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 maintaining the health of your Volvo or Toyota, through an annual MOT. Now that the government has extended MOT’s for a further 6 months there will be cars on the roads that really are not roadworthy. The blog this week will concentrate on the importance of your MOT. Read on for our tips:

It is YOUR responsibility as a car owner to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy. If you are stopped and spot checked and your Volvo or Toyota is deemed un roadworthy YOU face a fine of up to £2500. If you have an accident and your car is deemed un roadworthy then you may also invalidate your insurance. You must check your car regularly throughout the year – checking tyres and pressures and brakes, lights etc. If you want to be a car owner then you should adopt the responsibilities and maintain your Volvo or Toyota throughout the year not just an annual MOT and hopefully service. We have written many blogs on all aspects of car maintenance, have a read through them or just ask for any help or advice. The things listed below are some of the items which are checked during an MOT test.

  • Lighting and Signalling Equipment – do they all work correctly
  • Steering – no rattles or juddering etc
  • Suspension – coil springs intact etc
  • Brakes – no obstructions and sufficient depth
  • Tyres and Wheels – no splits or wear
  • Seat Belts – do they all work correctly
  • Body Structure – looking for signs of corrosion etc
  • Exhaust and Fuel Emissions – no holes, CAT still there and emissions are within parameters
  • Drivers Road Views – no cracks etc within your view

These are just some of the test checks carried out by the MOT tester. They are all vital components in your Volvo or Toyota that keep you, your passengers and other road users safe, whilst maintaining your cars’ functionality. If you are still using your Volvo or Toyota during the lockdown then please do the sensible thing and adhere to your MOT and servicing schedule. Happy safe motoring folks!

The Importance of Your MOT

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.