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Things To Check Before You Set Off On Your Summer Travels

  • Friday, Aug 2nd, 2019

The blog this week is about things to check before you take off on your summer journey in your Volvo or Toyota. Read below to find out our tips:

Things To Check Before You Set Off On Your Summer Travels

Service – when did you last have your Volvo or Toyota Serviced? If you are planning a long trip in your car or taking it abroad it would be advisable to book your car in for a service at your local independent garage.

MOT – do you have a valid MOT on your Volvo or Toyota. In these busy lives that we lead sometimes you can completely forget that your MOT was due. The quickest way to check is by looking at your last MOT certificate. Failing that, look on the government website. If you had advisories on your last MOT did you get them rectified or just ignore them? If caught driving without a valid MOT you face a fine of up to £1,000!!!!

Tyres – check the depth of the tread on your tyres using the 20p method – check also for even wear and check your tyre pressures. If in any doubt take your car to your local independent garage for inspection.

Fluid Levels – check all of your fluid levels, including oil, coolant, brake fluid and screen wash and top up if necessary.

Lights – go around your car checking all the lights, these include headlights, brake lights, fog lights, reversing lights and indicators. Change any bulbs that are not working. You run the risk of being pulled over by the police if you have defective lights not to mention it could be dangerous for other road users and in turn yourself and passengers if your lights are not working properly on your Volvo or Toyota.

Breakdown Cover – do you have breakdown cover in place? Being towed by a private company can be incredibly expensive. Check with your bank as you may have breakdown cover included in your daily banking account.

Happy Safe Motoring Folks!

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.

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