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.

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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.

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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.

 

Business As Usual at Auto Medics with Free Vehicle Collection & Delivery

car body repairs high wycombeAs the Coronavirus pandemic spreads across the UK, the world around us has become a very worrying place to be right now. As many of us are advised to self-isolate at the first sign of a cough, high temperature or sore throat and the rest of us are advised to socially distance ourselves by working from home where feasible, home-schooling children and avoiding family and friends. So at this time when we need our motors a little less, Auto Medics, the car body repair shop in High Wycombe are offering to collect your cars to carry out the repairs you don’t usually have the time to get done. Once complete we will then deliver your vehicle back to you.

Free Vehicle Collection & Return

This offer is open to everyone; those of you with work already booked in, those of you who have had accidents and require insurance work as well as those of you with less need for your car as you isolate or socially distance. We will also be offering discounts to those key workers from the NHS and others offering public services working hard and putting themselves at risk during this difficult time.

Auto Medics hours of operation will be the same as usual and if you do require the use of a vehicle while we have yours we can offer the use of a free courtesy car, simply check availability when you book your work in.

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To reiterate, Auto Medics are offering free collection and delivery of all customer vehicles! Let’s keep it moving and support each other through this difficult period. While life takes a different turn we can all work out ways to operate and support each other through the pandemic and beyond.

Get in touch with us at Auto Medics on 01494 533 534, we’re here to accommodate all your car body repair needs from diamond cut alloy wheels to paintwork and bodywork repairs. In the meantime please stay safe, healthy and sane.

Reasons to Drive safely in Autumn

There are a number of reasons that driving in Autumn can be unexpectedly more dangerous than in any other season. Weather conditions can be unpredictable and accidents can happen.

As summer becomes autumn, the glare from the sun in the morning and late afternoon can become troublesome for drivers and extra care needs to be taken to see oncoming vehicles or pedestrians. And although beautiful, autumn leaves falling from trees not only cover roads but hide potholes that unsuspecting motorists then hit. Also, when it rains these leaves become wet and increase the likelihood of skidding unexpectedly.

As schools go back and evenings get darker there’s more traffic on the roads and pedestrians to watch out for, not to mention busy farmers operating heavy machinery as they harvest their crops.

When driving at dusk on in the darkness there’s greater need to keep an eye out for wildlife crossing roads near woodland areas as they forage for food and migrate.

So, to avoid accidents that autumnal conditions can bring upon us, it’s advised that you:

  • Keep to speed limits and slow down where visibility is reduced.
  • Ensure the tread of your tyres is appropriate to help avoid slipping in wet conditions.
  • Remain a safe distance from the car in front of you.
  • Keep your windscreen clear and ensure your wipers don’t need replacing.
  • As the evenings get darker remember to use put your lights on to ensure you can see and be seen.

Accident Repairs High Wycombe

Should you find yourself involved in an accident and require repairs to your motor, get in touch with the highly skilled team at Auto Medics on 01494 533 534. We carry out accident repairs in High Wycombe and can even offer you a quote for your insurance company if required.

Does your Motor Need a Spring Clean?

Every new season brings new car maintenance issues to consider; following the long, cold winter it’s time to address the issues that wintry weather can cause your motor.

The Auto Medics checklist includes:

  • Checking fluid levels

Winter causes your car to work harder, utilising more screen wash and other engine fluids than any other season typically. Now spring is here take time to check your fluid levels and top up where required.

  • Replace your windscreen wipers

Windscreen wipers get a lot of use in winter but can be needed just as much or more during spring, if your wipers are squeaking when in use or your windscreen just isn’t getting clean, it’s definitely time to get them replaced.

  • Get your suspension and wheel alignment checked

Wintry weather brings with it chaotic road conditions, namely an increase in potholes, which is bad news for your wheels, tyres and suspension. Getting these all checked out by a professional can ensure your car is driving safely.

  • A good old fashioned clean inside and out

The winter months tend to see your car take a beating with wintry showers, frost, muddy puddles, muddy feet and lots more besides. Now that spring is upon us get your car professionally cleaned or take time to give your car a thorough wash, polish and wax on the outside and declutter, dust down, polish and vacuum on the inside.

Full Car Body Repair Shop High Wycombe

Getting your motor looking good for the warmer months is a matter of pride for any car enthusiast, if you need help maintaining your motor(s) we carry out alloy wheel refurbishment and diamond cut alloys, plus car body repairs, interior and trim repairs, valeting and fleet maintenance to name but a few. You can get in touch with Auto Medics in High Wycombe on 01494 533 534 for your full car body shop needs.

Stay Safe in the Snow

Winter has officially arrived, with the first flurries of snow already wreaking havoc on travel and commuters are being warned of further downpours to follow. At Auto Medics, we’re fully aware of the accidents, bumps and scuffs that have been sustained to your motors across the High Wycombe area as the temperatures have plummeted and ice and snow have led to commuting chaos.

With more snow to come it’s safest to avoid driving where at all possible but if you need to make a trip ensure your motor has plenty of fuel in case you get stuck in the snow. Be sure to drive slowly and increase the distance between you and the car in front and avoid stopping sharply. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and try to avoid driving when the snow is due to hit.

Car Damage Repairs High Wycombe

While we, as a country, are notorious for panicking when snow hits, we understand the anxiety that comes not only with driving in the snow but following a crash on icy roads. Dealing with cosmetic damage needn’t be expensive and time consuming. If you pop in or call Auto Medics in High Wycombe on 01494 533 534, to discuss your snow damage repair needs, we will make the process as painless as possible.  We are a full car body shop offering expert body work repairs and alloy wheel refurbishment and diamond cut alloys. We can also offer a free courtesy car when you book to have your car repaired with us.

Drive carefully people and stay safe!

Our Resolution to You, Our Customers

At Auto Medics, we like to think we offer the whole package, quality repairs, value for money and superior customer service.

As our existing customers know, we take a great deal of personal interest in making sure our car body repair shop customers receive outstanding service at competitive prices. However, we are also aware that car repairs up and down the country are rarely as low cost as everyone would like them to be, which is why our offering revolves around quality and service also and we endeavour to provide a service that is convenient to our customers, with offerings of free courtesy cars where available and minimal repair times.

We are confident you won’t be disappointed in the high standard of quality car repairs the Auto Medics team delivers. Operating from our fully equipped body shop in High Wycombe, we complete jobs, large and small, to the highest possible standard within efficient delivery times.

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We can boast that our customers come from far and wide for the quality service and friendly customer service we offer when they bring their cars to us. Just today we had a Lamborghini in from outside the High Wycombe area for all four wheels to be refurbed in gloss black. But Lamborghini or Fiesta, we hope you understand that our resolution to you is not to simply offer you, our customers competitive prices but also the highest level of service and exceptional quality to ensure your car is presented in the pristine condition you desire. We resolve to be on hand to discuss the issues you know we can help with concerning your motor, so feel free to contact us on 01494 533 534 or simply drop in.