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How to avoid driving mistakes on holiday

A holiday abroad is always something to look forward to but there is nothing quite like having the independence and capacity to explore your destination by choosing to drive. Driving abroad allows you to truly explore your surroundings, immerse yourself in the environment, and discover things you wouldn’t necessarily have seen otherwise. Of course, if […]

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How to survive the summer holiday traffic

It will not have escaped your attention that the UK has been experiencing a rare heatwave of late. The record for ‘hottest day of the year’ seems to keep being broken, hosepipe bans are being considered in some areas, and there haven’t even been many rain delays at Wimbledon! Of course, the British weather is […]

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Smart South West Sam Chalk

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Meet the team: Sam Chalk, Parts Supervisor

Mercedes-Benz of Plymouth has been part of the Mercedes-Benz South West family since 2005.  Plymouth have two sites –a dedicated LCV Servicing premises in Estover, and, after moving across several locations throughout the City, a main passenger car dealership that now holds stance just off the bustling area of Derriford and the busy Tavistock Road. […]

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Construction works soon to begin at Smart of Exeter

Development work is soon to commence at Smart of Exeter to facilitate the expansion of the upper floor office space. Starting on July 9th, the first floor of the state-of-the art showroom is extending to make use of the space to the rear of the showroom’s mezzanine. Not only will this allow for growth to the […]

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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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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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Motorway Traffic

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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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Things to do in the South West this spring

It may have taken even longer than usual this year, but spring has now – finally – well and truly sprung! With much of the UK recently basking in a pre-summer heatwave, many people’s attentions have now turned towards getting out and about to enjoy the best of what the country has to offer. Those […]

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Devon County Show

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Visit us at Devon County Show

In only a few weeks time the smart South West team and a host of our favourite cars will be ready to greet visitors at Devon County Show. Taking place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of May at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena, the show will bring together over 90,000 people looking to sample the best […]

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