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We remain open and fully staffed to continue to MOT, service and repair your vehicles, and of course see to any breakdowns that arrive. We want to keep you on the road for your essential journeys. #inittogether
If you have your vehicle booked in at Queens Park Garage, it is important that prior to your booking, you MUST let us know if you have experienced ANY symptoms of feeling unwell, or if you are waiting for test results or have tested positive for Covid-19 so that we can rebook. This is to maintain the safety of ALL our customers and staff, so no matter how mild your symptoms, please call us prior to dropping off your car and speak to our team to find you an appointment after your isolation period has ended.
Whilst the government gave a 6-month holiday on all MOTs after the 31st March 2020 it has now been updated and no further MOT holidays have been planned. If your vehicle is due an MOT on or after the 1st August 2020 you are required to have an MOT before using your vehicle on public roads. Book early to avoid disappointment as bookings are filling up fast. Please check our visitors page for our social distancing rules upon visiting Queens Park Garage.
The 6 month extension is still valid and still applies if your vehicle was due an MOT between these dates, For example if your MOT was due on 10th June 2020, the new renewal date is 10th December 2020 not 1st August, however it is still a legal requirement that you ensure that your car is roadworthy, and safe. The Government states that you, as a car owner are expected to keep your car in a roadworthy condition and they have issued a list of relevant checks that SHOULD be carried out by car owner’s to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy. If they are not you could face a £2,500 fine, and or lose your licence. If you are taking advantage of this extension, please check the Government website to familiarise yourself with the requirements.
We use seat covers, floor mats, steering wheel covers, gear knob and hand brake lever covers on every car whether there’s a virus or not. We also wear gloves as standard and masks when working inside your vehicle.
We are also using antibacterial wipes to wipe down the door handles, keys, and any areas of contact within your vehicle. We also run an antibacterial aerosol through your ventilation system as part of our full service, or this can be done at request for any other booking. Due to social distancing please be aware when visiting the garage that:
We will complete your MOT in 45 minutes or less. If we do spot any problems, or anything we think requires attention, our mechanics will explain in clear and simple terms what you need to do.FIND OUT MORE
Most people don’t give car maintenance a lot of thought, but regular servicing saves you money by reducing fuel costs and prolongs the life of your engine.FIND OUT MORE
Wheel alignment is the process of checking that your car’s wheels are set to the correct position and aligned properly to the manufacturer’s specifications.FIND OUT MORE
At 60mph your tyres will typically rotate around 700 times a minute so for your comfort and safety it is essential that your car’s wheels are in balance.FIND OUT MORE
As you may be aware, most diesels have what’s called a Diesel Particulate Filter fitted in the exhaust.FIND OUT MORE