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My Car Won't Start – Could It Be Your Carburettor?

  • Friday, April 26, 2019


The blog this week is about one of the many reasons that your Toyota or Volvo may not start. This week we will concentrate on the carburettor. It is worth noting that modern cars will not experience this problem as they are not fitted with a carburettor. If your car is 30 years or older then read on.

So what is the role of the Carburettor? Well they regulate the mixing of fuel and air and are susceptible to icing up in cold weather conditions. What happens is the nozzles on the carburettor can become blocked with ice, resulting in an engine that will not start. If you do manage to get your Volvo or Toyota started it in all probability will not run well.


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What we recommend is that you depress the clutch at the same time as pressing gently on your accelerator pedal when you go to start your Volvo or Toyota in cold weather conditions. By doing this you are putting a little fuel into the system to help your engine to start. If you have a car that is over 30 years old we congratulate you for looking after it. If you are in any doubt as to what could be causing your car to experience starting problems seek the help of your local independent garage. Happy Motoring folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, 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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