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Everything seems fine and the price was very competitive
Friendly garage, and got the job done. Had an issue when I collected the car but took it back and 2 days later it was rectified and no additional cost. Would recomend and use again
After 3 visits we eventually got the car sorted, the two girls who served me where great couldn't have been more helpful, would definitely use company again
Excellent service and work. It took a day longer than expected due to part not arriving when it should but not the garage fault. Also they had to readjust the rack after fitting due to tracking probs but the van drives like a dream now. Highly recommended I will use them for other work and MOT. Five stars.
Yes, very friendly and good job done
Excellent communication. Drop off & pick up service is good. My car drove beautifully after the service, better than before it.
Well recommend this garage after coming across them on whocanfixcar, had various other things done and also to another car. Well done Richard and Martin
Excellent service, helped me out at very short notice, got my car fixed and even picked me up from work to collect the car. Highly recommend garage. Thank you
Best service i have received at a garage after 9 years of driving on my third car. I dropped my car off on saturday morning to be repaired, but due to a bolt snapping and an underestimated repair time (due to the unknown awkwardness of the part being replaced) it took longer than originally stated, but I was kept in the loop and given a hassle free courtsey car to get to work and back with. They even stayed late to allow me to drop it off and collect my car when repaired and showed me exactly what they did and why it took longer than estimated. Superb service, friendly staff, very fair price (considering the extra labour not being added for the bolt) and i could not recommend this garage enough.
Went in for diagnose only, but car was diagnosed AND fixed in no time. Pleasure to deal with. Won't hesitate to come back - would recommend to anyone
Very professional work. Highly recommended exellent customer service to the point of getting bad news half way thru job and Rory just cracked on and completed in time we agreed look forward to working with you again
From start to finish Rory provided excellent service and value for money to fix my dent and to respray two panels, the job done was very impressive, excellent craftsmanship and I have already recommended Rory to friends and family without hesitation. I would not contemplate using anybody else now that I know the quality of work Colourful touch provide.
I have just received my little car back and over the moon and back. Customer service from Rory excellent. I am so so very happy with the whole experience. I will recommend to everyone my repairs are so first class. Rory is a very pleasant man to do business with. What more can I say but Thank you Thank you only person who replied to my damages. Rory you clearly show you love your work. Many many thank yooooos. Nicki
Excellent, really pleased with work, I will be using again very soon
Fantastic work from Rory at a really good price, saved me £1800 from dealer quote. Like new with no sign of repair at all, good communication from Rory and work done over the weekend which is definitely a bonus.
Truly first class mechanic came out after parking up introduced himself and drove car onto ramp job done quickly and correctly. Very helpful staff highly recommended.
Really happy with the service and helpful advice
Professional and quick. They charged me less than initially expected.. I will be back here for the next service.
Bit of confusion booking but very happy with service. Even remembered to grease doors and boot
Very happy, have since been back to have other work done
Quick, friendly and honest, will be a returning customer in the future.
Great work at an affordable price. Will surely take my car there next time
good garage, gave the best price and were quick at doing the repairs. also advised that a diagnostic test done by another garage was incorrect! will use them again.
Julians were very easy to deal with, gave you all the information you needed when asked and completed the job in the time given for a price that meant it wouldn't make sense to do it yourself
Quick response and service no issues good job
Really nice friendly guy, quick efficient and done a brilliant job
Can't thank kris and his team enough. They did a fantastic job and fixed my Vauxhall Astra in a day. Great price too. Will definitely recommend them to my friends and family. Thank you once again!
Just want to give Chris and his team a huge thank you for the repair of my car. I had got 3 quotes for it, but Chris's quote won hands down. It was done in a day and I am very pleased with the result. Thank you, I will definitely be recommending Northampton Vehicle Body repairs Ltd to my colleagues and customers
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;
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