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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 Leicester will competitively quote for your repair or respray.

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Top garages for Bodyshop in Leicester (87 found)
A J MOT and Auto Repairs
128 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Car Repairs and Engine Diagnostics in Aylestone, Leicester.

Established in 2011, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester.

Located at 10 Lutterworth Road, , we are ideally based to serve local Aylestone and the surrounding areas in Leicester, undertaking all types of Car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and experienced in working with all types of vehicles, completing all work to the highest of standards at a very competitive price. Our mechanics are on hand to offer free, valuable advice on Car Servicing, MOT, and Tyre's, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your vehicle.

When working on your car, we will clearly explain all the options available to you, along with our personal recommendations. At A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, we always offer a quote upfront and always make sure we obtain your approval prior to any work being carried out.

We understand the frustration caused by not having your car, which is why our mechanics work efficiently to get your car back on the road in next to no time.

S and A Autoss Ltd
151 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.5 / 5

We are Based at Clarendone Business Par in Leicester just 5 minutes drive from the city centre, Our team of 4 skilled Mechanics have many years experience in a wide variety of repairs including vehicle dismantling to servicing. We specialize in VW Vauxhall, Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Honda And Toyota, however, our expertise and quality labour are applied to all of our work.

We always aim to make our customers 100% satisfied by sending them home knowing their car is roadworthy.

The Motor Company PPS Ltd
116 Jobs Completed
Leicester
1.6 / 5

The Motor Company PPS Ltd

Midlands Car and Commercials Ltd
18 Jobs Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

We want to be the auto maintenance and repair facility you turn to for all your automotive needs. For the many years we’ve been in business, we have been striving to provide our clients the best quality service possible to gain their full satisfaction. And they’ve shown their appreciation by coming back to us repeatedly.

We want nothing more than to keep you and your vehicle safe and on the road.
Whether you own an import, a domestic, or a high performance exotic car, we’re the place to take your car for scheduled maintenance, extended warranty work, crucial technical repairs, or even a simple oil change.

Auto Tech (Leicester) Ltd
3 Job Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

For first class car servicing in Leicester, call in and see us at Auto-Tech (Leicester) Ltd. With over 50 years of experience, our expert technicians can quickly inspect and repair any make or model of vehicle, and our workmanship is second to none. Whether you need MOTs ( VOSA 64635)or car repairs in Leicester, put your trust in our professional vehicle mechanics. We provide help and assistance to private car owners and commercial clients with fleet repair and servicing needs. Based within easy reach of the M1, and just 5 minutes walk from the city centre, we are the convenient choice for busy travellers.

GIN'S AUTOCENTRE
2 Job Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

"Fast-fit autocentre.

Established in 1999, we strive to provide excellent value for money and high-quality customer service.

We specialise in routine servicing, tyres, exhausts and brakes, as well as more complex repair work such as clutches,cambelts and diagnostic work.

Our opening hours are 8.30 - 6.00 Monday - Friday and 8.30 - 5.00 on Saturday.

We accept payment by cash or most debit and credit cards.
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Cars & Colours Leicester
25 Jobs Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

Cars & Colours is an brand new car body repair centre in Leicester.

We are not only professional body and paintwork specialists, we are also passionate about our work. That means we treat every car as if it was our own, so our customers get a first class finish – every time! We maintain high standards using manufacturer’s original equipment and replacement parts.

We are going to make your car happy again!

Bowles Vehicle Repair.
11 Job Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

BVR (originally named Brian Bowles Accident Repair Centre), was founded in 1970 by Brian Bowles in the small Leicestershire village of Huncote. Quickly gaining a loyal following, it outgrew the first site and was relocated to nearby Narborough in 1983.
Over the years, Brian Bowles ARC built an enviable reputation as the repairer of choice for many insurers, as well as private customers. This success is down to its roots as a family business and the personal touch it provides compared to larger national companies that have to push work through as fast as possible in order to meet targets.

In 2017 Brian decided to retire, and the business was taken over by businessmen Ron Gould and Keith Sandow. The company recently rebranded to BVR (“Bowles Vehicle Repair”) but still legally trades as BBVBR Ltd t/a Brian Bowles ARC. The change in ownership and subsequent rebrand hasn’t changed the company’s fundamental ethos of always putting customer satisfaction and quality of repair above all else.

The new ownership has also given a fresh lease of life to the business with significant investment, including relocation to larger, custom built premises and the purchase of three brand new ovens. We believe in continually investing in new equipment and technology to keep up with the complexity of the latest generation vehicles. Our staff (many of whom have been with us for over 10 years) are highly motivated and this motivation is maintained by offering them training at every opportunity to ensure that they have the confidence to deal with the ever-increasing technological challenges that they face.

Duke Street Motors
96 Jobs Completed
Loughborough
4.3 / 5

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.

Loughborough Kia
Member since 18 January 2016
Loughborough

Please come in and have a look around! As you do I hope you will see that we are a small, independent, family run business. We employ similar minded people who share our attitude to give service and value within a relaxed atmosphere. Our workshops are staffed by qualified Technicians and Mechanics. The reception area has all the comfort and facilities you would expect with refreshments, TV or radio and a work area if like us, every minute in your busy day counts all over-seen by our friendly and reliable reception staff. As dealers for the amazing Kia vehicle range, we offer all the facilities for sales, service, warranty and spare parts and of course the complete range of fabulous accessories which will customise and enhance your Kia. As authorised repairers for Skoda, we offer the full service, warranty and spares facility no matter where you purchased your car, and remember, a full manufacturers service and warranty history will enhance your Skoda's value. We carry out MOT tests, supply or replace tyres, service Air-Conditioning systems and arrange paint and bodywork repairs to ALL makes and models of vehicles as well as our own brands of Kia and Skoda.

Xpress Centres - Leicester
Member since 31 March 2018
Hamilton

Xpress Centres are located at Tesco Extra stores across the country and specialise in the same-day repair of bodywork damage.
We repair dents, bumps, scratches, scrapes and scuffs on any panel of your vehicle, including bumpers, wings, doors, boots, tailgates, bonnets, roofs and headlights.
Most repairs take less than half a day and work is carried out to a first-class standard by experienced, trained technicians using the latest specialist equipment and approved paint. All work is covered by a lifetime guarantee.
While we get your car back to looking its best, you have access to a premium courtesy car so that you can carry on with your day.
With prices starting from around £100, Xpress Centres is the perfect solution for damage which falls under your insurance excess.
You can even spread the cost of your car repair over four months with no interest and no fees.
We also hold a BSI Kitemark for vehicle damage repairs, that shows our customers that we are committed to vehicle safety and high quality repairs.

--- Why Choose Xpress Centres? ---
• All repairs are carried out in less than one day and come with a lifetime guarantee
• We are conveniently located at your local Tesco Extra store
• A premium courtesy car at every centre
• Repair Now, Pay Later

--- What Our Customers Say ---
• "My car looks like new again"
• "The service was outstanding"
•"A real showroom finish"
• "Absolutely amazing!"
• "Great repair work. Looks brand new."
• "I would highly recommend you"

Sturgess Hyundai - Loughborough
Member since 30 July 2018
LEICESTER

The Sturgess Group is renowned in the Leicester area for delivering high-quality servicing at affordable prices. With manufacturer-approved Hyundai servicing and repair centre at Anstey, we are the leading provider of specialist aftersales services for Hyundai aftersales in Leicestershire.
To spread the cost of servicing, we offer Hyundai service plans for all models, with fixed monthly payments offering your protection against inflation and offering a notable saving on a 'pay as you go' approach. Various options are available, covering two, three, four and five years or up to 50,000 miles.

Drive Vauxhall Leicester
Member since 21 October 2014
Leicester

Here at Drive Vauxhall in Leicester, we promise the highest industry standards and a hassle-free, great value experience every time. Gavin and his team provide the best advice, care & special offers to ensure that maintaining your Vauxhall is as simple as possible.We are an award-winning authorised repairer and approved MOT centre, we have Vauxhall-trained technicians, the latest equipment & technology and we'll use genuine Vauxhall parts every time. We'll also do a full Vehicle Health Check at no extra cost, so you can be confident that your car is in the best condition whenever you visit us.While your car is getting some TLC in the workshop and its free wash & vac, we'll look after you with longer opening hours, flexible booking times and complimentary tea, coffee & wifi.Also, let us know if you need a while-you-wait appointment, free local collection & delivery or a hire car to keep you on the road.We look forward to seeing and working with you!

Sturgess (OTSO)
Member since 01 January 2016
Leicester

Sturgess 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.

Lexus Leicester
Member since 01 January 2016
Leicester

Lexus Leicester offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you enjoy a world class motoring experience, and we will only ever use genuine Lexus parts on your vehicle.

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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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