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.

What Can I Expect From An Air Con Service?

  • Friday, July 26, 2019
The blog this week is about what to expect from an air con service on your Volvo or Toyota.  Read more...

Does Your Volvo or Toyota Need An Air Con Service?

  • Friday, July 19, 2019
The blog this week is about how to tell if your Volvo or Toyota needs an air con service?  Read more...

ACC UK Ltd Win Again At The Motor Trader Awards 2019

  • Friday, July 12, 2019
ACC UK Ltd are proud to announce that last night they won the Independent Garage of The Year Award at the Motor Trader Awards 2019 ceremony.  Read more...

How To Tell If Your Shock Absorbers Have Worn

  • Friday, July 5th, 2019
The blog this week is about how to tell if the shock absorbers in your Volvo or Toyota have worn. Read on to find out more.  Read more...

How Do Shock Absorbers Work?

  • Friday, June 28, 2019
The blog this week is about how the shock absorbers in your Volvo or Toyota work. Read on to find out more.  Read more...

Car Diagnostics – Problems & Solutions

  • Friday, June 21, 2019
The blog this week is about the importance of car diagnostics. Ignoring those dashboard warning lights will not make the problem go away. Likewise, if you feel that your car is ‘not quite right’ you can take it into your local independent garage and ask them to run a diagnostic check. Read on:  Read more...

Don't Ignore Clutch issues

  • Friday, June 14, 2019
The blog this week is about not ignoring warning signs that you may have an issue with your clutch on your Volvo or Toyota. They wont suddenly fix themselves!  Read more...

ACC UK Ltd Announced As Finalists - The Motor Trader Awards 2019

  • Friday, June 7, 2019
ACC UK Ltd are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted a finalist at the upcoming Motor Trader Awards 2019 in the Independent Garage of the Year category.  Read more...

Check Your Car Radiators Every Month...

  • Friday, May 31, 2019
The blog this week is about checking your Toyota or Volvo car radiator monthly. A faulty radiator can result in a repair bill costing hundreds of pounds of damage. Read on to learn more:  Read more...

Why Should I Service My Car Regularly?

  • Friday, May 24, 2019
The blog this week is about the importance of servicing your Volvo or Toyota regularly. Servicing your car is not something that you HAVE to do such as an MOT. There is no legal requirement for you to perform regular servicing.  Read more...

Spark Plugs Explained

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
The blog this week is about the spark plugs in your Volvo or Toyota. Read on to find out more. Spark plugs are part of the engine that need to be maintained and changed when necessary. Spark plugs are extremely important. The longevity of your spark plugs in your Volvo or Toyota could be any Read more...

Your Timing Belt/Cam Belt

  • Friday, May 10, 2019
The blog this week is about ensuring that you adhere to the manufacturer recommended timing belt/cam belt change. Read on to find out more: Your timing belt/cam belt helps to run many of the fundamental parts of your car, including the vehicle’s engine, alternator, air conditioning system a Read more...

Does My Car Need An Air Con Service?

  • Friday, May 03, 2019
The blog this week is about how to tell if your Volvo or Toyota needs an air con service (/car-servicing). With the temperatures starting to rise and the British summer starting to emerge its time to see if your air con is working correctly. Our blog today will tell you how you can identify whet Read more...

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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carburetor). It is worth noting that modern cars will not experience this problem as they are not fitted with a carbu Read more...

Spring Has Arrived!

  • Friday, April 19, 2019
The blog this week is about some of the driving hazards during spring. We have put together some tips to keep you and your family safe. Read on to find out more: Well Spring has officially arrived, however with it comes all sorts of driving hazards and differing weather conditions!  Read more...

My Car Won't Start: Are You Using The Correct Oil?

  • Friday, April 12, 2019
The blog this week is about common problems regarding why your Volvo or Toyota wont start. In this blog we will concentrate on your the oil that you are putting in your Volvo or Toyota. Read on to find out more: During the colder weather your oil can become thicker because the cold viscosit Read more...

My Car Won't Start: Could It Be Your Battery?

  • Friday, April 05, 2019
One of the most common reasons that your Volvo or Toyota wont start is usually the battery. Do you know how old your car battery actually is? Especially during the winter months your car battery is put under a lot of strain. At 0 degrees F a car battery can lose about 60% of its strength at 32 d Read more...

My Car Won't Start: Could It Be Your Starter Motor?

  • Friday, March 29, 2019
The blog this week is about common problems regarding why your Volvo or Toyota wont start. In this blog we will concentrate on your Starter Motor. Read on to find out more: So what is a starter motor? Your starter motor in your Volvo or Toyota is an electrical device used to start an intern Read more...

My Car Won't Start - Could It Be Your Fuel System?

  • Friday, March 22, 2019
The blog this week is about common problems regarding why your Volvo or Toyota wont start. In this blog we will concentrate on your fuel system. Read on to find out more: If you are having problems starting your Volvo or Toyota or you find it feels like it is stuttering when you go to accel Read more...

Common Exhaust Problems

  • Friday, March 15, 2019
The blog this week is about common problems you may encounter with the exhaust system on your Volvo or Toyota. One of the most common issues with any exhaust system, regardless of the make and model of your vehicle, is corrosion. Over time corrosion of the metal will occur because of rain, s Read more...

ACC UK Ltd – Winners At The Aftermarket Excellence Awards 2019

  • Friday, March 08, 2019
ACC UK Ltd are delighted to announce that we won an award at the Car Dealer Aftermarket Excellence Awards (http://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/car-dealer-magazine-launches-aftermarket-excellence-awards/158657) that were held last week. The awards were held on Thursday 28th February at The Spi Read more...

Regular Servicing & Maintenance is a Cost Saver

  • Friday, March 01, 2019
The blog this week is about looking after your Volvo or Toyota on a regular basis. If you ensure you maintain your service schedule and perform regular checks at home you really can increase the longevity of your car and save money on costly repairs. Planned maintenance is ALWAYS going to be che Read more...

When To Perform A Volvo or Toyota Oil Change

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
The blog this week is about when to perform an oil change on your Volvo or Toyota. Read below to find out our tips: Your engine oil is very important – not only does it lubricate all the moving parts within the engine, helping to maintain their health and longevity by avoiding friction and  Read more...

ACC UK Ltd – Finalists At The Aftermarket Awards 2019

  • Friday, February 15, 2019
ACC UK Ltd are delighted to announce that we have been announced as finalists in not one but two categories at the upcoming Car Dealer Aftermarket Excellence Awards (http://cardealermagazine.co.uk/publish/car-dealer-aftermarket-excellence-awards-nearly/164909). The two categories that we have fo Read more...

ACC UK Ltd – Winners At The Innovation & Excellence Awards 2019

  • Friday, February 08, 2019
ACC UK Ltd are proud to reveal that we were announced as Winners at the recent Innovation & Excellence Awards 2019 (http://www.corporatelivewire.com/awards) in the category Excellence in Vehicle Servicing. During the awards process LiveWire invited over 90,000 corporate professiona Read more...

Winter Driving Tips

  • Friday, February 01, 2019
The blog this week is about some handy tips for all car drivers during the very unpredictable weather (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-47084365) we have during the winter months here in the UK. When we say unpredictable we mean, one minute it can be gloomy, the next it can be blue Read more...

Tips For Maintaining Your Car Between Servicing

  • Friday, January 25, 2019
The blog this week is about some handy tips for all car drivers. In order to ensure that your Volvo or Toyota is running at its optimum best, regular maintenance is essential. By ensuring that your car is well maintained you can rest assured that it is safe on the roads, is performing fuel Read more...

Do You Regularly Check Your Car’s Fluid Levels?

  • Friday, January 18, 2019
The blog this week is about the importance of checking your fluid levels (/car-servicing) regularly and how to perform these tasks safely, handy tips for all car drivers. The fluids we will cover in this blog are your engine coolant, engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid and your screen  Read more...

How To Look After Your Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

  • Friday, January 11, 2019
The blog this week is about your Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF as it is commonly referred to. The DPF is a filter that helps to prevent harmful particles being released into our atmosphere. They work by capturing the soot produced in diesel cars and then these are stored in the exhaust. You m Read more...

Useful Tips for Car Drivers

  • Friday, January 04, 2019
The blog this week is about some handy tips for all car drivers. We as drivers have most probably encountered at least one of the below issues. Here are some little tips to alleviate the frustration we can find ourselves in if any of the situations arise. Read below to find out our tips:  Read more...
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