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.

Your Timing Belt on Your Volvo or Toyota

  • Friday, April 20, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, 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 timing belt on your Volvo or Toyota Read below to find out more.

Your timing belt (cam belt) is there to ensure that your camshaft turns at the right speed in relation to your crankshaft. The belt is made of rubber and has ‘teeth’. Understandably over time these teeth will wear down and the rubber may begin to perish. The rubber may also become slack as it stretches over time. It is not designed to last forever due to the nature of the material. The timing belt needs to be replaced at various intervals – this will be stipulated in your owners’ handbook during certain service schedules. Missing this (to save money) is just something not worth contemplating! A failure of the timing belt can occur at anytime and could result in you having to fork out for a new engine! We urge you to not miss this important routine maintenance on your Volvo or Toyota. Likewise if you are purchasing a second hand car – check the owners’ manual for servicing stamps and always check that the timing belt has been replaced at its designated time or your could find yourself with an expensive bill! Happy motoring folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award and The Workshop Awards Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 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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