It’s that time of year again where everyone is getting ready for the spookiest night of the year. It’s also that time of year where we are reminding people to get their cars serviced ready for the colder months.

Regular servicing is important for many reasons, the main one being your safety as we often come across issues under the bonnet that drivers may not have realised were there until it is sometimes too late. These issues can end up being dangerous and costly to repair and often could have been prevented if a regular servicing plan were in place.

In a bid to cut emissions and reduce vehicle pollution, Highways England have just begun trialling a 60mph speed limit on selected stretches of motorway in the UK.

If 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.

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.

(Waiting area is currently closed due to Covid-19. Please see our Visitors page for safety guidance.)

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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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