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Auto Trader and CompareTheMarket launch Quick Quote

Karolina Edwards-Smadja, Auto Trader’s director of commercial products

Auto Trader and price comparison website CompareTheMarket have launched a Quick Quote service offering car buyers rapid access to insurance for their new car purchase.

Quick Quote is free service available on used car adverts that allows car buyers browsing Auto Trader to get an instant car insurance premium price for the car they are considering.

Anyone who creates an account on CompareTheMarket will now be able to use the new Quick Quote service, which pre-populates information with relevant vehicle data from Auto Trader, while the price comparison website adds in further personal data from their account, to send back prices.

Karolina Edwards-Smajda, director of commercial products at Auto Trader, said: “Quick Quote is a real time-saver for car buyers, allowing them to see instantly what the total cost of ownership will be, which is a huge step towards making the whole car buying journey fully digital and even easier.

“Our partnership with CompareTheMarket means the insurance quotes are always bespoke, accurate and competitive.”

Each time a car buyer creates a quote via Quick Quote, they will receive an email from CompareTheMarket confirming the price which will also be saved to their account, so they can check back on insurance prices later.

Dan Hutson, head of motor insurance at CompareTheMarket, said: “Purchasing a car, new or used, is an expensive time for many. The Quick Quote service that CompareTheMarket has launched alongside Auto Trader, lets people see how much their car insurance could cost when browsing on the Auto Trader website.

“Car insurance continues to be a large part of the overall cost of running a car, so being able to compare car insurance premiums in this way will provide people with an additional level of information at their fingertips, allowing them to make informed decisions about their new car purchase.”

Quick Quote is now live on Auto Trader.

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