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.

First Class Diamond Cutting Service High Wycombe

diamond cutting service high wycombeAuto Medics in High Wycombe offer a diamond cutting service. Diamond cutting is a very skilled service using a specialist lathe. Many cars these days come with diamond cut alloys. You can identify diamond cut wheels by the very fine lines upon close inspection and the shiny appearance.

Diamond Cut Alloy Refurbishment High Wycombe

There aren’t many body shops in High Wycombe who can boast the technical skills or specialist equipment we have when it comes to diamond cut alloy wheel refurbishment, nor do they have the exceptional reviews and customer service we offer. Using our specialist diamond tipped lathe we can create a high quality shiny finish (similar to that of the back of a CD), with a fast turnaround time too.

Diamond cutting requires a thin layer of alloy to be removed from the wheel using the lathe. This can only be carried out a couple of times as eventually too much of the alloy would be removed. Diamond cut wheels can be susceptible corrosion, at Auto Medics we always ensure these are lacquered to prevent corrosion for as long as possible.

Check out our Facebook page for example of our first class diamond cutting service in High Wycombe.

Auto Medics – Car Body Repairs High Wycombe

During these uncertain times where social distancing is recommended due to the Coronavirus, Auto Medics are trying to do our best to accommodate the concerns you may have by offering a service in and around High Wycombe whereby we come and collect and return your vehicles. If you fall ill and have car body work booked in we are also more than happy to offer the same service. For more information get in touch with the friendly team at Auto Medics on 01494 533 534. In the meantime please stay safe, healthy and sane, and we will keep accommodating your vehicle repair needs.

 

Merry Christmas from your Friendly Local Car Body Shop

Check out the Christmas Offer From your Friendly Car Body Shop in High Wycombe

The team at Auto Medics would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and present to you our exclusive alloy wheel refurbishment offer.

If you’ve not started (or finished) your Christmas shopping yet and are looking for the ultimate gift for someone who takes pride in their motor, we know our festive offer will go down a treat. Or if your own wheels are looking a little worse for wear this is just the offer you’ve been waiting for.

Get ready for it…

We will refurbish all 4 alloys for the price of 3!

Standard Alloys @ £75 plus VAT

Diamond Cut Alloys @ £85 plus VAT

What an offer right?! So hurry down to Auto Medics in High Wycombe, as this is a limited time offer ending on Sunday 22nd December 2019 as we close down for Christmas.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in High Wycombe

If you aren’t already aware, Auto Medics are renowned for our excellent alloy wheel refurbishment service in and around High Wycombe. And our offer couldn’t come at a better time; the perfect time of year to get your wheels in shape and help prevent winter taking its toll on your alloy wheels. We can often work miracles, so even if you think your wheels are irreparable, at least drop in and let us be the judge of that.

Car Body Shop High Wycombe

For more information about our exclusive 4 wheels refurbished for the price of 3 offer drop by or get in touch with Auto Medics, your friendly, local car body shop in High Wycombe on 01494 533 534.

And once again, Auto Medics wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels & Repair

These days many cars come fitted with diamond cut alloys, the latest must have wheel finish. It is easy to identify a diamond cut alloy as they are super shiny and look like the back of a CD. Auto Medics are specialists is diamond cutting alloys; a very skilled process that is produced using a diamond tipped lathe to remove a thin layer of alloy from the wheel, with the wheel then being lacquered to produce the overall effect.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

You might read that diamond cut alloys are more prone to corrosion than other alloys. This is not true. If any wheel is damaged and the lacquer broken water can get in and lead to corrosion. A corroded diamond cut wheel will have a cloudy appearance.

When it comes to the refurbishment of diamond cut alloys, there is a limited number of times diamond cut wheels can undergo refurbishment, eventually too much of the alloy wheel is removed.  Usually wheels can only be diamond cut 1-2 times as any more and the wheel can become weak and compromised.

Diamond Cut Wheels High Wycombe

A diamond cut alloy can only be refurbished by a bodyshop that has the right specialist equipment and expertise. At Auto Medics, we have both the technology and the skill, and will expertly diamond cut your alloys to ensure your wheels look great. For more information about diamond cut alloy wheels and repair in High Wycombe, get in touch with the Auto Medics team on 01494 533 534.

 

Alloy Wheel Repairs

alloy wheel repairs high wycombeAlloy wheels are easy to damage; chips, scuffs, corrosion, kerb and pothole damage can happen to any wheels, which can result in the need to repair your alloy wheels.

It’s worth noting that alloy wheels don’t need to have suffered extensive damage before you get in touch with the alloy wheel repair experts at Auto Medics in High Wycombe. Our alloy wheel repair service includes diamond cut wheels. We are one of the few garages in High Wycombe that have invested in a specialist lathe for diamond cutting and also with the expertise to carry out the art of diamond cutting alloy wheels.

Auto Medics know that appearance is everything when it comes to our motors, that’s why we use state of the art equipment, making sure we restore your alloys to look as good as new. We not only refurbish your wheels to make your car look its best but also to maintain the value of your motor.

Alloy Wheel Repairs High Wycombe

Get in touch with Auto Medics on 01494 533 534 to discuss alloy wheel repair or diamond cut alloys further.

Alloy Wheels High Wycombe

Auto Medics is a car body repair shop based in High Wycombe. We are experts in alloy wheel refurbishment and can offer advice on the best type of alloy wheels for your vehicle.

Making the choice to have alloy wheels fitted will give your car a unique look of its own. It will also benefit from faster suspension performance, enhanced acceleration and improved handling.

Alloy wheels come in a wide range of styles and it can be difficult to choose the right wheels to enhance the look of your motor. Here’s a list of things you should know when looking to buy alloy wheels:

  1. Know your budget
  2. Decide whether you want split rim or single piece alloy trims
  3. Know the size you need
  4. Do you want lines/curves?
  5. Do you want coloured wheels?
  6. What sort of finish do you want?

Other considerations you need to be aware of include:

  • Choose alloys that are the right size; alloys that are too big can put strain on your brakes and change how your car handles. Wheels on the small side can position your car too low.
  • Consider how you drive. If you often drive in heavy traffic a light alloy trim will aid you in reducing pressure on your brakes as you stop and start. If you want to improve acceleration and how you handle corners a wider rim will aid your handling. #
  • Be prepared to look after your alloys, if you want something low maintenance avoid glossy or mirrored finishes and opt for a matt finish that can hide wear and tear more.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

If you fail to take care of your alloy wheels once you have them, you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t have to replace them as they sustain damage and look a little worse for wear. Auto Medics offer a first class alloy wheel refurbishment service in High Wycombe. We provide a fast, effective way of making your wheels look as good as new again. We can refurbish, colour change and repair alloy wheels, so contact Auto Medics on 01494 533 534 for more information.

Alloy Wheel Colour Change High Wycombe

Are you bored with the colour of your alloy wheels? If you are looking to truly personalise your motor, head on down to Auto Medics in High Wycombe for an alloy wheel colour change. Why stick with the standard when you can have your vehicle stand out from the crowd?

To create a unique appearance for your motor, we can colour match your wheels to the colour of your car or create a contrasting colour just for you to create a fresh, modern look. Our service aims to help you choose the perfect colour, before we implement with a long lasting quality finish.

Alloy wheel colour changes are hugely popular to enhance the image of your motor. Commonly, black is the most popular colour to paint alloys but if you’re looking to make a statement, and with thousands of colours to choose from, we can colour match to any manufacturer’s paint code.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

If your wheels are in need of repair and you want a bold new look for your motor, why not book it in for alloy wheel refurbishment and we can complete a colour change at the same time, offering a range of different finishes including favourites gloss and matt.

Altering the colour of alloy wheels is a growing trend, taking car personalisation to new heights. For more information about the colour change process we offer at Auto Medics in High Wycombe, get in touch with us on 01494 533 534.

Diamond Cutting Alloys High Wycombe

If you’re looking to upgrade the appearance of your motor, Auto Medics recommend diamond cutting alloys for high impact results. As with any investment, making the decision requires careful consideration but we guarantee the end result will have your wheels turning heads.

Before you go ahead and give your wheels the ultimate makeover remember that expertise is essential and to only hire a professional to undertake diamond cutting.

Auto Medics: Experts in Diamond Cutting Alloys

Auto Medics are one of the few garages in the High Wycombe area qualified to carry out diamond cutting alloys. If you find someone that seems too good to be true, check out their credentials; diamond cutting is a very complicated process, with high risk of wheel damage if carried out by someone not highly skilled in performing such services.

Our highly skilled mechanics will diamond cut alloys using a specialist lathe with diamond cutting tip, then we expertly remove thin layers from the alloy to form a distinctive diamond cut appearance.

To remain in pristine condition diamond cut wheels need to be well maintained to ensure their look lasts longer. Experts like our team at Auto Medics will inform you of the steps you need to take to keep them looking their best.

Diamond cutting doesn’t have to be a one-time service BUT the structure and integrity of a specific wheel needs to be determined by an expert to establish whether it’s safe to undergo diamond cutting again.

Diamond Cutting Wheels High Wycombe

Auto Medics have been commended by many customers on the professional, faultless diamond cutting services. Our experienced technicians produce excellent results when undertaking alloy wheel refurbishment and diamond cutting jobs. So if you’re looking for diamond cut alloys, our friendly team at Auto Medics –  the car body repair shop in High Wycombe – guarantee to deliver the new look you want for your motor. Call 01494 533 534 for more information.

Check Out the Diamond Cut Alloys…

Looking for the perfect place to get your wheels diamond cut? Look no further… this diamond cut alloy refurb is just one example of the fine work we carry out at Auto Medics in High Wycombe, with our fine precision diamond tipped lathe. We turned this Audi S3 x4 around in just 3 days and threw in a free courtesy car, all for the great value cost of £340 plus VAT.

Diamond Cut Wheels High Wycombe

Auto Medics offer a premium diamond cutting service involving our highly accurate diamond tipped lathe which we use to machine off a small amount of alloy to produce a ‘diamond cut’ finish.

We guarantee the perfect diamond cut finish every time to perfect the appearance of your wheels and enhance performance with easier braking and effortless acceleration.

Diamond Cut Alloy Refurb High Wycombe

If your diamond cut alloys are in need of some love or you are thinking of upgrading your wheels, get in touch with the friendly professional team at Auto Medics, High Wycombe on 01494 533 534. We are one of the only local body shops with the expertise to diamond cut your wheels with expert precision.

Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

These days diamond cut alloy wheels are often sold on new motors, giving a distinctive shiny finish to make cars look more prestigious. Diamond cut alloys are often likened to the shiny side of a CD; keeping wheels looking this good can however be challenging.

Diamond Cut Alloys High Wycombe

At Auto Medics, we restore diamond cut alloys using a specialist lathe with diamond cutting tip, which can removed thin layers from the alloy to form a distinctive diamond cut appearance. Diamond cutting specialists are few and far between in and around High Wycombe, so bring your motor down to our auto body repair shop in High Wycombe and we will fully refurbish your diamond cut wheels, we’ll even throw in a free courtesy car if availability allows.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

For more information get in touch with Auto Medics to discuss diamond cut alloy wheel refurbishment, call us on 01494 533 534.