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Are You Driving Your Volvo or Toyota To France?

  • Friday, June 16, 2017

ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Independent Garage of the Year 2015, Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award & The Eagle Radio Customer Focus Business 2017 Award, are Servicing, Repair & MOT Specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire. We like to give you hints and tips on maintaining your Volvo or Toyota to help reduce breakdowns and expensive car repair bills.

The blog this week is about the new stickers that you will need to display on your windscreen if you are taking your Volvo or Toyota to certain parts of France.

These stickers are called the Crit’Air vignettes ‘Clean Air’ stickers and are applicable to all motor vehicles in order for the authorities to identify what emissions each particular vehicle produces. There are 6 categories in the sticker system. The cleanest cars are shown using a green sticker through to the black sticker which is used on older mainly diesel vehicles. There are three areas where the stickers are being used. If you are planning on taking your Volvo or Toyota to either Paris, Lyon or Grenoble then you must order one as soon as possible as indications show it is taking up to six weeks to process an order. The cost of purchase for a sticker is 4.80 euros, the fine imposed for not displaying one is anywhere between £55 - £120. You do not want to risk either a fine or being unable to take your Volvo or Toyota where you want to go through not complying with the laws of the country.

Driving in France

To purchase your sticker please visit the official site - https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en Do not be tempted to use a different website as you may find yourself paying way more for your Clean Air Sticker. It also goes without saying, if you are planning on taking your Volvo or Toyota abroad this year to make sure that you are fully up to date with all your servicing and repairs. Nobody wants to break down whilst they are on holiday and certainly not whilst abroad. If you are taking your Volvo or Toyota abroad have a read of our driving blogs from last year and do your research. Each country had different laws which you must adhere to.

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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