At AP Autocare we have a state of the art paint spraying booth and oven in our car body shop which makes us one of the best car garages for dent removal and paint repairs in Bristol. We use this technology, and the latest techniques, to ensure the best quality service is provided and results attained. Our staff have years of experience and ongoing training so you can trust that your car is in safe hands and will return to you looking as good as new. To book or enquire about our car dent repair service in Bristol, please call 0117 963 8916 or book online here. We can provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.
A car's bodywork is prone to dents and dings, especially around the door corners, the front and rear quarter panels.
A technique called Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) or Paintless Dent Removal is a collection of techniques for removing minor dents and dings from the body of a car. The use of paintless dent repair (PDR) can be applied to a wide variety of car repair damage; however, if the car needs extensive paint repairs, PDR may not be suitable. AP Autocare can offer a PDR for small dents and damage and have the ability to repair large areas of damage and respray the vehicle if necessary
Dents can be repaired without repainting a body panel by using speciality tools, such as those that allow technicians to manipulate or massage the dent out.
We are happy to provide guidance and a quote before undertaking any repair as not all dings and dents are suitable for paintless dent repair.
Access - firstly we need to be able to access the back of the dent. This usually involves taking out lights or removing a bumper or panel. This is fairly straightforward and part of the usual process.
The PDR “magic” - a light board that allows our technicians to see the dent more clearly from their point of view and displays a shadow of the dent so that they know where to apply the fix. Using precise tools and by massaging and manipulating the back of the dent, often millimetres at a time, the technician will return the car body to its original shape.
Same Day Service - Depending on the severity of the dent, PDR can be completed the same day, and the results are amazing; even more so when you consider how non-invasive and quick the process really is.
There is plenty of information around the internet that claims you can repair minor damage with a hairdryer and can of compressed air or by using a plunger. In the same way that you can save money by cutting your own hair or re-using a tea bag 3 times, you can try and save money by repairing the dent yourself using these methods. We would not recommend them, especially if you want your car to look as good as new. When a quote from us and you may be surprised how little you pay for a professional repair.
The size of the damage to the car can be misleading. A huge dent in a car door, for example, may, with the expertise of a trained professional, “pop-out” in one go. Whereas small scratches to a bumper and wing may need both removing, filling, painting and hand-finishing.
If you are paying for the repair yourself it usually makes sense to get a quote from 1 or 2 garages. We are happy to provide you with a quote.
If your car insurance company is paying for the repair, we can also provide a quote for your consideration. You have the choice of who carries out the repair and so you should choose a garage that you can trust to complete the repair to your satisfaction.
If your car is dented or damaged in an accident, then taking your car to a body shop is the easiest and often only way of having the damage fixed through your insurance company, or the insurance company of the ‘other” car if you were hit.
The insurance company will likely ask you to go to their preferred supplier and a garage or accident repair centre of their choosing. Typically, this garage is likely to be more interested in keeping the insurance company happy than they are you.
However, you may not realise that you can also get a quote from a garage of your choice of the work to be carried out. This is important as you will want your car repaired at a garage you feel comfortable with.
In an instance where your car has been damaged, you will obviously want to get it back on the road as soon as possible. For this reason, you may prefer to take your car to a garage you know and trust so that you can be confident that your car is fully roadworthy and safe to drive when you get it back.
In all honesty, it is best to find a garage whose speciality is bodywork as this kind of work requires a certain level of skill. You will be able to have the best of both worlds if you find one that is satisfactory to both you and your insurer. AP Autocare can be that trusted garage that you and your insurer can be happy with. We focus on getting the car repaired quickly and to the highest of standards at a cost that the insurance company will appreciate.
As with anything, it is good to do some research before you spend your money on a car respray or car body repair. Making sure the establishment you are visiting is of reputable background is very important, as you don’t want to be paying good money in return for a shoddy paint or repair job. AP Autocare is proud to be a part of the Good Garage Scheme, which is an award given to garages that continually uphold a high standard of customer service. Because of this, you know that AP Autocare is a trustworthy garage you can be sure will do a great job with the removal of the dent from the car. The feedback on our work repeatedly mentions “great value for money” as well as a very professional standard of service and finish.
Some people admit that they are happy to drive around in a car that has a few bumps and scratches. However, there are a number of reasons why you would want to get the dent in your car fixed as soon as possible. At AP Autocare, we can repair your car dent quickly and at a reasonable price. Maybe the car is your pride and joy and you can't stand the unsightly dent and you want it looking as good as new again. Or maybe your car is at the end of its lease so it would be better to get the damage fixed at a garage you can trust rather than risk being charged more than necessary by the lease company. Another possibility is that someone else has caused the damage and is paying for it to be repaired. Fixing the dent in your car can also increase its residual value if you are thinking of selling it.
Whatever the reason you are looking for a car dent removal garage, you will want the repair to be easy to arrange and efficiently carried out. AP Autocare has an excellent car body shop that will be able to repair the dent in your car quickly and to the highest of standards. You will not regret choosing us as your car body shop garage
We can fix small dents and large dents. Minor dents include car dings and round dents that have been caused by the car being hit by small objects that have bent or torn the car metal. We have tools to do paintless repairs or we can respray your car if need be where the dent has caused damage to the paintwork. Our car body shop can also repair scuffs and scratches which your car may have picked up. To get your car looking in its optimal condition, call AP Autocare today on 0117 963 8916 or book online here to book in your service.
Published: Monday 15th November 2021