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. Therefore you need expert car body repairs in Liverpool.
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.
What’s the approximate cost of 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:
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
Scuffed and scratched Paint – this is cosmetic damage and deep so will require to be painted and will be more costly
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
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.
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.
Collision Accident Damage
Any accident or collision with another vehicle results in deep gauges in the cars paintwork. These are much more complicated repairs 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 will incur the impact first. This type of damage is more complicated and may require a new panel and we don’t advise you to attempt to fix it yourself as it may reduce the cars value or not hold up in a future crash if not done professionally.
Mercedes showing Car Body Repair completed
Different types of Car Body Repairs – such as:
Polished Alloy Wheels
Damageless Wing Mirrors
Faultless door handles
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
When looking for decent Car Body Repairs in Liverpool, its important that you find the right one to restore your car to its former glory. The finish and quality of the paintwork is essential, if the paintwork is sub standard then it ruins the overall look of the car.
Sometimes your excess is less than the cost of the repair. If you claim then your insurance premium will go up next year to cover this cost. Then you end up paying for the whole job anyway. Your Insurance premium will rise the following year they always do. A good Car Body Repair Garage will deal with the Insurance Company on your behalf!
Also, paying privately stops you damaging your no claims bonus so it simply is a no brainer.
Be aware of going through your Insurance Company for Repairs
If you claim on your Insurance, your Insurers are obliged to allow you to choose your own Repairer. Sometimes the Insurers get you to use their Approved Repairers because they get commission from the repair. A decent Car Body Repair Garage will chase the Insurance Company for the cost of the repair less your excess. Some Insurance Companies may mess you around. Don’t worry, your Insurance company will pay out your claim as long as you have abided by their rules.
How to find us?
You are most welcome to pop into our Car Body Repair Garage in Liverpool for a chat or quote for your Car Body Repair needshttps://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.
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. Finding decent Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool can be a bit of a minefield.
A set of 4 Alloy Wheels after being repaired
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 center in Liverpool.
Why have your Alloy Wheels repaired?
There is no law stating that you have to repair your damaged alloy wheels now. If left unrepaired, it will cause more damage to your alloy costing you more money to repair later on. When you are selling your vehicle, buyers will be put off by the unknown cost of repairing the damaged Alloys. So its worth having them repaired to get the best price.
Whats the difference between Alloy Wheel Repair and refurbish?
The difference is that to refurbish is to rebuild or replenish with all new products & materials. To repair is to restore to original (or better) working order and fix, or improve damaged condition.
Alloy Wheel Types
Standard Alloy Wheels or Traditional Alloy Wheels
This type of alloy wheel 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 is constructed.
Diamond Cut (or polished) Alloy Wheels
If your wheel has a super shiny polished look that look then this is 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 a specialised process by going over the face of the wheel with a machine. They have 2 tones, look like a work of art giving any type of car a sporty look. They were sold as an upgrade when buying your new car but nowadays are a standard part of the car. Its advised to only ever repair them 1-2 times as the wheel can become weak and compromised.
Split Rim Wheels
Split Rim wheels usually easily identified as they have a set of small bolts around the end of the wheel. This type of wheel can have diamond cut finishes or both. We have to remove all bolts which take time. Depending on how corroded the wheel is depends on how long it takes due to the fact that some bolts seize up and this can take more time to remove. The parts are refurbished and the wheel is put back together with the bolts in place. It normally costs more as there is more time and work required.
What equipment do you need?
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. Even if only one wheel is damaged, it is definitely worth getting the alloy wheel repaired before handing it back to the Lease company.
How to repair an Alloy Wheel?
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.
Once dry, mask off the tyre so that it is protected during the repair process
Gently sand down the area to be repaired and apply filler to the damage. Once this is dry 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.
How much does Alloy Wheel Repairs cost?
Prices can vary between Car Body Repair shops. The higher end prices are charged by professional body shops where you know that the completed repair will be high standard. Beware of going to the lower end of the prices because you will end up 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%.
What about Guarantees?
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 yyou 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.
Alloy Wheel Colour Change
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
Smart car basic alloy wheel before colour change
Smart Car Alloy wheel after colour change in black
Alloy Wheel Care
Now that you have your attractive alloy wheels, it is best to keep them in tip top condition. The best way to prevent it is to regularly clean them to avoid future corrosion of your alloy wheels.
Alloy Wheel Repairs in Liverpool
We give this 100% Guarantee to give our customers peace of mind. With over 22 years of experience in Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Repairs , we know what we are doing. We have repaired many different makes/brands of Alloy Wheels to the satisfaction of our customers.
What other services do we offer?
We offer a service where we will drop you in liverpool city center so you can lunch or shop then we will collect you. Or if you want to make a day of it, we can drop you off at the Titanic Hotel which is close by and you can lunch, have a spa treatment.
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
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