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 giving tips to ensure safety whilst driving during times of floods and standing water. Now we are entering the season where unexpected torrential downpours can happen at the drop of a hat you need to adjust your driving to the road conditions. Read below to see our top tips:
If you see standing water on the roads try and avoid driving through it. If you have to, please slow down and ensure that you are holding the steering wheel correctly. Be very mindful of pedestrians and other road users as you will disperse a huge amount of water when you drive through it.
If there is flood water ahead of you slow right down. If it is moving or more that 10cm deep it is best to turn around and take another route. Do not try and drive through flood waters when another vehicle is coming in the opposite direction – let them go first. Drive slowly but steadily and do not stop. Driving slowly will ensure that you do not make a bow wave. As soon as you are clear of the flood water test your brakes – obviously in a safe manner – do not stomp on the brakes if someone is directly behind you. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being stuck in the flood water stay inside your car and call for help. If you think you may have experienced any damage driving through flood water take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for closer inspection. It is better to be safe than sorry. Happy safe 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.