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Top garages for Bodywork, Dents and Smart Repairs in Glasgow (160 found)
CRD Automotive
71 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.3 / 5

We build on our success delivering the best prices in mots servicing and repairs. Being a family run business we offer a personal service to each of our clients and provide you with a customised service which is completely focused on individual needs. Our professional vehicle repair team will get you back on the road quickly and for minimum cost. Call us for a quote today.

Clyde Autos
70 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.5 / 5

Since we established in 2013, we have consistently provided all our customers, whether they are new or existing, with a reliable and efficient service. We offer a wide range of vehicle servicing, MOTs, bodywork diagnostics, brakes, clutches, and repairs on all makes and models. All new parts provided by our company we provide warranty.

Our friendly staff and highly skilled mechanics are committed to ensuring you are delivered high-quality workmanship and customer service and they do this by utilising their fantastic skills. We have been committed to providing customers with an efficient, reliable and honest service which has ensured us a firm relationship with our repeat customers.

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd.
198 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.6 / 5

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd , Scotland - South West
PAK Motors has been operating since 2014. We are a local business for the local people and we care. The garage offers a 5 ramp workshop with 4 service ramps and 1 dedicated MOT ramp for class 4,5 & 7 testing. We are equipped with latest technology, excellent infrastructural facilities and a team of professional mechanics to solve every automobile-related need. Our high standard premium garage features quality services and state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to give you the service you deserve. We are able to work on all makes/models and repairs.

In short, we are a one stop shop for all your motoring needs from a simple oil change or MOT to a major head gasket replacement we have you covered!

We also are pleased to announce we offer a free collection/delivery service locally for our customers convenience

Drivers Autocentre ltd - Polmadie
143 Jobs Completed
Unit 3
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

Auto Solutions East LTD
1390 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. All 3 of our time served technicians are IMI registered. We have the latest snap-on 3D wheel alignmetnt system and snap-on diagnostic equipment We cover East Kilbride and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle breakdown recovery. check our 100% feedback .

Certificates

Our certificate of registration for the Motor Industry Code of Practice means we comply with guidelines set out by the registered body. We are also a Servicesure certified garage which means we offer a national warranty.We offer low cost servicing that won't affect your warranty, meaning you won't have to pay dealership prices. This work is carried out according to the Block Exemption guidelines, which state that if car parts of a similar or better quality are used, then your warranty is unaffected. This allows us to offer you a fantastic service at a fantastic price!

MOT Testing in East Kilbride

As a VOSA registered testing station, we offer MOT testing in East Kilbride at a competitive price. Our VOSA test station registration number is VApprenticeships

We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

Drive Motors
175 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.8 / 5

Drive Motors is an independent garage based in Blantyre, Glasgow specialising in motor repairs, servicing, mechanical work, body work, MOT's and car diagnostics. Not only we offer car repairs in Blantyre but also in further afield, such as in Hamilton, Bothwell and beyond.

We have been trading for over 20 years and are an established business offering fast, friendly and efficient service with all our parts and work guaranteed. We cover the areas of Blantyre, Hamilton, Cambuslang, East Kilbride, Rutherglen, Motherwell, Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Do you have a dodgy oil light? Have you put diesel in your petrol fuel tank? At Drive Motors, we can sort everything from your engine to your exhaust. Our highly trained technicians can carry out all sorts of mechanical repairs to all vehicle makes and models.

Our work includes: Engine; Brakes; Transmission; Steering; Airbags; Suspensions; Electrical; Clutches; Tyres; Wheel Alignment; Wheel Refurbishment; Exhausts; Air Conditioning. We provide detailed quotes for parts and labour for your approval prior to commencing any work.

We are a local business servicing clients throughout the local area, stretching throughout the central belt of Scotland. We rely on our reputation and we can provide numerous testimonials to support our outstanding work.

At Drive Motors you can relax and enjoy Billy's Snack Shack in our comfortable waiting area. Why not drop in for a Krispy Kreme doughnut? And that's not all next door there is LB’s Hair and Beauty studio. Offering unisex hair and beauty services including make-up, nails & eyebrow waxing.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too. It truly is a "one stop autoshop"

Drivers Autocentre Ltd - Maryhill Road
188 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

Drivers Autocentre Ltd - Firpark
1529 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
250 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

G-Cal Mobile Mechanic
162 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

I'm a qualified mechanic who previously owned a garage, now starting out solo to juggle family life. I'll come to your place of work or home to carry out repairs with the aim of getting your vehicle back on the road quickly and cost effectively.

Jeffreys Autos
108 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

I am a Vehicle Mechanic who is a professionally registered member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). I specialise in mobile brake repairs, I come to you to carry out the repairs in your driveway, street or place of work.

The Car Clinic Glasgow
260 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.6 / 5

We provide a friendly service within the Glasgow area. We offer value for money repairs completed to the highest possible standard, we will only fit quality well tested parts, we will shop around our suppliers to find the best possible price for the parts required. All our work is guaranteed and we offer fixed price servicing.

Paisley Autocare
326 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

Here at Paisley Autocare, we are a family run independent garage that has brought together a team of local people with a wealth of experience and expertise in the motor trade.

We are able to service and/or repair all makes and models of cars to the very highest of standards and our work is accredited by the IMI. We are so confident in our work that we will offer you a 12 month warranty on all labour, so you can leave our garage with total peace of mind!

We are only 5 minutes away from Paisley city centre so very accessible to all and we can offer you a collection and delivery service as well.

Our feedback is available on our Facebook page; ttps://www.facebook.com/motpaisley

or on our website; http://paisleyautocare.co.uk/

Many Thanks, John

Farmer Autocare - Inchinnan Road
9 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

Farmer Autocare is a dedicated independent Limited Company specialising in the supply and fitting of tyres and wheels, Servicing, MOTs, brakes, exhausts and repairs.

Based with centres throughout Central Scotland, we are a team of highly experienced people, backed by Sir Tom Farmer, providing the highest quality tyres, the most modern fitting equipment, unsurpassed service and the very best value for money. All members of our team take immense pride in our work.

We provide you with outstanding service, the very best value for money and the highest quality tyres and car services.

A1 Riders
42 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.3 / 5

We are an established vehicle repairer specialist in electrical work of all kind. With our experienced in-house electricians we have a vast experience in dealing with most cars in the UK market and all for a fraction of the prices from dealers and other auto electricians.

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Bodywork, Dents and Smart Repairs Garage in Glasgow
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.

What is Panel Beating?

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Car Welding

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

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.

Scratches and scruffs

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.

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, 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

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 (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;

  • Bumper repair
  • Alloy wheel repair
  • Scratch repair
  • Dent Repair
  • Alloy wheel refurbishment
  • Bumper repair
  • Exterior trim repair

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;

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • 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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