Bumper Repair and Mobile Smart Repair
The car fender repair industry, particularly the smart repair side of it, is a booming business. Automobile fender damage is undoubtedly the most common auto body repair completed in the united kingdom. This article will briefly explore the history of bumper repair and a simple guide to smart repair, focused on mobile car body repair vs. a stationary website repair.
When I was a passenger driven in a brand-new Ford Fiesta going for lunch at the McDonald’s Drive Thru my first personal experience of the car body repair industry was in 1995. On your way through the driver, who shall not be named, drove too close to the large, ornamental rockery that McDonalds had set near the entrance to add that “classy” feel to the eatery. The gruesome scraping sounds were matched perfectly by the look of sickening terror on the young female driver’s face. A foot long scuff was shown by an inspection of the damage with a couple of deep gouges down the side of the front fender on the passenger side. I strove to calm her down and told her not to worry, my ‘skilled’ knowledge of auto body repairs explained that it wasn’t that bad and she could probably get it mended for £50 and never have to tell her father what she had done three days after passing her driving test.
One trip to the Ford main dealer afterwards and we were both reeling from the £400 estimate for a brand new fender (plus the VAT of course, and a four day frame). “Can you not only repair the scrape?” I ‘d asked naively. In 1995, S.M.A.R.T repair was only just getting off the ground in the united states and would not actually strike the UK for another five years. Pricey lesson learnt, we both moved on (sorry Christine).
At some stage in the early 1990s, a technique called Small to Medium Area Repair Technology (SMART) repair was designed in the USA. The precise origins are not clear but the technology and ideas behind it were enough of a paradigm shift in the auto body repair business the technique spread very rapidly through the entire US and the remaining world. Car body shops had been able to repair rather than replace components for several years already but the advent of these new tools and techniques and the ability to provide the repairs without a static spray booth meant a whole huge new cellular telephone industry sprang up.
Conventional automobile body repair shops have been, and still are, to charging high prices for a fender repair constrained. There’s little difference in the price of the repair to the body shop if they mend a whole bumper or fix a fender corner. The base cost must always comprise a premium for the fixed overhead costs they’re stuck with: rent on the premises, business rates, set minimal staffing levels, huge gear prices for spray booths etc…
In comparison, all his equipment can be operated by a mobile bright repair tech from a workshop that was mobile that was single, often a moderate sized van, and so the base cost Alloy wheel refurb Barnsley of repair is generally merely constrained to the travelling time to and from a repair job. The outcome is a cost to the customer that is generally 50% lower for a bumper repair that is every bit as good (and often better) than an auto body shop repair.