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The Importance Of Good Maintenance On Your Fuel System

Car Maintenance

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 the importance of maintaining a good maintenance regime regarding the fuel system on your Volvo or Toyota. Read on to find out more: 

So why are we talking about the fuel system on your Volvo or Toyota? Well we have seen several vehicles over the last few weeks that have missed their annual servicing schedule due to the pandemic, with owners feeling their cars are not running right and experiencing stalling issues etc. Your car engine runs on a delicate balance of fuel and air. When dirt, sand and other general impurities clog your fuel filter and starve your fuel injectors problems will arise. Why? Well starved or clogged fuel injectors can impede your car's engine performance and therefore reduce your fuel efficiency. Early warning signs that your car has a clogged fuel injector or fuel filter can include:

  • Stalling Whilst Driving
  • Misfiring or hesitation during acceleration
  • Difficulty starting your Volvo or Toyota

The fuel filter serves to filter impurities from commercially purchased fuels before it has a chance to negatively impact your car's engine and performance. The signs of a clogged fuel filter in a car vary depending upon the severity of the blockages and when you last had your vehicle serviced and the filters replaced.  These signs vary from spluttering when driving at low speeds, a rough idle, stalling whilst driving (Very scary and dangerous), difficulty starting your Volvo or Toyota and the need to rev your engine in order to stop your car from stalling.

Rectifying the problem is a very simple and cheap fix – you just need to have the fuel filter changed at your local independent garage. You can also use additives in your fuel tank if you are unable to get to your local independent garage quickly. The best course of action though is to always maintain your service schedule. Items like filters will eventually become blocked – they have a short life span in relation to the actual vehicle and become ineffective at a certain point. 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 & 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.