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Brake caliper and wheel refurbishment, Essex

When you have scruffy looking wheels, it affects the entire appearance of your car. Alloy wheels can be an expensive item to replace and they are easily scuffed and damaged, however this can be rectified for far less than the cost of the replacement wheel. Here at our Essex garage, we offer full alloy wheel […]


Bodyshop car repairs and restorations in Essex

When your bodywork takes a knock, it can not only damage the appearance of your vehicle but can also reduce the resale value of your car when you come to sell it on. Ensuring you get any minor dents and dings fixed quickly is essential to prevent further damage in the form of rusting, which […]


Professional Valet and Detailing Services

With our busy daily lives, it can be hard to make time for looking after your car. A complete valet and detailing service by specialists can therefore take this off your hands, while providing a professional and meticulous service. Here are some of the services we provide here at our Ilford garage. Exterior care Over […]

The Bodyshop, Ilford: Established 1985

The Bodyshop, Ilford was started in 1985 by Fred Kauter, as a modest car repair and modification garage. 32 years on, the business has gone from strength to strength and has grown and branched into a whole range of services, modifications and personalisations.

The Bodyshop, Ilford: Your Local Repairer

When something goes wrong with your car, it can be extremely stressful trying to find the best local repairer to look after your vehicle and get you back on the road.

Our Essex garage is Lady Driver Friendly!

Unfortunately the motoring industry isn’t always held in the highest esteem by many motorists, particularly by female drivers following bad experiences in garages. However, here at the Bodyshop, we want to banish the stereotypes and ensure every one of our customers leaves having had a positive experience.

The Bodyshop talks: Defrosting your car

Now that the summer holidays are coming to an end and the days are getting shorter, the colder weather will soon be setting in. Every winter, many of us are caught out when we go to drive our car to work or school and find that the windows are iced over.

Winter Is Coming! Is Your Car Ready?

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you will know that winter has officially ARRIVED in Westeros, however here in the UK it’s not too far off either. It may seem as though summer has only just got started but already the days are growing shorter and, once the winter months set in, dark evenings and wet weather can make the roads much more dangerous.

Paintless Dent Removal to Increase Your Car’s Resale Value

When you’re trying to sell your car on, even the smallest dents and scratches in your bodywork can considerably reduce the overall appearance of your vehicle and put off potential buyers. If you’re finding it hard to sell your car at its current asking price, paintless dent removal (PDR) could be the perfect way to increase its value.

Pothole Breakdowns up By a Third: What to Do if You Hit One

The number of people affected by breakdowns caused by potholes has increased by a third in the last year, according to the RAC. Damage we’ve seen here at the Bodyshop as a result of poor road surfaces includes broken suspension springs, damaged shock absorbers and distorted wheels.