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.
The blog this week is about checking your Toyota or Volvo car radiator monthly. A faulty radiator can result in a repair bill costing hundreds of pounds of damage. Read on to learn more:
Your Volvo or Toyota engine coolant levels are very important to monitor, an unexpected increase in temperature could mean that there isn’t enough coolant to pass through the radiator and engine. So what is Coolant? It’s usually a combination of antifreeze and water. Not having enough coolant in your car radiator could lead to your engine overheating. You should make it part of your routine to check your coolant levels at least monthly. This can be combined with checking your other engine fluids such as oil, washer bottle, brake fluid and steering fluid.
As we have stated in previous blog posts these fluid checks should always be done when the engine is cool/cold. NEVER attempt to open the radiator cap when the engine is hot – the pressure and steam in the radiator will result in a very painful scald – believe us when we say – it is very painful – we have experienced it.....and we are experts! If you notice the temperature on the water gauge on your dashboard increase above 90 degrees you may have an issue with your water pump. You would be advised to find a safe place to pull over and wait for your car to cool down before checking the coolant levels. If you are in any way anxious then get your car to your local independent garage for further inspection. A new water pump will be far cheaper than a new engine! Happy Motoring Folks!
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, 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.