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
Stockport£32£202
Bracknell Forest£41£241
Bath & North East Somerset£27£201
Kirklees£26£186
Bristol£27£203
Manchester£30£192
Milton Keynes£31£207
Gloucester£26£207
Stockton-on-Tees£37£199
Breckland£23£200

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
Middlesbrough£38£198
Renfrewshire£36£182
Rochdale£30£182
Salford£30£185
Bradford£23£169
Leicester£24£194
West Lothian£23£178
Exeter£21£166
Arun£29£225
Walsall£30£171

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Mid Sussex£40£233
Falkirk£33£248
Pembrokeshire£24£190
Gedling£30£202
North Lincolnshire£27£222
Crewe & Nantwich£30£221
Aberdeenshire£33£277
North Ayrshire£26£214
Broxtowe£29£202
Stroud£29£223

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cherwell£25£200
Mid Bedfordshire£22£152
Bristol£28£213
Falkirk£20£164
Braintree£28£142
Knowsley£31£222
Lancaster£20£200
Solihull£125£142
Milton Keynes£21£147
Dover£27£230

Locksmith

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Scottish Borders£23£165
Dover£28£165
Stafford£65£300
Halton£35£226
Bristol£39£222
Preston£58£283
Salford£44£234
Bath & North East Somerset£39£222
Tendring£18£145
Middlesbrough£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
Gateshead£13£93
South Oxfordshire£22£167
Newcastle-under-Lyme£19£133
East Dunbartonshire£13£110
Blackburn£13£84
Windsor & Maidenhead£18£127
Slough£19£133
Newport£26£190
Brighton£24£167
Preston£13£93

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
Thurrock£40£271
Bath & North East Somerset£46£400
Sandwell£24£169
Dacorum£43£228
Southampton£43£278
Renfrewshire£10£50
Swale£35£175
Stoke-on-Trent£35£232
Southend-on-Sea£42£135
North Tyneside£60£300

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
Lisburn£32£213
Middlesbrough£37£241
Wakefield£35£225
Newcastle-under-Lyme£36£222
Vale of Glamorgan£38£225
Bassetlaw£33£228
St Helens£37£226
Thanet£41£242
Stockton-on-Tees£38£245
Arun£45£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
Mid Bedfordshire£45£260
Cheltenham£41£290
East Dunbartonshire£37£251
Glasgow£37£247
St Albans£52£274
Mid Sussex£46£263
Stockton-on-Tees£37£249
Powys£41£282
Huntingdonshire£41£262
Aberdeen£34£253

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
Milton Keynes£27£179
South Kesteven£18£155
Dover£19£154
Warrington£23£172
South Bedfordshire£28£180
Teignbridge£20£171
Basildon£26£183
New Forest£26£166
Vale of Glamorgan£24£179
East Devon£17£151
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