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.

Should You Use Premium Fuels For Standard Cars?

  • Friday, June 5, 2020
The blog this week is about whether you should be using a premium fuel in your Volvo or Toyota. Read more...

Being More Fuel Efficient In Your Volvo or Toyota

  • Friday, May 29, 2020
The blog this week is about making your fuel last that little bit longer in your Volvo or Toyota. Read more...

ACC UK – Winners At The Eagle Radio Biz Awards 2020

  • Friday, May 22, 2020
ACC UK Ltd Independent Service, Repair & MOT specialists named winners at the Eagle Radio Biz Awards 2020 as Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for 2020. Read more...

Simple Reasons For An MOT Failure

  • Friday, May 15, 2020
The blog this week is about some of the very basic reasons your Volvo or Toyota may fail its MOT which are completely avoidable Read more...

Items That Are Covered During Your MOT

  • Friday, May 8, 2020
The blog this week is about maintaining the health of your Volvo or Toyota, through an annual MOT. Read more...

An MOT V’s Servicing Your Car

  • Friday, May 1, 2020
The blog this week is about maintaining the health of your Volvo or Toyota, whether it be through an annual MOT or regular servicing. Read more...

The Importance of Your MOT

  • Friday, Apr 24, 2020
Now that the government has extended MOT’s for a further 6 months there will be cars on the roads that really are not roadworthy. Read more...

ACC UK – Finalists In 2 Categories At Eagle Radio Biz Awards

  • Friday, Apr 17, 2020
Here at ACC UK Ltd Independent Volvo & Toyota Service, Repair & MOT specialists we are proud to announce that we have been named finalists at the Eagle Radio Biz Awards 2020 in 2 categories. Read more...

Driving With Broken Coil Springs?

  • Friday, Apr 10, 2020
Now that the government has extended MOT’s for a further 6 months there will be cars on the roads that really are not roadworthy. The blog this week will concentrate on Coil Springs. Read more...

Is My Car Safe to Drive?

  • Friday, Apr 3, 2020
You as the car owner and driver are responsible for making sure your vehicle is always safe to drive (‘roadworthy’). Read more...

What Is Key Hacking?

  • Monday, Mar 30, 2020
The blog this week is about key hacking and what you need to know to prevent becoming a victim of car theft. Read more...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Our Reassurances To Our Customers

  • Friday, Mar 20, 2020
The blog this week is about what we are doing here at ACC UK Ltd with regards to the coronavirus situation that we find ourselves in as a nation. Read more...

ACC UK Proud To Be Named Finalists in the IGA Awards

  • Friday, Mar 13, 2020
Here at ACC UK Ltd Independent Volvo & Toyota Service, Repair & MOT specialists we are proud to announce that we have been named finalists at The Independent Garage Association BIG Awards Read more...

Don’t Leave Your Toyota or Volvo Idling

  • Friday, Mar 6, 2020
The blog this week is about looking after the engine in your Volvo or Toyota. Read our post to see our top tips. Read more...

ACC UK Proud To Be Named Finalists in the FSB Awards

  • Friday, Feb 28, 2020
The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that smaller businesses and the self-employed make to the UK. Read more...

Start Your Drive Gently In The Cold

  • Friday, Feb 21, 2020
The blog this week is about looking after the engine in your Volvo or Toyota. Read more to see our top tips. Read more...

Should I Be Buying Premium Fuel For My Volvo or Toyota?

  • Friday, Feb 14, 2020
The blog this week is about should you be buying premium fuel for your Volvo or Toyota?  Read more...

Buying Cheap Tyres Could Be More Expensive In The Long Run

  • Friday, Feb 7, 2020
The blog this week is about how buying cheap tyres for your Volvo or Toyota may actually end up costing you more money in the long run.  Read more...

Next Steps If Your Car Has failed Its MOT

  • Friday, Jan 31, 2020
The blog this week is about giving tips and advice in the event that your Volvo or Toyota has failed its MOT... Read more...

Some Items Checked on Your MOT

  • Friday, Jan 24, 2020
The blog this week is about giving tips to help your Volvo or Toyota to pass it’s MOT. There are visual checks and basic car maintenance items you can do yourself before you bring your vehicle in for its MOT.  Read more...

How To Drive In Floods & Standing Water

  • Friday, Jan 17, 2020
The blog this week is about giving tips to ensure safety whilst driving during times of floods and standing water.  Read more...

How To Drive In Heavy Rain?

  • Friday, Jan 10, 2020
The blog this week is about giving tips to ensure safety whilst driving in heavy rain. Now we are entering the season where unexpected torrential downpours can happen at the drop of a hat you need to adjust your driving to the road conditions.  Read more...

Happy Christmas & Prosperous 2020 To All Our Customers & Suppliers

  • Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
The entire team here at ACC UK Ltd would like to thank our customers for their continued loyalty during 2019  Read more...

Opening Hours Over The Holidays

  • Friday, Dec 20, 2019
We are working right up till about 1pm on Christmas Eve ensuring all our customers have their cars back in tip top condition  Read more...

When Did You Last Check Your Antifreeze?

  • Friday, Dec 13, 2019
The blog this week is about ensuring that your antifreeze is in top tip condition to protect your Volvo or Toyota engine and radiator  Read more...

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...
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