Posts Tagged ‘essex’

Dent Removal Repair Hertfordshire and Essex

December 11, 2017

As a mobile service we come across all sorts of dents from large football shaped ones to tiny pin sized door dents, all can be fixed by us no matter what shape or size they are. As long as there is no internal structure problem or high impact crash repairs there is hope. We are a mobile Dent Repair Service based in Hertfordshire and cover Essex Herts and North London.

Most types of dents can be pulled or pushed out using a PDR (Paintless Dent Removal) technique, but that is not always the case. Sometimes you might have a dent that can’t be removed or repaired by the PDR technique so we have to resort to other methods. This mainly consists of getting as much of the dent out as you can with traditional PDR, then skimming in and repainting. Painting a dent can sometimes be frowned upon but if the paintwork has already been damaged as a result of the impact that caused the dent then a certain amount of painting will be required to get rid of the scuff. If done correctly you would never know the paintwork would have been done.

The hardest types of dents to fix are the ones that are slightly bigger than a tennis ball and are on a contour line like a wheel arch or door curve, and if there is no access behind the dent as well as it being scuffed. This type of dent is more common than you might think. Below are some photos of dent removal and dent repairs that we have carried out over Hertfordshire, Essex and North London

As you can see from the images above dents can be removed or repaired without the need to go through your insurance. If you have a dent on your car and have been quoted a huge sum by a body shop to get it fixed give us a call on 08000778832 or email us a few photos sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk. We aim to reply within 12 hours with a quote and an estimated repair time.

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Car Body Repairs Near Me

December 13, 2016

Most people now when searching for a car body repair service near them don’t really know who or what they are getting. Most Car body repair services that advertise themselves as a mobile Smart Repair Specialists are in fact huge franchise firms that are nationwide and who have a representative that would be in your area. This sounds all well and good but due to the amount of repair men they have dotted around the country do you really know how good there representative is that would be coming out to you?

It’s always better from my experience to always go local when it comes to using skilled tradesmen. Finding a good quality Car Body Repair Service that is local to your County and from which you might have had a recommendation for is always better then flicking through the yellow pages. We have been operating in the North London, Essex and Hertfordshire areas for over 10 years now and have built up quite a client base from garages and hire car firms to cooperate business and local councils. We have a wide range of experience in all areas of localised Smart Repair work and can fix 90% of all minor collision damage at your home or place of work in the same day. You can view some of our feedback and reviews on our Facebook page and for more information on ‘Car Body Repairs near me’ you can see our website that also has a massive amount of information on the types of repairs that we can carry out, how we operate and over 50 blog posts on related subjects. So if you live in the Hertfordshire, Essex or North London areas and are searching for ‘Car Body Repairs Near Me’ don’t be surprised to see us on the front page.

We offer a free no obligation quote service and return all emails, texts and calls within the same working day.

Below are just a few examples of the type of work we are able to carry out on your doorstep.

Bumper scuff in East London

This scuff is only slight and required a couple of hours work to put it back into show room condition again. Job was carried out at the customers work and cost under half what a competitor had quoted.

Scuff on Rear bumper in North London

Another good example of a straightforward repair. The panel was in good condition it was only the topcoat of paintwork that was damaged. Job completed at the customers home and in less than 2 hours.

As you can see from the examples above our standard of work is second to none. We take pride in the finished result and always leave you with the repair that you expect and deserve. As mentioned previously we are mobile and are local to all areas of North London, Essex and Hertfordshire. So when looking for a ‘Car Body Repairs near me’ keep an eye out for us, you wont find anyone more experienced and qualified to carry out your local repairs.

Warped Bumper Repair Saffron Walden

July 14, 2016

 

Most of the time if you manage to scuff your bumper the only type of damage you would normally get is a few scratches or a scuff over the impact area. In this case the customer caught her bumper on a low protruding post that latched it self on to the rear bumper corner wheel arch edge and warped and twisted the bumper plastic. Its one of the most hardest types of repairs to carry out for its not just a case of filling and spraying but also reshaping the warped part and getting the angles right for the next stage of preparation.

As you can see the far edge of the bumper has been badly pushed in and a large amount of plastic has been ripped off the edge of the panel.

This customer was selling her car and had been quoted over £300 for the repair, which we carried out for £120. This Audi was ready to put up for sale as soon as we were finished putting it back to showroom condition.

This customer was based in Saffron Walden in Essex near the Cambridge boarder. We had previously carried out work for another customer who lived in the same road so it was a recommendation that got us this job.

We arrived nice and early to carry out the work and within 2 hours the job was completed.

If you have a warped out of shape bumper and need a similar repair call us on 08000778832 or email a photo for a free no obligation quote sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for more info on Mobile Smart Repair Service see our website

Scratch Repair in Loughton Essex

June 24, 2016

Colliding with a low bollard in a supermarket car park caused this light scuff on the lower front bumper corner. The damage on the off side lower bumper is only slight and covers a small area on that section. This customer was based in Loughton Essex and could not afford to lose his car to get it fixed so he called us. We came to the customer’s house in Loughton Essex and carried out the repair work on his drive. The job took a little under two hours and looked like new once completed.

While we were there we also touched in a few stone chips on the bonnet and door edges free of charge. The results of the bumper repair were nothing short of perfect and the customer was very pleased with his finished repair.

This customer contacted us through our website for a quote, if you are in need of a quote on a scuff you might have on your bumper and live within the areas we cover (Hertfordshire, Essex and London) give us a call on 0800 0778832 for a free no obligation quote.

Loughton scuff

Light scuff on lower bumper corner

Loughton repair

Repaired in under 2 hours

Bumper Paint Repair Essex

March 9, 2016

This customer was based in Wickford in Essex; he had his car damaged while shopping in a well-known supermarket. He returned to his vehicle to find the paint on the front near side bumper corner scuffed and scratched. Whoever had scuffed his bumper did not leave a note or contact details so he had to either go through his insurance or have it repaired privately. Using his insurance was not an option due to the high excess he had to pay and the quotes he was getting from body shops were extortionate. He found our details on the Internet and sent us some photos for a bumper repair quote. We quoted him £120 inclusive of all charges to have the scuff repaired and he was over the moon, a date and time were set for us to come over to him and carry out the repairs out side his house.

Bumper Scuff Repair Wickford

Scuff on near side bumper corner

As you can see the bumper paint has been scuffed off over a wide area of the bumper corner. The scratches required some filling due to their depth. The hardest part of the bumper repair was blending in the paint. Silver metallic can be quite tricky especially the older the car is, but with over 12 years experience behind us we made light work of that one.

Bumper Paint Repair Essex

Repair took around 2 hours to complete at customers house

The Paintwork repair on the front bumper took us just under 2 hours to complete and looks like new. The customer was not expecting the result to be as good as it was. He thought that where our prices are far less than body shops the final result would not be as good.

This customer was based in Wickford in Essex but if you live in any other town or village within Essex or Hertfordshire and need a similar mobile bumper repair give us a call on 08000778832 or email us some photos for a no obligation free quote sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

Cheap Car Body Repairs

February 29, 2016

At Car Body Repairs 4 Less we are not only local, efficient and friendly but also cheap. We provide Cheap Car Body Repairs for Hertfordshire Essex and North London. If you have any minor collision damage such as a bumper scuff, key scratch, seat burn, stone chip or a dent that you need fixing and your not prepared to pay over the odds for the repair at a body shop, give us a call. We provide a mobile service that is cheap efficient, friendly and local to you.

A great example on how we can provide such a cheap car body repair service is that we are mobile so very low overheads, a typical bumper scuff would cost around £120 and can be fixed within a couple of hours, while a body shop would charge you near on £400 for the same repair.

The key to us being able to provide this cheap car body repair service is all down to the ability to spray small areas. What I mean is that for a standard scuff on any panel a body shop would spray the whole panel and even up the adjoining panels to blend it in regardless if it needed spraying or not. They make up huge amounts of paint use lots of lacquer and take a long time to complete the repairs which all adds to the cost. What we do is only spray the effected area and not the whole component. By doing this we dramatically reduce the materials we use and keep the repair time down to a minimum so saving costs on both fronts. If you think that all this cost saving would have an impact on the final result, then take a look at the examples below of completed jobs.

Bumper Scuff Example

Bumper Repair Damage

Bumper scuff on Fiat in Finchley North London

We only needed to spray a quarter of the bumper to blend in this one.

Key Scratch Example

Scratch Damage Hemel Hempstead

Dent Repair Example

Dented Scuff Enfield

The paint was blended up the wing, so no need to take the paint edge to edge.

Some customers we talk to seam even put off with out low our prices are for repairs. But the results defiantly speak for them self’s. For more information on our Cheap Car Body Repair Service or if you wish to receive a quote for some damage on your car see www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for more details.

Stone Chip Repair

February 17, 2016

Keeping your car safe and protecting them from Stone Chips is one of the most difficult things to do, and neigh on impossible. You can keep your vehicle covered at all times even drive slower on the motorway even this wont stop them. All you can do is reduce the chance of them by monitoring how you drive and take care of your car. But even if you were as vigulent over your automobile as you could be, this still wont stop someone driving over a stone in front of you and cant prevent the stone being thrown back in your direction.

No one wants a stone chip on his or her car especially if its new or just been cleaned and polished. So if you have just seen a chip on your vehicle you should know the possible options you can choose for the repair.

Stone Chip Damage Romford Essex

Stone Chip on door

Stone Chip Touch in

This type of stone chip repair is the more basic type of the three you could choose and is also the most cost effective. The stone chip in question is first cleaned and dried then a protective solution is then applied which prevents rust. Once dried a layer of primer is added followed by paint then lacquer. All these layers from the protective solution up to the lacquer are applied using a fine brush with no spray work. A basic Stone Chip Repair can be completed within 1 hour at your home or place of work. The finish is not a perfect one and can be seen on closer inspection. But for the price you pay and considering you could get another stone chip from driving around the corner well worth the money.

Stone Chip Repair Essex

Stone Chip Touched in. Its cheap and cost effective but not perfect finish

Local Respray

This is a more involved process that requires the chip to be flattened off then filled. Once dried, a primer is added, followed by the paint then lacquer. Its very similar to the method above but all processes are applied using a HVLP spray gun. The advantage of this is that you can blend in the paint and lacquer, which gives a seamless finish that is not noticeable to the naked eye even at closer inspection. The cost for this type of stone chip repair is greater than the method above but the results are better and this can be carried out at your home or place of work. The only down side is that you can only really have localised resprays on bumpers, wings and doors and not bonnets, the area is just to large to blend in.

Bumper scratch repair in hertfordshire

Stone Chip on Bumper

Bumper Scratch Repaired

After a local respray its invisible

Panel Respray

This would be the most costly of the three. It involves the whole panel being resprayed. This technique is only really carried out in body shops for which you would have to take your car to. The results are like new but considering it’s only a stone chip is it really worth the cost to spray your whole panel? I would say yes if it’s completely pebble dashed with them but just for the odd few a complete waste of money.

So if you are thinking of a stone chip repair think about the possible repair methods and what one is right for you.

If you have photos of the chips on your car you can email them to us for a free no obligation quote sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk we cover Hertfordshire, Essex and North London. For more info see www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car Body Repairs Near Me

February 4, 2016

Accident repair centres and Smart Repair Service are scattered throughout Hertfordshire, Essex and London, finding the right service for you that is available in your area is the tricky bit.

Smart repairs as a business has been around for 20 years now and has been expanding ever since and shows no sign of stopping. They are mainly driven by Franchise Company’s with the likes of Chips Away, Revive and Flying Colours to name just a few. Although these big franchise firms seem to be everywhere are they any good? Well they do get 4 – 6 weeks of training but is that enough? Some would say so but I have been carrying out Smart Repairs since 2002 and still on occasion get stumped on the odd job but that is what comes with experience. I’m not to sure that 4 – 6 weeks of training can give you all the techniques required to repair all types of car body repairs using the Smart Repair technique. I was very lucky, when I finished university I worked with one of the first smart Repair specialist in the UK for 2 years, even with that experience I didn’t know every thing.

The best piece of advise I can give in finding the right Car Body Repairs Near Me repair service for your car body repair is to research. Have a look at what Car Body Repair Services are near you, have a look at reviews on the Internet at chat rooms and social media sites. Or ask your friends and family if they have used such a service before and if they could recommend one. Most Smart Repair websites should have before and after photos of jobs that have been carried out, this can give you an indication of the skill the technician has. If you are still in two minds ask for references, most Smart Repair services like mine will carry out work at showroom garages that will only be too pleased to give a reference.

Keep away form companies that charge too little for the likelihood is they are probably not insured and will be using substandard or harmful materials. Don’t trust firms that are not willing to provide references and don’t use any service that has no reviews.

If you live within Hertfordshire Essex or North London and need such a service feel free to check out the rest of my website. I keep all photos up-to-date. And reviews can be seen on my Facebook profile.

Types of repairs a Mobile Smart Repair Service can fix

Bumper Scuffs

bumper scrtch

Bumper Scuffs or Bumper Scratch Paintwork Repairs

Dent

Car Body Repair Dent

Large dent on front wing in Buckhurst Hill Essex

Seat Burn

Seat Burn Damage Hatfield

Seat burns

Scratches

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Key Scratches

Stone Chip Repair Essex

January 22, 2014

This collection of chips on the rear door of a Vauxhall Astra in Romford Essex was caused by stones thrown up by a lawn mower. The customer wanted the panel resprayed to correct the problem, but after speaking to our trained staff he decided against it. If the chips were repainted then it would require a large section of the panel to spray to blend the paint because of their being no curves on the panel close enough to blend the paint around. The results speak for themselves, for just a faction of the cost of a local repaint the job looks near on perfect.

Stone Chip Damage Romford EssexStone Chip Repair Essex

If you have a similar type of chip that you need fixing then call us on 0800 0778832 or email us a photo sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk

for more information see http://carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk/Stone_Chip_Repairs.htm

Bumper scuff damage in Chelmsford Essex

January 4, 2014

Bumper scuff Essex

This scuff is on a Merc SLK in Chelmsford Essex. As you can see its over the rear bumper corner close to the wing panel. This job was carried out in the rain with the help from our portable shelter. The job took 2 hours and looks great.

Bumper repair Chelmsford