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Most reliable cars 2019

21-05-2019

Don't you love it when surveys appear telling you that the cars you have in stock are reliable.  Simon Shield Cars certainly do. The Honda CRV idtec has come up trumps, in the top 10 cars, 96.4% reliable with the top car at 99.1% reliable - is that possible. Seems to be. When you read the…

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Skoda Octavia 1.2 petrol - small engine, big car, great value for money

16-05-2019

Such great value for money....... Simon Shield Cars newest used car in stock is a 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI. Big car, small engine. But so much more. The 1.2 TSI petrol engine punches far above its weight and is faster than the 1.6 diesel, achieving 60mph from a standing start in 10.8 seconds…

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MOT reminder service from Gov.uk

11-05-2019

Is your MOT due soon?   Not sure? Why not add your details to the Government MOT date reminder service. https://www.gov.uk/mot-reminder is the link to click.  It is very easy to do and you can enter either an email address or mobile number. Don't forget your registration…

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mot history at gov.uk

11-05-2019

Are you buying a used car and want to check out the MOT history? You are in luck as the Government website https://www.gov.uk/mot-reminder (click the link) can help. You just need the registration number of the car and add it to the website and it comes up with the MOT history which…

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MINI celebrates 60 years

08-05-2019

Happy 60th birthday to the MINI. The first one rolled off the production line in 1959 on 8th May at Cowley in Oxfordshire. Simon Shield Cars love the MINI and have had plenty in stock over the last 23 years.  How did it all start? Petrol was scarce due to the Suez Crisis and 1 litre cars were…

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World Landrover Day

30-04-2019

Happy World Land Rover day, the day to celebrate everything Landie. Don't we love it too.  The Land Rover does exactly what it says on the tin, roves the land, which was the orginal format. It was launched at Amsterdam Motor Show (not on the car show circuit today) on 30th April 1948 with a…

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Google maps now notes waits at EV charging stations

23-04-2019

Need to charge your EV and want to know where you can go to charge? Google maps has a new feature that you can access. Go into google maps and search EV charging stations and it will pin point where the station is and it if is occupied. What a brilliant thing to do so that you don't have to wait…

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V5 registration document changes - cars

23-04-2019

From 15th April 2019, changes will be seen on the new V5C document. The V5C document is the owners certificate to say you own a used car.  So what are the changes:   Front cover The document reference number has moved to the top and the words ’Don’t share, keep it…

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Fake reviews - Genuine reviews

18-04-2019

Do you read reviews on businesses before buying a used car? It has recently come to light that the Amazon website has been inundated with 5 star fake reviews. What? Consumer reports analysed 14 product lines in tech and found that most of the 5 star reviews were for an unbranded product and put on…

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Futuristic Citroen C4 Picasso arrives at Simon Shield Cars

15-04-2019

The Mark 2 Citroen C4 Picasso is a very clever piece of product design and has taken many features from the DS line. It offers practicality, with style, glass and futuristic features. It has many techy gadgets and a more efficient engine. When you jump inside the car, you will notice the panoramic…

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Three cars stolen from Simon Shield Cars 5th April 2019

08-04-2019

Simon Shield Cars have had three used cars stolen from their forecourt. Have you seen them? LL66 DVN - BMW M140i white MX15 PPX Ford Focus 1.6 AY15 XPA Ford Focus Any information would be gratefully received or you can contact Stowmarket Police or Crimestoppers. Anyone who witnessed any suspicious…

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maps and more VW Up - a walk through

04-04-2019

Simon Shield Cars has recently taken in a 2017 Volkswagen Up! High Up which comes with a phone bracket. No infotainment system that can malfunction - you use your phone. You download the Maps and More app onto your phone either through Google Play store or Apple app store. Once it has downloaded,…

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