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.

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 cheaper in the long run that lurching from one reactive repair to another. Read below to find out our tips:

Due to the road (pot holes etc) and ever changing weather conditions our cars are subjected to it’s totally understandable that certain car parts will need to be changed after a while. Things like tyres and brake pads and discs do not last a life time. However you can increase their longevity by looking after them. For instance if you keep your tyres properly inflated they will wear evenly and if you drive carefully over pot holes you are less likely to damage your tyres of your suspension. Smoother driving will also ensure that your brakes last longer – if you continuously jump on your brakes they will wear down much quicker. By performing regular maintenance at home – ie checking your tyre pressures weekly or fortnightly, checking tyre tread depth and checking the condition of your brake pads will help to keep more money in your pocket. Underinflated tyres means your engine has to work harder resulting in poor fuel economy and more wear and tear unnecessarily on your engine. Regular Volvo or Toyota car servicing will undoubtedly help to keep the various parts of your car in the best possible condition, as will regular maintenance at home. If you feel confident you can check and replace damaged car parts yourself such as oil filters, brake pads & discs, wiper blades and headlight bulbs, if in any doubt speak with the experts at your local independent garage – they will be more than happy to help and advise you. Happy motoring folks!

Cost savings

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 and The LiveWire Excellence In Vehicle Servicing 2019 Award 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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