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Recharging Air Conditioning Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

The UK is set to experience a heatwave this May Bank Holiday, so if you’re planning to get out and about over the weekend, it’s time you looked at your vehicle’s air conditioning system. After all, it’s probably a while since you had it on! As your local garage in Essex, the team at The […]

Bodyshop – The Four Levels of Classic Car Restoration

For car enthusiasts across the world, owning and driving a beautiful, restored classic car is the dream! After all, who wouldn’t want to restore a beaten-up classic into its former glory? However, the reality is that classic car restoration can be a long and daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start or […]


Bodyshop – What’s Checked in an MOT?

Every year, motorists must brave their local mechanic in the hope that their vehicle passes its MOT with flying colours and most importantly, doesn’t cost us a pretty penny to repair. Did you know that most of the faults on your MOT can be fixed before you even enter the garage, just through simple maintenance? […]

Bodyshop – Restoring a Classic Car: What You Need to Know

Whatever your motivation for restoring a classic car is, it’s often the ultimate labour of love, requiring lots of time, patience, skills and of course, the right garage and tools. As a classic car lover, bringing the vehicle back to life is a rewarding experience, and one that could see you turn over a profit […]

What is Paintless Dent Removal?

We all know that sinking feeling you get in your gut when you arrive back to your car from a trip to the shops and there’s a dirty-great dent in the door that wasn’t there before. What’s worse, the person who caused the damage is long-gone, leaving you with the bill to sort out! You […]

Benefits of Regularly Servicing Your Car

Unfortunately, the more and more you use your car, the more it will wear out. As a result, your vehicle can have a multitude of problems, leaving you feeling stressed and sometimes, stranded in the middle of nowhere! While it’s not a legal requirement, the Bodyshop in Essex believe regularly servicing your vehicle should be […]

Dos & Don’ts of Modifying Your Car

Believe it or not, but car modifying is big business across the world and has resulted in a whole subculture of petrol-heads! In fact, some spend hundreds of thousands of pounds completely rebuilding their engine, balancing the car and reworking the interior. In 2011, Swiss millionaire, Ueli Anliker created the World’s Most Expensive Car from […]

What You Need To Know About Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in Essex

Alloy wheels can be a cool addition to any vehicle. While they can be expensive depending on the type of alloy you choose, they will certainly add to the resale value of your car, meaning they are a great investment in the long run.

Driving Laws You Have Definitely Broken with The Bodyshop in Essex

Since 1931, the Highway Code has been Britain’s driving bible and the basis of everything we know about the roads in the UK. However, with over 307 rules plus advice and additional chapters, it’s almost impossible to try and remember every single regulation that it outlines. With this in mind, it’s more than likely that […]

Building A Vehicle Emergency Kit with The Bodyshop in Essex

They say the best drivers are always prepared, especially as breakdowns can occur at any time, anywhere. Not only should you have the necessary equipment to change a flat tire, but there are some other items you should always have on hand to keep you safe and sound. At The Bodyshop, we pride ourselves on […]