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DIS on a used Audi A4

05-04-2018

What is DIS - it's short for Drivers Information System and is specific to Audi. It brings together different information straight into the cockpit and onto a screen. It can offer the following functions:   Door and luggage compartment open warning; auto check control radio station name or…

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Cars of the Irish on St Patricks Day

17-03-2018

How have the Irish been involved in the automotive industry? Renault, Datsun, British Leyland, VW, Toyota, Ford, Fiat have all built or assembled cars in Ireland at some point. One of Ireland’s claim to fame is assembling the first ever Volkswagen Beetle made outside of Germany. It is now…

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Winter survival kit for cars

01-03-2018

The snow has arrived and winter is finally here in Suffolk on 1st March. Isn't that the first day of Spring?  Yes, it is, but a blast from the east, Siberia, I would think has made the landscape all white and impossible to drive anywhere. If you have to drive in snow to get to work or…

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Car recall information accessible via DVLA

20-02-2018

DVLA have given us another free service that can be used to check for any recalls on cars. It's a tool to use alongside the MOT history tool, which again is worth looking at for advisories and checking the mileage.  Here's the link to the page: https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/…

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Automotive trends - onboard cameras

16-02-2018

Google search trends have been exploring technology and accessories in cars.  What do you think is the top trend? Germany loves the DAB radio and can't get enough of surfing the channels. The USA love anything to do with dogs and accessories are selling fast. Japan has extended their…

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Warning symbols on used car dashboard - what do they mean?

24-01-2018

There are more and more symbols appearing on your car dashboard. Do you know what they mean?  Here are a few of the newer symbols. Have a guess? There is a  roundabout ahead with traffic on it? How about Brake Pad wearing indicator light.  Ask your mechanic to check out your…

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Black cars are the new white cars

23-01-2018

2017 saw in increase in the number of black cars being sold, closely followed by white. Black or white or blue or yellow, which ever car you choose to buy it's your choice. Gold saw the biggest increase in sales. Perhaps this will be on the number 1 spot for 2018.  Take a look at our black…

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Suffolk loving female used car dealer

19-01-2018

Don't you just love it when the local paper get in touch to write an article about your business? Caroline Shield has been working with Simon since 1996 when Simon Shield Cars started. The forecourt is still in the same place, Great Bricett, near Ipswich.  Why not read the article to…

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Just the two of us - simon shield cars ipswich

10-01-2018

Simon and Caroline run this small independent dealership from a site near Ipswich.  All our 5* reviews are independently gathered via Autotrader, ensuring they are genuine sales of used cars and genuine customers of ours.  Please do read through all our reviews either on Autotrader or on…

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Reminder service for MOT testing

09-01-2018

Do you need reminding when your MOT is due? If so, DVLA have just set up a service for you. If you do to their website, enter in your car registration number and how you would like to receive your details, via email or sms. Enter your details email of mobile number. It will bring up your car details…

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Autumn Budget and Diesel Cars

28-11-2017

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond brought to the table the latest on diesel cars. If you already own a diesel car there will be no change to your road tax, company tax or fuel costs. Well no duty charge increase on fuel, the price of oil may well go up.  The Chancellor has hit the manufacturers…

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Driver Satisfaction for the Skoda Yeti

22-09-2017

The Skoda Yeti was on the podium in the Autoexpress driver satisfaction survey 2017.  It came in at number 3.  Drivers do love the Yeti and now that Skoda is in the VW group, the technology and knowledge are spread across the group. If you're interested in buying a Yeti, give us a call…

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