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What Makes a Good Car Scratch Repair Company?

There are several good car scratch repair companies in London and the home counties, but ‘good’ is relative, isn’t it? You should choose carefully if you want quality work. You are only able to make the right choice if you understand the qualities of a good repair.

  1. A good company is one that uses SMART (Small to Medium Area Repair Techniques). These repair techniques allow for quick and cost effective repair of small dents, stone chips to paintwork, abrasions on upholstery, and scuffs on bumpers. Other than convenience and cost benefits, SMART repairs are also advantageous in that they preserve the original finish, they are greener, and using these means incurring lower insurance costs.

  2. Go for a company that offers a mobile service. This is greatly convenient since the repair will not interfere with your work/business or school. The compact equipment used for SMART allows for mobile car paint repairs. A company that has a mobile service will have a mobile workshop where the paint will be mixed. Only perfectly matching paint colours should be used.

  3. The repairs should not take more than 2 hours.
  4. You should go for a company that offers a free estimate. They should have a website where you can submit a picture of the damage to get a free estimate. You should also be able to get an estimate over the phone.
  5. An important quality in a car paint repairs  is satisfaction guarantee. The company should only charge you on completion of the job and if you are completely satisfied with the results. It is human nature to want low prices, but you should be wary of companies with overly low rates since they may be cutting corners.
  6. Go for a company that charges you based on the extent of the damage. Consider if the quoted costs are inclusive of VAT or not.
  7. A good car paint scratch repair company will have a well trained professional team.
  8. The company you choose should have been around for several years. Longevity in the industry is indicative of credibility and reliability. The technicians  will have learnt from their mistakes and successes and those of others.
  9. The company should also be licensed by the relevant regulatory authorities. A licensed business will have been vetted and it has to abide by the regulator’s rules, regulations, and code of conduct.
  10. Go for a mobile car scratch repair company that is fully insured. This is important because it means you will get compensated in case of damage to your car or a shoddy job.

Other than considering licensing and insurance, other ways to determine the credibility and reliability of the car repair company you are considering include getting personal referrals from friends, relatives, and colleagues and reading customer testimonials.

You could also read independent reviews in auto magazines and in review websites. Go through posts in auto forums and other online communities, and check with professional/trade organizations, the local Chamber of Commerce, and consumer protection bodies for complaints.


Backhoe loader

Also referred to as a loader backhoe, the backhoe loader is an engineering and excavation vehicle that consists of a tractor, front shovel and bucket and a small backhoe in the rear end. Due to the small size and versatility, backhoe loaders are common with small construction projects and excavation type work.

Originally invented in Burlington Iowa back in 1857, the backhoe loader is the most common variation of the classic farm tractor. As the name implies, it has a loader assembly on the front and a backhoe attachment on the back.

Anytime the loader and backhoe are attached it is never referred to as a tractor, as it is not normally used for towing and doesn’t normally have a PTO. When the backhoe is permanently attached, the machine will normally have a seat that can swivel to the rear to face the backhoe controls. Any type of removable backhoe attachments will normally have a separate seat on the attachment itself.

Backhoe loaders are common and can be used for many tasks, which include construction, light transportation of materials, powering building equipment, digging holes and excavating, breaking asphalt, and even paving roads.

You can often replace the backhoe bucket with other tools such as a breaker for breaking and smashing concrete and rock. There are some loader buckets that offer a retractable bottom, which enable it to empty the load more quickly and efficiently. The retractable bottom loader buckets are often times used for grading and scratching off sand.

The front assembly on a backhoe may be either removable or permanently attached. Often times, the bucket can be replaced with other tools or devices. In order to mount different attachments to the loader, it must be equipped with a tool coupler. The coupler consists of two hydraulic cylinders on the end of the arm assembly, which can expand and retract to allow different tools to be attached to the unit.

There are several types of backhoe loader brands, including New Holland, John Deere, and Case. Some will offer you cabs, while others won’t. The newer types of backhoe loaders even offer you air conditioning, radios, and other accessories that make you feel like you are working with luxury.

Common with excavating jobs, the backhoe can serve many purposes. It can haul equipment and supplies in the loader bucket. Another great use is to cover up dirt when filling in trench lines or covering up pipe that was just put in the ground. The backhoe attachment at the rear is ideal for digging water pipes and sewer pipes.

The best thing about the backhoe loader is the fact that they are easy to operate. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to fully operate this nifty piece of equipment.

Article provided by Lonbarn based in Kent who provide Foton compact tractors, servicing, export to France and Foton Citrax tractor attachments and implements. Visit their website at www.fotontractors.co.uk