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.

Driving in Snow and Ice

  • Friday, January 18, 2013
This is what the Institute of Advanced Motorists recommends. When driving in snow, concentrate on getting your speed right - do not go too fast so that you risk losing control of your vehicle, however do not go so slow that you risk losing momentum when you need it - always brake, steer and ac Read more...

Winter Motoring Tips

  • Thursday, January 17, 2013
Set off earlier than normal to allow for weather conditions. Allow yourself the extra time to drive more slowly and carefully. Other motorists will be driving slowly, and overtaking may not be an option. You don't need the stress of being late for an appointment or work - you must concentrate on y Read more...

Add a second driver to cut insurance costs

  • Friday, January 04, 2013
If you are considered a high risk driver, adding a second driver to your insurance policy – even if they don't use the car very often – can sometimes smooth out the average risk, and may even reduce the cost of the insurance policy. Those that are added that have an additional record for dri Read more...

Use Fuel Vouchers From Your Supermarket With Your Weekly Shop

  • Thursday, January 03, 2013
Supermarkets run petrol promotions quite frequently. Their own forecourts are usually cheaper for fuel, so when they run these schemes it means you can make some decent savings when you fill up on a tank of fuel. These offers usually are something like "Spend £50 and get a 5p off/litre  Read more...

ACC UK Ltd Says - Grab Fuel Vouchers With Your Weekly Food Shop

  • Friday, December 07, 2012
Your local supermarkets often run petrol promotions. As their forecourts are usually competitive for fuel, these promotional voucher schemes mean you can often make some pretty decent savings on your fuel. These offers are usually in the form of "Spend £50 and get 5p off each litre of f Read more...

ACC UK Ltd Recommends You De-clutter Your Car To Cut Fuel Costs

  • Friday, November 30, 2012
Constant rises in the fuel prices are a painful addition to our motoring costs. However some basic maintenance and handy tips can help to put the brakes on your fuel bill and help you save up to a staggering 30%: 1) Keep your tyres inflated - check these weekly if possible: Efficiency impr Read more...

Bag yourself a free parking tips mini-guide

  • Friday, November 23, 2012
The Glovebox Parking Aid is a free and printable PDF mini-guide to help you combat any unfair parking tickets you receive , or if you become a victim of clamping or towing. It has been designed to sit in your car glovebox ready for action if the worst happens to you, it is the essential guide to Read more...

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...
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