Posts Tagged ‘body’

Crack on Rear Bumper Letchworth Garden City

November 11, 2016

This crack on the rear bumper of a Vauxhall Corsa was caused by the driver reversing into a solid object. As you can see from the photo below the crack is situated just alongside the rear-blanking cap and is around 4-5 inches long.

This customer was based in Letchworth Garden City, which is on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border area. He contacted us through a neighbour who had used our services before. He had originally been quoted over £800 for a new bumper from a body shop that was local to him. As we are mobile and have the expertise for localised repairs such as a cracked bumper we were able to offer him a much-improved price for the repair (£180).

The job was carried out at the customer’s home address and took slightly under 3 hours to fully complete the repair.

The customer was very please with the final result and gave us an unexpected and much appreciated tip for our efforts.

Cracked bumper Letchworth

Crack on rear bumper on Corsa Letchworth

Cracked Bumper Repair Letchworth Garden City

Cracked Bumper Repair Letchworth Garden City

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Olympic chaos

July 27, 2012

This summer the greatest spectacle on earth comes to London, the 2012 Olympic Games. It’s due to officially open on Friday the 28th and set to run over a number of weeks throughout the summer period. With the increase of traffic around the Olympic site and venues across London, driving to and through some areas of London to carry out car body repairs will prove to be impossible, especially with the reduced amount of lanes on some main roads which have been recently designated to official Olympic  vehicles only.

So if you live within London and require our body repair services then please take this into consideration. We will still cover all the areas in north and east London for car body repairs but it might take us slightly longer to get to you. If you can wait till the end of the games then that would probably be your best option but if it’s something that needs to be repaired ASAP then give us a call on 0800 0778832 or send us a photo of the damage sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk and we might be able to help.

During this period we will not be able to offer our quote on visit service in some parts of London, this is due to the time it would take to get into and out of the area. Sorry for any inconvenient this may cause.

Enjoy the Olympics, Come on Great Brittan!

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How To Prevent Scuffs While Parking

July 23, 2012

When there’s not much room to park your car and manoeuvring is difficult it is sometimes inevitable that you might scuff it. It’s usually the bumper that gets scuffed first then the wings. Most car body scuffs are caused while parking and not from collisions on the road, it’s when someone misjudges the width of their car or that of someone else’s when accidents like bumper scuffs can happen. It’s virtually impossible to prevent a scuff from occurring we can only reduce the possibility of an impact.

How to prevent bumper scuffs

80% of scratches on bumpers are caused by parking so try and park in areas away from everyone else and in larger spaces, it might mean an few minutes’ walk to where you are going but will save you money in the process. If you have difficulty when parking in your garage and always seem to catch the bumper, try and place old bits of carpets on the walls or areas where you usually make contact with, this will help prevent the bumper from being scratched.

If you have tried all the techniques above and still seem to get damage then you are either very unlucky or a magnet for trouble. The only fool proof way of preventing scuffs that are self inflicted would be to have sensors fitted to both the front and rear bumpers these give you ample notification of an objects distance and proximity to your car.

If you do get a scuff and need it fixed you can fill out our car body repair quote form for a free no obligation quote.