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When you have alloy wheels you want them to look in their best condition and when the get scuffs or scrapes they can effect the overall look. Having a trusted garage in place for your alloy wheel repair can save the hassle and worry. Our alloy wheel repair service provides just that and with Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre you know the work will be the best.

How Are Alloy wheels Repaired

Alloy wheels are repaired by first starting will a good clean so all the scrapes and scuffs can be seen clearly and show the extent of any damage. The alloys and the tyre are then dried and the tyre is masked off to protect it during the repair, then we move on to a light sanding.

A Light Sanding

A light sanding of the damaged area is then followed by a filler to the scratches and scuffs. Once this dried, we sand again to give a level service for the primer and paint. Colour matching means you will have the perfect finish to your alloy wheels. Then a high gloss is applied to give a great look.

How Much Does Alloy Wheel Repair Cost

We can’t give you an exact cost because the charge will vary depending on the work needed. As an expert in alloy wheel repair, we give you the best finish at an affordable price. Contact us and we will be able to give you a quote on any works needed to your alloy wheels.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Pontypool

If your looking for alloy wheel refurbishment in Pontypool, then come to PARC ltd and get the best. Our skilled team can get your wheels looking back to their best. Whether they have been scuffed by hitting a kerb or damaged by potholes, your wheels can be fixed by us for a very competitive price. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality workmanship and excellent value for money.

We are going to take you through which repairs need looking at by an expert car body repair service. This is not one of those guides to do it yourself! When dealing with your cars body, repairs need to be undertaken by a trained professional for the best result and it’s the ideal way to keep your car at its best. Take a look at our guide to car body repairs.

Why Have Car Body Repairs

Many parts of your car can be repaired through a computer as technology has advanced over the years. There are still areas that need physical repair, such as steel works, paint, and glass. A lot of car owners, thanks to the internet, are able to find parts for their cars and feel they can install them without trouble, but this isn’t always the case. A lot of DIY repairs end up at your local car repair centre, fixing a poorly installed part, so its best to get it right first time at a professional garage.

Professional Car Body Repairs

Have your vehicle repaired by a trained professional is the way forward, we know you want to try but it will cost you more in the long run. Below is a list of car repairs that should NEVER be undertake by an untrained person: –

– Replacing the windshield- If you have seen a professional replace a windshield, they make it look so easy that most people think they could do that. This is not the case; a trained professional makes it look ease because they are trained and know how to fit a replacement correctly.
– Large paint job or big dent repair- This should be done by a professional for the best results. Most people start with the best intentions, but the job just seems to grow, and you end up with a disastrous looking car. In some cases, making more damage.
– Frame and Alignment Damage- Do not try to repair any part of your cars frame as poor repairs can greatly reduce your car being safe on the road. If you notice any issues with the main body of your car contact your local car body repair shop.
– Removing Rust- Most will think that a little bit of rust can be treated at home in the drive. Not all rust is visible and no matter what you do it seems to come back. It will be more cost effective to take it to a professional and get it sorted correctly.

Car Body Repairs South Wales

So, there you have our little guide to car body repairs. If you have any issues with your car, then look no further than Pontypool Accident and Repair Centre. Our skilled team are here to get your car back to the best condition in no time.

We all know how annoying it is when your brakes start squeaking. Although it can be irritating, are squeaky brakes a sign something else may be happening? Find out why your brakes are squeaking and whether a repair is in order.

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking

In most cases brakes squeak because there is surface rust scraping off the discs by the brake pads. More common on the first drive of the day, especially in wet conditions. There can also be a collection of dirt & moisture collecting on the brake discs.

Now, most brakes will make some sort of noise when you apply them but if your brakes squeak every time you brake. It’s time to take your vehicle to a professional. Our expertly trained staff will be able to help and repair them in no time. Knowing the age of your brakes is important too. If you are unsure, our team will be able to advise you about the condition of your brakes.

How To Repair Squeaky Brakes

How do you keep your brakes quiet? A simple brake pad replacement will sort most issues, which should be undertaken by a professional for the best results. Using lubricants can help too but remember nothing should be put on your brake discs that isn’t recommended and if you are in anyway unsure contact us at PARC.

Making repairs yourself is admirable but repairs should be made by someone with the right knowledge. Undertaking repairs could make the problem worse if you don’t have the right experience. In some cases, this can be dangerous.

Brake Repairs Pontypool

If you have any concerns about your brakes, contact Pontypool Accident & Repair centre. Our expert staff offer skilled brake repairs in Pontypool and surrounding areas. Our garage can handle all of your braking issues, as we use a variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to fix your problems.

If you are thinking of getting a car respray, be it for a simple scratch repair or a full body change. Parc can help you to get the best look for your vehicle. We have put together a little guide to point you in the right direction and keep you informed on car respray services in Pontypool.

What Is Included In A Car Respray

We start with cutting with an abrasive compound to remove the thin layers of paint and then use specialist cutting tools in different strengths to get the best base to start the painting process. We then sand to remove the top layer of paint and apply a primer which makes a great sealed surface to protect the body and help give the best finish for the paint to adhere to. Then of course we apply the paint you have chosen, for the perfect finish.

Leave It To The Professionals

Car Respraying is technical and can cause safety issues for anyone not professionally trained. We want our customer to stay safe, car respraying deals with dangerous chemicals and technical equipment. So, for this reason we ask you to leave it to the professionals and get the best finish & garage service from the outset.

Car Respray Pontypool

At our garage, we offer car resprays in Pontypool. Our garage has been established since 1999 and in that time, we have delivered high quality and durable paint resprays to vehicles throughout South Wales. Our trained and experienced paint specialists can restore your paintwork and make it look like new.
Contact us 01495 769 700 for a full quote.

At Pontypool Accident and Repair Centre we do so much more than just new tyres and MOT’s! Did you know we also offer a range of garage services to keep your car on the road this winter?

All you need to do is get into the good habit of investing a small amount of time and money into the winter car needs and you will ensure the continuing safety, comfort and usability when it is needed the most – on those cold winter days.

Why You Check All Your Cars Lights

You need to routinely check both your head, brake and side lights are clean and clear of dirt or snow. Restricting your own cars visibility is one thing when the headlights are not as bright as they should be, but in heavy rain, snowy and foggy conditions, brake lights that are not working properly will place you at risk from other drivers who might not be able to see you.

It is so important to make sure that all the bulbs are working and that your fog lights are working also. Fog tends to creep up very suddenly here in South Wales when on a journey and well-performing fog lights will help to keep you safe in hazardous conditions – seen and be seen always the best motto!

Why You Should Check Your Oil Levels

Using the dipstick (under the bonnet), you must check your oil levels regularly. Car manufacturers have different advice for checking your oil levels so check your handbook to confirm, but generally the engine should be cold.

Slide out the dipstick, wipe it clean with a cloth or kitchen towel and slide it fully back into the engine, remove it again and you should see where the oil level is at based on the markings on the dipstick. This vitally important quick check standing in the rain for a minute will save hours in the freezing cold at the side of the road with a seized and ruined engine.

Check Your Windscreen For Cracks

Windscreen wipers should be checked both at the beginning of the summer and winter but honestly are one of the most neglected parts of anybody’s car maintenance. Rainwater overtime erodes the rubber in the wipers as does the salty grit that is scattered across our roads.

Whilst you are at it pay some attention to any small cracks in the windscreen as these can often be fixed easily but left untreated a bad chip can turn into a crack during the cold winter months. Insurers generally offer free windscreen repair services to avoid more costly replacements, so it is always worth checking your policy before the weather descends and becomes a real issue.

Check Your Anti-Freeze

Whether it is a quick jolly down to the local supermarket or you are planning a long journey to the family for Christmas, you will want to stay inside the car when it is cold. Check that the radiator is working properly and well-sealed. And make sure you fill up with antifreeze. The extra few quid you spend on anti-freeze could potentially save hundreds on engine and radiator repairs.

Read more Winter Car Checks.

Garage Pontypool

Are you looking for a garage in Pontypool? At PARC Ltd, we have been an established independent garage since 1999. We have been offering our reliable and extensive services to customers throughout South Wales for 20 years, and we can help you. Whether you need vehicle repairs, an MOT test or car recovery, our friendly team can meet all of your requirements. We are proud to be Which? Trusted Traders, so you will always receive the best service!

You should always be sure to inspect your vehicle regularly, to pick up any faults before they become bigger problems. PARC Motors Pontypool are here to give you the top three vehicle checks we believe everyone should be doing weekly to keep the quality of their motor. Read on or call us on 01495 76970 for more information.

Vehicle Oil Checks Pontypool

A simple weekly dipstick test will make sure your engine oils are at the right height, so nothing suddenly stops working. Oil is important for your vehicle because it keeps everything running smoothly (literally).

For those who don’t know, when you pull the dipstick out, the oil should be between the lines indicated. We recommend doing the dipstick test a few times (wiping the rod after each attempt) to be sure the reading was correct.

Look at the shade and texture of the oil too as the very dark pasty kind doesn’t necessarily mean it must be changed. It’s best to go to your local garage or us at PARC Ltd for help as this is commonly misunderstood. You can call us today on 01495 769700.

Windscreen Wiper Maintenance Pontypool

People don’t often think to check their windscreen wipers but if they aren’t kept clean and new, they could cause streaks or even scratches on your windscreen. This is bad as it can obstruct your view when driving, especially in bad conditions.

Windscreen fluid should be topped up often and faults should be fixed when immediately possible, just like anything else to do with your vehicle. We at PARC Ltd can do this for you for a great price so call us today on 01495 769700 and book an appointment.

Pontypool Tyre Checks

Tyres legally must have the correct tread and pressure else they put you at risk on the road. The 20p test shows you if your tread is correct, as well as the indicators on your tyres. You should be able to tell if your tyres are in serious need of changing but it shouldn’t get to that point.

For the correct tyre pressure, you can check your vehicles handbook or go online and search your vehicle if your handbook isn’t with you. While checking your tyre pressure and tread, be sure to look for any tears or bumps on or around the tyres. These should be looked at my a professional if found. Our team at PARC Ltd would be happy to help you out, call us today on 01495 769700.

PARC Ltd Pontypool

We hope you have a better understanding on the weekly checks and tasks you should be carrying out on your own vehicles. If you encounter a problem that you don’t know how to fix, call us at PARC Ltd on 01495 769700, to speak to an experienced mechanic and book an appointment at our garage.