Here at ACC UK Ltd, 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 common problems you may encounter with the exhaust system on your Volvo or Toyota.
One of the most common issues with any exhaust system, regardless of the make and model of your vehicle, is corrosion. Over time corrosion of the metal will occur because of rain, salt/grit and other fluids. Once your exhaust system begins to show signs of corrosion it could be time to replace it. It is possible to weld over holes but at the end of the day this is a quick, cheap and temporary fix, the inevitable will occur where you need to replace it. If you use an independent repair garage for your annual servicing and MOT they should be able to point out any issues with your exhaust system before the problem gets out of hand.
If your fuel efficiency has changed there may be an issue with the oxygen sensor – it is advisable to get this looked at as a matter of urgency as it is only going to cost you more money in fuel if you leave it. We talk more in depth about the oxygen sensor in a previous blog.
If you notice a hissing type of noise, this may indicate an issue with the exhaust manifold. This should be looked at as a matter of urgency as it could compound issues with other parts of the exhaust system. You can check this at home but a visit to an independent garage who can put it up on a ramp would be advisable. The same would apply if you notice your exhaust blowing or making a loud noise – these things never go away if you ignore them – please get them looked at straight away. Preventative maintenance is always more cost effective than reactive maintenance.
Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, 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.