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What is WLTP?

The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is a means of measuring the fuel consumption, pollutants and CO2 emissions from all passenger cars currently on sale. Its purpose is to inform potential purchasers of these figures based on more realistic real-world driving data compared to its predecessor, the New European Driving Cycle Test (NEDC), […]

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coasting towards repairs

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Are you coasting towards more repairs?

Coasting while driving is defined as travelling either with the clutch pedal held down or with the car in neutral. This happens naturally for very short periods when changing gear and when coming to a stop. However, many motorists drive in this way for extended periods under the perception it is saving on fuel. We […]

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The best UK service stations for an enjoyable pit stop

Driving can be an immensely enjoyable activity and it can be even better when you have an exciting destination in mind. Unfortunately, there are parts of the process, like pulling over for a break at a service station, which can sometimes be rather dull. Sadly, not all services are as appealing as others but some […]

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How to pay for a new car

We know that finding the initial money to pay for the car you have had your eye on is not always straightforward. This is why we thought it would be a good idea to get the opinion of an expert on what the different, and most sensible, ways of paying for your next vehicle may […]

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Long Distance Travel

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How to prepare your car for long-distance travel

As the weather starts to warm up and the days grow longer, many of us start to think about ending our winter hibernation and venturing out on a trip or two. For those of us who love driving, there are few things more enjoyable than starting the engine, getting out on the open road and […]

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Jo Winter: Events Specialist

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Meet the team: Jo Winter, Events Specialist

Over the course of the year, the smart South West team attends (and hosts) upwards of 100 events across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. From the smartathlon to the county shows, we are out at some of the most picturesque venues in the South West, and our smart cars continue to be the centre of attention! […]

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