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Protect Your Wiper Blades This Winter
With the temperature first thing in the morning’s still fairly frosty, taking care not to damage your wiper blades when clearing your windscreen of ice (and potentially snow), is important for your safety on the road. We want to let you know about wiper blade safety in winter.How do we protect or wiper blades in cold weather?Drivers are urged to take two minutes of their time to manually clear the windscreen from snow or ice instead of using the quick but costly way – making your wipers do all the work! Using your wipers to clear ice or snow off the windscreen can run a risk of expensive repair work, potentially causing the linkage to snap or the wiper motor to burn out, as well as eventually wearing out the blades which can damage the glass. It’s not only the wiper blades we have to think about Not only is it important to avoid damage to your wipers, but making sure your vehicle is completely clear of snow and ice before starting your journey will reduce the risk of causing an accident. At top speeds, snow can fall from the roof onto your windscreen, hitting the vehicle behind you resulting in lack of visibility, or worse, potentially causing an accident.Allow more time to check your vehicle before travelling this winter. Worried about car safety this winter? QCS offer a FREE winter safety check to everyone. This includes checking the condition of your wiper blades too!Call or email to book your free winter safety check: 01908 657 970 or email@example.com
FREE Winter Safety Check for Your Car
Avoid breaking down this winter When it comes to vehicle breakdowns, the winter months are some of your top enemies. With an estimated 900,000 motorists being stranded, make sure you and your family don't find yourselves stuck out in the cold. Our free winter safety checks are available to everyone.Prepare for any cold snap Did you know that your chances of a dead battery, flat tyres or a dramatic engine cut-out are all increased during cold spells? So, it’s vital you prepare your car for the cold weather ahead and QCS are here to help. With our free winter safety check, we’ll check your lights, tyre depth, tyre pressure, run a full battery charge test, check your wiper blade condition and ensure the levels under the bonnet (for example water, oil & coolant) are correct.Call or email to book your free safety check today: 01908 657 970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Opening Hours
We're here for you this Christmas! We're taking bookings for Christmas Eve, the 27th & 28th December and New Year’s Eve.Our Christmas Opening Hours are:24th - 8am-1pm25th - Closed26th - Closed27th - 8am-5.30pm28th - 8am-5.30pm31st - 8am-1pm1st Jan – Closed2nd Jan – Business as usual
Pay just 25% of your bill today!
We know that it can sometimes be a struggle to carry the cost of vehicle repair, especially if unexpected - and particularly at this time of year.Did you know Quality Car Service, Milton Keynes offer an interest-free payment plan, available to all?Discover Easy Pay todayAt QCS, we offer all our customers our Easy Pay payment plan. Pay just 25% of your bill today, and repay the rest over the next 3 months in equal instalments. No hidden fees or changes, no minimum spend - and no catch! Just a quick, simple and easy way to spread the cost of vehicle maintenance.You can use our Easy Pay payment plan on any type of vehicle maintenance, that includes repairs, servicing and even performance enhancing work such as our TerraClean service. For more information about Easy Pay please click here.Easy Pay Winter DealsThis December and January we've created 4 exclusive Easy Pay Winter Deals for our customers. Our winter deals have been specially designed to ease the cost of vehicle servicing, maintenance and improvements. So if you're in need of an MOT, service or are looking to enhance your vehicle - check out our Winter Deals and discover some fantastic savings!
What is an MOT Test?An MOT is a UK term for 'Ministry of Transport test car inspection'. It is a simple visual safety check of a car and is not a replacement for a car service. The MOT test is primarily a safety test designed to protect you, your family and others on the road. Our technicians at QCS will test the road-worthiness of your car thoroughly during an MOT and advise if anything needs further attention. Why do I need an MOT?If your car is more than three years old an MOT is required by law. If you find it hard to remember when you MOT test is due, as lots of us do, you can take advantage of numerous free online reminder tools - including one from the DVLA and ourselves (visit our MOT page for more details). The MOT certificate received when your car passes the test proves that your car meets the minimum legal requirements for road safety and environmental standards. At QCS we offer VOSA approved MOT testing for just £25. We check tyre pressure, all lights, A/C temperature and top up your coolant, screen wash and power steering fluid - all for one great price!To make a booking, please click here.
Why is tyre tread so important?
With today's super busy lives, time can feel like it's on fast forward. We often find that months have flown by and we've not given our car maintenance much thought.While it might seem like just another thing to add to an already long 'to do' list, we can not express enough how important it is to check your tyre tread.This check is possibly one of the most important at-home checks you can do on your car. As well as being a legal obligation, the correct tyre tread is also vital for the safety of you and your passengers. Worn tyres can increase stopping distances, especially in wet weather - increasing the chances of aquaplaning and losing control of your vehicle.Tire tread depth must be above 1.6mm in the middle three quarters of the tyre for them to be legal. Stay safe (and avoid a hefty fine and points on your license) with this quick one minute check: The 20p test:Take a 20p piece and insert it into the tread of each tyre. If the outer band of the coin is hidden, your tyres are safe.We recommend you carry out this test regularly. If you're worried about forgetting - why not setting up a reoccurring reminder on your phone? Many of our customers find this the easiest way the make sure this vital check doesn't drop off their radar!QCS offer a wide variety of quality tyres, for more information click here.
MacMillan Coffee Morning, 28th September
Join QCS on Friday 28th September as we take part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Between 10am and 2pm they'll be tea, coffee and cake in reception, so do feel free to pop in and see us, enjoy a brew and slice of cake all whilst raising money for a good cause!
Work for us!
We're looking for talented, driven and passionate technicians to join our hardworking team. Ideally we are looking for Level 3 technicians, but if you have what it takes and are keen to learn please get in touch.To apply, please email your CV to email@example.comWhile we thank everyone for their applications, only those concidered for the role will be contacted. Thank you.
Air Conditioning: Why you shouldn’t settle for sizzling
We all love our air conditioners in the summer, they save us from melting away during rush hour traffic and make car journeys in the heat bearable. At QCS, we offer full air conditioning services to keep you cool all year round - but how much do you actually know about your AC?Did you know?...you should use your air con at least once a fortnight, all year roundRunning your AC for a least 5 minutes every few weeks is vital to maintain the condition of your air conditioner. The coolant in the AC contains lubricant which keeps all the rubber seals and pipework in tip top condition.Did you know…not servicing your air con can make you ill!Scary but true! When air conditioning is not in use, the build-up of condensation acts as a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, which results in an unpleasant smell when you switch on the air conditioning in your car. Serving your AC (we recommend once every 2 years) will keep your air con unit clean, avoiding the possibility of inhaling nasty bacteria.Did you know…air conditioning is not part of your MOT or ServiceSince having the AC in your car is not critical for the safety of your vehicle, the MOT or Service is not included. A separate air con service is recommended and can be booked at QCS at any time, or alongside a service – just ask our team.If you need your air conditioning servicing, we offer a complete inspection, re-gas service and decontamination treatment. Call us today on 01908 657 970 or click here to make a booking online.
The Rise of TerraClean in light of new MOT test rules
On the 20th May 2018, the UK government introduced a series of changes and new rules with regards to MOT testing, including the introduction of limits for emissions on diesel particular filters (DPF) for diesel cars. So, what does this mean for you? A DPF is an important part of a diesel car, it captures and stores exhaust soot in order to reduce emissions. The law now gives stricter limits for DPF’s, during MOT testing, meaning cars will receive an automatic fail if their DPF emits visible smoke of any colour. Garages will now also look into your DPF system to ensure nothing has been altered and can automatically fail any diesel car if tampering is detected.What can I do? Since the new law came into effect, there has been a noticeable uprise in demand for TerraClean’s DPF cleaning service. TerraClean is a completely safe and non-intrusive cleaning system, it uses highly refined, non-harmful fuel and advanced patented technology to clean your DPF.TerraClean involves the testing and cleaning of the DPF, it also helps the environment by removing stubborn carbon deposits without the need for DPF removal. It truly is a highly recommended, healthy option for your car and an excellent solution in light of the stricter MOT laws for diesel cars. What’s not to love? QCS provide a full TerraClean Decarbonising Service, which can help ensure your diesel car passes its MOT, and ultimately results in a healthier and more efficient vehicle. If you are looking to restore performance, improve fuel economy and reduce emissions then TerraClean is for you! Book your TerraClean now by calling us on 01908 657970. For more information on our TerraClean service, click here. The QCS Team