We source our vehicle data from AutoTrader using the AutoTrader API. If you have an AutoTrader subscription with AutoTrader Connect then you will have free access to this vehicle data, subject to your subscription restrictions. If you do not have an AutoTrader Connect subscription then we source the data for you using our wholesale API account - however, unlike with an AutoTrader subscription we are charged each time we retrieve vehicle data and valuations.
The vehicle data charge of £0.15 is charged each time you retrieve new vehicle data in a 24 hour period. For example, when you add a new vehicle to your stock we will retrieve a huge amount of data, ranging from derivative and fuel type to optional extras and MOT history. Once this data is retrieved it remains available under the relevant stock item permanently, and if you request data again for the same vehicle within 24 hours you will not be charged again. The vehicle data charge also applies when using the vehicle analyser, when retrieving vehicle data for invoice part exchanges, and when using the vehicle quick check tool.
The vehicle valuations charge of £0.50 is only charged when you request a valuation for a vehicle and is also only charged once per vehicle per 24 hours, however, a new charge will apply if the vehicle mileage, condition or optional extras are changed and a new valuation is requested.
You are under no obligation to retrieve valuations, and it is possible to add vehicles without incurring a vehicle data charge.