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Excellent and reliable service, exactly what was promised
Patrick was very charming, professional and efficient
Excellent. Clutch went in the morning and was back up and running by the evening. Highly Recommend
What a great service provided by Patrick who kept me updated every step of the way - and sets the standard for all car repair companies. Barry picked up the car on Monday evening and then dropped by the very next day. Can't recommended these guys enough. A+++++
Excellent service fast turnaround very reliable trustworthy would definitely use again
Jobs all done and completed
Very good service overall.
Did exactly what they said they would do.
Good garage, did the work well and in a reasonable amount of time. Fair prices and good mechanics! Would def use again.
Very quick service and very capable mechanic.
Had replaced both front disk and pad for very reasonable price, Indrajith is well knowledgeable gentleman and his team too. They have done extra job for no cost. All genuine parts were used. Very pleased with the service. Definitely will use again
Very friendly and helpful staff. The courier company initially supplied the wrong size cam belt but this was quickly rectified by the garage manager and another belt arrived after a reasonable short delay. The garage kept me fully informed of the situation and it was not a real problem.
Fab guys, fab job so happy found them!
Picked car and dropped it as well..communication was superb throughout..all genuine parts used and pictures sent of items replaced. Would use it again.
Really positive experience having my brake pads and discs changed - the team were professional and friendly, and went above and beyond to ensure I drove away with a safe vehicle.
Great work and good customer service. many thanks.
Definitely would go here again
Needed brake pads fitted (I supplied them). Was quoted a very good price. Friendly guy and done very quickly. Great service
Great job by Ade Auto Repairs, car was returned in excellent condition, clean and looked brand new as to when it was bought. Definitely go back again if I need fixing in future. I have Recommend him highly very professional and gives you updates on the progress of your vehicle.
friendly, polite and done really quickly
Very nice guys, took time to explain what was being done , Could of just done the timing chain but checked the whole engine to make sure nothing else was wrong. Customer service to where they are coming to my place of work to double check the car is ok
This is simply a wonderful garage. The work was done perfectly and everything was explained to me. What was above and beyond was that they delivered the car back to me that evening despite them having to wait for late delivery of parts and my having said delivery the next morning was fine. They had said they would get the car back to me that day. So that was what they did. Finally, a garage that keeps its word and that I can trust. I will be sending all my cars there in the future. Simply outstanding and a great price.
Great service. My car was picked up from home, so no waiting about or trying to get back from the garage. I’d definitely use them again.
This garage was very informative kept me updated and did a very good job was very impressed and will use them again
Amazing service. Very quick and very professional. Car was collected on time and returned promptly. Highly recommend.
Excellent service. Collected car. Ran diagnostics. Rang me to explain problems are with timing chain and will need replacing. Rang me back with full quote. Completed job and delivered car back to the next afternoon.
Swift response & action. Very happy with this garage
Car was collected just after 7:30 and returned at 2pm with all the work requested completed for the price quoted. It is very hard to find a good garage and I will now be using SMS to look after my TT.
Amazing seamless service! They picked up my car and within an hour dropped it off again! Would 100% recommend
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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