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Car Body Repairs Advice & Guidance

So you’ve had a bump, accident or collision , you now have damage to your car body and are worried of the potential repair costs..   I remember the feeling!  You’ve been surfing the net for a quote and there are so many different companies out there but you need a local car body repair garage to you to make it easier on your pocket and somebody you can trust.  You need expert car body repairs in Liverpool.

Mercedes Car Body Damage

Mercedes showing car body damage

Looking for decent advice on Car Body Repairs in the Liverpool area is very much  a minefield, getting the right value for money and quality of workmanship versus paying through the nose for bad car body repairs.

Research of over 6,100 Car Body Repair Garages in the UK and the rate of Bodywork professionals can range from £50 per hour to over £230 per hour.

It is always best to shop around for price and look at the Car Body shop’s reviews on their social media and on Google.  As an example, check out our Google reviews here https://g.page/cpr-car-body-repairs-ltd

If you do a google search on the Car Body Repair business then you will see the amount of reviews and stars they have as well as their years of trading.  A decent company will have many high star reviews.  How many, depends on how long they have been trading for and also if their Customers can be bothered to leave a review.   It is always good to know that these customers who do leave a review, feel that the level of service that they have received , together with the price and quality of workmanship was great enough for them to look for this business online and actually put a review on them so it is  important to know how much weight these reviews hold.

To help you understand what Car Body Repair you may need, we’ve put this quick guide together:

There is a large range of Car Body Repair Services such as:

  1. Light clear coat scratches – these are on the surface lacquer and have not gone into the paint layer below so will not require a paint spray to fix them but only a buffer to help buff them out – these aren’t very costly due to the limited work required to buff the scratch up
  2. Scuffed and scratched Paint – this is cosmetic damage and  deep so will require to be painted and will be more costly
  3. More severe paint scratches – this is where the scratch has gone so deep, it has gone through to the base metal of the panel.  This will require more work and effort to blend into the paintwork
  4. Vehicle body and panel dents – this depends on where the dent is as they can appear anywhere on the car and this will indicate how easy or harder to fix.  The more severe the damage, the more work will have to be put into remedying the problem.  It could be that you have to replace the panel which increases your costs or you could have the dent filled in so it is invisible and painted which is not as costly as replacing the panel.
  5. Rust Repairs – Cars deteriorate over time and especially with the wonderful UK rainy damp weather which can play havoc on your car body paintwork.  This can result in small bubbles in the surface paintwork or worst case scenario, can result in heavy corrosion  around the wheel arches with pitted dotted areas over the chrome.  This just takes the pristine look off your vehicle.
  6. Collision Accident Damage – any general accident or collision with another vehicle whether it be stationery or not or even a lamp post or garden wall or we have had cars come in with Trolley Dings and dents from cars opening their doors and banging the next cars door causing damage.  This results in deep gauges in the cars paintwork and is a much more complicated repair that may need filling, spray painting, blending and buffing. The most regular damage that we see in our Car Body Repair Garage in Liverpool is Bumper damage because this is the part of the vehicle that will incur the impact first and foremost before the rest of the car.  This type of damage is more complicated and may require a new panel and we would never recommend you attempting to fix it yourself as it may reduce the cars value or not hold up in a future crash if not done professionally.
Mercedes Car Body Repair Liverpool

Mercedes showing Car Body Repair completed

There are other Repairs to the Car or Van Body that will need attention to get that pristine look such as:

* Polished Alloy Wheels

* Damageless Wing Mirrors

* Faultless door handles

* Radiator Grills

* Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

* Powder coated Alloy Wheels

* Colour change Alloy Wheels

Car Body Repairs that are Essential :

* A damaged or missing Vehicle Number Plate

* A badly cracked or damaged front windscreen

* No wing mirrors or damaged wing mirrors

* Any damage with a sharpe edge that may stick out potentially injuring a pedestrian

* Anything whatsoever that is dangling and touching the floor

* Missing Wheel nuts

* Missing Drivers Wheel

* Faulty Brakes or hand brake

Quality & Finish

It is essential when looking for decent Car Body Repairs in Liverpool is that you find the right one to restore your car or vehicle to its former glory.  The finish and quality of the paintwork is essential, this the first thing that you see when you look at the car and if the paintwork is sub standard then it ruins the overall look of the car and makes your repair look a waste of money.

Insurance Claims

If you have had a collision, there is a possibility to claim on your Car’s Insurance Policy which will have an excess and depending on that excess and the cost of the Repair , then it may be advised for you to exclude your Insurance company and just pay privately for this repair because your insurance premium will go up next year to cover this cost.  So you have paid for the excess then you get it with a hike in the premium, so you end up paying for the whole job AND your Insurance premium in the price hike the following year.  It is also a great idea to find a Car Body Repair Garage in Liverpool that will deal with the Insurance Company on your behalf which makes it hassle free for you and that’s just what you need!

Also, paying privately stops you damaging your no claims bonus so it simply is a no brainer.

BUT… if you do go through your Insurance company for your Car Body Repairs be aware that your Insurers are obliged to allow you to choose your own Repairer when claiming.  Sometimes this is not made clear by the Insurers because its in their interests to get you to go to their Approved Repairers because they get commission from the repair.  You need to go to a Car Body Repair Garage who will liaise with the Insurance Company and you will only need to pay them your excess and they will chase the Insurance Company for the cost of the repair less your excess.  Some Insurance Companies may mess you around but a decent Car Body Repair Garage will take their time and deal with these nuances that the Insurance Company may put in the way.  Don’t worry, your Insurance company will pay out your claim whether you have used their Approved Repairer or not as long as you have abided by their rules.

You are most welcome to pop into our Car Body Repair Garage in Liverpool for a chat or quote for your Car Body Repair needs https://www.scuffsnscratches.co.uk/car-body-repairs/. We will explain & take you through the process with no stress.  We are here to help and we provide quality Car Body Repairs in and around the Liverpool area.

Call Joe to discuss your quote on 0151 909 3450 or complete our website enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can Contact CPR Liverpool | Body Repair Centre | Merseyside (scuffsnscratches.co.uk) .  You can also email your car or vehicle photos to get a quote info@cprliverpool.co.uk.

 

You are most welcome to view our Google Reviews https://g.page/cpr-car-body-repairs-ltd and 5 Star rating or find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/CPRCarbodyrepairs  or Instagram http://www.instagram.com/cprcarbodyrepairs for more reviews and to see the services that we provide.  We have been established for 22 years providing high quality workmanship and service to our loyal customers who return time and again.

CPR Car Body Repairs 

60-61 Love Lane

Liverpool

L3 7DD

Call Joe on  0151 493 2600  or 07802348096

www.scuffsnscratches.co.uk/cprliverpool

We look forward to hearing from you in the future

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Alloy Wheel Repairs Liverpool

Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool

So you’ve got your dream car and as careful as you can be, you take good care of it then one day you pull up against the kerb and you hear that crunching noise and when you see the damage your day goes downhill as you  imagine the repair cost. Or it could be that have just bought a decent set of Alloy Wheels and you now need them to be repaired.  Finding decent Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool can be a bit of a minefield.

Accidents most certainly do happen and scuffed, kerbed or  damaged alloys are always going to happen at some point unless you are extremely careful with your alloys and constantly maintain them. We all live busy lives and being this careful is almost impossible.   Look out for your local Alloy Wheel Repair centre in Liverpool.

There is no law stating that you have to repair your damaged alloy wheels – you can leave the damage as it is but unless it is repaired, it will probably cause more damage to your alloy costing you more money to repair later on. A question you need to ask yourself is “why replace your alloy wheels when you can have them refurbished?”  This saves you money. If you plan to sell your vehicle, potential buyers may be put off by the unknown cost of repairing the damaged Alloys so its best to have it done so that you get the best price for your car or van.   Is it worth travelling outside your area for decent Alloy Repairs in Liverpool?  It depends on your type of wheel and finish. So lets explain what the difference is  between Alloy Wheel Repair and Alloy Wheel Refurbishment?

This can be quite confusing to the person needing the Repair to be done. The difference between refurbish and repair is that refurbish is to rebuild or replenish with all new products & materials; to restore to original (or better) working order and appearance while repair is to restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition.

Alloy Wheel Types

Standard Alloy Wheels or Traditional Alloy Wheels

Where it is painted with a powder coating or a wet spray technique in the same colour.  It is not the paint finish that distinguishes the type of wheel but how it was actually constructed during refurbishment

Diamond Cut (or polished) Alloy Wheels

If your wheel has a super shiny polished look that look like the back of the CD disk. then this is usually after having them with a Diamond Cut Finish. The wheel can have both diamond cut and painted finish on separate parts of the wheel & will have a part polished polished metal finish with a layer of laquer over the top for protection.

A Diamond Cut finish is produced by going over the face of the wheel with a machine so its very much a specialised process. They will have 2 tones and look like a designed work of art giving any type of car a real sporty look. They previously were sold as an upgrade when buying your new car but nowadays cars are having them as standard part of the car. You may see on internet that diamond cut alloys are more prone to corrosion to standard alloys but this is not true, they both corrode at the same rate. With Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels there is a limited amount of times can be refurbished because in the end too much of the Alloy is removed – normally 1-2 times before the wheel can become weak and it is compromised. Our advice is not to do it anymore than twice as you don’t want to have future problems with your Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels. To find your local Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool, keep reading.

Split Rim Wheels

Split Rim wheels usually easily identified as they have a set of small bolts around the end of the wheel. The split rim wheel is made of two parts and held together by the small bolts. This type of wheel can have diamond cut finishes or both , it depends on the owners choice.  When our specialists work on a split rim wheel, they have to remove all bolts which take time to be able to separate it and split it. The parts are then refurbished and when complete the wheel is put back together with the bolts in place. It normally costs more to have this process done on a split rim wheel a there is more time and work required.

Before looking around for a decent Alloy Repair Specialist , have a think about the following advice:

Some Car Body Repair Shops advertise that they do Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Repairs but very few of them actually have the correct equipment for them to complete the job to a professional standard.

Refurbishing wheels back to the original factory standard doesn’t just mean that you give them a gentle sanding, wipe down and apply paint. Specialist equipment is used to fix chips, cracks and scratches. Then a thorough coat of paint is applied then the varnish is applied to bring back the shine. For the alloy to be restored, the set of alloy wheels needs to be removed from the vehicle and they are.  The best Alloy Wheel Repair center in Liverpool is as follows.

Alloy Wheels on Leased Cars

Its advisable to have your Alloys repaired if you have a leased car or van because the Leasing company will impose huge penalties when you hand the vehicle back. So even if only one wheel is damaged, it is so much worth getting the alloy wheel repaired before handing it back to the Leasing company.

How is an Alloy Wheel repaired?

You need to see the extent of the damaged Alloy Wheel so it is best to clean the wheel to remove all traces of grime and dirt to see the extent of the damage.

Once dry, we then mask off the tyre so that it is not touched during the repair process

We then gently sand down the area to be repaired and apply filler to the damage. Once this is dry we then gently sand this area again which prepares it for primer and paint to be applied

Then the Technician will colour match the alloy wheel to ensure that the correct paint is applied.

The paint is sprayed over the wheel which will cover the filler, and primer and it is then blended into the rest of the original wheel colour.  Once the paint has dried, we then apply a coat of lacquer to give a high polished finish.  Where do you start to find the right Alloy Wheel Repair Center in Liverpool?  Keep reading…. this blog is very informative…..

How much does Alloy Wheel Refurbishment cost?

Prices can vary for Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Repairs between Car Body Repair shops and the higher end prices will be more Professional establishments where you know the job will be done to a high standard and will be perfect. Beware of going to the lower end of the prices because you will end up in possibly having to pay more to fix the bad job to restore the Alloy Wheel finish.

General Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Repair prices will vary between Painted Alloys £50 per wheel and Diamond Cut Alloys between £50 to £130 per wheel depending on the damage on the wheel – all prices are subject to VAT @ 20%.

It is important to find Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool that will give 100% Guarantee that the work they will do will be perfect, then you know that you have peace of mind. Why replace your alloy wheels when you can have the refurbished? Keep reading for your expert Alloy Wheel Repair Center in Liverpool or Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Center in Liverpool.

One last point to make is that whenever you get a mixture of iron, metal, and other elements like water and oxygen together, this equals rust or corrosion. So the best way to prevent it is to keep them apart; keep them clean regularly to avoid future corrosion of your alloy wheels – this is so that you don’t have to keep paying out for your Alloy Wheel to be Repaired.

Alloy Wheel Colour Change

When having your alloy wheels repaired , you can also choose to change the colour altogether to give your care a totally different look and can make it look more sporty or refresh the overall look. By choosing this, you can choose whichever colour that you prefer.

As well as  Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool, we also offer this Alloy Wheel Colour Matching Service so that if you want to change the whole look of your car, you can change the colour of your Alloys. To find out more have a look at our website  http://www.scuffsnscratches.co.uk/alloy-wheel-repairs

Are you still lost in the minefield of finding the right Alloy Wheel Repairs  in Liverpool?  Its a no brainer……….. you are the master of your own destiny, you just need to follow the link and you have found exactly what you need to make your life better.

Alloy Wheel Care

One last point is that now that you have your attractive alloy wheels, it is best to keep them in tip top condition. When there is a mixture of iron, metal, and other elements like water and oxygen together, this equals rust or corrosion. So the best way to prevent it is to regularly clean them to avoid future corrosion of your alloy wheels – this is so that you don’t have to keep paying out for your Alloy Wheel to be Repaired.

Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool

Here at CPR Car Body Repairs we give this 100% Guarantee to give our customers peace of mind in that what service we will provide will be exactly what they requested. With 22 years of experience in Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Repairs , we think that our experience in Alloy Wheel Repairs speaks for itself. We have repaired many different makes/brands of Alloy Wheels to the satisfaction of our customers. We offer a drop and shop service where you can drop your car at our garage ¼ mile outside liverpool city centre and we will drop you in liverpool city centre so you can lunch or shop then we will be happy to collect you. Or if you want to make a nice day of it, you can be dropped off at the Titanic Hotel which is around the corner from us and you can lunch, have a spa treatment, whatever you want. All you need to do is put your trust is us, we won’t let you down.

Or you can visit our CPR Car Body Repair Shop at 60-61 Love Lane, Liverpool, L3 7DD or call us on 0151 909 3459

For more information get in touch for a free no-obligation quote you can visit our website http://www.scuffsnscratches.co.ukor you can fill in our online contact form .  Or why not show your love for us and like our social media pages to keep up to date on what were doing?

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