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Everything you need to know about Smash Repairs

Smash Repairs is a broad term used to describe the act of smash repairing automotive vehicles, like cars, vans, trucks, bikes or even boats, that have been damaged in an accident. Usually, this damage is caused by some form of collision, which leads to another similar term for Smash Repairs, ’crash repairs’. If that isn’t confusing enough the formal name of the people that are qualified to do Smash Repairs are called panel beaters. In short, Smash Repairs involves the process of repairing your car after it has been damaged.

Smash Repairs most often look at repairing damage from car accidents which involve major or minor damage ranging from major structural repairs to more common and everyday scratch repairs, dent repairs, ding repairs, bumper repairs and alloy wheel repairs. Fortunately, every panel beater in DingGo’s trusted Smash Repairs network can quickly diagnose your damage and offer a range of free quotes to provide you with quality Smash Repairs to get you back on the road with less hassle.

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Common Questions and Answers About Smash Repairs

How much do Smash Repairs cost?

Most Smash 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 panels is also required so the Smash 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 cost. On average we see Smash Repairs cost between $250 to $500 for each damaged panel and each additional surrounding panel that requires paint blending. That being said it’s our mission at DingGo to find you the best Smash Repairs at the best price. Why not let us find you the best price for your Smash Repairs?

Do you offer a replacement vehicle with Smash Repairs?

Yes, many Smash Repairs shops offer courtesy vehicles. For insurance jobs where you are not at 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 you offer free pick-up and drop off with your Smash Repairs?

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 Smash Repairs shops offer any guarantee or warranty?

All DingGo Smash Repairs shops offer a minimum 3 year workmanship warranty but many of our Smash Repairs shops offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee. DingGo’s network of panel beaters are chosen for their quality, speed and low cost. They all display their guarantees on their profiles.

How long will my car take to get Smash Repairs?

This is a common question and is dependent on the damage to your vehicle. As part of the DingGo quoting process our Smash Repairs shops will always provide an estimated repair time. Based on our extensive experience the majority of Smash Repairs can be completed in 1-5 days. Simple Smash Repairs, like replacing a bumper, can often be done in 24 hours. Each DingGo panel beaters quote you get will display how long your repair will take them, so you can choose the one who can do it in the time you need.

What form of payment do you take?

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

Latest Customer Reviews

KL Crash Repairs
Although the price is a bit higher than I anticipated, it is absolutely worth it. I like to get things done quickly and effectively, and KL Crash Repairs delivered it. The job was quickly done (in just 1 day instead of 2-3 days compared to other services that I looked around). Amazing quality, it was done with great care and top-notch customer service. I would definitely pick this place as my go-to repair/ services place from now.
Ngoc D. - 18 Sep 2020
Procar Collision Repair Centre
Very happy. Will certainly return if I need other works done. Thank you!
Charlotte W. - 17 Sep 2020
Autolac Prestige Smash Repairs
Great. Car took a little longer than expected (due to hybrid nature - apparently that makes things more complicated!) but they stuck to the price quote, and I had their courtesy car over the delayed period, so no complaints from me. One thing not 100% clear on the Ding-Go platform - if you need the free courtesy car, you have to reserve it in advance! Not the garage's fault.
Adrian J. - 15 Sep 2020