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 timing belt or cam belt on your Toyota or Volvo. This part really does require attention from time to time, it will not
last for ever. If you do not pay specific attention the costs will be astronomic!

cam belt change

So what exactly does the timing belt do? Well its role is to make sure that the camshaft in your Volvo or Toyota turns at the correct speed in relation
to your crankshaft. So why can the timing belt fail? Well basically it is made of rubber and has little ‘teeth’ on it. Over time it will start to wear
down, it could become ‘baggy’ as it stretches, the ‘teeth’ could start to wear or break, the rubber can start to perish, much like your wiper blades
(you must understand it goes through a lot). When this starts happening it has a knock on effect on various parts connected to the engine. If your
timing belt suddenly snaps whilst you are driving it could spell the end for your engine – this will be very expensive to replace.

Check your Volvo or Toyota handbook to see when your timing belt needs changing and make sure that you have it done. If you are purchasing a second hand
Volvo or Toyota check the paperwork and make sure that it has been carried out at its required time, if not get it done by your independent Volvo or
Toyota garage. We are not going to lie, yes it is an expensive job, however nowhere near as expensive as having to replace your engine or having to
scrap your car!

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.