We are now in a new year and a new decade! So we thought we’d look at some great ways to save money if you own a car in 2020. Here are our Bournemouth team’s top tips:

If you see a hazard ahead of you and need to brake suddenly, it can be quite difficult to gauge the distance, particularly in certain weather conditions. There are a number of different factors that affect how long it takes to stop after you brake. Understanding these better should help you drive more safely.

We asked our team at Queens Park Garage in Bournemouth to come up with their top considerations:

Running a car is an expensive business. If you’ve ever thought that skimping on breakdown cover is the right decision, you’re not alone. It can be the first thing that goes when a car owner decides to economise.

Thousands of people who are not covered, break down on the roadside each year and then have to fork out the cost and trouble of getting their car to the garage for repairs which can be an expensive business.

Not everyone can afford a brand new BMW or the latest SUV off the production line. Most of us, in fact, own older cars, models that are at least four or five years old.

The older your car gets the more key a little preventative maintenance becomes. A few simple tips can not only improve the durability of your car, but it can also save you a lot of money in the long term with potential repairs.

Here’s our quick guide:

When it comes to car maintenance, most of us immediately think of areas like the engine, suspension and tyres. We’re more likely to spot a grumbling noise under the bonnet or some loose steering than we are to notice how well lit the road is ahead of us.

Rarely do we think about our headlights unless a bulb goes and we have to replace it. This is a pretty vital part of the working of your car and may actually affect visibility when you are driving at night if there is damage, the headlights are dirty or if your headlight covers are cloudy and in need of refurbishment.

At Queens Park Garage, we take care of a lot of different makes of car and offer a wide range of support including MOTs, servicing and repairs. One area that our customers often don’t think so much about is wheel alignment.

Here we take a closer look at what this is and how it can have a number of benefits if you want to maintain your car properly and improve things like fuel economy.

It’s that time of year again where people eat, drink and be scary. You are likely to see an increase in bodies on the streets - running around in spooky costumes, high on sugar and being purposefully a-boo-sive to passersby… (though on this one night of the year it seems to be perfectly socially acceptable). Halloween can be fun for some and ghastly for others.

We encourage everyone to have fun on Halloween, but also want to raise awareness of some of the things to be aware of, to ensure that the fun doesn’t turn sour.

Halloween is a great opportunity for us all to lift our spirits and bring out our inner child for the night, but let’s say that at some point in the evening you have to go out in the car? Or you are worried about your car being damaged during the night? You may want to sink your teeth into our top ten tips for how to avoid your Halloween celebrations turning into a nightmare…

Relax whilst we work on your car

You can leave your car with us or wait in our comfortable reception with free wi-fi, free refreshments as well as viewing panel and CCTV so you can watch us while we work on your car.

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Tuesday 08:00- 18:00

Wednesday 08:00- 18:00

Thursday 08:00- 18:00

Friday 08:00- 18:00

Saturday 08:30- 14:30

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