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What are SMART repairs and how can you benefit from them?

Scuffing or denting your car can be a real pain. You saved up for ages to buy your pride and joy and have driven carefully to build up your No Claim Discount. Now you’re going to have to shell out a big chunk of money to fix the damage or make a claim on your insurance. Or are you?

In the last 10 years or so the SMART repair industry has taken off. SMART stands for Small and Medium Area Repair Technique. It has reduced the need to always visit a traditional bodyshop for light repairs. Some SMART repairs can be undertaken at a bodyshop, whereas others are done by specialist SMART repairers. They are often mobile so they can come to you to carry out the repairs.

SMART repairs can be used for range of problems including small dents, bumper scuffs, scratches and kerbed alloy wheels.

The benefits of SMART repairs are that they are usually cheaper than going to a bodyshop, because only a small area has to be repaired. Don’t be put off by the low price – it shouldn’t mean you get a low quality job; SMART repairs are just cheaper to carry out. There’s no need to pay for the whole side of your car’s body panels to be painted because of a dent in your door or a scratched bumper.

They are also usually quick, and if you use a mobile SMART repair service they can come to you and fix your car at your home, so there’s hardly any inconvenience. SMART repairs are always completed on the same day as they’re started.

Another major benefit of SMART repairs is that due to the lower cost you might choose not to make a claim through your insurance. This means that you will not lose your No Claim Discount.