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.

Don’t Floor Your Accelerator in a High Gear!

  • Friday, Oct 4th, 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:

Driving tips

A lot of modern cars on the road today will have a gearshift indicator light, basically telling you that you need to move up or down a gear. However many of us are guilty of accelerating whilst our engine is at a low rpm or in a gear too high! DON’T do this as it will cause your Volvo or Toyota engine to work harder than it needs to. This means that additional unnecessary strain is being placed on the engine and motor. This in turn means that engine/parts wear can occur much quicker than normal resulting in more frequent visits to your independent repair garage for repairs. Which obviously means your cost of motoring will increase. This can be avoided if you keep an eye on the gearshift indicator and change gears when it is right to do so! 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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