Over 13.8 million drivers have compared prices to book their MOT, servicing and repairs on BookMyGarage. In fact, when you compare local body shops through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!
As one of the UK’s leading garage comparison sites, we’re dedicated to helping drivers save money on their car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of booking your vehicle into a car body shop:
No Upfront Payment. You never enter any payment details when you book your car body repair. We never charge you any fees to use our site and you always pay the body shop directly after the appointment.
Easy 3-Step Booking Process. There’s no upfront registration and no faff. You just provide your vehicle’s details, choose the best deal and provide a suitable date and time for your body repair. That gives you more time to do the things you care about.
24/7 Online Booking. When your car needs a body repair, you want to book it as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait around for the body shop to open so you can call up and get it sorted - and with BookMyGarage, you don’t have to. We allow you to make your appointment day or night, even when the body shop is closed.
Clear Communication Throughout. After you make your booking, we’ll never leave you in the dark. Not only do we provide a confirmation email ourselves, but we also pass your contact details on to your chosen car body shop. This means they can keep in touch throughout the process. They may send you a confirmation email themselves and will contact you whenever there is a development with your cosmetic repairs. That way, you get the peace of mind you deserve.
Compare deals and save up to 70% on your car maintenance when you choose one of the lower-cost options through BookMyGarage. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode and then select your vehicle's damage to compare instant prices and book the best deal in 3 clicks.
After you book your bodywork repair, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the body shop and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.
You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the body shop directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.
Car body shops fix the body damage on a car. This can include:
If you have suffered severe damage as a result of a car crash, it is usually recommended that you go through your insurance provider.
Otherwise known as SMART repairs, these are minor dents scratches and scuffs that can usually be fixed quickly and relatively cheaply by SMART repair body shops.
As the price is often less than - or equal to - the insurance excess, it can make more sense to book and pay for these smaller repairs yourself.
SMART stands for Small to Medium Area Repair Technology. This is the process of repairing minor body damage on a localised area.
In other words, SMART repairs focus on just the damaged area and don't involve removing or repainting the entire panel of the car.
Some body shops only carry out SMART repairs, whereas others will repair any kind of body damage.
Technicians can complete the following SMART repairs using specialist equipment:
It is very important to book cosmetic repairs whenever you need them as any damage to your bodywork will reduce its resale value.
Not only that, but some damage can impact your safety and lead to more expensive repairs in the future if not dealt with.
Other reasons to book a car body repair today include:
If you're worried about the condition of your car, enter your vehicle reg and postcode to book an inspection through BookMyGarage in just 3 steps today.
You can compare estimates for any of the following SMART repairs through our comparison journey:
Car scratch repairs are the most common SMART repair. A scratch can be caused by simple scrapes from trees, branches or other vehicles.
Qualified technicians can use specialist equipment to complete your scratch repair quickly and affordably.
If you’ve collided with another vehicle, wall or bollard, you might have an ugly dent.
However, you shouldn’t have to live with it.
Minor dent removal is another simple car body repair. Experienced technicians will use state-of-the-art equipment to remove and repair your unsightly dents.
Simply choose the damage using our tool. Then, compare estimates from all the cosmetic repair shops near you and book online.
The price will depend on labour time and how much paint and materials are needed.
Once you have selected which area(s) of your car is damaged and specified what the damage is, our system will provide a rough estimate. This is based on our knowledge of how long the repair will take and how much paint and materials it needs.
Each repairer has their own hourly labour rate and paint/materials cost, so you'll be able to instantly compare price estimates from each car body shop to choose the best one.
Yes, some mobile mechanics offer car body repairs. This is a much more convenient way of getting your car repaired because they can come to you at a suitable time.
What's more, mobile mechanics are often cheaper because they don't have the same overhead costs and expenses as a static garage.
To find mobile mechanics offering cosmetic repairs in your area, enter your reg and postcode into our comparison site.