By Hewitt Group in General Articles, Blogging | 25th January 2020
What is self storage & how it works
Across all our Devon locations we work very closely with Armadillo Self Storage, it is like having a spare room away from home – or even your very own warehouse. You can pop in and out of your storage unit as often as you like during opening hours to add things or take stuff away. It’s a totally secure storage space and you can stay as long as you like or for as little as one week.
Find out how self storage works in 6 simple steps.
Step 1: Choose a storage facility
We have 3 locally in Torbay, Plymouth & Exeter but they have 0ver 99 UK storage facilities across the country so there’ll be one not too far from you.
They all offer safe and secure storage units in easily accessible areas via main roads.
Step 2: Choose your storage space
They don’t expect you to know exactly how much storage room you’ll need – after all who really knows what 50 sqft looks like – which is why they have space estimator tools so you can get a better idea of the storage unit size you’ll need. Getting the right size room also helps keep storage costs down.
Plus, if you’re still stuck, they’re on hand in store, or over the phone.
Step 3: Reserve your self storage unit
They’ll give you a quote online for storage units, over the phone or in the storage facility, then once you’re happy you can reserve your space.
Don’t worry if you need to change your storage room move in date – just let them know and they’ll make sure we’re ready when you are.
Step 4: Reserve your Removal Van!
This is a small job, get in touch with Simple Car & Van Rental – make sure you mention Armadillo for your 20% discount.
Step 5: Pack up
This bit’s on you. But they can still help make life easier – with their large range of storage packing boxes, which you can order straight to your door.
Step 6: Check in
When you arrive to move into your storage unit, the guys will need a few details for security an...
By Simple Car & Van Rental in General Articles, Blogging | 03rd October 2019
The Titanium trim on our van also meant leather seats for everyone and separate air con front and rear, giving it the more upmarket “executive shuttle” feel Ford is aiming for. The latest version of the Tourneo commits to its high-end features an eight-inch touchscreen with Sync3, DAB and smarthphone integration. It also packs in driver assistance features including traffic sign recognition, blind spot warning, pre-collision assist, adaptive cruise control and pre-collision assist and is the first in its segment to offer intelligent speed limiting.
Powering this beast is a 2.0-litre diesel with 168bhp and 299b/ft, which makes a good fist of hauling the Tourneo and a tonne of passengers/luggage up the road. Ford quotes figures of 43.5mpg and 168g/km.
Engine: 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, diesel
Power: 168bhp Torque: 299lb/ft
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Top speed: 105mph
CO2 emissions: 168g/km
By Simple Car HIre in General Articles, Blogging | 13th August 2019
The new Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has announced that government is committing an extra £2.5 million for electric vehicle charge points on residential streets, doubling the funding for on-street charging.
The funding will support the on-street residential chargepoint scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking.
The allocation of funding for on-street residential charge points is part of the £1.5 billion investment underpinned by the Road to Zero Strategy. As part of this, the government is also investing £37 million into British engineering to develop electric charge point infrastructure that could rapidly expand the UK charge point network for people without off-street parking
One of the BVRLA’s recommendations in the Road to Zero Report Card published in June, was that government needed to address the public charging ‘blackspots’ across the country. Read the 16-page summary or the full 64-page report on the BVRLA website....
By Neal Hewitt in General Articles, Blogging | 16th July 2019
Jeep COMPASS 2.0 MULTIJET 140 LONGITUDE 5DR
What Is the 2019 Jeep Compass?
The Jeep Compass compact SUV was redesigned for the 2017 model year. It seats five and is powered by a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with a standard six-speed manual or a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission. Front- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and those craving off-road capability. The Compass competes with the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and other small SUVs.
What’s New on the 2019 Jeep Compass?
The Compass gets a standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and the Advanced Safety Group Package adds adaptive cruise control. A Trailhawk-inspired Upland Edition is available for the Sport trim, and a High Altitude Package is available for Limited models.
What Features in the 2019 Jeep Compass Are Most Important?
Advanced safety features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist are bundled together in an option package. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system are also available. Trailhawk models feature a lifted suspension, off-road tires, skid plates, tow hooks, hill descent control and Jeep’s Active Drive Low four-wheel-drive system with a low range.
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