C & R Vehicle Repair Centre
Based in Lydney, Gloucestershire, we are one of the few companies in the area specialising in car body repair work, and that shows in the quality of our repairs.
All vehicles are equal are our bodyshop. Whether you drive a Fiesta or a Ferrari, a Citroen C4 or a Countach, we treat all cars in the same professional manner. It matters to us that all vehicles leave the workshop looking terrific.
We make your vehicle look like it never had an accident
Whether it’s a small dent or a major accident repair, we have the equipment, techniques and expertise to make your car look as good as new, and in many cases better than new. We carry out all repairs as cost-effectively as possible and if necessary provide a courtesy car to C & R customers.
Bodywork - inside and out
C & R has a reputation for beautifully-finished bodywork. Paint spraying is a highly skilled craft requiring patience and experience. The best paints are expensive, but they’re a vital part of a polished job. If you’re interested in the art and science of paint and spraying take a look at our ‘technical’ page, or talk to our technicians about what makes a good job.
Accidents and mechanical problems often go hand in hand. Over the years we’ve worked on everything from Ford Anglias to Ferraris, VW Campers to race-prepared Mercedes, mopeds to marine engines and even the occasional lawnmower!
“Very friendly and helpful. Reasonably priced as well, exceptional work and genuinely decent service no hidden agenda rare in the motor industry. 100% recommend – wouldn’t use anyone else now.
Needed a bumper change and some scratches tided up and my car looks brand new now!”
“Cannot recommend C and R enough, they managed to get my car in for a door replacement, repair and overall tidy up within 2 weeks of initial inquiry. Super friendly chaps, extremely helpful and genuinely lovely. Will use again if ever needed!”
“Top boys who are extremely good at what they do. No signs that my car has been hit or even repainted now! Thank you!”
“C and R saved my beloved 12 year old Ford KA zetec climate from certain death with a magnificent welding job to her underside.The job was finished a day earlier than expected and she will now pass her MOT in Feb 2021 with flying colours.I am thrilled as have had her from new!!!”
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“Is that really my car?”
When you come to see your treasured motor after an accident the last thing you want is any reminder of what happened, whether the fault was yours or someone elses.
Our goal is to return cars at the very least in the condition they were before an accident. Usually they will be better than they were before.
How do I get an estimate prior to the repairs being carried out?
We can provide a free detailed estimate at our premises, however if the car is unroadworthy we can come to you by appointment.
What documents will I need to bring with me?
If you require our assistance in dealing with your insurance company please bring your policy details and a copy of the claim form (if available). We will provide help with filling out accident insurance claims, if necessary.
My car cannot be driven, how can I get it to you?
We can arrange for transport to the workshop. There will be a cost depending on how far it is, but your insurance company should cover this.
What if the question I want answered isn't here?
Give us a ring … or use the form on the contact page.
I could do with some advice about the way the insurers are handling things.
We have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies. Always happy to chat.