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Top garages for Bodywork, Dents and Smart Repairs (10,565 found)
Bespoke Motor Services Ltd
122 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.8 / 5

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd are the fastest growing vehicle repair and customisation centre located in wigan.
Ideally located to service all of the North West.
We are specialised in vehicle servicing and repairs and customisation, we have the latest in diagnostics and 26 years experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work, clutches, timing chains and belts, all electrical work, difficult jobs undertaken, mot failures, etc.
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 26 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer interest payment plans that allow you to pay in 4 interest free instalments with no credit checks

L. Wright - Mobile Valeting and Servicing
226 Jobs Completed
York
4.9 / 5

I'm Lee - your local mobile mechanic based in York, that covers work within a 30 mile radius. I have been valeting and fixing cars since I was 15 years old as my dad previously owned a car hire. It’s something I am very passionate about and I thoroughly enjoy my job. I have been self-employed for the last 3 years however I started off part time around 7 years ago and I have built up a steady loyal customer base. I can carry out almost all mechanical work and pride myself on offering fantastic customer service and competitive prices.

James Mobile Garage
171 Jobs Completed
Hailsham
4.9 / 5

Hi

My names is James and I have been in the trade for 8 years. I recently decided to take my business mobile! I work on all makes and models and tend carry out more servicing and brake related issues but all work is considered and undertaken.

Being mobile I have low overheads meaning I can pass my savings on to my customers. But low prices doesn't mean low quality!

I aim to the highest standard and always make sure my customers are happy and satisfied with all the work I do.

I look forward to hearing from you.
JMG

Monkey Garage Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.9 / 5

We are a super friendly vehicle repairs garage based in Derby, near the Meteor Centre and Chester Green. We have over 20 years’ experience in the motor industry from our expertise in the workshop to our customer service in the office. All servicing and repair needs are welcome but it's good to know we also specialise in diagnostics, engine repairs and the really big stuff where quality and competence comes above all else. We are competitive in price and if we can repair rather than replace to save you time and money, we will. We pride ourselves on our honesty, quality and customer service.

Here at the workshop, we only source quality parts that come with a standard manufacturer warranty. In addition to this, our labour comes under a 12-month warranty, leaving you with peace of mind. Your vehicle maintenance shouldn’t be a stressful experience, our staff here at Monkey Garage will ensure the service you receive is smooth running. Get in touch to find out more.

Triple M Mechanic
547 Jobs Completed
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4.6 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London

Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured that you are left with a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. From clutch replacements to unusual knocking noises, we can diagnose your vehicle issues using the latest equipment and a vast amount of knowledge.

We offer excellent workmanship at affordable prices at the location of your choice.

Whether you are at work or home, we can carry out many repairs and services from gaskets to timing belts wherever you are. Having undergone thorough training in addition to many years of experience in the trade, we deliver the same level of excellence to every customer whether they are new or existing.

All our parts are sourced from a well known, reputable supplier.

See our 5* reviews!

T & K Motors
235 Jobs Completed
Ayr
5.0 / 5

T&K Motors have been established for more than 30 years and are a helpful friendly garage, we carry out MOT’s, servicing and mechanical repairs on all makes and models of vehicles. We pride ourselves on offering main dealer quality of work, at independent prices, whilst ensuring that your warranty remains intact by using genuine or manufacturer approved parts, and are usually able to save you over 60% in price comparison.

Our mechanics are fully qualified with many years of experience behind them in the motor industry, who take great pride in their work.
Our services include the following;
• All makes serviced to manufacturer's specification
• MOT VOSA class 4 and 7 Car and Light Commercial
• Air Conditioning re-charge and leak testing
• Batteries/Alternators checked and replaced
• Brakes pads and discs, brake fluid changes
• Clutch replacement and repair
• Cylinder Head repairs
• Engine management light diagnostics
• Exhausts repaired and replaced
• Free vehicle health check
• Fuel injection diagnostic/repair
• Oil and filter changes
• Suspension spring replacement specialists
• Timing belts and water pump replacement
• Tyres fitted, balanced and aligned
• Van servicing and repairs
• Free Vehicle diagnostic checks
• Welding repairs to MOT standard
• Warning lights diagnosed and reset
* Car Service, Van Service, Commercial vehicle service

KWJ Performance
6 Jobs Completed
Warrington
5.0 / 5

Whether you need brake pads replacing or a major service - we have you covered!

In Town Automotive
388 Jobs Completed
Rothersthorpe Rd Ind Est
4.1 / 5

In Town Automotive is one of the largest independently owned vehicle servicing and repairs garage in Northampton.

Not only are we RAC approved, a Bosch service centre and a Foxy lady approved garage, we are committed to delivering a high standard of service, friendly advice and top quality parts.

We are based in Northampton and cover all surrounding areas including:
Kellmarsh
Daventry
Towcester
Wellingborough

Our team of expert technicians provide a range of garage services for all makes and models including:
Diagnostics
MOTs
Full & part servicing
Clutches
Cambelts
Tyres

Here at In Town Automotive we are growing from strength to strength, so for a competitive price and a quality service every time, post your job on whocanfixmycar.com today!

DK AUTOS LIMITED / DK PAINT AND REPAIR
3 Job Completed
Caterham
4.0 / 5

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate that you are busy and that dropping off and collecting your vehicle sometimes does not fit with your daily lifestyle, work and other activities. We are happy to take this responsibility away from you and collect and return at a time that suits you.

We cover most areas, we are based in Caterham and service Warlingham, Whyteleafe, Kenley, Croydon, Godstone, Smallfields, Lingfield just to name a few. We cover all areas for breakdown recovery services. If you find yourself as we all do from time to time in a situation that requires us to need a recovery then please do get in touch with us any time day or night.

MES - Mechanical Engineering Services
36 Jobs Completed
Cranleigh
4.8 / 5

Welcome To MES. We are a leading Independent Garage covering Surrey and West Sussex, which has been formed on an ethos of high-quality servicing and repair at a fair price to the public.

We are fault finding specialists, who also perform servicing and repair to all makes of vehicle daily. We have the latest Manufacturer approved diagnostic kit for almost all vehicle brands, and are able to carry out the more complex programming and coding that most others cannot. We have a total staff of 14, meaning we have the capability to get you back on track fast, and we all pride ourselves on treating each customers vehicle as if it were our own. We own and operate the latest Hunter Hawkeye Wheel Alignment machine, so if your vehicle requires alignment, it can all be carried out in-house.

We try very hard to go the extra mile on every visit, and believe that our customer feedback record has proved this. You can meet the team or find out more about us, who we are and what we can offer at http://mescranleigh.co.uk .

We have 11 Courtesy Cars and 2 Courtesy Vans available at short notice, meaning you can be kept on the road whilst your vehicle is with us. Every vehicle seen is fully valeted inside and out, and Collection from Home or Work is also free of charge should you require it.

Give us a call now onto find out what we can do for you. Thank You.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
1549 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

QCD Autocentre
85 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
3.8 / 5

PROVIDING STRAIGHTFORWARD QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE CARE

QCD Autocentres has been established to offer customers quality workmanship, cost-effective solutions and delivery on-time. With our first branch opening in Milton Keynes, our mission is to deliver a new level of transparent service and experience for customers not usually familiar to the vehicle repair and maintenance industry.

All our workshops are fully equipped with the latest tools and hi-tech equipment, so vehicles are maintained to exacting manufacturer standards. We believe in providing customers with cost-effective automotive solutions and complete service transparency.

We invest in the latest technologies to bring you a high-level of service. Our offering includes convenient hassle-free online bookings for MOTs, vehicle servicing and easy to use ordering system for tyres.

Our workshop is equipped with the latest tools and hi-tech equipment, so vehicles are maintained to exacting manufacturer standards. We believe in providing customers with cost-effective automotive solutions and complete service transparency.

MTECH Auto Services
261 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey Sussex and Kent, coming to carry out repairs and servicing at a location and time to suit you. With being mobile, I have less overheads and so I can offer you a more competitively priced quote without compromising on the quality of my workmanship. I use good quality parts and all supplied parts come with a parts and labour warranty for your peace of mind.

I first started out working with main dealer Toyota, where I completed my apprenticeship and continued to work for 13 years. During my time there, the garage became a duel franchise of both Toyota and Citroen, and so I would say I have specialist knowledge of these two makes of cars.

Following my time there, I worked for a well-known local independent garage as a Senior Technician before deciding to start up my own garage. I developed my garage to a point where I had 5 staff working for me, however, I felt that this was not nearly as hands on as I enjoy and so I sold my business and have now decided to work alone as a mobile mechanic.

Many Autos
1111 Jobs Completed
Reading
4.6 / 5

About Us

Many Autos is an independent car repair business and has been serving the community since 2001. We deal with all vehicle makes and models, so whatever the issue, Many Autos can get you back on the road. We also offer a free collection and delivery service from your home or work address.
You may need anything from just a bulb to a full engine change or the common repairs such as brakes, clutch, exhausts or new tyres. We can help with all kind of repairs and regular maintenance.
We offer exceptionally competitive prices for our service plans and ensure your car is serviced in accordance to (or even better than) your manufacturer’s guidelines. In addition you can rest assured that our servicing does not affect the manufacturer warranty as we make sure our work and parts meet the stringent standards required. How do we do this? All our service, repair and diagnostic work is carried out to the highest of standards using only OE (original equipment) parts and engine oil.
We maintain a strict standard of work that means we can carry out service and repair work even if your vehicle is within its manufacturer warranty. This saves you a trip to the manufacturer for the service and also saves you a lot of money.
Not only do we have highly skilled technicians in the workshop, we also have all the latest servicing, wheel alignment, diagnostic and hybrid car servicing equipment.
There are several car maintenance measures that you must do to keep your car at its best, it is important to bring your car to the nearest Many Autos Centre and have it checked.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1276 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

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Car Body Repair
Frequently asked questions
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How are car body repairs done?

Garages and bodyshops use a variety of techniques to repair your car's bodywork. Rusty areas can be either ground out, or cut out and replaced with fresh metal. Dents can be sucked or pulled out. Imperfections can be smoothed and polished to a perfect finish by using a little filler. Finally paint is perfectly blended to ensure a flawless finish.
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How are dents repaired?

A body shop will use a number of techniques to remove dents including: 'sucking' the dent out, using a 'reverse hammer' to knock the dent from within, and using filler to fill and smooth a dent for a flawless finish.
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What are SMART Repairs?

SMART repairs (Small Medium Area Repair Technology) describe a range of techniques for removing dents, scratches, bumper and wheel flaws, in a localised area. They don't require full panel resprays and can be performed by mobile mechanics.
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What is 'paintless dent repair'?

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) covers a wide range of dent removal techniques that don't involve filler or paint, including 'pulling out' dents with suction or glue, or using metal rods to push the dent out from the reverse of the dented panel.
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How do bodyshops match car paint colours?

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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How much does bodywork repair 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.

Types of Body Repairs

Panel Beating

Panel beating is a job carried out by specialist bodywork technicians who can 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 beating involves using a huge variety of tools to manipulate the metal and get it back to its 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.

Car 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 that needs respraying.

Car 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 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.

Car Welding

Welding is an important part of bodywork car repair as it is essential for fitting different pieces of metal together.

Welding is a highly skilled job and should not be attempted unless you are a trained professional.

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

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 because 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 scuffs

Getting a scratch or scuff 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 can 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 scuffs.

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 and have rust and scratches removed.

A full restoration may 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 the components will be required to be removed and fixed back into place during different stages of the work.

Dent Repair

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 stands for; Small, Medium Area Repair Technology. It is a type of service offered by mechanics which 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.

What can be fixed using SMART Repair?

  • Bumper dents
  • Alloy wheel scratches
  • Scratches
  • Dents
  • Exterior trim damage

Bodywork specialists near you

Finding a trustworthy mechanic can be a daunting process. Finding one that can 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 11,500 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive bodywork garages near you.To find the best bodyshop in your region;

  1. Enter your car registration number
  2. Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  3. We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best body work deal in your area, before booking online.

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