Frequently Asked Questions

Auto Body Repair

I have been involved in an accident – what now?

We’ll talk you through the repair process including help with your insurance claim. Either drop of the car at our workshop or we’ll organise towing. Leave the rest to us and our friendly staff to ensure your vehicle is repaired to the highest standard in the shortest time possible. We’ll call and let you know when your car is ready after being restored to pre-accident condition, ready to go. Only genuine parts, Manufacturer repair procedures and

How long will it take to fix my car?

Minor repairs generally take between 2 – 3 days, depending on the workshop’s capacity to fulfil your repair job. Some exotic vehicle parts are not stocked nationally and require to be brought in from their country of origin. This process may take several weeks in some cases, but is a small price to pay for having Genuine parts fitted to your car according to the specifications of the Manufacturer.

How do you restore my vehicle to pre-accident condition?

Our trained technicians will ensure all manufacturer guidelines are followed when repairing your vehicle. Genuine parts are used throughout the repair process, ensuring a quality repair when returning your vehicle to pre-accident condition. Our state of the art repair and refinish facilities ensure laboratory like results when repairing your pride and joy. On top of that, lifetime guarantee is offered on all repairs.

Do you work on all makes and models?

Our specialist facilities enable us to work on the worlds best marques, but this doesn’t mean our passion and expertise cannot be transferred over to regular vehicles. We work on all makes and models. Come visit us today

Wrapping & Paint Protection Film

How much will it cost to wrap my car?

This is dependent upon the make of the vehicle, how far you would like it wrapped and the material being used to wrap it. Some vehicles have more complex shapes and curves and require more effort and disassembly to correctly wrap. If you are after a complete unified colour change, inner doors, door jambs, boot apertures and under bonnets can also be covered to give a seamless uniform colour throughout. We use and recommend the most premium vinyl material available, as you get what you pay for ultimately. For exact pricing on your next wrap job, shoot us an email or call.

How long do wraps last?

This all comes down to how well you look after your car. Various grades of film have varying life spans and so the better you look after it, washing and vinyl care, the longer it will last. Professionally applied wraps generally last 5-7 years, if properly maintained. Flashy colours, chromes and highlighter effects do take away from the lifespan of the film as they don’t contain UV protection. Like everything, you will enjoy the benefits of the wrap for the longest time, if you keep the vinyl clean, park out of the sun and have it installed by Motory Automotive easier to remove, also.

Can you wrap a car with a bad paint job?

Vinyl is not designed to hide defective paintwork, and so will show most defects under the film. Some rock chips and deep scratches may be covered as the film is fairly thin. In some cases and colours it may make it appear more evident(Matte and Satin). Rust is a NO-NO, as vinyl doesn’t stick to rust. The biggest concern with bad paint is when it comes time to remove the wrap. You may end up with paint pulling up with the vinyl.

How can I take care of my wrap?

Try to wash your wrapped car regularly, preferably by hand, just like you would a nice paint job. 2 bucket method with a quality ph. neutral soap is recommended.

Paint Protection Film (PPF)

Is Paint protection Film really as good as they say?

Paint protection film (PPF) is a thermoplastic urethane, often self-healing, film applied to painted surfaces of a new or used car in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. As the film is clear the underside paintwork should be in the best possible condition for proper adhesion, longer life span and easy removal when necessary. PPF comes in gloss and matt variants to maintain or change the finish of your car. It is now also available in gloss black. PPF film is about twice as thick as vinyl meaning better protection for your ride. As the film is clear it will highlight impurities and defects under the paint, so we normally recommend multi-stage washes and machine paint correction before application. Our state of the art PPF and Vinyl application bay is temperature-controlled and dust controlled to ensure optimum settings for install.

Can all types of damage be repairs with Paintless Dent Repair?

We repair various sized dents ranging from marble sized to large hollow dents. The success of the PDR process depends on the location and severity of the damage, so come see us to arrange an obligation free inspection.

Where should I go if I have any more questions?

Pick up the phone and call our friendly team, or pop in and say hello. We are here to help and advise on anything required. We love questions and a chat.