WIf you have a diesel vehicle – this article is for you. Diesel cars come with a filter in the exhaust called a Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF which can sometimes get blocked and need a good clean.

When you buy a new or used car, you will experience a series of anxious thoughts and this is perfectly normal and quite common. Why? Because unfortunately, you cannot always guarantee that what you are getting is 100% what the advert has promised.

The MOT extension during 2020 has been an unprecedented event in the history of motoring. Never before has the whole population of UK driver’s been able to postpone their annual car examinations all at once for a united purpose, since the tests were first introduced in 1960.


Here at Queens Park Garage, we try to help as many people as we can in our community and we often have busy days full of back to back appointments. Sometimes when we confirm appointment booking requests, we have to account for the time it will take to get a vehicle set up at the start of the allotted time for the MOT or Service, and this includes a multitude of tasks:

On the 29th June, the Department for Motor Transport announced that the 6-month MOT extension due to coronavirus (Covid-19) will come to an end on 1st August.

You're probably already aware of the government's scheme of extending MOT expiry dates by six months to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), but there has been word lately that this extension may be scrapped altogether.

Even though this extension is currently still in place and many have taken advantage of the extension time, it is still very important to ensure your vehicle is in a safe and roadworthy condition – for your safety and because even though you may not need the paperwork just yet, you are still obliged to make sure your vehicle is deemed safe to drive.

During the lock down period of 2020, many of us have been taking part in online quizzes with our friends, family and colleagues as a way to keep in touch – where we would normally, most likely, be going to the pub!

This inspired us to put together our very own list of trivia, highlighting some fascinating driving facts that will blow your mind and may be useful if you too, have been tasked with compiling the next family quiz night…

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