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The Importance of Oil in Your Car

Car Engine Oil
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Why is oil so important in your Volvo or Toyota? Well basically oil is like the equivalent to blood in your engine – it keeps all the moving parts lubricated so they run smoothly – without oil there would be friction and damage which in turn would lead to your engine overheating. Then this would result in a breakdown and the possibility of a very costly repair. Read our tips:

How often do you check your oil? Do you just wait until your annual service? Or do you spend 5 minutes a month checking the oil level? Checking your oil levels regularly will not only alert you to a possible issue, it could also help to avoid a costly repair. Can you afford a new engine if yours goes pop? Most dipsticks have two levels marked on it-ensure that your oil is in the middle – if you notice that your oil needs a regular top up you may have a leak- take it to your local independent garage for further inspection. Always check your oil levels when your Volvo or Toyota is parked on a level surface.

Don’t leave your oil checks till your annual service. We cannot stress enough how preventative maintenance is so much cheaper than reactive repairs. Look after your car and it will look after you!  

Always carry a litre or two of oil in the boot of your car just in case your oil light comes on during a journey – you can top up and not put your engine at risk. It’s equally important to not overfill your oil on your Volvo or Toyota as you may cause damage. When you take your Volvo or Toyota for its annual service the old oil will be drained and new oil will replace it keeping your oil fresh and free from sediment build up and dirt. 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.