At Queens Park Garage in Bournemouth, we see a pretty broad range of cars from new to old. One question we often get asked is how to pick a great car when buying second hand.

The truth is that if you are not a mechanic, it can be difficult to know your alternator from your brake pads, so sometimes it is handy to ask for some professional advice and do your research. Buying a used car represents a significant investment. You’re looking at spending at least £2,000 and maybe much more depending on the age of the car.

If you are searching for a garage that can handle all your car maintenance needs, you’ve got plenty to choose from in Bournemouth and the surrounding area. The trouble is, not all of them will provide the quality service and reliability that you really want. As one of the most popular garages in the region, the team at Queens Park Garage were asked what they thought were the key areas customers should be looking for. Here’s what the team said…

At Queens Park Garage in Bournemouth, we know that summer can cause some big issues for cars, particularly older models. Keeping up with your car maintenance can make a big difference.

Here are some simple things to check on over the hotter months of July and August and a few tips to help keep you on the road:

Cars have become increasingly complicated over the years and it’s often difficult to understand whether something is actually working properly or not. One problem we often see at Queens Park Garage in Bournemouth are issues surrounding air conditioning.

It goes without saying that being able to steer your car is vitally important. Ignoring the warning signs that your steering is becoming loose can, of course, have catastrophic consequences.

Here we take a look at what you need to be aware of and what to do if you encounter a problem.

Most people will have had an MOT since last April but if you’re a new driver or have been living in a cave for the last twelve months, you may not be aware there have been quite a few changes to the test.

While we know most of you realise that you have to drive within the speed limit, whatever road you’re on, recent news of spot checks in the Bournemouth area may have got many people thinking.

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.


Opening Times

Monday 08:00- 18:00

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

Sunday Closed

Bank Holidays Closed

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