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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 [...]

Revealed – the cars used car buyers want

If you live in the South East and you’re looking to sell a Ford Fiesta under three years old in either silver, black or blue, you could be sitting on a goldmine. These are the ingredients which, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), most used car buyers were [...]

Future classic cars you can actually afford

With interest rates so low, more people are looking to put their money into something that’ll give them a good financial return. Cars are one such place. But don’t worry – we’re not talking about expensive classic Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Instead, how about a Mazda MX-5 MK 1 for £500? Or even a Citroen XM [...]
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How much has my car depreciated by?

The depreciation of a car is the difference in the value of your vehicle when you bought it, versus when you eventually decide to sell it. Naturally, the speed of its depreciation depends on the make and model. Some very niche cars barely depreciate at all and can actually appreciate with time. Equally, classic cars [...]
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How to change a private number plate

With 1st September approaching, many vehicle owners will be thinking about trading in their cars ahead of the new 66 registration plate issue. For those with private registration plates, the process can throw up a potential roadblock: how do you keep hold of the plate when you change cars? Thankfully, managing your car registration details [...]