Updated every week, the ACC motoring blog contains essential advice on driving, car maintenance, servicing and MOT's
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 cooling system on your Volvo and Toyota and some basic tips that you can perform at home to maintain the health of your system. Helping to ensure no costly breakdowns or expensive trips to the garage.
The Cooling Systems in your Volvo or Toyota is very important, and, if they are not working correctly, can lead to a breakdown due to overheating! So, what can YOU do to avoid a potential breakdown? Firstly, you can check the thermostat on your Volvo or Toyota. You do this by starting your car and touching the upper radiator hose. If the hose does not get warm this could indicate that the thermostat is not opening properly. You should take your car to your local independent Volvo or Toyota garage for further investigation.
When was the last time that your coolant levels were checked? At your last service? You should check these regularly, because if you are topping up with regularity this could indicate a problem quickly. Always check your coolant levels when your car engine is cold! NEVER remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot – you risk burning yourself! Check that the fluid levels reach the top and ensure you replace the cap securely. Periodically check the hoses on your Volvo or Toyota for signs of cracks. This too should be done when the engine is cold. If they feel brittle when you squeeze them they really need replacing. Check that the clamps are securely in place and tighten them if required. A Volvo or Toyota that overheats can be incredibly costly to repair – simple maintenance checks between your regular servicing may take a few minutes but will save you a lot of money and time in the long run. 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.