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Apr 17, 2018

What do you get when you cross an IT consultant with a car sales expert?

In the case of Austin and Oliver Collins, the answer is BuyaCar. When the two brothers combined to set up the business in 2002, it didn’t quite 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 based in the London offices of Dennis Publishing - 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 16,000 cars worth around £200m, Austin and Oliver are still in charge. They continue 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 & weekends 9am to 5pm

Christmas opening hours

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27 December - 9am to 5pm
28 December - 9am to 5pm
29 December - 9am to 5pm
30 December - 9am to 5pm
31 December - 9am to 1pm
1 January 2019 - Closed

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