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.
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 wear and tear. It also help to keep these parts cool (less friction = less heat) and also collects debris that may have found itself into the engine or through corrosion. To stop this debris from causing any damage and to keep the moving parts well lubricated and cool it is important to change your engine oil regularly, we recommend that you take a look at your owners handbook to ascertain the oil change schedule as this will differ from one manufacturer to another.
Topping up your engine oil does not constitute an oil change! You can change your oil yourself, just make sure that you dispose of the old oil in the correct manner – ie not down a drain!!! Your owners manual will tell you which oil to put into your Volvo or Toyota. If you are in any doubt your local independent garage will be able to assist you. Do not ever skimp on your oil changes – they are very important. Just last week we had a car towed in with engine problems – the customer assured us that the engine oil was changed regularly – it was apparent that it had not been changed for a number of years – a new engine was required!
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 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.