About steve

I have worked in the motor industry since 1995. I finished my A levels and wasn't sure of what I wanted to do next so I got a summer job in a local car body repair centre which was supposed to be a short term plan. I found a passion for cars and a massive sense of achievement in the repair process. My career took me to working with a large UK vehicle manufacturer and becoming the group warranty manager for Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol. I left this role to establish my own crash repair centre in North West London. Here we saw a growth in the business growing from 10,000 square feet to 30,000 in a little under 2 years. We became an insurance approved repairer and also Honda UK approved. Ultimately this led to establishing a Mobile Car Body repair company in the North West of England.

Car Scratch Remover

Car Scratch Remover OK, so we get a lot of customers who have gone out and spent a few tens of pounds on a car scratch remover kit. 99% of the time this turns out in a very bad way. The most common problem is where the scratches are fine and could easily be removed [...]

By |2020-04-17T21:28:24+01:00April 17th, 2020|SMART Repair Blog|Comments Off on Car Scratch Remover

Bumper Repair versus Bumper Replacement

Mobile Bumper Repair versus Bumper Replacement. Ok so we deal with a lot of bumper repairs and we can also offer our customers a replacement bumper service. Generally the latter can be a bit more expensive, but not always. It's always worth while looking at both costs. When should you NOT replace a [...]

By |2017-01-09T15:40:41+00:00January 9th, 2017|SMART Repair Blog|1 Comment

How To Reduce Your Lease Car Charges

How to reduce your lease car penalties! Over the years we have noticed an increase in the penalties customers face when returning their cars back to the lease company, they have been charged for minor paint damage or poor paint repairs carried out by the body shop or SMART repairers. The process normally goes something [...]

By |2017-01-09T13:19:57+00:00February 12th, 2016|Blog, SMART Repair Blog|0 Comments

We are VBRA Approved

Smart Auto Repairs has been approved by the Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association (VBRA). We are very proud of this fact and feel it sets us apart from other mobile repairers who do not hold this approval. Recently the VBRA produced a press release regarding their Body Repair Code of Practice; The Vehicle Builders and [...]

By |2014-11-24T21:59:14+00:00July 29th, 2014|Blog, SMART Repair Blog|0 Comments