APP OF THE DAY: Auto Trader (iPhone / iPad)

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auto-trader-edit-top.jpgOn the market for a new set of wheels, but can’t be bothered trekking about a load of dealerships on the hunt for the car of your dreams? The new and improved Auto Trader app for iPhones and iPads will be just what you need then, filling your petrolhead with info on over 340,000 new and used vehicles.

The app lets you set all manner of search parameters for both cars and motorbikes, offering detailed technical specifications on innumerable makes and models.

Searches can be refined just to take in local dealerships if you don’t fancy a lengthy journey to pick up your new ride, while both owner and expert reviews are available to help you make sure you’re making the right choice in what’s usually a fairly hefty purchase.
auto-trader-edit-mid.jpgFor those who’ve used previous versions of the app, a handful of new features have been introduced in the latest edition. The app now also offers the ability to check a vehicle’s history, letting you get the lowdown on any potentially recurring problems or upgrades made by previous drivers.

There’s also the addition of the “My Garage” feature, which lets users log in to save individual searches and vehicle information across mobile and desktop PC editions of Auto Trader, meaning you can quickly get back to a favoured car no matter where you’re searching from.

All versions of the app are free. Clickhere for the iPhone version and click here for the iPad version.There’s also an Android app up for grabs, which you can download here.

Gerald Lynch