The ACCUK Motoring Blog

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.

Don’t Ignore Your Engine Management Light

  • Friday, December 29, 2017

ACC UK Ltd is a multi award winning Independent Volvo & Toyota Service, Repair & MOT Garage located in the heart of Farnborough. Each week we like to bring you tips on maintaining your Volvo or Toyota. By maintaining your car you are helping to reduce breakdowns and costly repair bills.

Engine management Light

The blog this week is about not ignoring your engine management light. Some people will continue to drive their Volvo or Toyota with this light on, maybe in the vain hope that if they stick their head in the sand it will go away. This will not happen folks! Some will continue to drive the vehicle until the car breaks down and then take it to their local garage for repair. This generally is not the wisest or cheapest move to make. As the breakdown can result in a more costly repair if other parts have been affected or if you have no breakdown recovery and have to pay for a recovery truck to tow you to your garage. For your own safety and well being it really is much easier to take the car in for investigation. It’s relatively inexpensive as your local independent garage will plug their diagnostic tools in and investigate the fault code. A minor problem will always be cheaper to repair than one that turns into a major mechanical fault.

One of the most common faults is the oxygen/lambda sensor – this is what controls the amount of oxygen in your Volvo or Toyota’s emissions. Your Volvo or Toyota will run less efficiently (which costs more) if there is a failure here. Other common problems are spark plugs, electrics, catalytic converters and fuel cap issues. Get your Volvo or Toyota checked out by your local independent garage to rule out major issues. They will go through the costs with you of repair and also advise you of the consequences and costs to not repairing at the first sign of a problem. Your car is a major investment – look after it – its what gets you from A to B! 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, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award and The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of The Year 2017 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.

Award winning Independent Garage in Farnborough