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.

Whether it’s your first car or you prefer to buy second hand, a few simple tips from our Queens Park Garage team should help avoid some of the common pitfalls many buyers face.

You might think driving during the summer is easier, what with it being lighter and the days much longer. The truth is these four or so months in the middle of the year present their own unique hazards.

The team at Queen’s Park Garage in Bournemouth have gotten together to explore the things you need to keep an eye open for. Here’s our top 8 list of driving hazards during the summer months:

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