ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Independent Garage of the Year 2015, Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award & The Eagle Radio Customer Focus Business
2017 Award, are Servicing, Repair & MOT Specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire. We like to give you hints and tips on maintaining
your Volvo or Toyota to help reduce breakdowns and expensive car repair bills.

The blog this week is about the shock absorbers on your Toyota or Volvo that may require some attention. Did you know that damaged or worn shock absorbers
can result in a 20% reduction in the performance of your braking system on your Toyota or Volvo? This can have a detrimental effect if you need to
stop your car quickly in an emergency.

Shock Absorbers

So what are the signs to look out for? One of the tell-tale signs that you have an issue with your shock absorbers is if you find that your Volvo or Toyota
is pulling to one side, especially when you are going around a bend. This could indicate that there is an issue with one side of the vehicles shock
absorbers. Another tell-tale sign is if your car ‘rattles’ over bumps in the road and you are feeling every pothole and uneven surface more. Another
tell-tale sign is vibration through your steering wheel. It’s natural to notice this vibration when going over potholes and uneven road surfaces, however,
if this vibration is still present when you are on an even surface then there could be an issue with your shock absorbers. Another tell-tale sign is
uneven wear on a particular tyre. Damaged shock absorbers are unable to keep your tyre firmly on the ground. This could be very dangerous, especially
in wet weather. This would indicate that you have been driving your Volvo or Toyota for some time with ineffective shock absorbers and this has lead
to damage to your tyre (and a more costly repair bill), but it could also be affecting other parts of the vehicle over time. Another tell-tale sign
to look out for is when driving if you notice that the bonnet on your Volvo or Toyota takes an obvious dip when you apply the brakes or you notice
your car wanting to veer off then your shock absorbers could be damaged.

One way of testing your shock absorbers on your Volvo or Toyota at home is to push down on the bonnet by each tyre. If it takes more than a couple of bounces to bring the car to a stop then there is definitely a
problem. You can also repeat at the rear of your Volvo or Toyota. It’s time to call your local independent garage for further inspection. It is never
a good idea to leave this problem as it most certainly will not go away and you risk a more costly repair bill because other parts of your car will
be affected.

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio
Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, 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.