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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Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Car Mechanic near London£49£273
Car Mechanic near Birmingham£32£176
Car Mechanic near Leeds£33£220
Car Mechanic near Glasgow£32£93
Car Mechanic near Sheffield£28£90
Car Mechanic near Bradford£35£216
Car Mechanic near Liverpool£38£257
Car Mechanic near Edinburgh£20£155
Car Mechanic near Manchester£38£234

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Knowsley£27£183Knowsley
Sandwell£25£204Sandwell
Bath & North East Somerset£28£210Bath & North East Somerset
Renfrewshire£34£267Renfrewshire
East Hampshire£30£210East Hampshire
North East Lincolnshire£26£208North East Lincolnshire
East Hertfordshire£39£244East Hertfordshire
East Ayrshire£22£190East Ayrshire
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Reigate & Banstead£44£241Reigate & Banstead

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Rochdale£38£209Rochdale
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£40£300Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
Windsor & Maidenhead£42£247Windsor & Maidenhead
St Helens£35£252St Helens
Sheffield£28£90Sheffield
Warwick£42£277Warwick
Neath Port Talbot£36£222Neath Port Talbot
Sevenoaks£41£268Sevenoaks
North Wiltshire£42£362North Wiltshire
Flintshire£40£253Flintshire

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Halton£15£118Halton
Brighton£24£167Brighton
Harrogate£13£85Harrogate
South Ayrshire£30£200South Ayrshire
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EC1P£49£270EC1P
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WR78£36£240WR78
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Ipswich£19£170Ipswich
North Lanarkshire£26£250North Lanarkshire
Carmarthenshire£15£125Carmarthenshire
Knowsley£30£262Knowsley
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£38£153Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
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Middlesbrough£32£217Middlesbrough
Dover£28£165Dover
Solihull£55£304Solihull
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NW2£51£285NW2
SE12£54£281SE12
AL9£52£281AL9
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BT3£28£147BT3
G79£27£82G79
TN13£60£271TN13
SA2£29£156SA2
BS80£39£222BS80

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Canterbury£19£151Canterbury
South Somerset£22£135South Somerset
Newbury£26£181Newbury
Wigan£21£151Wigan
Rotherham£16£142Rotherham
North Somerset£23£171North Somerset
Swansea£19£150Swansea
Amber Valley£19£165Amber Valley
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West Lothian£41£268West Lothian
Horsham£49£268Horsham
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South Tyneside£40£244South Tyneside
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S64£32£217S64
GU24£55£283GU24
NE18£37£226NE18
G40£37£249G40
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CO14£47£265CO14
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