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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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Free Catalytic Convertor Marking in Suffolk

09-12-2014

On Saturday 8th November you can drive to the following places to receive free markings, registration and sticker on your window. Lamberts Service Station in Shop Green, Bacton from 9am to 12pm Setyres in Woodhill Business Park, Sudbury from 8.30am until 12.30pm All organised by the Suffolk…

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Winter tyres - would you buy them?

09-12-2014

Come and see us on #motorhour tonight discussing tyres. Part-worn, retreaded, winter, summer, all season tyres which one would you choose.  If you would like help discussing tyres come along.  Motorhour is on tonight  viaTwitter between 9-10pm UK time. Our twitter handle is…

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Clocks turn back tonight

09-12-2014

Are you ready for Autumn?  The clocks are turned back an hour at 2 am on Sunday.  An easy way to remember whether the clocks go forward or back think of "spring forward and fall back". This brings us back to Greenwich  Mean Time (GMT) which means that the sunrise and sunset…

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Autotrader & Simon Shield Cars

09-12-2014

@perrysmotors @simonshieldcars I agree, we use Perrys a lot as well as yourselves in our best practice AT social media seminars for dealers — Marc Thornborough (@MarcThornboroug) October 23, 2014

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Where have all the cats eyes gone?

09-12-2014

Have you noticed, when a road is resurfaced, that the cat's eyes disappear.  Sometimes they're replaced, more recently not.  Councils are being urged to switch off street lights after midnight. OLDER drivers are possibly becoming "prisoners in their own homes" due to the…

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Drivers urged to check their lights

09-12-2014

Failed light bulbs are the most common MOT test failure and as you're switching them on and off all the time, lights do fail.  It's a good time to check your oil levels, tyre tread. (Legal limit for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm, but don't leave it much below 3mm) It's that time of…

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Which one would you prefer?

09-12-2014

Audi TT just in stock. Unmarked and doesn't it look lovely in condor grey.  The spoiler comes up at 75 mph (not that you would be doing this speed on the UK motorways - would you?)  For more details find Used Cars and Audi TT on our…

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All new cars to be fitted with tracking devices from October 2015

09-12-2014

E-call will be installed in every new car and van from October 2015, say the European Union.  What is it you ask?  It's an automatic emergency calling system.  If you're involved in an accident the car wil automatically call 112 (not 999 as this isn't recognised across…

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Are you wearing a seatbelt?

09-12-2014

The joint police forces of Norfolk and Suffolk are stopping drivers and checking that seatbelts are worn.  If you're caught not wearing one, a fixed fine of £100 wil be issued. Police will be carrying out checks as part of the Europe-wide TISPOL seatbelt enforcement initiative…

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