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Bulb Checks on Your Volvo or Toyota

  • Friday, April 06, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

The blog this week is about the various bulbs in your Volvo and Toyota. How often do you check your light bulbs? You should check weekly that they all work – it takes five minutes. If your brakes lights don’t work you risk a fixed penalty notice of £60 and three points on your license. If you use your fog lights when there is no need to use them you risk a £30 fine but no points on your license, know the law and don’t fall foul of it. In some vehicles you may have a dashboard warning light to indicate a light failure – but do a weekly manual walk around to check all your lights work properly.

If one headlight is not working this is usually a burned out bulb, if both your headlights don’t work it is uncommon for them to burn out together. You may have an issue like a fuse, relay or module. Wiring issues may also be the culprit in this circumstance. Take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage. If one bulb fails to work in high or low beam it is more often than not a bulb issue, however if both fail in either low or high beam then this could be related to the relay or the high beam control switch. You are advised to take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for investigation by a fully trained mechanic. If your headlights work but the light seems dim to you, the problem could be either bulbs that are on the way out or you could have foggy headlight lenses. You can usually polish and buff your headlight lenses to make them less foggy. This you can do yourself and will save you quite a lot of money rather than buying new headlights. Don’t risk penalty points and a fine for the sake of a few minutes every week checking that your lights work properly on your Volvo or Toyota. Happy motoring folks!

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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