About Us

Nov 1, 2021

Buying a car online might seem like a new idea, but BuyaCar has been around since 2002 - the year of the Queen's Golden Jubilee, when Tony Blair was in power, and the last Pierce Brosnan James Bond film, Die Another Day, was released.

The company was founded by Austin and Oliver Collins - an IT consultant and a car sales expert - two brothers who had a vision for a different way of buying cars. However, it didn’t initially have the makings of a company that was going to revolutionise car buying. For a start, the office was Austin’s sofa.

But within months, they had quit their day jobs and found themselves looking for deals and delivering cars across Britain.

We’re no longer run from Austin’s sofa, but instead are part of Autovia - the company behind Auto Express and Evo magazine - which now owns BuyaCar. We’re also regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Having delivered more than 24,000 cars worth around £300m, BuyaCar continues to develop new and innovative ways of improving our hassle-free online service, backed by our five-star customer support team - as rated by Trustpilot.

You can email or call our team on 0800 050 2333. If you're calling from abroad, dial +44 20 3761 7300.

BuyaCar call centre opening hours

Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

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