Autumn Safety Tips for Drivers From your Friendly Car Body Shop near Stokenchurch

car bodywork repairs near StokenchurchAutumn has arrived and as if on cue the weather has changed too. The wind, rain and that chill in the air mean it’s high time we, at Auto Medics – the popular choice for car bodywork repairs near Stokenchurch – revisit autumn road safety tips.

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Beware of Seasonal Hazards:

As the days become shorter and the weather more miserable, we need to consider our driving habits to keep ourselves, other drivers, pedestrians and animals safe. Roads are more crowded since schools have returned from summer holidays and COVID-19 lockdown. Look out for children walking home from school, often in dark clothing. Leaves are falling from trees, wet from the rain causing skid hazards. There’s an abundance of roadworks taking place, so pay close attention to traffic signs as the darker evenings arrive, alerting you that these are up ahead. As temperatures drop significantly and icy mornings arrive, give yourself more time in the mornings to de-ice your car and make your journey steadily without rushing.

Watch out for Animals:

As evenings draw in and animals are on the move earlier stay alert, particularly when driving near woodland areas. Deer, foxes and other animals can dart out to cross roads, so ensure your headlights are on, main beam if you’re the only car around and take extra care

Avoid Flat Tyres:

As temperatures drop overnight, molecules in the air start moving slower, leaving less space between them, which can cause tyre pressure to drop. Be sure to check your tyre pressures regularly and if you need to top up do it first thing out in the evening for best results.

Be Prepared to be Dazzled by the Sun:

The sun is lower in the sky which hinders visibility. Remember your sunglasses, keep your windscreen clean and drive with caution as other drivers and pedestrians will struggle with the sun in their eyes too.

Car Body Shop near Stokenchurch

If you do have the misfortune to require car body repairs near Stokenchurch, remember Auto Medics is a popular choice of car body shop in the local area. For more information get in touch with us on 01494 533 534. We specialise in car bodywork repairs, alloy wheel refurbishment and diamond cut alloys, and much more.

For Smarter Paintwork Visit Auto Medics, Car Bodywork Repair Shop in High Wycombe

car bodywork repair shop in high wycombeIf your vehicle’s paintwork has seen better days, Auto Medics – car bodywork repair shop in High Wycombe –  can bring the cosmetic look of your motor back to life.

Paintwork Repairs High Wycombe

Over time cars sustain damage in the form of scratches, dents and dings that alter the way you feel about how your car looks. Even weather conditions and the products you choose to clean your vehicle with can affect your car’s paintwork over time, making that gleaming just out of the showroom motor you once took pride in appear tired.

Never fear, here at the Auto Medics, car bodywork repair shop in High Wycombe we provide a service that can revitalise paintwork, remove dents, dings, scratches and scuffs and even smarten up your alloy wheels. Our technicians can have your car looking as good as new in no time and see you beaming with pride in your motor once again.

Car Bodywork Repair Shop in High Wycombe

For those of us who care about the appearance of our motors, these services are an investment. They can not only help restore pride in your motor, but help you achieve maximum market value if you decide to sell your vehicle for an upgrade. For examples of our work check out our the photos on our Facebook page.

For more information about our services or to book in your motor for paintwork repairs, get in touch with Auto Medics, car bodywork repair shop in High Wycombe on 01494 533 534.

Please be aware that we are following all guidelines outlined by the Government in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. We maintain social distancing and all vehicles, including our courtesy cars that are made available to you for free if required, throughout the duration of repairs, are thoroughly cleaned before we hand back your keys.

Why You Should Refurbish Your Alloys

alloy wheel refurbishment near prestwoodThere is no doubt that alloy wheels make your car look more aesthetically pleasing. But it’s a painful experience when you hear the scraping of your wheel against a kerb and have to get out and assess the damage. But damaging the appearance of your alloys isn’t the only an issue to be faced; damaged alloys can lead to other consequences too, to name a few:

  • If your alloys aren’t cleaned regularly brake dust can build up and erosion can occur. This can cause cars to lose control or corrosion can cause tyres to deflate.
  • The abundance of potholes in the roads these days can cause your alloys to crack or cause the wheel to bend out of alignment, which undoubtedly requires a new tyre needing to be fitted.
  • Washing your alloy wheels when they are hot can even cause the wheel to crack.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment near Prestwood

Alloy wheels should be checked by an expert at a minimum of once every 2 years. An expert can put your mind at ease that all is fine with your alloys or can lead to necessary repairs, be it a quick repair job or a new wheel. All necessary in the name of safety.

At Auto Medics, we are experts in alloy wheel refurbishment. It’s worth checking with us before you go ahead and replace your wheels as we can work wonders at our car body repair shop near Prestwood. We also fit rim protectors in a choice of colours, which will help protect your wheels from knocks and scrapes and if necessary following our alloy wheel assessment we can offer new alloy wheels and/or tyres as necessary.

Alloy Wheel Services near Prestwood

For more information about our alloy wheel services near Prestwood, get in touch with the team at Auto Medics on 01494 533 534. And please rest assured, we are fully compliant with all social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by the Government.

Choose Auto Medics for your Car Accident Repairs and Get a Free Courtesy Car

car accident repair high wycombeIf you have been involved in a car accident and are looking for a trustworthy repair shop for your car accident repairs in and around High Wycombe, you’ll be delighted to hear that Auto Medics offer convenient options to get your motor back on the road.

First let’s clear up the myth that you have to send your car where your insurance company suggests. This is false! You are free to choose where to send your vehicle, you simply need to check the small print of your insurance documents to see what this will mean for you (for example, your insurance company might not issue a courtesy car).

Car Accident Repair High Wycombe

Whatever the small print advises, Auto Medics have you covered. We carry out car accident repairs here at our car body repair shop in High Wycombe. Bringing your motor to us won’t invalidate your insurance in any way. Your claim will still go through, you simply need to advise us you require a quote to issue to your insurance company at the time of booking in your repairs.

And that’s not all we do. So, why choose Auto Medics for your car accident repairs?

  • We are based at a convenient location in High Wycombe.
  • Our customer reviews speak for themselves – check out our reviews on Facebook.
  • You are entitled to a free courtesy car available from Auto Medics for the duration of your car accident repairs.
  • We repair and return your motor to you in its pre-accident condition.
  • Our body shop is complying with the COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the Government to ensure the safety and well-being of all our customers and staff.
  • For vulnerable customers at this unsettling time we can collect and return your motor once repairs have been completed.
  • We are the preferred choice for car body repairs in and around High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

Car Insurance Repairs High Wycombe

So if you’ve had an accident and aren’t happy with the repair shop your car insurance have directed to you, head on down to Auto Medics. We will make the process as quick and easy as possible.

Get in touch with us on 01494 533 534 and book in your car accident repairs today!

New Services Available at Auto Medics – Your Friendly Car Body Repair Shop in High Wycomb

car body repair shop in High WycombeHere at Auto Medics in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire we are always looking for ways we can expand our services to ensure we can best serve our customers. Recently we have introduced some new services at our car body repair shop in High Wycombe to help you keep your car looking its best. 

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

As specialists in alloy wheel refurbishment, we are always being asked how to avoid damaging alloys and as a result will now be fitting rim protectors in a choice of colours to protect wheels from knocks and scrapes. We also now offer new alloy wheels and tyres for cars and commercial vehicles.

If you are looking to remove defects from the paintwork of your motor, such as light scratches or etchings from bird droppings, you’ll be pleased to hear we now offer paint correction detailing. 

If you are looking to maximise the performance of your car, allowing it to function at its full potential, you’re in luck as we have introduced car and van remapping. This involves adjusting the microchip settings in your car’s Electronic Control Unit to overwrite the manufacturer’s settings. This helps to increase the power and output of your car.

Car Body Repair Shop in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Additionally we will be supplying and fitting windscreens. All of these services will be available onsite at our car body repair shop in High Wycombe at competitive prices. Rest assured we are still fully committed to following all social distancing rules, and as always are maintaining the highest level of hygiene to ensure our customers and workforce remain safe as the easing of COVID-19 lockdown rules continues. For more information or to get a quote for any of our services, get in touch with us here at Auto Medics on 01494 533 534 or pop in and see us.

Ensure your Car is Ready for Summer

Car Bodywork Repair Experts in High WycombeSummer is here! So, it’s time to ensure your car is prepared for the warmer weather. As always, Auto Medics are here with the tips you need to maintain your motor.

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As lockdown rules ease you might find yourself using your motor on a more regular basis. Here are some tips to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive as the summer heat continues.

  1. The sun’s rays can damage the paintwork of your car. Keeping your car waxed will act as your car’s very own sun screen, helping to protect it from the sun’s heat.
  2. Parking in a shady spot is recommended, particularly if you have leather seats.
  3. Ensure your cooling system is in working order especially throughout the summer months. Keep it topped up with coolant and water and ensure vents aren’t blocked to avoid your motor overheating.
  4. If you have concerns about your air conditioning system not working properly, get it checked out as it could be that it needs recharging. Air filters could also need replacing to ensure better air quality.
  5. After months of lockdown and reduced driving it’s a good time to get your battery checked. The hotter weather in summer months make your car battery work harder.
  6. Ensure you’ve replaced winter tyres with summer equivalents as these are better designed to grip roads at a hotter temperature.
  7. It’s also important to check your tyre pressure throughout summer. Temperature change can alter tyre pressure, so regular checks can help prevent tyres wearing unevenly leading them to become less fuel-efficient.
  8. Be sure to check oil levels frequently throughout summer as driving in warmer weather can take its toll on your engine.

Car Bodywork Repair Experts in High Wycombe

Following these tips can help keep you and your car cool throughout summer.

At Auto Medics, in High Wycombe, we have a new pro detailer onsite. Check out the Mercedes E63s on our Facebook page that just had a full stage 3 polish. We are sure you will see that the results speak for themselves.

So, if you are in need of detailing, polishing or any basic car care, get in touch with the car bodywork repair experts in High Wycombe at Auto Medics. You can reach us on 01494 533 534.

How to Clean your Diamond Cut Alloys

diamond cut wheel refurbishment high wycombeAs experts in diamond cutting alloy wheels, Auto Medics are here to tell you that a diamond cut wheel needs different treatment to a standard alloy wheel. Once the diamond cutting process has been completed the wheel is lacquered. If the lacquer is damaged this can affect the look of the wheel and even cause corrosion.

Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels High Wycombe

Repairing diamond cut alloys isn’t an infinite solution. Diamond cutting can only be carried out a certain number of times to ensure the structural integrity of the wheel remains.

This is why it is important to look after your wheels once they have been diamond cut and your friendly diamond cutting wheel specialist in High Wycombe, Auto Medics are here to share their advice. It is vital to keep the lacquer intact to avoid damage to your wheels and this means using or avoiding certain products and processes to maintain the just out of the showroom shine diamond cut wheels offer.

Top Tips to keep your Diamond Cut Alloys in Tip Top Condition

  • Start by rinsing as much dirt from your wheel using a hose.
  • Avoid using snow foams with colouring agents as they can stain diamond cut wheels.
  • Spray the tyre wall with wheel cleaner and tackle the dirt with a stiff bristled tyre brush.
  • Only use a pH neutral or pH balanced wheel cleaner as acid or alkaline based cleaners can discolour the surface of your wheel.
  • Remove brake dust accumulation with a fallout remover. Once this has worked its magic be sure to thoroughly rinse.
  • Use a mild shampoo as they don’t contain harsh chemicals found in wheel shampoos.
  • Using a wheel brush dunk it in a bucket of the water/shampoo mix and clean between the spokes, inside the wheel and then across the face of the wheel. Working from top to bottom. Don’t press too hard! And once again be sure to rinse thoroughly.
  • Use a microfibre cloth or an air blower to dry the wheel.
  • Protect your wheels with a wheel wax or sealant to protect them from environmental factors. Buff with a microfibre cloth.

Diamond Cut Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

Auto Medics, based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire are specialists in diamond cutting wheels. If your wheels need diamond cut wheel refurbishment you can get in touch with the team on 01494 533 534. We remain open through the COVID-19 lockdown and are following social distancing guidelines as specified by the Government.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Business As Usual at Auto Medics For Car Bodywork Repairs

car bodywork repairsWhat a strange time we are currently living in. We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe, staying afloat and keeping well. The Coronavirus outbreak has totally changed the way we all live and here at Auto Medics it’s no different.

We’ve been working hard to ensure the safety of all our customers throughout the lockdown period so far. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Government, we have measures in place to ensure social distancing rules are followed . Throughout lockdown Auto Medics have been offering to collect vehicles and return them to their owners once repairs have been completed. This service will continue to run for the foreseeable future. However, we will also be happy to see you if you decide to bring your car to us at our car body shop in High Wycombe now that lockdown restrictions have eased.

So if you have buckled a wheel when out and about on an essential journey or your alloy wheels need diamond cutting or general refurbishment, get in touch with Auto Medics. We also undertake car bodywork repairs at our fully equipped body shop in High Wycombe.  We repair minor damage – scuffs and scratches, and carry our major repairs too. Our repairs are first class and our prices are competitive.

And there’s no need to worry about being without your motor. Our fleet of courtesy cars have been thoroughly cleaned and maintained to the strictest standards to ensure the safety of our customers and staff alike. Courtesy cars are available to all customers booking in work with us, so please advise when booking in your car bodywork repairs if a courtesy car is required.

For more information about the car bodywork repairs that we offer get in touch with the team at the Auto Medics car body shop on 01494 53 534.

COVID-19 Lockdown: How to Keep your Motor Roadworthy

Car Body Repairs High WycombeAt Auto Medics, we are available to collect and return your vehicle if your motor requires essential body work repairs. This ensures you stay safe and follow the Governments recommendations during the COVID-19 lockdown while ensuring the upkeep of your motor.

Lockdown Car Body Repairs High Wycombe

If you are uncertain of the rules surrounding using your car during this period or worried about how to keep your motor roadworthy, Auto Medics are here to clarify.

You should only drive your car for the reasons specified by the Government, these instances are limited to:

  • Unavoidable travel to and from your workplace
  • Shopping for essentials
  • Medical purposes

COVID-19 Lockdown

This means that our cars could be left unused for an indefinite period of time, which can cause problems when it comes to needing to drive again. In order to keep your car roadworthy for essential trips the following tips should help you through lockdown:

  • Maintain your car battery:
    • Start it up once a week and let it run for approximately 15 minutes
    • This will help increase the battery’s charge as well as circulate oil and fuel around the engine.
    • Avoid turning your car on and off quickly as this can cause issues for the starter motor.
    • Never leave your car running unattended.
  • Maintain the brakes of your car
    • Left for a long period brake discs can start to corrode eventually leading to them seizing up and requiring the attention of a mechanic.
    • To avoid this roll your car back and forth a few metres now and again.
    • This will also help prevent your wheels developing flat spots and your hand brake from sticking.

If your car MOT is due during lockdown, you should also be aware that from 30 March 2020 a 6 month extension period has been granted.

When you next need to drive your car, if it’s been a while since you last did so be sure to check the following to ensure your car is safe and roadworthy:

  • Fluid levels including oil, engine coolant, brake fluid and screen wash.
  • Gently try your brakes when setting off
  • Check lights are all working
  • Check tyres have required tread and are appropriately inflated.

Car Body Shop High Wycombe

Garages and body shops like Auto Medics remain open for essential repairs. We have a collect and return service in place across High Wycombe and surrounding areas to prevent you needing to break Government instructions to stay home.

If you find yourself in need of car repairs during the COVID-19 lockdown, Auto Medics, car body repair specialists in High Wycombe, offer a sanitary service with the offer of a free courtesy car equipped with gloves. We are observing the 2 metre distancing rule and handing over keys in a plastic bag.

For more information about our services to support anyone needing car repairs during the Coronavirus lockdown get in touch with Auto Medics at their car body shop in High Wycombe on 01494 356 778. Discounts are available to NHS staff and those classified as key workers throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

We hope you take care as you go about your day and stay safe, while adhering to the rules as extended by the Government earlier this week. Together as a community we will get through this.

COVID-19 Lockdown: Free Collection & Delivery of Courtesy Cars & Customer Vehicles

Car Body Repairs High WycombeAuto Medics have been classified as exempt from closure by the Government. This is because we need to keep cars belonging to NHS and key workers on the road by carrying out car body repairs in and around High Wycombe. Therefore, we are open for crash repairs and buckled alloy wheel repairs.

We can confirm that we offer a clean, sanitary home delivery service, including a free courtesy car fully equipped with gloves and thoroughly disinfected. Key handover will be managed using a plastic bag and observing the distancing rule to handover at 2 metres apart. We will collect your car and take it back to the Auto Medics body shop for repair. Regardless of how big or small the job, we are proud to support you throughout this difficult time and keep you on the road.

This free delivery and collection service is extended to everyone. You don’t need to break the lockdown rules and leave the house as we will come and collect your vehicle. What better time for anyone on lockdown to have their motor repaired, when there’s limited need for using it.

We can guarantee that extreme hygiene measures are in place to ensure everyone’s safety at all times. We will be offering discounts to all NHS staff and those classified as key workers during this period.

Please take care as you go about your day and stay safe, while adhering to the rules put in place by the Government this week. Together as a community we will get through this.

Auto Medics – Car Body Repairs High Wycombe

For more information about the support we are offering throughout the Coronavirus lockdown get in touch with the team at Auto Medics on 01494 356 778.