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Tips To Avoid Breaking Down This Winter

  • Friday, Nov 22nd, 2019

The blog this week is about some top winter tips to avoid breaking down over the winter. Read below to see our top tips:

Winter Car Breakdown

  1. Checked your antifreeze regularly. Frozen water in your radiator can cause expensive problems for your Volvo or Toyota engine.
  2. Make sure your windscreen wipers are free from the windscreen before you use them.
  3. Wait for your Volvo or Toyota to warm up before you attempt to open the windows.
  4. Remove the snow from your Toyota or Volvo before you start your journey – even from the roof – it could be dangerous for other road users behind you otherwise. It is also advisable to remove snow from your car even if you are not using it because if temperatures plummet it can make it more difficult to remove when you need to use your car.
  5. Ensure that you use an undiluted screen wash additive in the winter to stop your washer jets from freezing up. You will need to use your screen wash a lot when the roads are gritted. Carry a bottle in the boot for emergencies.
  6. If your locks are frozen then use WD-40. Its also advisable to smear a bit of Vaseline around your door seals to stop them from sticking.
  7. Clean your car regularly in the winter to keep salts off the paintwork and your lights and number plate clear from dirt.
  8. Ensure that you are up to date on your Volvo or Toyota servicing to avoid costly breakdowns during the winter.

Happy Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015 and 2019, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award and The Aftermarket Excellence Award for Best Website 2019, 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.

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