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Top garages for Bodyshop (7,854 found)
4 Fab Wheels
473 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodyshop/accident section complete with a jig and spray paint booths. We also have on-site storage facilities for up to 80 vehicles. Our team of 10 technicians (6 bodywork, 4 mechanical) are all fully qualified and very experienced in their specific field. We have specialist knowledge of German, English and Japanese vehicles, however we do work on all makes and models on a daily basis.

We guarantee all work, and can offer customer a collection and delivery service at an additional cost within 20 miles, as well as the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

Precise Panel Craft Ltd
61 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.9 / 5

Has your car taken a nick recently? We at Precise Panel Craft are seasoned bodyworks veterans, who have the tools and know-how to tackle any repairs you put in front of us. With over 15 years' experience in the industry, we have seen it all and are ready & rearing to take on your work! Please get in touch for more information.

JHM
404 Jobs Completed
wakefield
4.8 / 5

JHM are a small, independent garage that has been established since 2010. Although we are a young company, our team of 5 have many years of experience. I, James, the owner, have over 25 years of experience in the motor industry and have previously worked for a specialised Turbocharger remanufacture and a string of high profile tuning companies and still retain good connections with them.

We are a fully-fledged specialist garage that can carry out any service or repair work, however we are very well known for our turbo repairs and ECU work; remapping, tuning, engine re-building as well as our advanced diagnostic work. We have the latest state of the art diagnostic equipment and also work with many local garages that cannot pinpoint the root of the vehicles problem, who then often ask us to perform a more thorough diagnosis on their behalf. We believe in digging deeper to find the actual root of the problem and then fixing it, rather than just replacing parts as if the problem is not addressed, you may just be masking the real issue.

You can rest assured that you are leaving your vehicle in safe hands by choosing to have your work carried out with us, we take great pride in our work. We endeavour to provide competitive prices but most importantly, to have each and every customer leave our garage happy. We will never carry out any further repairs without having spoken with your first and seeking authorisation. Please get in touch for an estimate today.

CPS Automotive Ltd.
45 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our customers. Delivery and collection services are also available locally.

Our services range from MOT’s, MOT repairs, servicing on all manufacturers, clutches, timing belts/chains, engine replacement, latest diagnostics testing and equipment, air conditioning fault finding, re-gas, exhaust welding, body panel welding, laser wheel alignment, DPF regeneration and cleaning.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1487 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Am Repairs
465 Jobs Completed
Welling
4.8 / 5

Services,mot's and repairs to all makes and models.
Free collection and delivery service from home or work around our local area in DA, SE and BR postcodes only and within a 5 mile radius.
We could still collect from further afield but would charge a £25 fee for doing so
We have large and loyal customer base due to our great customer service and strive to keep our customers as happy as can be.

Ewood Motor Services
292 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

For The Road
532 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.9 / 5

For The Road - Automatic Gearbox and Engine Re-Build Specialists
FOR THE ROAD is a well established independent garage, specialising in Engine Reconditioning, that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 4 years, between London and Ashford. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work.

Our staff has years of experience in engine building and motorsport applications. All mechanical and electrical work can be conducted at affordable rates. The Head Mechanic has extensive years in the motortrade industry and is qualified Motorsport Engineer.

All variety of cars. All diagnostic fault finding on diesel and petrol cars up to date. All sort of work can be carried out from simple servicing to a full engine and gearbox rebuilds. We offer warrantees on all work, starting from 6 months depending on the work undertaken.

ABS faults, Power Steering, Exhaust, Head Gaskets, Turbos, etc.

We are proud to be members of Brembo Expert Network, INA Cambelt Specialist Network and LuK Transmission Specialist Network.

We have been specialising in DSG and Powershift reconditioning and also specialise in: BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Land Rover Engine and Gearbox reconditioning.



All variety of cars. All diagnostic fault finding on diesel and petrol cars up to 2019. All sort of work can be carried out from simple servicing to a full engine and gearbox rebuilds starting from 6 month warranty, ABS faults, Power steering, Exhaust, head gaskets, turbos, etc.


Please feel free to give us a call for free advice with no obligation.

Fair price repairs
158 Jobs Completed
Staines
4.7 / 5

Local mobile mechanic specialist in German vehicles most carried out diagnostics wealding service and repairs on all vehicles

TITAN
546 Jobs Completed
Hull
4.8 / 5

We are as close to a one stop shop as you will ever find. We do everything except sell brand new cars between our six closely knit buildings.

If your car is not driveable we can collect it on our own recovery trucks for a small fee depending on location.

Collecting vehicles from customers is sometimes not easy for us but we have FREE courtesy vehicles so that you can bring your car to us and drive away in one of ours, the only stipulation is that you have to replace the fuel that you use but other than that, everything is paid for,.

Building 1 - A huge 12 ramp garage filled with all the latest technology and diagnostic/electrical equipment.Air Conditioning, MOT, PICOscope, Delphi Centre, Tyres, Exhausts (new & custom), Airbags, Large waiting area.. ***NEW*** ASNU Petrol Injection Testing and Repair Equipment just arrived, We are one of only four people in the UK who can test GDI and Piezo Petrol Injectors.

Building 2 ***NEW*** - A fully functioning Engine and Gearbox repair workshop where we rebuild engines, carry out work on cylinder heads such as skimming, hot and cold pressure testing, grinding and balancing crankshafts, cylinder boring, ring gear fitting, liquid nitrogen treatment, shot blasting and any other type of machining and fabrication. Call us for details and quotes.

Building 3 ***NEW1*** - A full size tyre fitting centre with five bays, all sizes of tyre fitted up to 24" wheels. Tyre pricing system going live through our website from early 2019. Roadstone Branded tyres made by NEXEN exclusive to us as well as all other brands from Jinyu to Dunlop, Pirelli etc.. All tyres of wheel alignment carried out also.

Building 4 - A large bodyshop with full accident repair facilities including 2 body alignment jigs and 3 spray booths, shot blasting room for alloy wheels and a maximum size water tank for Hydrographics, the latest thing to hit the world - watch youtube videos to see what you can do with Hydrographics.

Building 5 - We supply parts direct to you without the middle man, the biggest by far parts & accessories store in the city - from a bottle of polish to an engine for a Ford Transit - everything is available!

Building 6 - We operate sales of second-hand cars, all to an unbeatable standard, we always go the extra mile with our vehicles, we do all bodywork, we always replace timing belt kits & water pumps and all filters.

Our warranty covers everything except the tyres - complete piece of mind when buying from us!

Sam Harris Automotive
58 Jobs Completed
Folkestone
4.9 / 5

We are proud to offer a Dealer level service specialising in the german/prestige car market

We are fully equipped to Repair and maintain your vehicle to manufacturer specification with main dealer method support, specialist tools and the latest diagnostic equipment

Our Bodywork Services include Scuffs and scrapes to Full accident repairs and Wheel refurbishments, We use a fully compliant paint system which is all mixed in house. We also offer Full vehicle detailing services including interior & exterior care.

We can Supply, Cut and program new keys for a large selection of german vehicles

as well as supplying new tyres at a competitive price we can offer 4 wheel alignment using a fully computerised system

Reith Motors LTD
121 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.7 / 5

Reith Motors is a family run business that understands the importance of providing a first class service at competitive prices. We pride ourselves in being car service experts; whatever make or model, we can help keep you on the road.

Reith Motors offers free, honest advice, and has done so since being founded in 1966. Over 50 years experience between Graham and John allows us to service, maintain, advise and repair vehicles of all types and ages.

Local Motor Services - Bidford on Avon
48 Jobs Completed
Bidford on Avon
5.0 / 5

From services to MOTs, repairs to upgrades, LMS in Bidford is the place to go for all your cars mechanical needs.

Whether you drive a Proton or a Porsche, a Mazda or a Mercedes, all cars are welcome here. Give us a call today onto find out what we can do for you

Sierra Garage Limited
54 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of all thing’s car related and building a good local reputation as a garage that cares. We also provide customers with a 12-month warranty on all work undertaken for your peace of mind.

We carry out most repairs and services including (but not limited to); diagnostics, engine repairs, clutch and timing chain (belt) changes, vehicle MOT preparation, head gaskets, brake work, suspension, cooling system, problem solving, manual gearbox repairs, DSG auto gearbox repairs, vehicle servicing and car vinyl wrapping.

ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
159 Jobs Completed
Hebburn
4.9 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS10125 (equivelant to PAS125), ISO9001, Vosa and autofirst network.

All of our technicians are ATA qualified and have over 20 years experience in the coachworks business.

We can repair from minor to major damage on all vehicles. Currently we have contracts with Newcastle city council, MAN truck and bus, Port of Tyne, Manheim and Mercedes Bells trucks.

Our Services

Accidental Repair

ID Coachworks carry out retail, fleet and insurance work. Our experience in dealing with car insurers means that we make the process of dealing with your vehicle accident repair as quick and straight forward as possible. We are approved by many major insurance companies.

Repairs, Servicing and Diagnostics

We can carry out and type of mechanical work including, routine servicing, brakes, MOT repairs and diagnostics. Whatever the requirements are we are confident we can offer a competitive quote.

Valet

Every time you visit us for a repair your vehicle will recieve a valet with an optional drop off service.

Tyres and alloy wheel refurbishment

We can restore your alloys to their original glory giving you an affordable alternative to replacing your alloy wheels

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Frequently asked questions
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What do Car Body Shops do?

Car Body Shops will typically do the following: assess damage (including for insurance companies), remove scratches and dents, replace entire body panels and glass parts, alloy wheel refurbishment, paintwork respraying and overall chassis realignment.
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How do Body Shops fix dents?

Body Shops fix dents with skill, experience and a variety of tools, used to push and pull (or 'suck') dents out of body panels. Filler paste is sometimes used and smoothed down for a perfect finish.
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How do Body Shops match paint?

Over time, a car's paint (or clear coating) will fade or become oxidised, so an 'off the shelf' manufacturer's colour won't match exactly. Body Shops will therefore closely examine the condition of your paint in multiple light conditions and order a closely matching 'known variant' of the original colour. Finally, when applying the paint, they will 'blend' it to draw the eye away from any slight difference in colour.
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Can Body Shops fix rust?

Most Body Shops will repair rust. A small patch can be ground down to the metal, smoothed and resprayed. Larger areas need to be cut out, and a new section of metal welded in, smoothed and resprayed.
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How much does car body repair work cost?

The cost of Body Repair will vary hugely depending on the work required. Localised dents can be removed for well under £100, whereas any respraying work will cost at least double that. Quotes for accident repairs or chassis realignment will be much higher, but may be covered by your insurance company.

Average rating for  Bodyshop  bookings

4.80

245 reviews

How much does Bodyshop cost?

The cost of a Bodyshop can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Bodyshop Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£403.75
BMW£418.50
Ford£416.48
Peugeot£411.74
Mercedes£419.09
Vauxhall£403.84
Audi£391.43
Toyota£418.99
Nissan£417.26
Renault£417.64
MINI£359.95
Citroen£368.74

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/12/2019 and 29/03/2020.

Car Bodyshop

Body work repair covers a wide range of job types which means the cost will vary greatly as well as the length of time it will take to carry out. Car dent repair is only one small part of the work a bodyshop does as we'll prove to you here.

Car Panel Beating

Panel beating is a job carried out by specialist bodywork technicians who are able to utilise specific tools and techniques to reshape the metal on the body of a car.

If you are involved in an accident, it will often be the body that takes the brunt of the damage as panels on a car are designed to absorb impact and reduce the force of a crash by cushioning the blow.

Even though a car may have suffered a huge impact, it doesn’t always mean that the panels need to be replaced.

Panel bashing involves using a huge variety of tools to manipulate the metal and get it back to it's original shape.

Depending on the extent of the damage, the amount of time and money spent will vary, however the cost is likely to be less than replacing an entire panel.

Car dent repair cost can vary but the only way to get an accurate car dent repair cost is by putting your detials in the box above.

Car Respraying

Getting a respray is a quick and easy job which most specialist body shops will be able to carry out.

Depending on the facilities at the body shop you choose, the time the job will take will vary.

Some specialists will have state of the art spraying booths and work with classic and high end cars, these facilities will be able to deliver the highest quality of respray work as the paint and delivery system will be the best avaliable.

However the job is likely to be more expensive than a conventional body shop.

The time taken and cost of the serivce will depend on the type of paint and the size of the area requiring respray.

Car Vinyl Wrapping

Wrapping a car can help protect the paintwork from weather, chipping and rusting as well as UV rays which can fade the paint on your car.

Furthermore if you happen to scratch or scuff your car, the wrapping will take the brunt of the damage and so protect the underlying paint.

You can have your car wrapped to display specific graphics if you are interested in changing the aesthetic of your car.

If you want a stripe on your car or other shapes, you can make the request from a specialist who will provide you with a quote.

Before a vinyl wrap is applied; all of the lights, door handles, trims and badges will be removed from the body of the car.

Special car wrapping surface cleaner will then be applied to your car before the wrap is applied.

The car wrap will can then be applied to the properly.

Once more, the time taken to complete the work depending on the size and shape of the piece.

Car Welding

Welding is an important part of bodywork car repair as it is essential for fixing different pieces of metal together.

Welding is a highly skilled job and should not be attempted unless you are a trained professional.

There are a huge amount of uses for welding on a vehicle as new parts can be created and existing ones can be repaired.

Many different parts of a car can be repaired with the help of a welding expert so do not think your car is written off if something falls out of the engine!

Car Accident Repairs

If you have been in an accident, we hope you're ok!

When it comes to having your car fixed after an accident it can be a toss up as to how much it will cost and how long the car will take to be repaired as the extent of the damage will be completely different from one to the next.

It's can be impossible to understand the extent of the damage to your vehicle after an accident so it's vital that you get more than one quote, as the cost could vary by hundreds of pounds from one garage to the next.

Rust Removal

Rust removal can be a job completed without the need of a mechanic, however it depends on the extent of the damage and the area which is affected.

Rust forms when an anode, cathode and electrolyte combine.

The metal in your car acts as the cathode and anode which reacts with water (the electrolyte).

Even if your car is under cover, rust will form as a result of these elements coming together if the climate is humid enough.

You can buy specific products online which can help remove rust which are effective at repairing damage, however its effectiveness will vary on the extent of the damage.

The cost of a rust repair will once more depend on the extent of the damage.

Paintless Dent Removal

Paintless dent removal is a typre of repair which has only been introduced into the automotive aftermarket in recnet years. The work is self explanitory as the process of removing sents, scratches and scrapes can be completed without the need for buffing or the removal of car paint during the process. A paintless dent removal is usually carried out by specialists who have the right tools for the job.

Having a paintless dent removal carried out means that you will not have to pay for as much work, however, this will be dependent on the extent of the damage.

Car Scratches and Scruffs

Getting a scratch or scruff is common for cars in the UK however they can be perfectly removed with the right technical knowledge, tools and materials.

It’s important to remember that even if you have suffered from extensive scratching or scuffs, a trained professional has the ability to remove them with precision.

Removing a scratch is far cheaper than having an entire body piece replaced like a bumper so always check with a body shop to see if they can remove a scratch before replacing anything.

On average it doesn’t take too long to have your body work repaired when it comes to scratches and scruffs.

It’s important that you get a car scratch removed as soon as possible as it may get worse over time and the value of your vehicle will reduce!

Having a scratch removed by an expert is the best option unless you are a trained professional, as there are a variety of materials and techniques involved in the process.

The cost and time taken to complete the work will depend entirely on the extent of the damage to the body work so make sure to get as many quotes as possible to avoid paying over the odds.

The mechanic will apply the paint to the car scratch, or car scuff, as part of the bodywork repair.

The Paintwork repair required for removing car scratches and car scuffs shouldn’t vary in time or cost greatly, from garage to garage.

Car Restorations

The bodywork required on a car restoration will be significant as whole panels are likely to require replacement and the ones which stay as part of the original vehicle, will need to be welded, have rust and scratches removed.

A full restoration make take years and they often do, as mechanics and hobbyists use their spare time and money to build their own cars.

A huge amount of car body work will be required on restorations as all of the components will be required to be removed and fixed back into place during different stages of the work.

Car Dent Repairs

Dent repair is one of the biggest parts of body work repair and is essentially the same as panel beating or panel bashing which is covered at the top of this guide.

SMART repair

SMART repair (Small, Medium Area Repair Technology) is a type of service offered by mechanics which is includes the use of specialised tools, paints and materials to provide your car with a good as new finish on an area which may be damaged.

Before the technology existed, if a panel was damaged, the entire piece would have to be replaced meaning more money and time would have to be spent on car maintenance.

The advances in technology mean that the speed and effectiveness of body work repair is significantly improved.

According to YouGov research, 65% of cars in the UK are carrying damage which could easily be repaired using SMART repair.

The specific jobs included in this type of body work are;

  1. Bumper repair
  2. Alloy wheel repair
  3. Scratch repair
  4. Dent Repair
  5. Alloy wheel refurbishment
  6. Bumper repair
  7. Exterior trim repair

Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we simplified the process.

We work with a network of 14,320 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive MOT deals for you.

To find the best car body shop in your region;

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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best car bodyshop deals in your area, before booking into a bodyshop using WhoCanFixMyCar!

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