Car Body Repairs

We all dread damaging our cars, regardless of if it is our fault or someone else's. The very thought of having to have it repaired whether old or new is a nightmare.

  • Does it just need paintwork
  • Will it need a new panel
  • How much will it cost
  • How long will I be without my car
  • Will it effect the value of my car
  • Will it affect my insurance payments

These are just a few of the thoughts that come to mind when the unthinkable happens.

Car body dent

Many have not had to deal with car body repairs and can feel a little daunted by what to do to get their car repaired when it's body is damaged, not knowing who to call, will it be done right, how much will it cost.

Today there are many car body repair techniques, using filler & paint, or a new panel are no longer the only options for car body repair.

While major accident damage will still require a traditional car body shop, there's a new range of Small Area Repair Techniques (SMART) available for the vast majority of car body damage.

Paintless Dent Removal/Repair (PDR) is a member of this new range of SMART technologies. PDR is targeted towards the removal/repair of car body dents.

For such as car scratch/scuff repair, alloy wheel repair & other cosmetic work you should contact a general SMART repair technician who tend not to specialise in Paintless Dent Removal work.

Car Body Repair Choices

Car Body Shops

Car Body Repairs

Car body shops are very well known to the general public, in fact they are very likely to be the first people who will be turned to when our vehicles are damaged. If your vehicle has been involved in a serious collision with another vehicle or has suffered major damage, it is highly likely that this is the place you need to be.

Prices differ greatly from body shop to body shop as well as the standard of workmanship. Most people don't know the difference between a bad car body repair job and a good one but a poor car body repair can drastically spoil your car, reducing its resale value.

Cheapest is not always best and several quotes should always be sort before any repair.

A good recommendation from a knowledgeable source, along with a good number of positive reviews is generally the best option.

SMART Repairs

SMART Car Body Repairs

The term SMART stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques.

These guys are generally a mobile operation and can carry work out at your home address. They use fillers and paint in the same way as a car body shop but are limited to the size of repair they can carry out.

As most of their work is out doors they are also at the mercy of the elements. SMART repairs are ideally suited to minor car scratches/scuffs and chips on the body work, small dents can also be repaired using filler.

Large panels like the roof and bonnet cannot (shouldn't) be painted out doors, trims and bumper corners are ideally suited to SMART repairs.

Another popular SMART service is alloy wheel refurbishment/repair. As technologies advance more & more SMART services are becoming available.

Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)

Paintless Dent Removal/Repairs

The description is in the title, the Removal of Dents and Dings without the need for fillers or paintwork at your door.

Most people haven't heard of PDR and generally come across the service by chance on the internet. Paintless Dent Removal is generally suited to minor vehicle dents without any damage to the paintwork.

The boundaries of PDR are always been pushed to their limits and a qualified Dentmaster will often tackle very large dents that would have once required the attention of a body shop for repair.

It is an extremely cost effective method of repair which is also very kind to the environment. As most repairs are carried out at your home or work place there is no loss of vehicle.

A minor dent in your door can often be repaired at your convenience in under 20 minutes. The same dent in a car body shop could take a number of days incurring much higher costs.

Like all car services there are good & bad PDR technicians. I'm often called to repair poor PDR work where the previous PDR tech has made the damage far worse than the original. Always check for 'genuine' reviews before choosing a PDR service.

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