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.

Eco Driving - How To Save Fuel and Drive More Efficiently: Tip 1

  • Saturday, March 23, 2013
Driving your vehicle economically will not only help you reduce the cost of driving by reducing your fuel consumption but will also help you reduce your vehicle's greenhouse gas emissions and the negative impact your vehicle has on the environment. Fuel cost is a major factor in any car Read more...

Check Your Tyres Are Legal and Roadworthy

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
New tyres can be pretty pricey, but it is absolutely essential that you make sure you keep them above the 1.6mm legal minimum tread depth to let surface water slip through. To measure, use the quick 20p tyre test detailed on the TyreSafe website. Put a 20p coin (on its edge) into the main groov Read more...

Have You Recently Got A Ticket From A Private Firm?

  • Friday, March 08, 2013
Good News - It's an invoice, NOT a fine Some private parking companies try to make their tickets look as official as possible. Yet if you have been unfairly ticketed on private land, such as a supermarket car park or a private road, it's likely to be a private ticket – so don't pay au Read more...

Find the cheapest petrol station in seconds online:

  • Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The easiest way to find the cheapest forecourt in your area for petrol, diesel and LPG (and more) is by using the free website www.PetrolPrices.com (http://www.PetrolPrices.com). After registering on the website, enter your postcode and state how far you are willing to travel for cheaper fue Read more...

Tesco Coupon Offer: 5p/litre off with £50 spend

  • Monday, March 04, 2013
Get a voucher for 5p off a litre off petrol or diesel when you spend £50 in Tesco stores with your weekly shop (not available in their Express Stores or by purchasing your groceries online). It's redeemable at most Tesco filling stations. Vouchers are being given out in store until Sun 10  Read more...

Learn To Dodge Parking Tickets

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Have you ever wondered what 'blip' markings on kerbs mean, or if a quick trip to get change is allowed? These are just some of the key points in the Park Right guide - look on line for full details, to keep handy. Parking tickets aren't just irritating, they can be hideously expensive. Plus, th Read more...

Driving in Snow and Ice

  • Friday, January 18, 2013
This is what the Institute of Advanced Motorists recommends. When driving in snow, concentrate on getting your speed right - do not go too fast so that you risk losing control of your vehicle, however do not go so slow that you risk losing momentum when you need it - always brake, steer and ac Read more...

Winter Motoring Tips

  • Thursday, January 17, 2013
Set off earlier than normal to allow for weather conditions. Allow yourself the extra time to drive more slowly and carefully. Other motorists will be driving slowly, and overtaking may not be an option. You don't need the stress of being late for an appointment or work - you must concentrate on y Read more...

Add a second driver to cut insurance costs

  • Friday, January 04, 2013
If you are considered a high risk driver, adding a second driver to your insurance policy – even if they don't use the car very often – can sometimes smooth out the average risk, and may even reduce the cost of the insurance policy. Those that are added that have an additional record for dri Read more...

Use Fuel Vouchers From Your Supermarket With Your Weekly Shop

  • Thursday, January 03, 2013
Supermarkets run petrol promotions quite frequently. Their own forecourts are usually cheaper for fuel, so when they run these schemes it means you can make some decent savings when you fill up on a tank of fuel. These offers usually are something like "Spend £50 and get a 5p off/litre  Read more...
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