Unlike larger companies in the business of body repair, paint finishing and accident damage, who often offer this service as part of a larger operation, Auto Bodycare offer a personal and truly specialist service. This means that we treat you and your vehicle with individual attention and an extremely high standard of workmanship. You will benefit from over 30 years of expertise in restoring vehicles when you bring your vehicle to us, please read our customer testimonials and see the experiences of many happy customers. From your arrival at our workshop to collection of your damage free vehicle, and with the help of our free courtesy car, you will find the journey from
consultation and estimate to completion as easy as it can be.
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What to expect / next steps
What Auto Bodycare can do for you
Why choose Auto Bodycare ?
A Family Business
ASK FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
If you would like to take advantage of our
free estimate service, its as easy as A B C.
SHINE & SHOW
Your vehicle will leave our
workshop, gleaming, inside
to help you
PEACE OF MIND
All the work undertaken
at Auto Bodycare,
whether to classic cars,
used, new cars, vans or
motorbikes and scooters,
is completed to A1
and fully guaranteed.
We don't want to leave you without a car, while your repair is under way.
Just ask for details.
Where your accident damage, repair or restoration involves the need for replacement body panels or fittings, there are a number of options available to you which will be presented in your estimate or discussed with you prior to work commencing. These could involve sourcing original manufacturer parts, or where is a cheaper option, aftermarket parts or recycled parts. Rest assured that these will only be presented to you if their quality matches the original manufacturer parts. There are clearly cost benefits to this approach and whether you are covering the cost of your repair or your insurer is, it should come as no surprise that our customers are delighted to have this option available to them.
Flexible Pricing Options
As a family owned business our accountability to you is key
All of our restoration work is completed to manufacturer standard
It takes less time with us than you think to get your vehicle back on the road
All of our work is double and triple checked
All of our repairs and restorations are guaranteed
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your vehicle is involved in an accident
If you can, move your vehicle out of the road and turn on your flashers. Place your warning triangles in front of and behind your vehicle. Stand a safe distance away and call for help.
Call the police, particularly if there is substantial accident damage or if anyone is injured or becoming confrontational. Remember to request the investigating officer's name and for the accident report number so that you can follow up later.
Take photos of the scene and accident damage or draw a picture showing the car's positions.
Record It !
Once you are safe, check yourself and your passengers to ensure that no one is injured. Call for an ambulance if you are in any doubt or inform the police that you need one when you contact them.
Write down the name, address, phone-number, number plate and insurance details of other drivers that were involved in the accident, don't forget the names of any witnesses and other people with injuries. Do not get involved in any arguing over who is at fault and do not admit blame.
Get That Info
Once you are home and safe, call Auto Bodycare Centre in Brighton. We will guide you through the next stage of getting your vehicle repaired and back on the road, quickly and safely.
Call The Specialist
What Our Customers Say
My vehicle is too damaged to legally drive to you,
can I get it transported to you ?
Yes! Please call us during working hours and we will arrange for collection of your vehicle.
Who pays for the transportation ?
Your insurance will pay if the claim is going through them.
If this is a personal request, the cost will be added to the final bill and payable when the repair is complete.
How can I get an estimate ?
Either send us pictures of the damage or bring your vehicle along to our workshop to receive a free no obligation estimate of the work.
Will I need more than one estimate ?
You have the decision on how many estimates you would like, if you would like to discuss the repair with more than one bodyshop. Once you have chosen, tell your insurer to deal directly with them.
Do I have a choice as to where I get my vehicle repaired ?
Yes, your rights as a motorist allow you to choose who will repair your vehicle.
How long will my repair take ?
Each repair is different and a proper assessment of the damage will allow us to accurately judge the time it will take to get you back on the road.
Where do I get my claim number ?
This will be issued by your insurance company when you report your accident. Note it down down and bring it with you when you come to us to begin the repair process, we will take care of the rest.
Can my insurer instruct a repair shop to commence the work ?
No, only the owner of the vehicle can authorize the repairs. You will be given an estimate listing what is being repaired on your vehicle before the repair process starts.
REQUEST AN ESTIMATE
Take photos on your phone and email or text them to us
3 pictures from 3 angles is normally sufficient for us to see the extent of damage.
Email or text us 3 phone photos
Tell us your car registration, this will allow us to find your vehicle and calculate any cost of replacement parts.
Give us your name and contact details.
Sit back and wait for our reply.
Bring your vehicle in to our workshop
Alternatively just give us a call to arrange a time to bring in your vehicle for a personal and expert opinion on the damage and receive an accurate estimate.