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Everything you need to know about Panel Beaters

Panel beating is a job carried out by, you guessed it, Panel Beaters. Panel Beaters are specially trained smash repairers who utilise specific tools for ‘panel beating’, which is a process used to repair metal, plastic, and fibreglass bodywork panels on cars, vans, bikes, trucks and sometimes even boats. Panel Beaters repair car or vehicle panels back to their original condition after they have been damaged. Sometimes the process Panel Beaters use also requires replacing parts when a part has become so damaged it's beyond repair or when it's cheaper to replace the part rather than repair it with panel beating.

Panel Beaters are craftsmen that fix all types of auto body repairs. This includes panel repairs, dent removal, paintless dent removal, bumper repairs, and car scratch repairs to name a few.

Another term used for what Panel Beaters do is ’smash repairs’, as often the damage has been caused by a collision, which leads to the other similar term which is ’crash repairs’. To be qualified, Panel Beaters require being highly experienced trade specialists that typically has three years of schooling mixed with on the job training. Often Panel Beaters also have car spray painting trade expertise, because in most cases cars need to be repainted after they are repaired. Panel Beaters are also required to be licensed in their respective state or territory and at DingGo we ensure all our Panel Beaters are licensed.

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Common Questions and Answers About Panel Beaters

How much do Panel Beaters repairs cost?

Most Panel Beaters repairs are unfortunately quite expensive as there is extensive labour and materials involved in removing parts, repairing them, respraying the paint to get a factory finish and then refitting the parts back on. In many cases paint blending on surrounding car panels is also required so the Panel Beaters repairs are not noticeable when compared to the surrounding panels. The extent of damage and where it’s located on the car can also impact the Panel Beaters cost. On average we see Panel Beaters repair cost between $250 to $500 for each damaged panel and each additional surrounding panel requiring blending. That being said it’s our mission to find you the best Panel Beaters at the best price. Why not let us find you the best price for your local Panel Beaters? Try our quick quote service.

Do you offer a replacement vehicle while the car is being repaired by the Panel Beaters?

Yes, many Panel Beaters repair shops offer courtesy vehicles. For insurance jobs where you are not a fault you are legally entitled to a rental car. If you are interested in a courtesy car or rental car please add it in the ‘damage description’ section of your submission with DingGo.

Do DingGo Panel Beaters offer free pick-up and drop off?

Yes, many Panel Beaters offer free pick-up and drop off. If you are interested in this service please add it in the ‘damage description’ section of your submission with DingGo.

Do Panel Beaters offer any guarantees or warranties?

All Panel Beaters offer at minimum a 3 year warranty but many of our Panel Beaters offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee. DingGo’s network of Panel Beaters partners are chosen for their quality, speed and low cost. They all display their guarantees on their profiles.

How long will the Panel Beaters take to repair my car?

This is a common question and is dependent on the damage to your vehicle. As part of the DingGo quoting process our Panel Beaters will always provide an estimated repair time. Based on our extensive experience the majority of repairs can be completed in 1-5 days. Simple repairs, like replacing a bumper, can often be done in 24 hours. Every quote from DingGo Panel Beaters you receive will display how long your repair will take, so you can choose the Panel Beaters who can do your repair in the time you need.

What form of payment do you take?

DingGo does not handle payments, these are made directly by you to the Panel Beaters you choose to book with. Most Panel Beaters repair shops take all major credit cards and cash. DingGo’s Panel Beaters display their payment options on their profile.

Latest Customer Reviews

Greystanes Smash Repairs
Sadam h. - 01 Jun 2020
J&I Smash Repairs
Tom was friendly, fair, fast and most importantly, did a great job fixing the damaged and matching the colour! Thanks Tom!
Jonathan L. - 01 Jun 2020
J&I Smash Repairs
Great job done easy yo deal with.
Barry M. - 01 Jun 2020