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 Shift From Drive to Reverse BEFORE Stopping!

  • Friday, Oct 18th, 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:


We are sure that many of you are guilty of this bad driving habit but did you know that it is really bad for the transmission? This is especially so in a Volvo or Toyota that has an automatic gearbox. Shifting between reverse and drive (and vice versa) in a car fitted with an automatic gearbox is only going to end in a very costly repair bill! This is also the case in a manual car – gear crunching – a big no-no!!! This is because there will be much quicker wear and tear on the transmission band. Your brakes – discs and pads – are what you should be using to stop the car first before shifting from reverse to drive. Look after your car and it will look after you! If you are having any problems with changing gears in your Volvo or Toyota then don’t ignore the problem. Take your car to your local independent garage where they will be able to investigate and advise you further. 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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