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.

You Can Halve Your Hire Costs In Minutes say ACC UK Ltd!

  • Thursday, November 22, 2012
Booking holiday car hire can save a lot on taxis to and from the airport, especially if you have some distance to travel once you get off the plane, and having the use of a car during your holiday can be invaluable for getting around. If you're definitely going to need or benefit from car hire e Read more...

Are you planning on Driving abroad? Is your UK licence valid?

  • Monday, November 12, 2012
Your UK driving licence is accepted throughout the EU, however if you are planning a road trip which is further afield, it is best to check if you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP is required or recommended that you obtain in about 140 countries, including  Read more...

Valid car insurance is a must - even if you are not driving

  • Friday, November 02, 2012
It's a common misconception that our cars don't need valid car insurance when they are not being driven. In fact, legally, cars must be insured unless declared off road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (Sorn), unless they have been untaxed since 1998. The Continuous Insurance Enforce Read more...

ACC UK Ltd recommends you fight an unfair parking ticket, Why?

  • Friday, October 26, 2012
Because 50% of people who fight an unfair parking ticket win, meaning they don’t have to pay!!! Getting back to your car and finding an unfair parking ticket from the council or the police is a sight none of us want to see on our windscreens! Take a look online at the  Read more...

ACC UK Ltd’s tips for Lane Discipline on the Motorway

  • Friday, October 19, 2012
1) You must ensure that you use all of your mirrors regularly, as well as before making any manoeuvre or lane change. Don’t forget to check your blind spot too! 2) Always signal as early as possible to give other road users time to react – many will be happy to let you out if Read more...

Don't buy premium fuels for standard cars! Want to find out Why?

  • Friday, October 19, 2012
Petrol stations up and down the country sell ‘high performance' fuels, yet evidence suggest that there is little or no performance difference for most standard cars today to warrant spending extra on filling up your tank. Therefore an instant way of saving on your ever increasing m Read more...

Save 30% on fuel by changing driving habits

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012
It's possible to drive the same distance in the same time, without cutting your top speed, but using much less fuel, chopping up to 30% off your petrol or diesel costs. Here are a few pointers to get you started. Accelerate gradually without over-revving. Press harder on the pedal and more fue Read more...

Haggle on breakdown cover at renewal 



  • Tuesday, October 09, 2012
On expiry, don't just accept the renewal price. Many firms quote highly-inflated costs which are easily beatable by asking for the deals given to new customers. A poll conducted in July 2011 on battering down costs showed haggling success rates are huge. 73% of AA customers and 59% of RAC customers  Read more...

Young drivers can avoid £1,000s in insurance costs

  • Thursday, October 04, 2012
ACC UK Ltd says that young drivers can avoid £1,000s in insurance costs with specialist policies if they take a look around and see what’s on offer in the market place. Research shows that the average insurance quote for a 17-22 year old male is £3,200!! Often way more  Read more...

Check your photo driving licence expiry or risk £1k fine!


  • Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Photo card licences first came into force during 1998, and by April of 2012, approximately 1.7 million of these licenses became out of date, this information is courtesy of the DVLA. They go on to report that around another 2.3 million will become out of date throughout the rest of 2012 Read more...
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