The blog over the coming weeks will be things you can do to reduce your car costs. Everyone wants to save money on a monthly basis, maybe for that annual holiday or your children’s uni fund or for home improvements.
Running a car has become a major expense, especially with the ever increasing fuel prices. Drivers can use certain methods to not only decrease fuel consumption but to also reduce other costs when running a car throughout the year. The expense of running a car is no joke and can take a huge chunk out of the monthly household budget. UK drivers are becoming increasingly frustrated at the rapidly rising car fuel costs. As petrol prices look set to increase the only option open to drivers will be to find more economical ways to run their cars. Please read our blog to find ways that you too can save costs throughout the year!
Car Insurance is a big expense each year but it is also a necessity. If your insurance policy is up for renewal, always shop around and obtain quotes from different insurers. Go on the price comparison websites and see what deals there are to be had. Consider negotiating with present insurers if rivals have offered lower insurance quotes. Insurers won’t offer a lower quote to a customer they have had for years but they may be more likely to if they think they are going to lose a customer. One of our customers recently told us that she had been with the same insurance company for 6 years however every year the insurance premium kept going up despite no claims so this year she decided to spend a little time on a comparison site. She found lots of quotes that were up to £200 less than her renewal premium so signed up with a new insurer. When she called her existing insurance company to inform them that she would not be renewing they asked her why then proceeded to reduce her renewal quote but only by £80. This left a bitter taste in her mouth – firstly that they could knock £80 off just like that but that they really had no incentive to keep a loyal customer that had never claimed on their policy. She has vowed to look at comparison sites every year from now on. Tweaking your insurance may also make a big difference - consider upping the excess on your policy! Or now that more of us are working from home you should change the amount of miles being driven annually as that too will make a difference to your insurance premium. 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.