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.

Top Tips For Driving In Snow & Ice

  • Friday, Dec 6, 2019
Some top winter tips when driving your car during snow and icy conditions.  Read more...

Tips To Avoid Breaking Down This Winter

  • Friday, Nov 29, 2019
The blog this week is about some top winter tips to avoid breaking down over the winter  Read more...

Top Winter Driving Tips

  • Friday, Nov 22, 2019
The blog this week is about some top winter driving tips to keep you safer on the roads. Read the post to see our top tips  Read more...

ACC UK Ltd Announced As Finalists - The Used Car Dealer Awards 2019

  • Friday, Nov 15, 2019
ACC UK Ltd are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted a finalist at the upcoming Used Car Dealer Awards in the Garage of the Year category.  Read more...

Don’t Be An Annoying Late Breaker!

  • Friday, Nov 8, 2019
We all know someone whose driving style is to brake too late regularly, maybe you are one of them! Not only is it uncomfortable for passengers and frightening for other road users, it will cost you a lot more money having to replace your pads, discs and tyres...  Read more...

Don’t ‘Ride The Clutch’ of Your Volvo or Toyota!

  • Friday, Nov 1, 2019
“Riding the clutch” simply refers to the act of keeping the clutch pedal partially pressed down. A driving act we are all probably guilty of doing at some point. So why is this a ‘bad’ driving habit to have?  Read more...

Don’t Rev Your Engine When It’s Cold!

  • Friday, Oct 25, 2019
Well, we are all probably guilty of this bad habit at some point in our driving lives. Revving your Toyota or Volvo engine when it’s cold...  Read more...

Don’t Shift From Drive to Reverse BEFORE Stopping!

  • Friday, Oct 18, 2019
The blog this week is about avoiding bad driving habits that you may not even be aware that you are doing or realise the damage it is doing to your car. Read below to see one of the bad driving habits we have all probably done at some point in our driving lives:  Read more...

Don’t Overload Your Car!

  • Friday, Oct 11, 2019
The blog this week is about avoiding bad driving habits that you may not even be aware that you are doing or realise the damage it is doing to your car.  Read more...

Don’t Floor Your Accelerator in a High Gear!

  • Friday, Oct 4, 2019
The blog this week is about avoiding bad driving habits that you may not even be aware that you are doing or realise the damage it is doing to your car. Read below to see one of the bad driving habits we have all probably done at some point in our driving lives:  Read more...

Don’t Rest Your Hand On The Gearstick!

  • Friday, Sep 27, 2019
The blog this week is about avoiding bad driving habits that you may not even be aware that you are doing or realise the damage it is doing to your car.  Read more...

Don’t Drag Your Brakes!

  • Friday, Sep 20, 2019
The blog this week is about avoiding bad driving habits that you may not even be aware that you are doing or realise the damage it is doing to your car.  Read more...

Dashboard Warning Lights NOT To Ignore!

  • Friday, Sep 13, 2019
The blog this week is about those troublesome dashboard warning lights. There are some that you can ignore temporarily until you get home such as your washer bottle fluid needs topping up, but there are others that you really should not ignore.  Read more...

Why Do Car Batteries Go Flat?

  • Thursday, Sep 05, 2019
The blog this week is about troublesome car batteries. Most of us have been through it – jump into the car to go off to work and the car won’t start, or we can’t even get in the car because the key fob won’t work!  Read more...

Tips To Help Your Car Pass It’s MOT

  • Friday, Aug 30, 2019
The blog this week is about giving you some tips to help your Volvo or Toyota pass its MOT. According to the DVSA 40% of cars and 50% of vans do not pass their first MOT!  Read more...

Be Proactive NOT Reactive

  • Friday, Aug 23, 2019
The blog this week is about being proactive with regards to the maintenance of your Volvo or Toyota. If you regularly check your car over you will spot potential issues before they turn into bigger more expensive problems. Read below to find out our tips for looking after your car.  Read more...

What To Do If You Breakdown on a National, Secondary or Minor Road

  • Friday, Aug 16, 2019
The blog this week is about what you should do if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of breaking down on a National, Secondary or Minor Road. There are some slightly different rules to follow from those of our blog last week concerning motorways and dual carriageways. Read below to find out our tips for keeping safe.  Read more...

What To Do If You Breakdown on a Dual Carriageway or Motorway

  • Friday, Aug 9, 2019
The blog this week is about what you should do if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of breaking down on the motorway or on a dual carriageway. Read below to find out our tips for keeping safe.  Read more...

Things To Check Before You Set Off On Your Summer Travels

  • Friday, Aug 2, 2019
The blog this week is about things to check before you take off on your summer journey in your Volvo or Toyota.  Read more...

What Can I Expect From An Air Con Service?

  • Friday, July 26, 2019
The blog this week is about what to expect from an air con service on your Volvo or Toyota.  Read more...

Does Your Volvo or Toyota Need An Air Con Service?

  • Friday, July 19, 2019
The blog this week is about how to tell if your Volvo or Toyota needs an air con service?  Read more...

ACC UK Ltd Win Again At The Motor Trader Awards 2019

  • Friday, July 12, 2019
ACC UK Ltd are proud to announce that last night they won the Independent Garage of The Year Award at the Motor Trader Awards 2019 ceremony.  Read more...

How To Tell If Your Shock Absorbers Have Worn

  • Friday, July 5th, 2019
The blog this week is about how to tell if the shock absorbers in your Volvo or Toyota have worn. Read on to find out more.  Read more...

How Do Shock Absorbers Work?

  • Friday, June 28, 2019
The blog this week is about how the shock absorbers in your Volvo or Toyota work. Read on to find out more.  Read more...

Car Diagnostics – Problems & Solutions

  • Friday, June 21, 2019
The blog this week is about the importance of car diagnostics. Ignoring those dashboard warning lights will not make the problem go away. Likewise, if you feel that your car is ‘not quite right’ you can take it into your local independent garage and ask them to run a diagnostic check. Read on:  Read more...
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