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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.

Dented Front and Rear Door Repair Muswell Hill

October 11, 2016

Most people think the a SMART Repair service can only fix small little knocks and scratches but we at Car Body Repairs 4 Less can fix more than that. Since we started the business in 2003 the types of repairs we are capable of fixing has continually increased from small scratches and dents to large panel dents and full side resprays. This job below is an example of the more complex sort of jobs we are capable of taking on.

This customer had parked his car outside his house in #MuswellHill and overnight someone decided that they would drive into the side of it for him. The damage was quite severe, it was an elongated dent that ran from the front door to the rear door on his #BMW. The car was over ten year old and he had no wish to put it through his insurance and was not prepared to pay the £1200 that a body shop had quoted. He contacted us and we agreed to repair the damage for him for just over £300.

As you can see from the photo below the dents were quite severe and a fair amount of filler had to be applied in order to reshape the panel. It’s not the first large repair we have taken on in the last 13 years for more photos of before and after jobs we have carried out see http://www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk/Car_Panel_Repairs.htm

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Dented Doors Mussel Hill North London

After multiple applications of filler and primer we managed to regain the panel shape and then all that was needed was to prime, paint and lacquer both the front and rear doors.

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Dented Door Repair Mussel Hill North London

The photo above shows the finished article. Its looks great and the customer were over the moon with the finished repair. If you live in the Muswell Hill area of North London and need a quote on a similar type of repair give us a call on 0800 0778832 or email us on sales@carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk for a free no obligation quote.

Bumper Scuff on Ford in Barnet North London

July 7, 2016

 

Another driver not watching where he was going, at a set of traffic lights caused this scuff on the rear of a Ford Focus based in Barnet North London. The resultant collision caused the paint to be scuffed and deep cracks created on the rear plastic bumper panel.

This customer had been quoted over £450 to repair the damage by a body shop and he would have lost his car for nearly a week. Instead he found our Mobile Paint Repair service on the Internet and sent us some photos of the damage for a quote. We charged him £140 to repair the damage, which is nearly a third of what a body shop would charge. He was happy to go ahead and a date was arranged for the repair.

The hardest part of this repair was reshaping the bumper where it had been warped. Getting the shape right at the preparation stage is key to a good finish so extra care and attention was taken to get the right angles when filling the panel with plastic padding.

The total time taken from arriving at the customer house in Barnet North London and finishing the repair on the Ford Focus took slightly over 2 hours in total.

If you have damage on your car and need a quote or you live in Barnet North London area and need a similar repair on your bumper corner give us a call on 0800 0778832 or email us some photos of the repair for a free no obligation quote on 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

Bumper Repair

January 26, 2016

Bumper scuffs or scratches can make a car look tatty and unloved especially when the under coat or base colour is vastly different to the main colour as in the photos below. This series of chips on the front bumper was caused by another driver just catching the corner of the car while pulling out of a tight spot.

Most of our competitors wanted to respray the entire bumper and one wanted to replace it all together. Luckily good sense prevailed and they called us to fix their Bumper Repair.

Car Body Repairs 4 Less has been fixing these types of bumper repairs for over 12 years. We use a specialised Smart Repair technique that we have adapted that allows us to spray a smaller area and not the whole bumper in order to blend in the paint.

The photos below show the before and after shots of the damaged area. The job took us just under 2 hours and the work was carried out at the customers address in Finchley, North London.

This technique we use is so versatile it can be adapted to a variety of other car bodywork damage such as:

  • Bumper Scuff,
  • Key or Vandal Scratches
  • Cracked bumpers
  • Door Scratches
  • Stone Chips
  • Rust Repairs

If you have some damage you would like looked at on your bumper or any other part of your car and require a reliable, efficient cost effective service that is local to you and can carry out the work at your home or place of work. Then you’ve found it. You can email us photos to sales@carbodyrepairs4less or text photos to 07966799721 for an instance Bumper Repair Quote.

Seat Burn Repair in North London

November 11, 2013

This seat burn is on the front drivers seat of an old Nissan in North London. The customer had already received a quote from another company that wanted to replace the entire seat fabric at a cost of £250. The customer did not want to spend as much as that for it is only a lease car and he was giving it back in a few days time. He sent us a few photos of the damage and we quoted him £50 for the repair.

Seat burn damage

Damage on front drivers seat.

Seat burn fixed

As you can see from the repair photo, the damage has been fixed and at £50 its a great deal for the customer and it only took just under an hour to fully fix.

Seat Burn Repair in North London

May 3, 2013

This customer had seen us repairing another car in his road in Muswell Hill North London so asked for a quote on His. The damage was a seat burn that was located on the front drivers seat on a 2009 Audi. We quoted him £55 for job, he looked a bit shocked at the price, not that it was expensive but the opposite for he had quotes previously for the seat burn ranging from £150 – £250. He decided to let us have ago and repair the damage. He was a little sceptical at the low cost thinking that we would just bodge it or colour it in with felt tips, how wrong was he going to be.

Seat Burn Damage Muswell Hill

As you can see the damage is located in between the two seat sections near the stitching line.

Seat Burn Repair Muswell Hill

The burn was filled and fixed with our seat burn repair system. When the customer came out to see the finished article he was blown away with the quality of the repair. He had not thought that the job would be as good as that especially for the price. The job took 30 minutes to fix and could be sat on in 20 minutes.

If you  need a seat burn repair see http://www.carbodyrepairs4less.co.uk/Car_Seat_Burn_Repair.htm for more information or call us on 0800 0778832.

Car Body Repair within 3 Days

December 7, 2012

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Car Repairs within 3 days

There have been numerous times when Car Body Repairs 4 Less have not had the man power or time to fit in jobs that have been urgent , we tend to be booked up for at least 7 days so having the available time for a quick turnaround has been difficult. We used to work additional hours over the weekend including Sundays. So as a result of this we are now offering a new service for those customers who are desperate to have their car body damage repaired as quickly as possible. It starts from the first week in December and consists of a 3 day turnaround from sending us your details to repairing the damage.

How It Works

In order to get your damage repaired ASAP the quoting process needs to be efficient and quick. The best and quickest mode of having a quote would be to send us some photos via Text to 07966 799721 once we have received them we will send you back a price within 1 hour. If you wish to go ahead with the repair then let us know as soon as you can and we will book a date in for the repair within 3 working days.

There are no additional costs for this service and no hidden fees it does exactly what it says on the tin.

As long as you live within the areas we cover car repairs Hertfordshire, Essex and North London we will be able to offer this service to you.