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New Number Plates: Should You Wait?

Every year, the months of March and September see bumper car sales in the UK, and as you can see from the graph below, they are the most popular months for new car sales by a considerable margin. Why? Well, it’s certainly no coincidence that these are the months when new number plates are released. […]

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Drive with Dave at Mercedes-Benz of Taunton

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Smart for business

Drive with Dave offers manual driving lessons in Minehead, Taunton and the areas in between. When looking for a car for his business Dave had to consider the mileage he would be covering as a driving instructor and running costs including ongoing maintenance and fuel efficiency. He also had to ensure his final choice was […]

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Electrifying times ahead for smart

There are exciting changes happening at your local smart dealership this year: as of August 2019 the smart range is becoming fully electric. This will mean the end in production of our existing petrol range. In September 2017 we launched our new brand: the smart EQ fortwo and forfour. This brand is intelligent and great […]

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How much vehicle tax will you pay in 2019?

At the end of 2018 the government announced another car tax hike to hit us on April 1st 2019. This will be the third Vehicle Excise Duty rate adjustment in the last couple of years. The new rates for VED from 1 April 2019 were clarified in the Overview of Tax Legislation and Rates document released […]

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Love Stories

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My smart Love Story

It is either a time you swoon for, or one that makes you run for the hills (or that tub of ice cream). But whether you are loved up or not, Valentine’s Day is a great time to remind all those we hold dear just how special they are. And that includes us! Sharing the […]

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The best car care resolutions for this New Year

It’s that time again; The New Year is here so it’s time to think about your resolutions. But have you thought about resolutions for your car? Yes that’s correct we did say car. At a time where we often reflect on the year just gone and look ahead to the coming months, why not consider […]

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2019 bucket list: what you should do in the South West

With the new year been and gone, it is time to think ahead. The start of 2019 is the perfect time to come up with a list of things that you wish to accomplish. However, these needn’t always be resolutions. Bucket lists are another great way to document the things that you’d like to attempt […]

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Smart forease

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Smart Forease

Welcome to the smart forease concept. With smart recently celebrating its 20th birthday at the Paris Motor Show, it was the perfect place to showcase their new concept. The smart forease is extroverted and offers an uncomplicated solution for urban mobility. The driver is at the centre of the hustle and bustle of the city, […]

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5 ways driverless cars will change your world.

With cars growing to be more and more autonomous, the once seemingly distant promise of completely driverless cars, and a suitable motoring infrastructure to facilitate their use, may be upon us sooner than we thought. Because vehicles have become so critical to the very functioning of our society and the world’s economy, not to mention […]

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Christmas markets in the South West

With December fast-approaching, Christmas spirit is in the air! From towering trees covered in twinkling lights going up in town squares and supermarket aisles lined with Christmas confectionery, there is no denying that Christmas is upon us! We believe that there is nothing better than wrapping up warm and visiting a Christmas Market and, fortunately, […]

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Driving home for Christmas: Top tips for a merry drive

With the festive season fast-approaching, you may be starting to think about where you’re planning on spending Christmas and, if you’re planning on spending time with friends and family, you may have to travel long distances in order to be reunited. Travelling over the Christmas period is often met with excitement, with the promise of […]

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