The ACCUK Motoring Blog

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When Did You Last Check Your Volvo Or Toyota Brakes?

  • Friday, January 19, 2018

ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, 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 the brakes on your Volvo and Toyota. When did you last check the condition of your brake discs and pads? Do you wait until your annual service or MOT? Did you have an advisory on your last MOT and then do nothing about it? Your brakes are so incredibly important – they are the thing that will stop your car to help avoid an accident.

Brake check

During your MOT the condition, efficiency and performance of your brakes will be checked. If your brake pads are low they will affect the efficiency of your brakes, meaning you may not be able to stop your Volvo or Toyota in time. If your brake pads are below ¼ of an inch it is time to think about getting them changed – please note that you always change your brake pads and discs in pairs! So are there signs that you can look out for with regards to when your brakes may need changing? Yes – if you hear a screeching sound when you apply your brakes it is time to get them changed. If the brakes feel spongy and not as sensitive/responsive when you apply your brakes then it is time to get them changed. You can visually check your discs – looking for deep grooves and patches. If you see either of these then you need to take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent repair garage and get them changed. If you run your brake pads down they will in turn affect your brake discs making the job more expensive. Do not put this essential maintenance job off – your safety and that of other road users is at risk.

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