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Do You Skip Your Annual Service?

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The blog this week is about missing your regular annual servicing on your Volvo or Toyota. Is this something you would consider doing to save money? Research shows that one in three people will avoid taking their car in for its annual service in a bid to save money. Instead relying on their annual MOT to highlight any issues their car may have. However, with millions of people taking advantage of the MOT extension last year is this really a wise thing to do? Read on to find out more...

Simon Cook of ACC UK Ltd, independent Volvo & Toyota Servicing, Repair and MOT specialists based in Farnborough, Hampshire says

“It is very concerning to find that so many motorists are thinking of skipping their next service, tyres, brakes and lights are all crucial to road safety, so it is vitally important that they are regularly checked, and not just left until the MOT is due."

The notion of saving money - by skipping an annual service - is a false economy and the result will be more MOT failures and costly repairs, that could have been avoided if you had maintained the service schedule of your vehicle.

Drivers are not servicing their vehicles as they perceive the annual MOT as the only necessary service their vehicle requires - however the MOT only states that the vehicle is roadworthy and legal on that day. However, if the only time a motor vehicle industry professional looks at your car is at its annual MOT then the failure rate is destined to increase and a reactive repair will leave the consumer vulnerable to higher bills. It really is a false economy. Not only does it leave you and your vehicle vulnerable to a potentially costly repair bill if you do not maintain your vehicle throughout the year, it also devalues your vehicle when it comes to selling it on and a potential buyer will perceive the vehicle to require repair work if it has not been adequately maintained.

In a nutshell it really is imperative that you continue to service your vehicles according to the manufacture recommended service schedule. We always say that proactive servicing is always going to be cheaper than reactive repairs! One way to cut the costs of your annual service is to use an independent garage such as ACC UK Ltd. If you shop around for quotes you can most definitely find savings – especially in comparison to dealerships. 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.