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Don’t Run Out Of Fuel

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The blog this week is about the fuel in your Volvo or Toyota. Everyone is trying to save money at the moment, interest rates are rising, fuel bills are rising, food costs are soaring etc so when it comes to owning a car, we need all the help we can get to keep costs down. Read on to find out more:

When you take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage for it’s MOT, you must ensure that there is sufficient fuel in the tank as the garage will need to check the emissions. In order to pass your MOT the fuel cap will need to be secure. If it does not fit properly or you think there may be a leak get this seen to before your MOT. You do not want an MOT failure for something easily rectified!

Always keep your fuel topped up, try not to drive around in your Volvo or Toyota with the minimum amount of fuel in your tank, you never know when you will be stuck in stationary traffic behind an accident, especially if the weather is particularly cold or it is raining, and you need heat to keep warm and stop your windows from fogging up. Yes, you use fuel just sitting there with the engine running! You normally have around 30 miles once the fuel light comes on to give you sufficient time to get to the garage to refuel. But try not to leave it so late before filling up. The petrol at service stations is always more expensive – because you have no other option – so try and fuel near home. If you are driving to unfamiliar places make sure you have sufficient fuel for your entire journey, you may not know where the next petrol station is. If you start panicking that you will run out of fuel whilst looking for a petrol station, then there is a greater risk of an accident because you are not concentrating. Try not to rely on your petrol warning light as it may not come on. If different people will drive your car or you regularly drive different cars it is good practice to put a green sticker on your fuel cap to help remember if it is unleaded fuel. Putting the wrong fuel in your Volvo or Toyota can be a totally avoidable expensive breakdown. We have had many a vehicle recovered to us that has been refuelled incorrectly – if you start your engine before realising your mistake then the financial consequences can be very costly. Happy Safe Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, 2019 & 2020, The IGA Big Awards 2022, 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.