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Do I Need a Specialist Mechanic to Repair My Car’s Bodywork?

When the bodywork of your car is damaged, it’s best to hire a specialist to undertake the repair of any scratches, bumps or dents. As well as ensuring that everything from easing-out dents to refinishing bodywork paint goes according to plan, a specialist bodywork mechanic can keep costs down for you and make sure your car looks its very best by the end of the job.

While it might be tempting to leave a dent or scratch in your car’s bodywork and ignore it, wear and tear over time can exacerbate this damage if it’s left untreated. A little scratch can become a bigger scratch if it’s left without a bodywork refinish

What Does a Car Bodywork Repair Specialist Do?

A car bodywork repair me specialist is an automotive mechanic who has trained in the cosmetic restoration and repainting of bodywork. They commonly handle accident and scratch repair, as well as paint spraying to refresh a car’s exterior. Some of the duties they perform include:

  • Smoothing out dents: Dents in the bodywork of your car can cause it to crumple. Specialist repair involves smoothing out those bumps and dents by carefully manipulating the sheet metal. If it is not possible to smooth out the dents completely, a specialist might replace a panel of your car’s bodywork to ensure it’s looking as good as new.
  • Refinishing paintwork: Scratches and nicks can really affect the look of your car and impact your ability to sell it on when you want to. Specialist bodywork repair involves carefully matching the exact shade of paint used on your car’s exterior, and then applying a new coat so that any damage is covered, leaving your car looking its best. 

How To Find a Car Bodywork Repair Mechanic Near You?

To find car bodywork repairs near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get car bodywork repair quotes: We’ll send your job listing to car mechanics in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

When looking for a car bodywork repair specialist, check out our list of other related specialists on HaMuch.com. You can find an extensive list of mechanics and alloy wheels refurbishment and repair experts on our site.

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Ayrshire£24£191
Eastleigh£29£209
East Hampshire£31£207
Gedling£30£216
Kingston-upon-Hull£16£135
Elmbridge£37£231
Tendring£26£186
Newbury£46£208
Test Valley£46£194
Warrington£28£198

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Calderdale£22£163
Lisburn£18£134
Preston£28£155
Carmarthenshire£18£153
London£36£220
East Hampshire£20£186
Maidstone£28£215
Brighton£29£212
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£40£280
Conway£21£170

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cherwell£36£217
Tendring£30£221
Aberdeenshire£33£277
Cambridge£35£243
Wirral£28£201
Chelmsford£34£262
South Somerset£36£216
Sheffield£25£199
Caerphilly£29£207
Reigate & Banstead£47£272

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Braintree£28£142
South Lanarkshire£25£520
Portsmouth£26£176
Vale of White Horse£21£132
Redcar & Cleveland£12£50
Knowsley£31£229
North Lanarkshire£26£257
Scarborough£50£400
Exeter£24£144
Newbury£22£168

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Warwick£45£125
Stoke-on-Trent£70£160
Redcar & Cleveland£32£217
Bracknell Forest£64£327
Coventry£27£146
Chester£33£293
Waverley£51£309
Vale of Glamorgan£41£125
Manchester£45£238
Stockton-on-Tees£32£217

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thanet£10£80
Trafford£14£109
Chester£15£123
Aylesbury Vale£16£118
York£22£172
Elmbridge£15£118
Highland£18£150
The Wrekin£11£11
Stratford-on-Avon£12£100
Solihull£15£168

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£35£250
Rochdale£35£204
North Hertfordshire£42£254
Stroud£40£220
Aberdeenshire£40£280
Wokingham£42£240
Horsham£45£250
Stafford£29£180
South Bedfordshire£32£162
Belfast£32£213

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stafford£37£236
Newbury£54£273
Wigan£38£232
Teignbridge£37£254
North Lanarkshire£39£269
Blackburn£49£233
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£39£245
Wirral£35£219
Vale Royal£36£218
Dundee£40£272

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Solihull£38£227
Kirklees£33£217
Cheltenham£39£286
Poole£45£280
Torbay£38£276
North Lanarkshire£37£249
Angus£38£275
Neath Port Talbot£34£215
South Bedfordshire£46£254
Lancaster£37£248

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Somerset£22£135
Vale of Glamorgan£24£179
Suffolk Coastal£20£148
Amber Valley£19£163
Nottingham£23£174
Warwick£21£155
Wychavon£20£158
Thanet£21£157
Barnsley£19£146
Wirral£23£154

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