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ULEZ London charge : what you need to know : cars


Do you drive into London? You might drive in once or twice a year or in on a daily basis. If you do then you will be aware of the congestion charge zone but do you know about the Ultra Low Emission Zone or ULEZ. Many cars are subject to this £12.50 daily cost which is operating on a 24…

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Driving in Wet conditions


The First day of Autumn is here (23rd September 2019) and the next day, it rains.  It is a welcome sight in Suffolk as it has been very dry over the summer months. However, it is harder to drive when the rain is dripping down onto your windscreen. Now that the weather is changing it…

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Pavement Parking


The Transport Committee is recommending that pavement parking be banned in England.  Is this a good idea or a bad idea? Pavement parking has become an issue, as there isn't enough room to park cars on narrow roads in cities and towns. Used cars are parking on pavements…

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Highly rated by Autotrader


Simon Shield Cars are "highly rated" and are jumping for joy. Simon Shield Cars have been highly rated by Autotrader for the third year in a row, that's right 2017, 2018, and 2019. We are delighted that we have received these awards. Autotrader created the highly rated…

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Simon Shield Cars used cars: man arrested Ipswich


The Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times report on 14th June 2019 that the police have arrested a man who is under investigation for the 3 cars stolen from our forecourt in April 2019.  The local support that Simon and Caroline have been given has been amazing. The local police have been…

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Ford Grand C Max


Want an MPV with plenty of space and 7 seats - that is always a tricky one.  Lots of cars have 5 seats and plenty of boot space or 7 seats with minimum boot space. However, the 7 seater Ford Grand C-Max has options available to make your life a little bit easier. If you need a 7 seater car then…

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100 years of caravanning - tow cars available


100 years ago the first caravan emerged on our scene and has been part of our heritage ever since. Who hasn't been caravanning in some shape or form in their life so far? If you haven't you don't know what you are missing - actually you do, cold windy days, getting wet, putting the…

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Most reliable cars 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


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


Is your MOT due soon?   Not sure? Why not add your details to the Government MOT date reminder service. 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


Are you buying a used car and want to check out the MOT history? You are in luck as the Government website (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


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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