What is a Car RSS Feed?
A Car RSS Feed is a great way of getting results for your used car and van searches on the Listers Group website. Utilising RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds as the underlying technology, your computer can quickly check, as often as once an hour, for any used cars that come into stock at any Listers site, and let you know when vehicles arrive that match your search criteria.
If you’ve ever downloaded a podcast or subscribed to a weblog, or if you understand what a feed reader is, you’re already half way to understanding how RSS Feeds can make searching for and finding your next used car or van with Listers Group a whole lot easier.
How do I use Car RSS feeds?
Look out for the orange feed icons and the RSS Feed links on every car listing page or, using your browser or browser toolbar, watch out for indication that a feed exists on the page - most browsers and toolbars will alert you to their presence.
Most browsers now use an orange feed icon - Apple Safari chooses to use a blue RSS icon in the address bar - all perform the same action, however, which is to display the feed along with further instructions on what you can do with them. You can also click the RSS feed icon shown at the top of each page of results.
The feed icon links directly to the RSS feed for that particular set of cars - your web browser will load the feed and, depending on what you have installed and the action you wish to take, your browser will help you through the next stages.
What else do I need?
To use RSS feeds, you need an application, a device or a web browser that understands how to use RSS feeds and let you know when new content is available. Many mobile phones now ship with RSS readers built in, so you can also stay up to date with your RSS feeds whilst on the move.
Alternatively, instead of using a computer or device-based reader, you can choose to use an online feed aggregator, such as one of the readers listed below:
Browsers that support RSS feeds include:
Web-based Feed Readers
These are feed readers you visit on the web and which you can use at any computer, regardless of your location:
At time of writing, all of the web-based feed readers listed above offer a free service.
Computer-based Feed Readers
These are feed readers you download and install on your computer:
Listers Group does not specifically recommend or endorse any of the software packages or websites listed above and cannot be held responsible for the content on any of the websites linked to. The links are provided for purposes of convenience only.
Why Use an RSS Feed?
RSS Feeds notify you of changes instantly and allow you to keep your email address to yourself (if you so wish) because you don’t need to supply it.
Car RSS feeds not only keep you up to date, they also ensure you’re only sent details of the cars you haven’t yet seen. Plus, you save time by not having to visit the Listers Group website to perform your search every time.
If you have any further questions or comments about the Car RSS Feed service, you can get in touch with us via our Contact Us page.