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Volvo detect driving blind spot

07-01-2015

Volvo the security conscious car manufacturer are always coming up with new safety features for their cars. BLIS, blind spot information system, was introduced into Volvo cars in 2003 to help the driver overcome that irritating blind spot, just out of sight. I've always looked over my shoulder…

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12 days of Christmas

06-01-2015

Which one would you like to own on the 12 days of Christmas...   On the 12th day of Christmas my true love sent to me... 12 body colours DS3 11 somewhere in the bottom line (Audi TT) 10 Bowers & Wilkin speakers in Jaguar XF 9 convertible must do's in Volvo C70 8 28,200 miles Mercedes A…

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9 convertible must dos in C70 Volvo

03-01-2015

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love sent to me... 9 convertible must dos 1. Put the roof down in winter on a bright sunny day. Heater & heated seats on, wooly hat & sunglasses. Drive. 2. Take all the family to an outdoor movie & watch from the car. 3. Drive at night with the roof…

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Fuel prices are down

15-12-2014

Fuel prices have dropped again for the 10th time since September.  You should be able to fill up for 112.7p for petrol and 118.7p for diesel.  What are you managing to get? This time around the falling oil price is being passed onto the customer shaving off 14p since September.  In…

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Female Friendly Ambassador

12-12-2014

Caroline Shield is your ambassador at Simon Shield Cars for all the ladies out there wishing to purchase a used car.  Caroline has been involved in Simon Shield Cars since the beginning in 1996, but didn't work full time within the car industry until 2001.   Caroline & Simon have…

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Jaguar XF surround sound system

11-12-2014

It's music to my ears, that's the experience you'll receive when you listen to the music system in the Jaguar XF.  It's a world class system that took over 3 years to develop with the British company Bowers and Wilkin.  Cars are now the escape route from our everyday lives.…

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Christmas gifts for the car lover

10-12-2014

Ho Ho Ho, Christmas is coming, yes I know everyone is aware of it, but have you managed to find a present yet.  If not, take a look at my blog, it may well help.  For him, her and the kids too.  A range of prices too. Click here to find out more: Christmas presents. And of course, the…

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Category C & D Cars

09-12-2014

At last, Autotrader are flagging up used cars that are Category C and D. Autotrader are using MIAFTR (Motor Insurance, Anti Fraud & Theft Register - powered by HPI) to automatically identify these cars.  Thanks to the Autotrader Community of Motor Traders for flagging it and making…

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Diesel Particulate Filter - what's that?

09-12-2014

The MOT has changed recently to include the diesel particulate filter (DPF). This is due to the EUV directive covering emissions and was brought in during 2009.  Manufacturers may have added the DPF before this.  It's worth checking with your car's manufacturer to see if it needs…

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Have you got the red carpet ready?

09-12-2014

Awards time of year and Simon Shield Cars has been nominated for....   Social Media User of the year   Earlier this year, June to be exact, Caroline received the award for being the "Most influential independent dealer on Twitter 2014" from Car Dealer Magazine.  Car Dealer…

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UK's most dangerous road

09-12-2014

A285 between Chichester and Petworth remains the most dangerous road in the UK, with a 16% increase in accidents between 2007 and 2012.  It's only a 12 mile stretch of road too. As you can see from the picture it shows the increases over 5 years. Do you live anywhere near these blackspots?…

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Are you aware of the changes at the Dartford Crossing?

09-12-2014

The Dartford Crossing near London is the only way across the River Thames on the M25.  Since 1991,  the toll booths have been gathering money on both sides of the river.  The bridge was paid off in 2003 and it was thought that there wouldn't need to be any further toll…

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