How to Choose the Best Auto Body Specialists for Your Car
Auto body repair is one of the many steps vehicle owners need to take to ensure their vehicle is working the way it should. Without the frame and exterior portions of the vehicle being in good working order, the engine and other components may fail as well. In addition, it is quite possible that the damage to the exterior of the vehicle could have caused problems with the interior too. Because of this, it becomes very important for individuals to turn to auto body specialists to get their car back in safe working order.
Dents and bruises will happen and tarnish your car body, no matter how carefully you drive or how safely you park your car. With that in mind, it’s best to be prepared for these accidents. When they do happen, it is best to have an auto body specialist you can trust in order to restore your car exterior back to perfection.
Paint jobs and dent repairs on cars these days are almost as modern and high tech as the cars themselves. High quality materials are used in the paint, to come up with coatings of paint that protect your car body from rust, while providing a glossy, eye catching finishing. Choosing the best auto body specialist can therefore have a huge impact to the overall quality of your finished auto body repair. Although the overall quality of work provided by the auto body repair trade in South Africa has improved significantly in recent years, there are still many different ways of selecting auto body specialists.
Why Not Just Anyone?
Auto body repair is a task requiring skill and experience. There is more to it than just replacing a part with a new one. In some situations, the work of these professionals is more like art. It takes a skilled hand to construct the ideal finished product. Anything less than that and it will look like it was repaired. That is something you may wish to avoid. If you do not go to a specialist, you may not get the type of results you want. Here are some tips on finding the best auto body specialists.
- Determine the type of repair work your car needs – if your car has only suffered a mild dent, the dent can easily be repaired without any special effort. On the other hand, a large dent where some paint has been removed will require the attention of a traditional auto body specialist, where skilled artisans will not only smooth out the dents, but also paint the patches with the correct colour to make your car exterior as good as new.
- Choose certified technicians – it is best to only leave your valuable car in the hands of trained and certified technicians. Many “know it all” amateurs have been known to worsen relatively mild problems into expensive complications with their hacking. You want to avoid this, as car repair and paint jobs can get quite expensive.
- Select workshops that provide guarantees – a large number of things can go wrong with car repair jobs. It is best to work with an auto body specialist that provides guarantees on the job, rather be safe than sorry!
- Quality materials – always choose auto body specialists that use the best specialist technology, equipment and the highest quality products which include Glasurit paint, 3M and Cyclo products.
- Inspect the work area – ask to see the auto body repair shop where your vehicle will be worked on. A clean workplace is a good indication of professionalism and commitment to quality. Avoid auto body specialists with workshops that are littered with masking paper, tools and equipment. If employees are unconcerned about their work conditions, it’s highly likely that they’ll be unconcerned with the overall quality of your finished vehicle as well.
From getting a rust patch fixed to getting the vehicle back on the streets after a collision, the job of auto body specialists is one that you should count on. If you take the time to hire someone with experience in this area, chances are good the results will be exactly what you want and need them to be. If you hire just anyone, then the results may be limited.
Do invest in quality service since this makes the biggest impact on the way your car performs and looks after the job is done. Contact Carty Carvenience today for superb auto body paint and repairs at our Garsfontein Car Care Centre. We also have a branch in Woodlands Boulevard, but please note that we only offer our body paint and repair services at the Garsfontein branch.
Trust the Professionals to Touch up Paint Your Car
Do you have marks or rust in the hood of your car, deep scratches in your vehicle door, or perhaps your bumper rubbed up against another car? Usually these scratches and scrapes are caused by everyday use, things like missing the lock with your key and hitting the area around it, catching a ring as you go to open a door, or worst of all, opening a door onto a small post or object that you simply did not see as you pulled up. While all these things can cause small amounts of damage to the paintwork, it’s usually not enough to take out an insurance claim or warrant the expense of getting someone in to repair it for you, but enough for you to notice.
For all of these situations; there is a possible solution. Most auto body specialists offer a range of touch up paint for this very process. You can purchase an exact colour match for your vehicles colour, these touch up paints are available for very little cost and are ideal for repairing those small marks on your vehicles paintwork.
Ideal for small jobs the touch up paint is similar to a lady’s nail polish. The paint comes in a small container with a small brush for ease of application. These pens are ideal for applications that need no preparation other than a simple wash to remove excess dirt and any loose paint. Application is as easy as painting a finger nail. A few strokes of the brush over the damaged area and the paintwork will be as good as new.
Depending on the scale of the damage, you have two choices: you can attempt the repair by yourself or you can bring your car to Carty Carvenience and let the professionals repair and paint your car. We offer a fantastic service which involves the repair of dents, scratches, chips, paint blemishes, bumper scuffs, cracks and spray-painting by qualified artisans. We offer a 100% guarantee on Glasurit colour matching with a repair in 1 to 5 days. Don’t play paint roulette with your car; you never know what you're going to get and a bad touch up paint job can easily cost you thousands of Rands in the long run.
Keeping your car in the best possible condition can be made a simpler task with the assistance of Carty Carvenience. Since the year 2000, we have been providing vehicle owners and businesses throughout Gauteng with the best and most convenient professional touch up paint repair services at our Garsfontein Car Care Centre. Contact our Garsfontein branch today to discuss your touch up paint repair options.
The Best Professional Car Care Services in Gauteng
When it comes to your car, diligence in routine maintenance is more than just keeping it in superior condition. It is important to settle for a professional car care service provider who is in a position to offer you only the highest quality car care services which will ensure your car will give you a good drive time and therefore retain more resale value.
About Carty Carvenience’s Car Care Services
At Carty Carvenience, we offer a one-stop professional car care service that is by far the best quality car care available in Gauteng. Professionalism and attention to detail is our motto and our aim is to elevate car care to a higher level by using the best technology, equipment and the highest quality products which include Glasurit paint, 3M and Cyclo products.
Our expert technicians, panel beaters and spray painters do all that they can to keep car care maintenance fast, economical and professional by ensuring that you are presented with a variety of value-adding service options to keep your car in tip top shape at all times:
- Carty Body Repair and Paint – this involves the repair of dents, scratches, chips, paint blemishes, bumper scuffs, cracksand spray-painting of full panels by qualified artisans. We offer a 100% guarantee on Glasurit colour matching with a repair in 1 to 5 days. This service is found at our Garsfontein branch.
- Carty Elite Valet & Polish -our superior valet service is guaranteed to significantly improve the appearance of your vehicle. Included in this service are the engine and chassissteam cleaning,polish and glaze and a full interior deep cleaning and roofline cleaning. This service is found at both our Woodlands Boulevard and Garsfontein branches.
- Carty Paint-less Dent Repair – thisstate-of-the-art paint-less dent removal serviceremoves door dings, creases and minor dents without having to repaint. The maximum repair time required is 2 hours. This service is found at our Garsfontein branch.
- Carty Express Wash & Car Detailing – this package is considered the best quality car detailing service available in Gauteng. It offers a quick wash and detail service, and is only available at our Garsfontein branch. However, we offer our hand wash, high pressure rinse and vacuum detailing service at our Woodlands Boulevard branch. Simply drop your car and shop while we clean and detail your car to perfection.
- Carty Windscreen Repair - this service is done with advanced equipment and diamond clear resin ensuring amazing optical clarity, which prevents windscreen cracking. Repairing a chip is quicker than replacing a whole windscreen and can be repaired in less than 30 minutes. This service is found at our Garsfontein branch.
- Carty Body Protect – environmental and industrial fallout can and will destroy your vehicle’s body paint job much faster than you might think. We address this with a polish and a Carty-3C glaze that is guaranteed to protect against these damaging elements. This treatment should be repeated at least once every 12 months and is done at our Woodlands Boulevard and Garsfontein branches.
- Carty Odour Removal – this world-class USA innovative technology removes mostodours permanently with ozone which is an extremely effective car odour eliminator, the ozone (O3) attacks odours at their source. As ozone fills the interior it immediately begins to oxidize tobacco odours, pet odours, food odours and musty smells that cling to surfaces, and even flows into air vents, cracks and crevices. This service is found at our Garsfontein branch.
- Carty Power Steam Clean - a vehicle cannot function reliably if the engine and chassis are contaminated and to combat contamination we use degreasing detergents with high pressure steam cleaning of top and bottom. This is especially beneficial for the prevention of rust after visits to coastal areas. This service is found at our Garsfontein branch.
Keeping your car in the best possible condition can be made a simpler task with the assistance of Carty Carvenience. We provide our valet, repair and express services to many companies throughout Gauteng, from Audi Centre, McCarthy Toyota, Kia Motors to Peugeot and Volkswagen. Many Insurance companies rely on us for their repairs, such as Chartis Insurance, Hollard Insurance, Santam Insurance, Smart Insurance and Zurich Insurance Brokers.
Carty Carvenience has been in business since the year 2000, providing vehicle owners and businesses with the best and most convenient professional car care services possible. Feel free to contact us to discuss your needs and requirements at both of our branches at any time.
Why You Should Get Your Car Detailed at Carty Carvenience?
Are you trying to sell your car or are you just trying to improve your car’s overall appearance and maintain its value? If you are looking for a fellow car enthusiast with the passion, skill and experience to enhance and assist you in maintaining your pride and joy up to the very highest quality and standard, then contact Carty Carvenience. From a basic wash to full correction car detailing, we offer it all! We can make your car look brand new, increasing its value for when it is time to sell, or when you need to spoil yourself to drive in a refreshing clean car.
Have you ever seen a black car drive past you, which appeared to look rather like a black rolling mirror and practically flawless, and wondered to yourself "how did he get his car looking like that"? It can be safely guaranteed that that result was not accomplished with a standard local carwash, but with car detailing.
With a car detailing service from Carty Carvenience, you can rest assured that your car will be meticulously cleaned, polished, waxed and protected from top to bottom, inside and out, using specialist tools and the most sophisticated products that would not usually be used by your typical local car wash. Car detailing is the best way to produce a clean showroom car-quality level of detail that a car wash simply cannot match.
What Does Car Detailing Entail?
The basic motive of car detailing is to fully enhance and restore the vehicles paintwork by eliminating dirt and oxidations, paint scratches, swirl marks and paint blemishes that have been imposed over time. The procedure entails engine detailing, exterior detailing and interior detailing which we briefly describe below:
- Exterior detailing – includes bringing back the shine of the car's paint, chrome trim, windows, wheels and tyres and all other visible apparatus on the exterior of a vehicle to help restore a like-new lustre.
- Interior detailing – entails an extensive cleaning of the dash area, panels, windows, roof lining, boot, seats and carpet. All of the interiors upholstery is cleaned by the use of vacuum and spray-extractcleaning, and leather is properly conditioned and treated.
- Engine detailing – professional engine and chassis steam cleaning is essential to cleaning under the hood of the car as well as the wheel archesand chassis. Engine detailing can help increase the lifespan of the rubber, plastic and silicone components equipped on your engine, as well as make diagnosis of potential problems faster and easier.
The aim of Carty Carvenience is to elevate car care to a higher level by using the best possible technology, equipment and car care products by trained and skilled staff.
Professionalism and attention to detail is our motto and when it comes to engine, interior and exterior detailing, no one beats Carty Carvenience. We make cars look better than new; we clean, detail and protect. Visit our Garsfontein, Pretoria East car care centre todayand see the car detailing difference!
Professional Car Valet Services
When it comes to looking after your car, you might be one of those drivers who simply do not have the time available. You might work long hours and don’t want to spend your weekends washing your car, or simply lack the energy to do this on your own. This is where car valet services come in very handy.
A professional car valet service is very convenient to use, as many people send their cars in the mornings, only to collect them later during the afternoon or at the end of their work day. This means that you won’t have to find the time to do this on your own, as a proper valet can take hours to complete. Regardless of the size of the car you drive, a valet service can save you a lot of time and money.
Here are a few benefits of using professional car valet services:
- Save time by having a team do this on your behalf
- Save money as you won’t have to buy any products on your own
- Have a car that looks as good as new every day
- Ensure that your car’s interior is protected and well maintained
Carty Carvenience specialises in professional car valet services. We aim to provide you with a complete service, which includes washing, polishing and steam cleaning. At our Garsfontein branch, we also provide repair services that include windscreen repairs, paint-less dent removal, and body repairs. This means that you get a complete list of useful services for your car that will save you time and money.
We offer an Elite Wash & Polish service that will significantly improve the value of your vehicle over time. This service includes the engine and chassis, a polish and glaze, and a full interior deep cleaning and roof lining cleaning. This comprehensive car valet service is second to none, making us not only convenient and effective, but affordable as well. You can add body repair or spray painting services to your list, allowing you to have a one-stop shop for all your cleaning and repair needs.
If you are short on time, we can offer you an express wash service, where we use a high pressure rinse and hand wash, and we can also do a quick vacuum of your car’s interior. This is perfect to do during your lunch hour or even over weekends. We can also provide you with our Carty Body Protect service, which is a polish and glaze that protects against the daily elements. Our glaze is guaranteed and you should consider this for your vehicle in order to keep it looking like new for longer.
We provide a variety of professional services to our customers, including windscreen chip repairs, odour removal and a power steam clean of the engine and chassis. This steam clean service is perfect for your car’s engine and/or chassis and it will remove all the dirt and oil that build up over time. At Carty Carvenience’s Woodlands branch, you can enjoy services that include an express vacuum and wash, as well as an elite valet and a polish. We are open daily from 08h00 until 17h00 and we are also open for business on Sundays and public holidays at our Woodlands branch.
Carty Carvenience has two branches located in Garsfontein and Woodlands respectively. Our car valet services are professional and will allow your vehicle to look as good as new and maintain its value. Make use of our express services if you are in a hurry, or let us handle your body repair work. You can find more information on our service and different operating hours for the two branches by visiting us online or calling us directly. Special offers can also be found online on our website.