tootle blog

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 [...]

Tootle’s favourite cars of 2016

Over the past year, Tootle has seen all kinds of cars put up for sale on our site. Although we get our fair share of Golfs and Corsas, we’ve begun to carve out something of a niche with proud owners who want to get the best possible price for their beloved motor without the effort [...]

Repairing dents without denting your wallet

Dents are a pain but don’t despair – many can be fixed without an expensive visit to a bodyshop. The amount it’ll cost you (around £50 to £100 for up to four dents on a panel) is money well spent compared to the amount of money a buyer may try to haggle you down by if they’re [...]

Your guide to the 2017 road tax changes

Thinking of buying a new car in the next few months? Changes to the way road tax is calculated are coming that, if you don’t know the details, could leave you out of pocket. Read our guide to the current and future systems below to avoid a nasty surprise in 2017. What’s the current road [...]

VW up! blind to the perils of colour

Motor trade experts have warned buyers to be careful when choosing the colour of their new Volkswagen up! following the addition of seven bold new shades to the city car range. The new colours include Habanero Orange and Savanna Gold, and bring the model’s total colour count to 13. In addition, the new colours can [...]

Worst cars revealed – and how to avoid them

When selling your car, it pays to know if it’s popular or not. One car that has failed the popularity test by some margin is the REVA G-Wiz. The tiny electric car has been voted the worst car ever by readers of AutoExpress magazine. They slammed its poor quality, cramped interior and dire performance. Its [...]