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Can You Drive With A Damaged Exhaust?

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The blog this week is about whether you can drive your Volvo or Toyota with a damaged exhaust.  The answer is yes but if you ask if it is safe or even legal, these are larger issues. Fuel consumption will definitely increase if your exhaust is not operating correctly so it is imperative to your wallet that you get any issues addressed quickly. Read our tips:

The function of your exhaust system is to send harmful gases and fumes away from your vehicle, therefore it is an integral component of your vehicle. Therefore if it is not functioning correctly it has an impact on the condition of your car and to the safety of you and those around you.  From a safety aspect it is your responsibility to ensure that your car is in a roadworthy legal condition, if there is a part of the exhaust hanging off there is an argument that this is dangerous to other road users with a risk of parts flying off your car. Loose parts on your car could also damage other parts of your car –all this in turn leads to avoidable additional repair costs. We cannot stress enough the importance of getting issues looked at and repaired quickly- IT WILL ALWAYS BE CHEAPER than if you waited for total failure! You also risk an MOT failure due to excessive emissions or noise, not to mention the risk of having these toxic fumes coming into your car whilst you are driving! Please seek help from your local independent garage for issues with your exhaust ASAP. Happy Safe Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, 2019 & 2020,  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, The Eagle Radio Biz Award – Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 & the SME News Magazine Most Trusted Car Servicing Provider 2020, 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.