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Looking After Your Car Actually Saves Money

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The blog this week is based around caring for your Volvo or Toyota between servicing to save money in the longer term. We know that when money’s short and the cost of living is really squeezing us that it really can be tempting to skip servicing your Volvo or Toyota or to put off doing things until the service is actually due. However, you really do run a high risk of having more expensive repair costs further down the line. Read on to find out more:

Ensuring that you get your Volvo or Toyota serviced each year and maintaining it between services – really is money well spent. Your local independent garage is likely to catch potential issues early on when they are cheaper to fix – saving you money in the long run. Two other great benefits of a well-maintained Volvo or Toyota is that it will last much longer, and your Volvo or Toyota will have a better resale value when you come to sell it.

One of the things that often gets overlooked or put off is the cambelt change. This is required because the cambelt is at the end of its life, putting this off could result in very expensive consequences – a new or reconditioned engine! Not only is the cost of an engine expensive, the labour to fit it is hefty too! Check your Volvo or Toyota service manual to find out when your car is due to have its cambelt /timing belt replaced. This varies from car to car but is often needed at around 70,000 to 80,000 miles.

A well-maintained Volvo or Toyota will also be more efficient, so you’ll save money on fuel because the fuel consumption will be better. If you find that you need to claim on a warranty, you will normally have to show that you’ve got a complete service record. Any missed services will hamper a claim for sure. So always make sure that you have adhered to the manufacturer’s service schedule which you will find in the handbook and get your service book stamped by your local independent garage. We cannot stress enough that preventative maintenance is always going to be cheaper that reactive repairs! 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.