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My Car Won't Start - Could It Be Your Fuel System?

  • Friday, March 22, 2019

The blog this week is about common problems regarding why your Volvo or Toyota wont start. In this blog we will concentrate on your fuel system. Read on to find out more:

Fuel systemIf you are having problems starting your Volvo or Toyota or you find it feels like it is stuttering when you go to accelerate there may be an issue with your fuel. You may also find the car doesn’t feel smooth and stable but more jerky or you could find that your engine cuts out completely whilst you are driving. Pretty scary when that happens, don’t panic and stop when it is safe to do so. So what could be causing problems like this? There could be chance that you have water contamination. In cold weather the water could freeze and block fuel lines with ice. This means that the engine is not receiving the fuel that it requires. If this is the case you would need to take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage where they will have to ‘flush out’ your system. A couple of ways of reducing the likely hood of water contamination is to maintain your car in accordance with your service schedule. A well maintained car is less likely to have problems occur, a neglected or poorly maintained vehicle will end up costing you more money in reactive maintenance and repairs. You could also try and keep your tank full as opposed to driving around on empty all the time. Any contaminents in the bottom of your tank are less likely to enter the system. Another way is to add certain additives to reduce the chances of water entering the system. Speak with your local independent repair garage to see what you can do to maintain the optimum health of 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, 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.

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