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The True Costs When Skipping A Service on Your Volvo or Toyota

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The blog this week is about what the true costs could be if you decided to skip your regular servicing on your Volvo or Toyota. We cannot stress enough that proactive maintenance will always be cheaper than reactive repairs. Read on to see us breakdown these costs:

We know that when money’s tight it really can be tempting to skip servicing your Volvo or Toyota. However you really do run a high risk of having more
expensive repair costs further down the line. The average cost of a basic car service on your Volvo or Toyota is around £125. This will be a lot more if you use a Dealership but by using independent garages you will automatically save money –not because inferior car parts are used but because their hourly rate can often be half that of a dealership!

From the table below of 4 of the items that could need attention were you to skip your annual servicing you can see that these costs are a lot higher than the cost of a basic service. Of course the costs of the servicing will vary depend on which service your Volvo or Toyota requires because there are more parts that need replacing as they come to the end of their life, however the costs will
still come in less than having to replace failed parts and labour after the breakdown/failure has occurred. The service schedule of your Volvo or Toyota
needs to be maintained as parts that get changed are changed because they have come to the end of their life.

See below as an example of costs:

  • engine replacement – from £2,575
  • cylinder head gasket – from £520
  • new radiator – from £430
  • new water pump – from £240

If you were to go to a Dealership these costs will escalate as the average cost of an hourly labour rate from a dealership is £99+ , from an Independent Garage the average hourly rate is £60, here at ACC UK Ltd we are lower than that! So cost savings can be had by using a local Independent Garage. A survey conducted in 2017 found that 77% of people had no idea how much their hourly rate was that they pay at their garage and 62% admitted that they didn’t shop around for quotes. These figures astound us! If you really want to reduce your motoring costs it really is a good idea to shop around for quotes NOT to skip the service altogether. 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.