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Top garages for Bodywork, Dents and Smart Repairs in Shirley (60 found)
Priory Service Station
24 Jobs Completed
Hall Green
3.7 / 5

Priory Service Station
Family run business, been going for over 40 years. friendly staff, we cater for cars vans and motorhomes, MOTs repairs and services as well as diagnostics
pleasant waiting area with refreshment services.

GLA Autos Ltd
49 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are a fun hard working family run garage, taking on all make and model vehicles.
Owned by Vinny and Stacey a husband and Wife team, both being Mot Testers and Qualified mechanics with 20 plus years experience between them, and the company named after their 3 children Georgia, Leigham and Alexandra who you will often see helping out.
You can expect excellent quality work at fair prices at GLA Autos, with a courtesy car to offer free of charge and a comfy fun waiting room you will have found your garage for life!
"Always happy to help"
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Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
260 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

We pride ourselves on a Fast, Value for Money & Quality service with customer satisfaction a priority. We are based in the heart of Birmingham and located near the Heartlands Hospital.

Motor Serv-UK Solihull
68 Jobs Completed
Solihull, Birmingham
4.6 / 5

MotorServ-UK is a family owned concern, which currently serves Solihull and surrounding areas within the West Midlands.

Our plans and aspirations are to open further centres around the larger Midlands area in the coming years, and then across the United Kingdom.

Our customer orientated business model means, we are here to fill a space in the market place, where customers are often left feeling confused and out of pocket when dealing with some main dealers, but still want to ensure their cars are looked after properly and in a Professional manner, which they may not achieve at some independent establishments. We are here to fill that gap, and are proud to offer newly fitted service centres which provide dealer level facilities and expertise, but at a price which is more attune to an Independent garage setup.

We provide customers with facilities that they may be used to at main dealers; Dedicated service consultants, comfortable waiting areas, with free WiFi and hot drinks. High quality Courtesy Cars to stay mobile, and Collect & Delivery services to maximise convenience even further. We even provide a complimentary Wash & Vac service on all service and repair bookings.

Our technicians are highly trained and dealer certified, and we have access to all manufacturer parts and lubricants which enables us to work on Vehicles to Manufacturer specifications and recommendations. For people who wish to make further savings, we are able to source OE quality parts for all makes and models, and we guarantee all of our parts and labour for two years for added reassurance. Block exemption regulations mean we are able to service and maintain your car to manufacturer specifications, and your warranty will remain in tact!

We look after a number of key fleet vehicle providers, and are part of the 1 Link network which enables us to look after most 'Business Use' cars and light commercial vehicles on the roads today. MotorServ-UK is part of the BlackCircles tyre network, which means you can buy your tyres in confidence online, and can choose one of our centres to have your tyres fitted at your convenience.

Having our own DVSA MOT Testers and facilities in house, means we carry out all our own tests for class 4 & 7 vehicles, and we are usually running offers and incentives to ensure we remain competitive in the market place, and continually save our customers money.

MotorServ-UK subscribes to the RMI Motorcodes - Which means we are dedicated to providing our customers with a high standard of service and we will ensure your rights as a consumer are fully protected.

Our aim is to save you money, and to provide you with choice.

We are constantly striving for new ways of helping motorists, and our growing customer base and ever expanding company is testament to this high quality standard.

S K Vehicle Services
13 Jobs Completed
Tyseley
4.3 / 5

S K Vehicle Services was founded in 2010 starting out as a mobile mechanic but due to demanding workload, has now moved into a modern workshop in the heart of Birmingham, equipped with facilities to cater for every job! Whatever your vehicle and whatever the job, you can rest assured that quality is priority.

Plume of Feathers Garage - Knowle
14 Jobs Completed
Solihull
4.0 / 5

Plume Tyre Service has been family run for nearly 4 decades, with a strong commitment to its customers.

From its beginning as just a tyre retailer Plume has extended its services to meet most of your motoring needs. Still owned and run by the Parker family, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and great value for money.

Plume of Feathers Garage - Shirley
50 Jobs Completed
Solihull
4.7 / 5

Plume Tyre Service has been family run for nearly 4 decades, with a strong commitment to its customers.

From its beginning as just a tyre retailer Plume has extended its services to meet most of your motoring needs. Still owned and run by the Parker family, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and great value for money.

CREATION AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS LTD
52 Jobs Completed
yardley wood
4.8 / 5

creation offer the local motor trade a high quality, reliable, cost-effective service specialising in engine rebuild, exhaust,clutch,gearbox etc...

Online Autos
16 Jobs Completed
Forshaw Heath Road
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Online Autos Garage. We are based in Earlswood, Solihull. We specialise in car servicing, repairs and MOTs - We also have the latest four wheel alignment and diagnostics equipment. Our experienced and friendly mechanics are able to provide expert service and advice, whatever your needs.

KT Motors
3 Job Completed
Solihull
5.0 / 5

"Looking for a garage in Solihull for reasonably priced car repairs? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at KT Motors. We are a family run business with many years of experience in the trade, so you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We offer a wide range of services including repairs, diagnostics, clutches & exhausts and even steering repairs as well as friendly, attentive staff. No matter the vehicle type, you can count on us to help. So, if you're looking for car servicing in Birmingham and the surrounding area, come to the leading garage in Solihull!"

MotorServ-UK Coventry
6 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.5 / 5

"Professional Main Dealer Alternative - Providing services for all German Marque cars, as well as Land Rover vehicles. We provide an initial free 15 minutes diagnostic service, and we provide access to Genuine parts as well as quality OE non branded alternatives to suit all budgets. We have courtesy cars available, as well as that we offer a free collect and deliver service (within 5 miles of our branch) and have a comfortable waiting area, with free WiFi and complimentary hot drinks. "

Simple Vehicle Solutions
7 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

"We offer a full in house garage and bodywork facilities, all our mechanics are trained to nvq level 3.

We believe in putting the customer first, So you can be rest assured your waiting time is always reduced. Our parts prices are second to none.
we cater for all makes and models, undertaking from simple bulb changes to complex engine rebuilds.

Do not hesitate in contacting us for a free no obligation inspection and quotation."

Monument Motor Services - Kings Norton
1 Job Completed
Kings Norton
5.0 / 5

"Servicing, Repairs and MOT in Kings Norton, Longbridge & Bromsgrove....Est 1978....Friendly family run garage....Value honesty, good communication and providing a personal service....Approval from BOSCH AutoCrew and MOTOR CODES....Services offered....MOT class 4, 5L & 7 (cars, minibuses, motorhomes and light commercial vehicles)........minibus safety inspections.......light commercial vehicle safety inspections.....Servicing and Repairs....All Makes and Models....Vehicle Diagnostics....Air Conditioning....Classic Car Restoration....Fleet Maintenance....Minibus and LCV 6, 8, 10 week safety checks....Free collection and delivery (within a 15 mile radius)"

Graypaul Birmingham
1 Job Completed
Shirley
5.0 / 5

Official Ferrari & Maserati sales and service.

Sakis Auto Centre
18 Jobs Completed
Warwick Road
5.0 / 5

Sakis Auto Centre

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Bodywork, Dents and Smart Repairs Garage in Shirley
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;

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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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