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Sorry for late feedback. Finally navigated system. Contacted EMH on a Sunday, as I only had the Monday off work, and needed car sorted quickly. Errol phoned me at 10.20pm to make arrangements for me. Dropped the car off at 8.30am, work completed by 1.30. Excellent service, fair price. Work carried out explained on collection. Would definitely reccommend EMC. Thank you Errol.
Errol was brilliant! Did a full check of my car and put my mind at rest.
Very quick and efficient service, dropped back to my house so I could continue work. would use again.
fast and very friendly service. Good price. would highly recommend.
Came out fixed the car very pleased with the service would recommend.
Very good service,would recommend.
Excellent communication, very punctual and customer oriented. Repair was less then expected, and paid substantially less. I will keep this service as favourite even it is not in hometown. Thank you Laszlo!
Excellent work by Lazlo to change my brake pads and discs. He turned up on time and did the work in an efficinet and professional manner. I would use him again.
Would definitely recommend. Was a bit apprehensive due to low price but will use Lazlo for all my car jobs in the future
Laszlo was very efficient and nothing was too much trouble. We had already bought a new battery which unfortunately did not fit. He came and went to get the correct battery straight away and quickly came back to finish the job. Thanks so much!
This garage gave me the best price for replacing the cambelt and I also asked them to change the water pump at the same time. They arranged to pick the car up at a convenient time in the morning, the work was carried out and the car returned the same day with a completed receipt for all the work. This was a very easy and efficient process and I would highly recommend this garage.
Very helpful, fast and did extra work for me with short notice for a good price
First class service from some really pleasant mechanics.... they were able to fit me in first thing and were very quick and efficient. Top notch service, much appreciated!
Rich was extremely polite, professional and collected/delivered my car on time. A very competitive price too. Would recommend.
Excellent service. Fast collection and delivery. Highly recommended.
Fantastic, quick and reasonably priced
Great garage, good price and nice staff
Excellent service and price! They provided a car whilst mine was being fixed and they replaced my Camberley and mot'd my car in the same day. They also replaced my number plate light at no charge. I will not be taking my car anywhere else for future work! All and all and excellent experience!
Great garage and well priced, good guys.
Byron at Fastfit diagnosed the fault using superior equipment and I will ask them to replace the faulty items shortly
Pleasant staff, good customer service. They lived up to their name of being 'Fast'- my car was only in the garage for less than a day to have the radiator replaced. Courtesy car provided. Overall pleased with their service, would recommend.
I could not have asked for better service. They diagnosed and found and fixed the fault and were very thorough Very impressed. If only I had found this company sooner.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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 (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;
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.
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