Posts Tagged ‘hertfordshire’

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.

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

Basic Bumper Scuff Repair Stevenage

August 31, 2016

This customer was based in Stevenage in North Hertfordshire. The car had been scuffed while this customer was in a well-known supermarket car park. When they returned to their vehicle they found that someone had gone into the rear bumper and scuffed off the paint.

As scuffs and paintwork scratches go on bumpers, this one is quite basic and a straightforward repair. Most repairs on bumpers generally go down through the plastic and require some kind of heavy filler in order to get the shape back, but this one has only had the paint grazed off. Due to the dramatic difference in the white colour of the scratch and the black colour of the car it looks worse than it actually is.

The photo below shows the damage on the rear bumper, as you can see the near side section on the rear would need to be painted in order to blend in the colour.

Bumper Scuff Stevenage

The repair was a quick one taking just over an hour and a half to completely repair the damage. The photo below shows the final result. As you can see it looks like new and as if it was never there in the first place.

Bumper Repair Stevenage

This customer was based in Stevenage in Hertfordshire, if you live in Stevenage or surrounding villages and you need a quote on some paintwork damage give us call on 08000778832 or view our website http://www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for more details.

Dented Wing Repair in Watford Hertfordshire

August 11, 2016

This customer was based in Watford Hertfordshire and had his car scuffed by getting too close to a post while parking. The damage as you can see front the photos below had dented the front wheel arch on the wing and badly scuffed the front corner of the bumper. The customer found our details from our website Car Body Repairs 4 Less and sent us plenty of photos by email to quote for the repair.

The customer received our quote and was more than happy for us to carry out the repair on his car. We arrived late on the day around 3pm and had the job completed by 5:30pm.

Scuff on front wing Watford

Repair front wing Watford

If you have a scuff on your cars front wing and live in or around the Watford area and need a quote, give us a call on 08000778832 or email us some photos for a free no obligation quote.

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 Stevenage

May 14, 2016

Some car colours can be harder to spray than others, yellow and gold are possible the hardest to match and the hardest to blend in. Even a brand new yellow or gold car that has been sprayed at the manufacturing plant can look slightly different from panel to panel so just imagine how hard it is for a mobile Smart Repair service to try and blend the paint in on the same panel.

This customer in Stevenage had scuffed the car while getting it valeted. The damage couldn’t be in a more difficult place, right on the edge of the bumper joining the rear wing/wheel arch. What made the position of the damage so difficult is that there is virtually no room for us to blend the paint in on the top edge of the bumper. So we had to finish the paint and spray right up to the panel’s edge. We didn’t want to spray the paint and blend over the rear wing so the colour match had to be near enough perfect to keep the repairable are small and on the same panel.

The colour match couldn’t be more perfect so spraying the bumper corner was all that was required. The finish of the bumper scuff repair was back to showroom condition and looked like it never happened in the first place. The job took just under two hours to complete.

Yello Car Scuff

Bumper Paint Damage Stevenage

Yellow car scuff repair

Bumper Repair in Stevenage

If you have a scuff on your car and need it fixing by a smart repair service like ours and live in or around the Stevenage area in Hertfordshire give us a call on 0800 0778832 or visit our website for more information http://www.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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Dent Repair Ware

February 8, 2016

The customer reversing into another object while trying to park caused this dent on the rear tailgate of a ford focus based in Ware Hertfordshire. As you can see from the photos below the dent is located on the off side rear tailgate between the window and rear wing.

Mobile Dent Repair Ware

Dent on Tailgate Ware Hertfordshire

The car was a lease hire vehicle that was due to go back the following week. The customer did not want to pay the £500 excess to get it fixed through his insurance so he gave us a call. We were local to Ware and got to him within a week. After assessing the damage we quoted him just over £200 to fix the dent damage, he agreed and the job went ahead.

The hardest part of the repair was getting the curved shape back from the window edge to the edge of the tailgate closest to the wing. After a lot of banging and clattering and a smidgen of filler the desired shape was achieved. All that was left was painting and lacquering.

The photo below shows the finished article. As you can see the dent is almost perfect, and passed the lease car inspection with flying colours.

Dent Repair Ware

Repair of Dent in Ware Hertfordshire

If you live within Ware Hertfordshire and you need a local mobile dent repair service, give us a call or email us some photos of the damage for a quick quote. sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk or text photos to 07966799721

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