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A bodyshop will tackle anything from Paintless Dent Removal to a full Accident Repair, but it's important to know you're getting HIGH-QUALITY work, at the RIGHT price. We can help. Tell us what's needed, and our friendly specialists around Exeter will competitively quote for your repair or respray.

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Top garages for Bodyshop in Exeter (33 found)
Marsh Tyres & Autos
144 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.5 / 5

Here at Marsh tyres We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work with unbeatable prices on tyres, call now for the best all in price.

You've tried the rest, Now try the BEST!!!

Mobile Mechanic Bohdan
3 Job Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanic who has been serving the local community 25 years

Bristol Street Motors - Exeter
Member since 21 July 2017
EXETER

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities.

We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake of being different, but because it makes us better. And for us, that starts with you.

We're dedicated to providing a full spectrum of aftersales care, including maintenance and servicing. And naturally, all work is carried out to the highest standard by our team of Hyundai trained technicians, using only genuine parts.

Marsh (Exeter)
Member since 27 March 2017
Exeter

Marsh KIA is a family owned multi franchised group serving Devon/Cornwall and Taunton. Richard Marsh our Managing Director has been involved within the motoring industry for over 25 years with a life time passion for both cars and motorcycles. Our two Kia dealerships are both ideally located to serve a majority of the South West. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide our customers with the best possible professional service that they expect and deserve. All of our staff are trained to highest degree are a more than happy to go further than the industry mile to make your purchase, service or after service enquiry a pleasurable one.

Auto Prep Repairs Ltd
Member since 29 January 2019
Exminster

Auto Prep based in Exminster specialise in all car body repairs including, dents, alloy wheel repairs, scratches and scuffs. We offer showroom quality repairs at trade prices for everyone.

Auto Prep is not a large corporate chain with 100 employees, instead you’ll be glad to hear that it is the owner of the business that carries out the repairs.

Because Auto Prep is so streamlined, it allows complete attention to detail and perfection. Your car will leave the forecourt as if it had been repaired by it’s manufacturer, but at a fraction of the price.

We have over 26 years of professional experience under the hood and now we are incredibly proud to be able to offer our services and expertise to you.

Auto Prep has had the pleasure of providing a unique service to thousands of people over the past 26 years and has even carried out work for major car manufacturers such as, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Jaguar.

Our services are recognised and regarded as that of the highest quality by leading national dealerships, such as Vospers, Bristol Street Motors and Hendy Group who make regular appearances at our garage on the outskirts of Exeter in Devon.

Whether you are a leading dealership looking for alloy repairs on an Aston Martin or a Mother looking to fix a broken bumper on a hatchback, the quality remains the same.

This is what we are known for and this is how it will always be.

Auto Care Services (Exeter) Ltd.
Member since 07 June 2020
Exeter

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

DG Autos
Member since 21 January 2015
Exeter

Founded 2015.

AutoCare Services Exeter Ltd
Member since 09 September 2011
Exeter

AutoCare Services Exeter Ltd

Bramall Motor Company
Member since 03 January 2013
Exeter

"For all car servicing, repairs and diagnostics in Exeter, call Bramall Motor Servicing & Repair Centre first. We are full members of the RMI ÔÇô one of BritainÔÇÖs oldest motor trade organisations. All RMI members are true professionals ÔÇô complying with a strict code of practice. We offer great value car servicing & repairs at a fraction of Main Dealer Prices. We service every vehicle to the manufacturer's specification and always use parts that meet or exceed their requirements. All of our services & repairs are carried out by our team of highly skilled and qualified mechanics with extensive experience. our ambition is to provide all our customers with a friendly, prompt and professional service with as little inconvenience as possible. "

Matts Mobile Mechanics
Member since 17 April 2012
Exeter

"Matt's Mobile Mechanics in Exeter provide professional and reliable on-site car repairs throughout Exeter and the surrounding areas, including car brake repairs in Crediton, Exmouth, Honiton and Sidmouth. We are a customer focused company offering a cost effective and friendly service to commercial and domestic clients throughout the region."

Snows Toyota Exeter
Member since 29 June 2015
Exeter

offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Fairweather Auto Shine
Member since 21 September 2011
Exeter

"Founded in 1984 by Mr. Dennis Fairweather the company has succeeded in becoming one of ExeterÔÇÖs premier vehicle accident repair facilities, respected by customers, suppliers and indeed the competition and has built a reputation offering first class service to every customer, whether they be a major insurance company or an individual. We specialise in body repair for prestige cars, and we have been awarded an Aston Martin Catagory A Structural Repair certification. Mr. Fairweather still believes in hands-on management and can be found on site every working day, supported by a nucleus of staff that have been with the company many years and appreciate the individual customerÔÇÖs needs."

Grange Aston Martin Exeter
Member since 11 October 2011
Exeter

"At Grange Aston Martin Exeter, we are proud of our association with two of the greatest names in British motoring - Aston Martin and Jaguar. We have been Aston Martin dealers for over a decade, at a time when the company has been transformed into a major force in the industry. In the case of Jaguar, Grange Aston Martin Exeter was the very first standalone Jaguar dealership of the modern era, set up when Jaguar left British Leyland in 1983. Jaguar is now roaring again, with the highly successful XF being joined by the stunning new XJ."

Sowton Car and Van Repairs
Member since 05 January 2014
Exeter

We are an independent garage based on Sowton Industrial Estate and provide a collection and delivery services to surrounding areas. Our business is recognised as a leader for quality and customer service.

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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.

Bodywork Repair Prices

Hopefully our FAQ section has answered some of the questions you may have about bodywork repair. However, if you would like more information, we have the produced the following guide to help you understand the subject in greater detail.

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.

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.

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 available.

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Dent

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

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