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Should You Use Premium Fuels For Standard Cars?

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Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

The blog this week is about whether you should be using a premium fuel in your Volvo or Toyota. Read below to see our top tips:

We all know that our petrol stations up and down the country sell ‘high performance' fuels, and sometimes we have to look very closely to differentiate the pump for standard unleaded to that of premium. These performance fuels can sometimes be around 10p a litre more expensive than standard fuel. However the evidence suggests that there is little or no performance difference for most standard cars today to warrant spending extra on filling up your tank. Therefore you are very unlikely to notice a boost in fuel economy or in the acceleration performance in your standard Volvo or Toyota.

Consequently an immediate way of saving money on ever increasing motoring costs today is not to fill up with the high performance fuel on offer. Unless, of course, you have got a performance sports car that you've been advised by the manufacturer will actually use the petrol correctly. Happy safe 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,  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.