The ACCUK Motoring Blog

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When Should You Change The Oil in Your Volvo or Toyota?

  • Friday, June 08, 2018


Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, 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.

The blog this week is about when you should be changing the oil in your Volvo or Toyota. Oil lubricates the many moving parts in your engine at the same time as keeping them from getting too hot. If there is not sufficient oil in your Volvo or Toyota then you risk major damage to your engine (which can be very costly) and the breakdown of various parts well before their time – again becoming costly to you.

Oil Change on your car

Over time the oil will begin to degenerate as it becomes contaminated and as it becomes old. In order to keep all the parts in your engine safe and in good condition you must change your oil regularly. Your Volvo or Toyota owners manual will tell you when this duty should be performed. It may be every 6 months or it may be done on a mileage rate. It is worth considering how many miles that you actually drive – if you are doing a lot of miles every 6 months may not be sufficient. You can perform an engine oil change yourself on your Volvo or Toyota – just make sure that you dispose of the old oil in the correct manner – which is NOT pouring it down the drain!

Alternatively, you can book in your Volvo or Toyota for an oil change or perhaps an oil and filter change at your local independent garage – you do not have to have the full service – it is relatively inexpensive and will give you peace of mind and many months more of happy motoring whilst at the same time as looking after your engine health! Call today if you would like some help or advice on changing your oil yourself or if you wish to book in for this mini service.

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 and The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 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