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Sainsbury’s guide to buying a used car

Just sold your old car using Tootle and thinking of purchasing a new set of wheels? Once you’ve decided on a budget, including road tax and car insurance costs, buying a used car instead of a brand new one can be a great way to save money. However, with so many options and things to [...]

Tootle Dealer Offer Process

This is a quick step-by-step guide on how to place an offer as a dealer. We have recently inserted a price block onto our site that will prevent sellers from placing adverts with prices that are unrealistic in order to achieve an efficient selling process. Once placing the offer you will be able to view [...]

Tootle Seller Sign Up Process

This is a quick step-by-step guide on how to sign up to tootle as a seller. When signing up make sure you have 10-15 photos of your car including detailed images of any damage it may have sustained. Please note writing a detailed description involving the attachments of the car as well as its condition [...]

Tootle Dealer Sign Up Process

This is a quick step-by-step guide on how to set up an account as a dealer. Please bear in mind that your account will need approving before you can begin offering on cars. In order for your account to become approved there are 4 main criteria required: 1. Professional trading premises 2. VAT registered 3. [...]

How it works

We alert dealers about your car listing Dealers view your listing and decide if they want to make an offer. This usually takes less than 48hrs (but there are dealers who can take longer to make an offer). The Tootle platform encourages dealers to bid against each other in order to maximise the selling price [...]

Dealer FAQs

How do I buy a car? If you see a car you would like to buy, simply make an offer to buy it through the Tootle site. The offer amount is relayed to the seller together with your contact details. The seller can then either accept your offer or call you to discuss it. Each [...]

Seller FAQs

Why should I sell my car with Tootle? It’s a simple idea: you get more money when you offer your car to more buyers. Rather than haggling with a single dealer on the forecourt, wouldn’t it be nice if the buyers were competing with each other for your car – all from the comfort of [...]

Making your first offer on Tootle

Welcome to Tootle – thanks for signing up! This article will help you understand how the platform works and will walk you through making your first offer on a car. As ever, if you encounter any problems, you can always reach us at or call us on 020 3327 2240.   Signing in The [...]

Dealer tips: Setting your car preferences

Because of the range of stock available on Tootle, it can be helpful to set preferences that match the type of cars you want to buy. This will help to limit the notifications you receive and ensure that the the stock that interests you is most visible when you’re on the site. You probably have [...]

How to write the perfect condition report

Writing a proper damage report is a key part of selling your car. In 9/10 cases, our dealers are able pay the price they offer online – unlike other car buying services – because they know exactly what they’re bidding on and its condition. Because of this, just writing ‘excellent’ probably won’t cut it… You [...]