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Car Body Repairs

Car Body Repairs

We all dread bumping our cars, regardless if it is our fault or someone elses. 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 with out my car
  • Will it effect the value my car

The above are just a few of the thoughts that enter our heads when the unthinkable happens.

Many people have not had to deal with vehicle repairs and feel a little helpless. As most people don't actually know what can and can't be repaired, they are left in the hands of who ever is costing the damage to their vehicle. Having lack of knowledge may leave certain individuals feeling very vulnerable and often open to over inflated repair bills.

There are a number of choices open to you when your vehicle has been damaged.

Car Body Shop

Car body shops are very well known to the general public, infact they are very likely the first people who will be turned to when our vehicles are damaged. If your vehicle has been involved in a collision with another vehicle or solid stationary object, 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 paint job or a good one but a bad paint job can drastically spoil your car. Cheapest is definately not always best and several quotes should always be sort before any repair. A good recommend though is generally favourite.

SMART Repairs

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 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, below trims and bumper corners are ideally suited to SMART repairs.

Mobile Paintless Dent Removal

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 all 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.

If you are unsure as to which service your car body damage requires then please call Mark at Dent-Tek for any Free, Friendly, No Obligation Advice.