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 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. However by not regularly serving your car you will invalidate any warranty that you have on the car and you will be devaluing your car when it comes to selling it in the future.
Your Toyota or Volvo owner’s manual will suggest when your particular car should be serviced - when they have done a certain number of miles, although this is by no means compulsory. By not adhering to the servicing schedule you run the risk of invalidating the warranty. One of the main reasons people choose not to service their cars is because they worry about the potential cost of the service. We advocate that preventative maintenance (regular servicing) is always going to be cheaper than reactive maintenance (repairs once something has gone wrong). If you perform routine checks and maintenance at home, before they can develop into much larger issues, not only will you save yourself money but you will also notice an improvement in the performance of your vehicle. These routine checks include checking the fluid levels (Windscreen Washer Bottle, Brake Fluid, Oil, Coolant etc). You can even change windscreen wiper blades and bulbs yourself, saving labour charges at the garage. Getting windscreen chips seen to straight away will also save you money (preventing cracks appearing) – this can usually be done FOC whilst you do your supermarket shop! Checking tyre pressures regularly will ensure better fuel efficiency and even wear – resulting in tyres lasting longer – saving money. When it comes to selling your car – a car with full service history is way more appealing to potential buyers than one that has no service stamps – this sets alarm bells ringing and drives down the price! Using an independent garage to do your servicing will save you lots of money over using dealerships – it is Your Right To Choose where you take your car for servicing and repair – one big cost saving is using independents! So next time your Volvo or Toyota is due its service book it in with a local independent garage! Happy Motoring Folks!
Here at ACC UK Ltda>, 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, 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.