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Friendly, reliable and prompt. Excellent service
Ian was great .. he did the job quickly and efficiently .. and only charged me for the time taken even though it was less than the quote he had given me. He also makes a decent cup of Tea. .... I will definitely be going back in the future.
Ian checked my car and gave an estimate to fix the exhaust and some other repairs. He was able to fix them and managed to pass the car for MOT. I would have spent quite a lot for these repairs elsewhere. He was easy to contact and communicated well during the process.
Good friendly service
Great service would highly recommend.
Yes I would
Friendly staff. Good job done. No complaints
Fantastic, all went well
All seems fine
I found Frosts to be very professional and courteous as well as doing an amazing job on the car.
I can recommend Craig at C R Vehicle Services 100%. Excellent service and attention to detail. Many thanks
Amazing service! I was quoted, had my car picked up, fixed and delivered within 24hours for a really reasonable price! Definitely recommend and would 100% use them again. Thank you!
Excellent service,Craig was very very helpful and did a first class job
Polite and rapid response. Did the service on my drive. Would have liked to make it 4.5 stars. Only reason not to give 5 was a small leak was fixed with a cable tie. Presumably mobile vans don't carry so many parts. Also the tyre pressures weren't checked, but looking at the details of the quote, that was not included in the quote. Otherwise the service appeared to be carried out efficiently and the bill was even 36 pence less than the quote! No problem in recommending. Using a mobile mechanic saved me time and effort taking the car elsewhere.
Job done to satisfaction, polite and courteous would use again.
We acquired the Slated Barn Garage in 1995 and re-opened the site with attended petrol pumps and workshops, servicing all makes of car and providing an MOT service. After a few years in which we built up a reputation for quality, reliability and friendly service, we were delighted to be offered the Kia Franchise. Kia's core values, 7 year warranty and "Family like care" reflect our own goals. We are proud to service the local community. If you haven't been to see us lately, why not give us try? We may just have the "Power to surprise you"
The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.
Here at Hendy Ford Chichester we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.
Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.
Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on
your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.
Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free ‘wash and vac’ for your Ford. Plus, with free tyre rotation and the option of an MOT at just £30 (RRP £35 without service), there are many other good reasons to come to us first.
A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.
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.
We work with a network of 8,500 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive MOT deals for you.To find the best MOT service in your region;
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