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Winter driving tips


Winter doesn't officially start until 21st December but the weather has a mind of it's own. And we're having typical winter conditions in the UK, one day of icy weather, the next wet and damp, the following day bright and sunny but cold. So how do you drive in these changing conditions.…

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Test drive the Ford Kuga with Simon and Caroline


Ever wanted to know what it's like to drive a Ford Kuga, well here's a video of Simon and Caroline test driving the car they've got in stock. For more details click here.

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Review of 2011 Mazda CX-7 2.2d Sport Tech


The mazda CX-7 is a mid sized crossover built in Japan. It came to light at the Paris Motor show in 2006. The front half is MPV minivan and rear suspension is Mazda 5. There were only 2 models offered in the UK 2.3T and 2.2d Sport Tech. The unimaginative name CX stands for crossover. Both are 5 door…

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Office closed today Tuesday 17th November 2015


Today is a sad day but also one for great memories too. Simon's mum passed away a few weeks ago and the funeral is today. Simon Shield Cars Ltd isn't open today to show respect for a family member. Here's a little poem that will be read at the funeral.

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So who does buy a Citroen DS3?


We have a funky red +Citroën  DS3 on the lot and a classic pepper white +MINI One. They sit side by side.  The other day I got a girlfriend to take them both out for a spin to get feed back from a different perspective.   It’s all very well…

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Robin Reliant Racing


Who'd have thought it would be so much fun watching Robin Reliants racing around a track.  I heard Chris Evans on Radio 2 talking to Mildenhall Stadium about Robin Reliant racing.  I put two and two together (we're not far from Mildenhall) and organised a day out for the Simon…

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VW Eos hood is up and then down


It's so easy to put the hood down and into the boot. It's all done with the press of a button.  To find out about the EOS in stock, click here:

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Great Scott - Back to the Future Part II


Back to the Future part II arrived on 21st October 2015, which is today. To celebrate, Twitter is going mad with the hashtags and everyone is having a bit of fun. Companies like Pepsi and Toyota are releasing new products to co-incide with the day.  In the summer, Cars on the Green car show in…

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Throwback Thursday Fiat 500


Fiat 500 was voted the sexiest car back in 2006 by Top Gear magazine (must have been read by lots of women) and again in 2008 by   The Fiat 500 driver is the sort of person who "doesn't have to try", Top Gear editor James May said. "Our No. 1 sexiest…

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It's a MINI bake off


Did you watch Great British Bake off final on Wednesday 7th October with Tamal, Nadiya and Ian?  If so you might find this video funny taking into account all the comments and statements by Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and contestants to describe a used Mini One for sale.  What do you think?…

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VW diesel checker


VW have added a self-checker to their website to see if your car is affected by the software.   Just add in your VIN number from the V5 document to see if it is.   

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Smoking in vehicles carrying children is banned in England and Wales under new law


Smoking ban for drivers, with children under the age of 18 years old, is law from today, Thursday 1st October 2015. The law is changing to protect children and young people from harmful chemicals in tobacco. It relates to the driver and any passenger in the car. A fine of £50 per person could…

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