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Everything was perfect!
Great job! Would recommend!
Flexible, competent, and efficient. Definitely recommended!
Friendly staff and quick turn around
Very good service although pick up time of the car was delayed as they were particularly busy that day. I had requested additional work to be carried out during/ after the service and this was not charged due to the delay. Overall very impressed and would use them again.
Excellent friendly service from Mike, he sorted my car problem out. Collected & returned car to my door. Top class.
Best service I’ve ever had from a garage. Installed a new clutch completely rejuvenating an old car. Mike kept in touch throughout and collected / returned the car at my work. On top of the brilliant service....Southcoast Auto Services Ltd were by far the most competitively priced. Top job cheers
Would certainly use Mike again and would certainly recommend him to anyone who needs a garage service. Explained to Mike that even tho my van needed a new clutch it would also need extra parts that do not come with the new clutch assembly, he told me that he would not charge any more labour costs to fit these as the clutch would be removed anyway and that he would only charge for the new parts which he did. Mike even picked up the van for me a week later as i told him i thought i had a vibration through the exhaust and checked this for me and returned the van to me with no charge for checking this. Mike was very easy to talk to and explain things about the problems with the clutch and i could not fault his service and price which was cheaper than other quotes i had. Even tho his quote was cheaper than other quotes i received his workmanship was excellent. One to remember in case of troubles.
Top drawer.All good. Communication brillicit. Certainly will use again for all my other cars.
The price was as quoted and the service was great. My car was picked up and returned to me once fixed and payment was simple via bac transfer. Very good communication.
Excellent service that despite checking all feeds to the car radio couldn't find any fault. However, they are ordering a used radio to fit my car. Who could ask for more?
Quick reply and excellent customer service . would recommend
Good place to go if you need car repairs in the Millbrook area of Southampton. As it's a small business you can speak directly to the person doing the repairs :-).
we asked replace the clutch and service. It was fantastic job! we definitely come back.
Service went ok, however there was a fault light with the car and the diagnostics undertaken was wrong. I was told the injectors were at fault according to the code, it turned out to be the crankshaft sensor.
arranged an appointment within a couple of days - and the work was done within a couple of hours - Recent temperatures in the 30’s Centigrade and a nice cool car proves the re-gas of my zircon was 100% successful
Not sure if this is the usual prices for MOT, but if the problems found it should be fixed.This is what the garage advised me,however the headlight they have fixed still fails to work.Will have to revisit the garage.
Great service one tyre needed. Collected and returned. Would reccomend
After feeling ripped-off at another garage, Quayside called and offered a good price for the same work also completed an MOT and cleaned the car. Was picked up and delivered on the same day. Many thanks
Great service from these guys!
THE REASON FOR THE EXTRA MONEY ON TOP OF WHAT I WAS QUOTED WAS THAT I REQUESTED MY TRACKING TO BE DONE AS WELL AS THE FULL SERVICE , NO COMPLAINTS BY ME, GOT MY CAR BACK BY EARLY AFTERNOON, THE STAFF AT PROTYRE GOODWOOD RD EASTLEIGH WERE HELPFUL, COURTEOUS AND POLITE AND VERY PROFESSIONAL AND GAVE GOOD ADVICE ON WHAT WOULD NEED ATTENSION AT MY NEXT SERVICE, ALL IN ALL, BRILLIANT WORK DONE, FANTASTIC STAFF ALL ROUND, EXCELLENT TOTAL PRICE, I WOULD GIVE PROTYRE TOP MARKS FOR EVERYTHING FROM BOOKING TO DRIVING AWAY, I WOULD HAVE NO DOUBTS IN RECOMMENDING PROTYRE TO ANYONE WHO WANTED A FULL SERVICE AT A FAIR PRICE.
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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