search you want to save.
  2. Select the "Receive text alerts" checkbox and enter your mobile number.
  3. Select the desired frequency to receive alerts. Your alerts will be sent to you either daily or weekly, depending on your selection.
  4. Click the "Update" button.

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.

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Where do I view the matches for my saved searches?

You can view your matches on the MyAutoTrader.com site or by email.

To view alerts on site, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the My Summary page.
  2. View the “My Alerts at a glance” section.
  3. Click the link under the Alerts section to view new matches for your saved searches.

To view alerts by email:

Click on the link provided in the email to view new matches for your saved searches.

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How do I cancel my alerts?

To cancel your alerts on the My Alerts page, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the My Alerts page.
  2. Uncheck the checkbox for the alert you wish to cancel.
  3. Click the "Update" button.

Note: If you cancel your membership with My AutoTrader.com, your alerts will automatically be canceled.

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How do I cancel my subscriptions?

Subscription information is sent by email and includes shopping tips, promotional messages and other useful information.

To cancel the subscription emails, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the My Alerts page.
  2. Click "Cancel all alerts" link
  3. Click the "Cancel Alerts" button
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About Becoming a Member
What is My AutoTrader.com?

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:

  • Save search criteria for one-click access to the listings.
  • Save and keep the car listings you want to see again.
  • Compare your saved cars side by side.
    Learn more about member benefits
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How do I join My AutoTrader.com?

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!

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To use My AutoTrader.com, does my browser have to accept cookies?

Using My AutoTrader.com does require your browser to accept cookies. If you decide not to enable cookies on your browser, just know you'll have trouble using most features in My AutoTrader.com. Review our Privacy Statement on the use of cookies.

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How do I access the main pages within My AutoTrader.com?

To access any of the main pages within My AutoTrader.com, follow the steps below:

  1. Look for the My AutoTrader.com navigation menu at the top right of every page.
  2. Select one of the pages below in the dropdown menu.
  3. Click “Go.”

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.

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About My Membership Information
What if I forgot my password?

No worries! We'll email it to you at your request.

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How can I change my email address, password or other membership information?

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!

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How do I save a car listing?

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.

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How many cars can I save?

You can save up to 50 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.

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How do I save a search?

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.

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How many searches can I save?

Save up to 50 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.

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