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Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Winter Driving
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The blog this week is about whether your Volvo or Toyota is winter ready? The colder and wetter weather conditions during autumn and winter can exacerbate any issues you may have with your car. Have you had warning lights on your dashboard that you have been ignoring? Have you skipped your usual annual service to save some money? Did you extend your MOT by 6 months  during the pandemic? So has it been 18 months since your car has been to the garage? Read on to find out more:  

Before you start your journey its common sense to ensure you have enough fuel for your journey. Be mindful that you may get stuck in traffic jams due to more breakdowns and accidents on our roads so you need to ensure that you have plenty of fuel in the tank. When was the last time you checked your oil levels? This is something you should be doing on a regular basis not just when you have your annual service at your local independent garage. So get in the habit of checking it regularly and topping up as and when required. The oil is like the blood of the system - it keeps all moving parts lubricated and moving properly. When was the last time you checked your tyres - for tyre pressure and even wear? We have written plenty of blogs on how to check your tyres. If you are in any doubt please take your car to your local independent garage for inspection. When was the last time you checked your coolant levels? This is something again that you should be checking regularly. Anti freeze is very important coming into the winter months and colder weather. When did you last do a walk about inspection of your lights? As the nights and indeed the mornings are darker its super important to be able to see properly and to also be seen. Finally make sure that your screen wash bottle is topped up - you will be using it more and more over the winter months once the grit is put down on the roads. It would also be prudent to carry a spare bottle in the boot of your car so you are not caught short. Happy Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015 and 2019, 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.