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.

Car Bodywork Repairs near Stokenchurch

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.

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!

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.

Free Courtesy Vehicles with Repairs at Auto Medics

courtesy car hire high wycombeIf your vehicle needs to undergo repairs that will leave you without a motor you need scour the fine print of your insurance documents and rely on your insurance company to provide you with a courtesy car; at Auto Medics, we offer a free courtesy car or van when yours is off the road.

Courtesy Car Hire High Wycombe

Subject to availability, a free courtesy car will be offered for the duration of any repairs undertaken on your vehicle by the team at Auto Medics – car body repair shop High Wycombe. This offer is not just extended to car owners but also van owners, because we like to ensure convenience for our customers while their vehicles are being repaired.

Make sure you discuss your requirements with us when you book your vehicle in for its repair job to allow us to confirm availability. Upon collection you simply need to fuel up and be on your way until you return to collect your vehicle.

Car Body Repair High Wycombe

So, whether you need a run around to get you from A to B or your business requires a van to haul equipment around, Auto Medics can help! Get in touch with us today for an affordable quote for your repair job and to book a courtesy car or van for the duration of your repairs. Call 01494 533 534 for more information or pop in to our High Wycombe body shop for a chat with one of our friendly technicians.

Are your Alloy Wheels Winter Ready?

alloy wheel refurbishment high wycombeWinter will be here in the blink of an eye, so we, at Auto Medics – alloy wheel refurb specialists High Wycombe, felt it was our duty to give you the heads up on how to prepare your wheels for those cold winter months.

Alloy Wheels High Wycombe

The problem with winter is the need to salt roads to avoid cars skidding and sliding in icy conditions. Great from a safety perspective, but brutal on your alloys; causing long lasting damage in the form of galvanic corrosion.

Galvanic corrosion typically affects alloy wheels with stone chips or kerb damage and proceeds rapidly to corrode the alloy when salt from the road presents itself.

There are several ways that can help protect your alloys from salty roads in winter:

  • Prior to winter ensure your alloys are thoroughly cleaned and protected with an appropriate wheel sealant.
  • Take time to clean your alloy wheels regularly (at least weekly) in the winter months with a non-aggressive wheel cleaner. You want to ensure that no trace of road salt or brake dust remains, which helps to accelerate corrosion during the ice cold months.
  • If you have sustained kerb damage of substantial stone chips to your alloys but want to avoid shelling out for new ones consider alloy wheel refurbishment; you would be surprised at the damage we can rectify to ensure wheels look as good as new again.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

At Auto Medics – car body shop High Wycombe, we specialise in alloy wheel refurbishment, repairing wheels that have sustained damage in the form of stone chips, kerbing and corrosion.  Our expert team work to restore alloy wheels to the highest possible standard and they will also help to advise you on how to protect your alloys throughout a cold, frosty winter.

We recognise that alloy wheels are a significant investment and how personal they are to those that really care about their cars; that’s why we keep our prices competitive and the quality of our alloy wheel refurbishment first class.

If you are looking for alloy wheel refurbishment High Wycombe, get in touch with the friendly, professional team at Auto Medics before winter sets in. Drop us a line on 01494 533 534 or pop in and see us; we will assess the damage to your alloy wheels and provide a no obligation quote to refurbish them.

Alloy Wheel Considerations

alloy wheel refurbishment high wycombeAs any car enthusiast knows, wheels are one of the best features available to add a personalised touch to your car.

Auto Medics – car body repair shop in High Wycombe – have provided some tips to help you decide on the best type of alloy wheels for your motor.

Alloy Wheels

Choosing to fit alloy wheels to your car will not only give your vehicle its own unique look but they will also offer the following benefits too:

  • Fast suspension performance
  • Enhanced acceleration
  • Improved handling

With a massive range of styles available out there, it can be a difficult decision to choose the wheels you want to enhance the look of your motor. Top considerations when purchasing alloy wheels include:

  • Work out what you can afford and intend to spend on alloy wheels
  • Know your car and take time to look at which styles are right for your car; considerations include:
    • Split rim or single piece alloy trims
    • Size
    • Lines and curves
    • Colour
    • Finish
  • Avoid choosing bigger size alloys, these can add strain to your brakes and alter the handling of your car or with wheels that are too small, you potentially position your car too low to the ground
  • From a practical position consider the type of driving you do from day to day:
    • Regularly drive in heavy traffic? Then a light alloy trim will help reduce pressure on brakes during those stop-start journeys
    • Looking to improve acceleration and cornering? Look to have wider rim wheels fitted for better handling
  • Fit alloys that have a finish which suits your car and requirements; while super stylish, a glossy or mirrored finish can be high maintenance, while a matt finish often proves popular due to their ability to mask scratches and blemishes.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

Once you have found the perfect alloy wheels for your motor you’ll be keen to keep them in pristine condition, that’s where we at Auto Medics come in, if inevitably you find kerb damage or corrosion starts to take its toll.

At our car body shop in High Wycombe, we specialise in alloy wheel refurbishment, which is a fast and effective way of restoring your wheels to the best possible condition. Our experts refurbish, colour change and repair alloy wheels of a variety of styles and for almost any vehicles.

If you are looking for advice or specialists in alloy wheel refurbishment in High Wycombe, contact the Auto Medics specialist accident repair centre on 01494 533 534 for a free, no obligation quote.

Pothole Damage High Wycombe

potholes high wycombeDrivers in and around High Wycombe are having to be extra cautious when driving due to the increase in the number of potholes and the damage they have been causing to cars of late.

Potholes have been responsible for significantly affecting the performance of motor vehicles and reducing safety. Causing damage to the suspension and steering components as well as tyres and wheels, if you hit a pothole, and let’s be honest it’s difficult to avoid doing so down certain roads these days, it’s time to inspect your wheels for signs of damage.

Here are the signs to look out for when you conduct your inspection for pothole damage:

  • Bulging in the sidewalls of your tyres
  • Dents, leaks and rusting
  • Axle and suspension failure
  • Vibration or deflation of your tyres

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

At Auto Medics, we specialise in pothole damage repair. We are experts in alloy wheel refurbishment in High Wycombe and will repair wheels that have been curbed, stone chipped or corroded to the highest possible standard. Our qualified team refurbish, colour change and repair alloy or steel wheels for most types of vehicles.

Car Tyres High Wycombe

If you’ve sustained pothole damage to your tyres and suspect you need replacements, at Auto Medics, we also supply and fit tyres at our car body shop in High Wycombe. Bring your car in to us and we’ll check your tyres over and assess the damage, to let you know whether your tyres need replacing.

Car Body Shop High Wycombe

For pothole damage repair in High Wycombe ranging from alloy wheel refurbishment to tyre replacement and fitting, don’t despair; get in touch with Auto Medics today on 01494 533 534. We will assess the damage to your car and provide a free, competitive, no obligation quote.

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.

Paintwork Specialist High Wycombe

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.

Tyre Safety Awareness by Auto Medics | Tyre Fitters High Wycombe

tyres-high-wycombeAt Auto Medics, raising awareness of tyre safety is extremely important to us. Many drivers underestimate the importance of a good set of tyres, that is why, as tyre fitters in High Wycombe, you will not find us putting your safety at risk by selling you part worn tyres.

Tyre Safety High Wycombe

During the winter months when roads are icy and wet, poorly worn tyres pose an even greater risk of reducing the performance of your car; from increasing your braking distance to raising your chances of skidding.

Worn or under-inflated tyres also have a financial impact, increasing fuel consumption, not to mention the environmental impact of increasing CO2 emissions.

Tyres High Wycombe

Neglecting to maintain and check your tyres can significantly reduce a car’s handling and grip on the road, endangering yours and other road users lives.

It is vital for drivers to be made aware of the importance of a good set of tyres and encouraged to carry out the following five point tyre check as devised by the Tyre Industry Council:

  • Check the overall condition of the tyres on your car, including inner and outer sidewalls
  • Check the tyre tread depth
  • Check the tyre pressure for each of your tyres
  • Check for signs of irregular wear
  • Don’t forget to check and examine your spare tyre

Vehicles with tyres that fail to comply with the minimum depth tread requirements in the UK can face a fine of up to £2500 and three points on their license per illegal tyre. Also, if you are involved in an accident when driving on illegal tyres you will not be covered by your insurance.

Tyre Suppliers High Wycombe

If you’re unsure whether the tyres on your car are roadworthy or not pop in and see us at Auto Medics, tyre suppliers and fitters High Wycombe. Alternatively, if you’ve carried out a check and find you need new tyres, get in touch with us on 01494 533534 for a free, no obligation quote.