Updated every week, the ACC motoring blog contains essential advice on driving, car maintenance, servicing and MOT's
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 lights on your Volvo and Toyota. When did you last check them? You should be checking them on a weekly basis – it takes a few minutes. During these winter months our lights are so important – they allow us to be seen by other drivers and pedestrians.
Firstly, check that your indicators are working front and rear and check that your hazard lights are also working. They should flash between 30-90 times per minute. Checking your brake lights may need the help of another person if you cannot park your Volvo or Toyota by a window to check the reflection. You can also check your reversing lights this way also. Checking the headlights, tail lights, fog lights, main beam and side lights can be done by walking around your Volvo or Toyota. If any of these lights are not working then change the bulbs as quickly as possible. You risk a fine if caught driving with lights that do not work. If you are in any doubt about how to correctly change the bulbs then please take your car to your local independent garage. Lights that do not work will cause your Volvo or MOT to fail its MOT. If you have changed your bulbs but your lights are still not working it could be a fuse or electrical issue – consult your Volvo or Toyota owners manual for information regarding your fuses. If it is an electrical issue it will require further investigation by your independent garage.
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.