Lease Car Repairs – How to Avoid Being Fined

lease car repair high wycombeWhen you hire a lease car it is your responsibility to return your lease car in a good condition as it will undergo an inspection when your contract ends. If there is any damage to your car that is deemed as excessive wear and tear, such as paintwork scuffs or alloy wheel damage, it’s likely you will incur a penalty charge for the damage to be repaired.

Charges by such leasing companies can often be on the expensive side, which is why Auto Medics, car body repair and alloy wheel refurbishment specialists in High Wycombe, are here to tell you that repairing this type of wear and tear can cost you less if you bring your lease car to us at the end of your contract.

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The BVRLA, that’s the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, have created guidelines to help you assess what is considered fair wear and tear to a lease vehicle. In summary:

  • The lease car should be returned in a roadworthy condition
  • Lease cars should be serviced as directed by the manufacturers service schedule, with appropriate evidence
  • The lease car should be in a clean condition ready for a thorough inspection

Unacceptable damage is classified as the following:

Windscreen: Holes, chips and cracks, with scratches in the driver’s line of sight

Wheels: Uneven tread wear, scoring or damage to the wheel surface or side walls

Wing Mirrors: Missing, damaged or cracked wing mirrors

Bumpers: Broken paintwork, cracks and dents

Bodywork: Impact damage, stone chips, scratches over 25mm that have exposed bare metal, primer or rusted and multiple dents on a single panel

Decals: Damage caused by the removal of badges and advertising

Interior: Burns, tears, stains or damage caused by fitting equipment

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Now that you have the lowdown on what you are likely to incur penalty charges for it’s time to take action if you have sustained any of this damage to your lease car. Simply get in touch with the team at Auto Medics and we will give you a competitive cost that will certainly beat the fine you will incur if you return your damaged car to the leasing company. Contact our body shop in High Wycombe on 01494 533 534.

Tips to Help you Avoid Minor Damage to your Car

car body repair shop high wycombeAt some point in time most car owners are going to find a scratch or dent on their car. Auto Medics, car body repair shop High Wycombe, are here to offer you a few tips to help you avoid sustaining minor damage to your vehicle.

  • If you have a garage it’s advisable to park in it overnight, rather than park on the road, to avoid damage from other cars or passers-by. Ensure equipment inside your garage is well secured and unlikely to fall and scrape the paintwork of your vehicle.
  • When parking in public car parks choose a quieter area of the car park, where there’s reduced traffic flow to improve your chances of avoiding door dings or scrapes from passers-by.
  • Never park to close to other vehicles; always ensure there is enough room either side of you for drivers and passengers to get in and out of their cars.
  • Check out what the car next to you looks like. If there’s noticeable damage to the car, it might indicate that the driver does not take pride in their vehicle, therefore you might want to consider parking elsewhere.
  • Avoid getting too close to the side of the road when driving down narrow roads to avoid scratching your vehicle on stray branches or overgrown hedges.
  • Scratches can happen when keys, handbags or clothing items such as zips, jewellery, buttons and belts scrape the paintwork of your car, so avoid getting to close when wearing these items.

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Regardless of the measures you take to protect your car from sustaining minor damage, sometimes accidents do just simply happen. Not to worry, Auto Medics, car body shop High Wycombe, are equipped to remove dents and scratches from your paintwork and restore your car to its former glory. Get in touch with us today to find out more information about the range of services we offer to have your car looking as good as new. Call 01494 533 534 today to speak to a member of the highly skilled Auto Medics team.

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body shop high wycombeIf you are looking for a car body shop in High Wycombe for expert body repairs, alloy wheel refurbishment or even valeting then look no further than Auto Medics.

At Auto Medics, we employ highly qualified staff who will ensure your car gets the repair job your car requires, guaranteeing you peace of mind that your vehicle is in safe hands.

Head over to our Facebook page and check out some of the projects we have undertaken, ensuring our customers are not only satisfied with our work but also guaranteeing they will return when they require our services in the future. Give us a Like if you are impressed by what you see.

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The team at Auto Medics work quickly and efficiently to provide quality repairs. We can help if your car is in need of any of the following:

  • Bumper Scuffs and Dent Removal
  • Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
  • Tyres (supplied and fitted)
  • SMART Repair
  • Full Body Respray
  • Machine Polishing & Buffing
  • Interior and Trim Repairs
  • Window Tinting
  • Valeting
  • Body Kit Repairs & Fitting
  • MOTs & Servicing
  • Battery, Wipers and Bulb Replacement

For more information about our services or for a sensible quote, get in touch with Auto Medics, car body shop in High Wycombe on 01494 533 534. Alternatively pop in and see us for a chat about your vehicle’s requirements, we’re a friendly bunch and will be happy to help out.

Car Paintwork Repair High Wycombe

paintwork repair high wycombeAuto Medics are here to bust the myth that damage to your car’s paint work costs the earth to repair! We can confirm that it doesn’t and therefore such damage need not affect your no claims bonus or insurance premium.

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First things first, if your car has been tagged with graffiti try washing your car with warm soapy water as some paint types are water soluble. Those that aren’t can sometimes be partially removed if the paint hasn’t dried completely. If you decide to Google DIY methods to remove graffiti it’s likely you will be inundated with removal options, however, be careful about applying such remedies to the paint work of your vehicle as many suggested solutions can cause further damage to the paint work of your car.

Professional repair does not cost as much as you might think… Shelling out for your insurance excess and inevitable insurance premium hike can often cost more than if you had come straight to Auto Medicsbody repair specialists in High Wycombe.

Paintwork Repair High Wycombe

Our car body repair shop in High Wycombe boasts fully qualified and skilled paint work technicians available to repair paint work damage caused accidentally or by vandals throwing stones or bricks, scraping with keys or spraying graffiti.

For SMART repairs such as paint work damage, we offer a mobile service, which means we come to a place convenient to you at an agreed time.  We ensure we will use the right method to have your car paint work looking as good as new and where paint work is required our technicians ensure an exact colour match.

Should you find yourself in need of a paint work expert at competitive, affordable prices, get in touch with Auto Medics, paint work repair specialists in High Wycombe, call us on 01494 533 534.