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Fuel Economy For Your Volvo or Toyota

  • Friday, August 10, 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 fuel economy. We know one of the most apparent ways that you can save money on your fuel is to shop around and buy the cheapest fuel in your area. Supermarkets often compete – when one drops their prices the others follow. You may also get vouchers when you do your weekly shop with money off your fuel – take advantage – you could save several pounds when filling up your tank. Read below to find out more ways to be fuel efficient in your Volvo or Toyota.

Fuel economy

Tyres – ensure that you check your tyre pressures regularly for optimum tyre pressure for your size tyres – check your Volvo or Toyota handbook.

Ditch the Junk – remove junk and clutter that does not need to be in your Volvo or Toyota – even the golf clubs in the boot! Remove roof racks and roof boxes when not in use. Keep your windows closed when driving on motorways – less resistance through your car.

Regular Servicing – of your Volvo or Toyota will ensure that your engine is efficient by changing filters when they are at their life end and ensuring that your oils and fluids are topped up correctly.

Using Air Con – this will increase fuel consumption so if you are driving on slower roads or around town open your windows instead.

Watch Your Speed – if you are doing mainly motorway driving – try reducing your speed from 80mph to 70mph and see how much longer your tank of fuel will take you before you need to fill up. You may be alarmed to see that your fuel could last a further 25%!!! 80mph-60mph could save your 35%!!! A big saving over the course of the year would you not agree? Paying attention to the road ahead and less stamping on your brakes followed by a heavy foot on the accelerator pedal will also help to conserve fuel as the engine is not having to work hard.

Change Gear Earlier – by doing this your engine becomes more efficient – using less fuel

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.

Award winning Independent Garage in Farnborough