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.

Checking The Radiator on Your Volvo or Toyota Monthly

  • Friday, June 15, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, 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 monthly checks on that very vital part – the radiator! You risk your Volvo or Toyota engine if your radiator fails!

Car Servicing

The coolant that you use in your radiator is usually a mix of antifreeze and water – the antifreeze is there to make sure that your Volvo or Toyota starts in cold weather – the water has not frozen! You need to check the levels on a monthly basis to make sure that you are not experiencing any leaks. If it needs topping up when you check it then make a note of how often you are having to do this. Keep a bottle of coolant in your boot for emergencies. Please be advised – never ever check when your engine is hot. You risk injuring yourself by escaping steam – and oh boy does that hurt!!!

If you notice that the temperature gauge on your Volvo or Toyota is increasing then it is advisable to get your car booked in to your local independent garage for inspection – it could be a sign that your water pump is damaged or that it has just come to the end of its life – the water pump does what it says – pumps water/coolant around the engine – if this fails then it could be costly in terms of the resulting damage. Know your car folks and act quickly! Don’t ignore the signs!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, 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.

Award winning Independent Garage in Farnborough