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.

Be Proactive NOT Reactive

  • Friday, Aug 23th, 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:

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

So be honest, how often do you check things like tyre pressures, fluid levels, lights etc? Weekly, fortnightly, monthly or never? By spending 10/15 minutes a week checking these then you will see pretty quickly if there are any issues like uneven tyre wear or dropping fluid levels. Being proactive with regards to your car maintenance in between servicing and MOT visits will help to keep your car in good condition and help to reduce expensive reactive maintenance. Nipping an issue in the bud before it becomes a much bigger and more costly issue is surely the way forward. A simple thing like under-inflated tyres not only means your fuel will be used quicker (costing more money) but your tyres will wear unevenly resulting in needing to be replaced quicker (costing more money) and your engine will have to work harder resulting in premature wear and tear (costing more money) can you see where we are coming from?

Your car is normally the second biggest purchase that you will make in your life (after your house) so look after that investment – give it some love, care and attention and it will give you many years of trouble free motoring!

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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