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What is Heycar?

Heycar is an online marketplace for used cars that was first established in Germany in 2017. Launched in the UK in August 2019, Heycar is owned by Mobility Trader Holding GmbH, whose shareholders are Volkswagen Financial Services (which also trades as Audi finance, SEAT Finance, Skoda Finance and more) and Daimler Mobility. Led by CEO Mat Moakes, Heycar launched in the UK with over 100,000 listed cars across 1,400 dealerships.
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How is Heycar different to Free Trader UK

Heycar currently offers vehicles from 50 brands including Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.

Unlike Free Trader UK and other automotive marketplaces, it only advertises cars from dealers, so you won’t find any cars advertised by a private seller.

Free Trader UK

Free Trader UK have over 100 car brands available with more than 415,000+ new and used cars being advertised through our platform (as of 03/08/21). We also have 12,913 dealerships selling their vehicles on our site.


Heycar stocks 50 car brands on its website, with around 64,000 new and used cars available (as of 03/08/21). There are around 100 dealerships registered and selling their cars with Heycar.

Finding the best deal

Heycar only offers warrantied used cars that are less than eight-years old and have less than 100,000 miles on the clock.

On Free Trader UK, we don’t limit by age or mileage, which means you can search for a wider range of cars to suite any budget and needs.

Choice of stock

Heycar currently offers new and used car stock

In addition to used and brand-new cars, Free Trader UK also stock bikes, motorhomes and caravans, trucks, and, for those in the market, plant and farm machinery.

Stock listed comes from both trade and private sellers for a greater choice.

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Vehicles type
Finance available
Trade sellers
Private sellers

Valuing your car

Heycar and Free Trader UK both offer a free online car valuation to help buyers understand how much their car is worth

While Heycar estimate a range for ideal pricing for your car, Free Trader UK provides an exact figure that reflects that car’s market value.

Heycar’s price valuation provide you with a value range that shows you the most and least amount of money you could expect to get for your car. Free Trader UK valuations are 100% data-driven, powered by thousands of data points including over 3,500 dealer websites, car adverts listed on our site and values from major auctions, ex-fleet and lease cars. We use data from different sources to ensure we’re providing an accurate reflection of the market and getting the fairest price point for those buying or selling a car.

Checking vehicle history

Heycar pre-screens cars from their selected dealerships before they are listed on-site to ensure they meet their criteria.

On Free Trader UK, every car undertakes a basic vehicle history check – so you can be sure it hasn’t been recorded as stolen, scrapped, imported, exported, or written off

On Free Trader UK, we encourage retailers listing their cars to conduct and display a full history check, which gives information on outstanding finance, recorded mileage and more. Some dealers might buy a 26-point vehicle check to get a comprehensive report about the vehicle’s past – you can check if the dealer’s purchased this on the advert itself. You too have the option to purchase a full vehicle check which comes with a data guarantee of up to £30,000 for complete peace of mind.

Saving and comparing adverts

Both sites allow you to easily compare cars. On Heycar, you can compare three adverts at the same time.

On Free Trader UK, you can save and compare up to four cars without an account. If you have an Free Trader UK account, you can save and compare as many as you like!

How do we compare?

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