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Catch up with the latest Volvo news from Donalds Kia Bury St Edmunds. Here you can find recent announcements on new product releases as well as tips and hints about life on the road.


How to drive safely when a truck is nearby

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Driving in front of, or even behind, a large lorry can be daunting. But there’s no need to panic if you follow the advice from the Institute of Advanced Motorists’ RoadSmart division.

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Motorists are driving fewer miles

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Motorists are driving 21% fewer miles than they did ten years ago an analysis by automotive data experts at CAP HPI has found.

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Three keys to safer senior driving

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Older drivers can stay safer on the road for longer by reflecting on their driving and being honest about the tasks they are starting to find more difficult.

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Seven tips for motorists to stay safe online

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With new online scams cropping up all the time, motorists have increasingly become a target for fraudsters.

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7.9 million used cars sold last year

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The used car market in 2018 was slightly down on the previous 12 months, dropping 2.1% to 7,945,040 transactions, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

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Why part-exchanging could be the way to get the best deal

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To secure the best deal, car buyers should look to part-exchange their current car when buying a new or used vehicle

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34% of motorists flunk MOT by not making basic checks

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As many as one third of MOT failures could be avoided if drivers just made some simple and basic checks to their car, according to Government figures obtained by motoring website HonestJohn.co.uk.

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Used diesels hold value in 2018, but petrol was best performer

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Despite a drop in new diesel car registrations of almost 30% last year, the value of second-hand diesels remained buoyant.

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Should driving be taught in schools?

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44% of drivers aged under 25 think learning to drive should be added to the school curriculum.

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Electric vehicle drivers say they wouldn’t switch back

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The UK’s biggest ever survey of ‘cleantech enthusiasts’ has found that around nine out of ten plug-in car drivers would never go back to petrol or diesel.

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Put safety first when fixing new satnav

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The poor positioning of satnav devices on windscreens can pose a significant threat to road safety.

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Grey overtakes black as No 1 car colour

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Grey overtook black as the UK’s most popular new car colour in 2018, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders.

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All-New Kia e-Niro

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Kia’s new, all-electric version of Niro is coming soon. Learn more about the What Car? Electric Car of the Year 2019 here.

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Kia Picanto GT-Line gains new engine and equipment upgrades

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The latest engine to join the Picanto range is available now at Donalds and exclusively in ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ grades - further broadening the appeal of Kia’s city car.

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KIA NAMED COMPANY OF THE LAST 30 YEARS AT AUTO EXPRESS NEW CAR AWARDS 2018

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Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. has been awarded ‘Company of the Last 30 Years’ at the annual Auto Express New Car Awards. This is a special accolade, part of a group of awards celebrating not only the best in the industry, but also Auto Express’ 30th anniversary.

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New laws pave way for remote control parking

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New laws just introduced mean that drivers will be able to use remote control parking and other high-tech assistance systems on British roads.

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Huge leap forward in road safety

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Developments in road safety have taken a huge leap forward with a landmark EU proposal to mandate the fitting of lifesaving technologies, including Advanced Emergency Braking and Intelligent Speed Assistance, in all new cars.

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Driving a brand new car in the first few weeks

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Buying a new car is an exhilarating experience, but there are a few things to bear in mind as you drive your pride and joy away from the showroom.

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Car test drives are alive and kicking

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The test drive is far from dead, despite one in ten consumers saying they will buy without trying the car first, research by What Car? suggests.

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Major changes introduced to MOT test

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The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales changed last month. The changes affect cars, vans, motorcycles and other light passenger vehicles.

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Double Win for Kia Rio at the Autotrader 2018 Awards

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The Kia Rio but two awards at this year’s Auto Trader New Car Awards - as voted for by 43,000 real car owners.

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Driving tips for neck and back pain

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Research by the British Chiropractic Association indicates that more than 5.5 million drivers could suffer from neck and back pain as a result of time spent behind the wheel.

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Don’t cut corners on child seat safety

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Many parents are cutting corners on safety when driving with their children. According to a new survey, 34% have sometimes allowed their children to travel without a suitable child restraint and 37% have driven with someone else’s child as a passenger despite not having a suitable seat for them.

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Trust more important than price for used car buyers

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Consumers rate trust in the dealer ahead of price when it comes to buying a used car, according to a survey of 18,000 AA members on the most important purchase considerations.

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Experience the evolution of the dynamic Swedish SUV at Donalds Volvo Ipswich’s XC60 launch event

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Having recently been crowned 'Best Premium SUV' at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2017, Donalds Volvo Ipswich will be hosting a two-day customer reveal event to mark the arrival of the stunning new Volvo XC60 at its dealership.

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