The purpose of this article is to teach South Africans about how to buy and sell cars on AutoTrader South Africa website. Autotrader.co.za is an online marketplace founded in 1992, which functions as an online marketplace for car buyers and sellers.

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AutoTrader SA site sells new, used and certified certified pre-owned cars from dealers and private sellers. Auto Trader South Africa also provides its users with car shopping advice, automotive reviews, and car insurance information.

The company transitioned the business from print to digital. AutoTrader SA ended its print publication, AutoTrader magazine, in 2017, to move to a digital only strategy. One of the reasons for the end of print was, the motoring marketplace saw a decline in print revenue and fewer readers were the reasons behind the switch to online.

How to create an account on Autotrader South Africa?

AutoTrader is one of the biggest automotive marketplace in SA and gets million visits every month to its online platforms. To successfully register an account on Autotrader, you must follow the below steps:

  • STEP 1: Visit autotrader.co.za website
  • STEP 2: Click on ‘Register’ on top of the site
  • STEP 3: Fill in the information (Title, Name, Surname, Phone Number, City, Province, Email and Password)
  • STEP 4: Check the box ‘I understand and agree with AutoTrader’s Terms and Conditions.’
  • STEP 5: Click on ‘Register’ button
  • STEP 6: Check your emails for confirmation email
  • STEP 7: Click on the link on it to verify the account

About Auto Trader website South Africa

As mentioned above, you can sell and buy cars through the site. There are thousands of new and used cars for sale in South Africa. Car shoppers conduct millions of searches across more than thousands cars on tablet, apps, mobile and desktop.



More than 70% of dealerships in South Africa advertise on AutoTrader. So finding the perfect car you are looking for is easy with the assurance of variety and choice.

How to sell a car on AutoTrader South Africa

There are two options to sell a car on AutoTrader. You can create your own listing by following Auto Trader’s step-by-step instructions and manage your listing and control the pricing or let AutoTrader team sell the car on your behalf. They create and manage listing on your behalf, help with pricing and prepare your vehicle for sale in South Africa. They will also negotiate the price and views with thousands of potential buyers.

Steps to sell a car on Auto Trader SA site

Through the site, you can sell cheap second hand cars for sale in south africa. Get cars for sale in South Africa under R30 000 (Autotrader cheap cars). Below are the tips and steps you need to follow when placing an ad online.

  • STEP 1: Login onto your AutoTrader account
  • STEP 2: Place an ad
  • STEP 3: Give as much detail as possble
  • STEP 4: Upload a couple of photos and they must be clear
  • STEP 5: Put the price for your vehicle

Before you decide on the car pricing, make sure you research about similar cars with similar condition and mileage to give an indicative price range before you place your advertisement.

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