Accident Repair & Restoration

Accident repair & restoration is our area of expertise and we believe you won't find a better quality of service & workmanship anywhere else. We have the experience & facilities to handle all types of vehicles, from regular & prestige motors, to classic cars and 3.5T commercial vans. Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive when you choose Alton Cars Group repair centre*:
Accident repairs carried out to manufacturers methods and supported by BSI PAS 125 Kitemark.
Free collection & delivery within a 30 mile radius for immobile vehicles.
Complimentary vehicle wash & vac.
Free courtesy car or like for like hire car if the accident wasn’t your fault.
 
Free repair estimates from an ATA accredited engineer.
Genuine manufacturers parts used on all accident repairs.
Industry leading repair cycle times.
Minimum 3 year guarantee for all accident repair work carried out.
* Dependant on insurer & private claim terms & conditions.
All our Alton Cars branches adopt the same repair processes with our ATA technicians specialising in certain areas:

Repair Process

1 : Strip
The damaged area of the vehicle is fully stripped down. This can reveal previously unseen damage.
3 : Paint Preparation
Surfaces are prepared for painting by using cleaning & fine flatting techniques. Areas of the vehicle which don’t need painting such as trims, wheels and glass, are masked up.
5 : Polish
Newly painted bodywork and panels are then polished to an original factory finish.
7 : Wheel Alignment
Depending on the accident damage and incident circumstances, a wheel alignment test might be required to check for potential steering and suspension damage.
9 : Quality Control
A comprehensive 36 point check is carried out to ensure repairs are up to our high standards.
2 : Panel
Bodywork and panels are repaired using the latest tools & techniques such as miracle pull systems, flat liners & welders.
4 : Paint
Our expert paint technicians will respray the prepared surfaces and where authorised, will look to ‘blend’ the colour to ensure a seamless finish. Painted vehicles & parts are then left in a professional paint booth to bake and dry properly.
6 : Rebuild
The vehicle is put back together using undamaged original and new parts, with diagnostic resets and testing carried out as required. If major mechanical or structural work has been carried out the vehicle is also taken for a test drive
8 : Clean
The vehicle has a complimentary wash & vac.