Whether your vehicle needs an air-con re-gas, has minor damage that needs fixing or requires full accident repair involving an insurance claim, we are here to support you through the process and help you get your car back on the road with the minimum of fuss.
We offer a FREE Courtesy Car and Wash and Vac with all repair jobs and if your vehicle is booked in for a same day fast repair, we can also drop you at the station and pick you up in time to collect your car. Let us take the strain, while you take the train!
At Caversham Coachworks, we offer an extensive and highly competitive range of vehicle services to our customers, from minor cosmetic repairs to hi-tech solutions to improve the safety and handling of your vehicle. No job is too large or too small; we are fully equipped to cater for small vehicle repairs through to large vehicle panel replacement and paint.
Are your tyres wearing unevenly?
At Caversham Coachworks, we offer competitively priced four wheel alignment (with adjustment) to address these issues or, at least, to help us diagnose the cause of the problem. Using the latest state-of-the art equipment, the Hunter HawkEye Elite TD, we will laser recalibrate your wheels to ensure that they run straight and maximise your driving experience.
Wheel alignment (with adjustment)
Price £65 plus VAT
Has your vehicle got some unsightly scuffs, stone chips or scratches?
Partial bumper repair and refinish
Prices from £120 plus VAT
Whole bumper repair and refinish
Prices from £200 plus VAT
Wing or door repair and refinish
Prices from £175+VAT
(Subject to area of damage + price is for 1 panel)
Do you struggle to avoid kerbs and pot-holes?
If you’ve invested in a set of alloy wheels for your car, you’ll want to keep them in pristine condition, helping to maintain the look and residual value of your vehicle. Our expert paint technicians can quickly and efficiently repair and paint your wheels so that they look as good as new for as little as £50 +VAT per wheel*
*Wheel refurbishment costs vary depending on the size of the wheel, the degree of kerbing and the type of wheel.
Has someone dinged your door with a shopping trolley?
Remove unsightly dents without the need for paint or filler but with the minimum of labour and expense.
Our expert technician promises 95%
or greater improvement on the majority of dents that he tackles.’
Prices start at £50 plus VAT
Don’t over-heat and stress out in the summer.
Due to the natural leakage of the air conditioning gas, you should consider having your air conditioning serviced at least every 2 years to ensure the unit is operating correctly and efficiently. We can re-gas your vehicle’s unit and if your system also has a leak, we can diagnose this accordingly.
£65+VAT for R134a gas
£90+VAT for R1234yf gas
Why we use genuine parts to repair your vehicle?
Fitting genuine parts will help to protect you and your vehicle in the event of a collision. Even during a low impact crash, vehicles can sustain a lot of external damage, but as this video clip shows, using the correct genuine parts can significantly minimise this damage, which in turn eliminates further damage within the vehicle and significantly reduces repair costs.
Same Day Fast Repairs
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Paintless Dent Removal
We understand only too well how unnerving it is to be involved in a car accident. We also appreciate that dealing with the consequences and getting your car repaired properly can be an even bigger headache that you could well do without.
At Caversham Coachworks, your safety and welfare are our utmost priority. We strive to make the repair process as smooth and trouble free as possible and to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
Keep Calm and call Caversham Coachworks
What to do following an accident...
We carry out repairs for both privately funded accident repair work and insurance claims. We are approved by 90% of leading insurance companies but even if we are not approved by your insurance company, we can still repair your vehicle.
IT’S YOUR CAR, YOUR CHOICE!
Following an accident a member of our customer care team will arrange for the collection of your vehicle (if it is undriveable) or for you to drop it off at our site and provide a courtesy car free of charge (if applicable).
0118 947 4002
When your vehicle arrives on site, an accurate and itemised estimate is compiled by our vehicle damage assessors who are fully trained to BSi Kitemark standards. Using the latest computerised estimating systems which contain all current repair methodology, we can accurately record all damage for you and your insurer and provide a repair assessment schedule to safely reinstate the pre accident condition and structural integrity of your vehicle.
We can support all negotiations with your insurance company using digital imagery; pictures of your vehicle are sent directly to the claims department which can speed up authorisation for repair work.
All of our completed estimates are integrated into our comprehensive management system to control workflow, repair status, parts ordering and courtesy car usage. This ensures that we minimise our repair cycle times and return your vehicle to you as quickly as possible.
Repairs may involve use of some of our hi-tech solutions such as chassis jigs or laser wheel alignment to restore the safe pre-accident handling of your vehicle. As your vehicle passes through the different repair stages, MET (Mechanical, Electrical and Trim), Panel and Paint, regular quality checks are made; our technicians self-assess their own workmanship which, in turn, is checked off by a Senior Technician.
Once your vehicle has been repaired, it is ready for refinishing.
We only use top branded, water-based paints, Spies Hecker and PPG, to paint our vehicles. Every vehicle has its own specific paint code which is typed into one of our electronic mixing systems. The exact composition (to the nearest microgram) of different tints and basecoats is then calculated for your vehicle’s colour. After painting, vehicles are baked in one of our two state-of-the-art Burntwood ovens.
All vehicle refinishing is carried out in a controlled spray environment ensuring all fumes and vapours are safely filtered before being extracted and all customer vehicles are protected throughout all repair processes.
Our paintwork refinishing carries a 1 year retail guarantee or whatever is agreed with your insurance company.
Quality checks are carried out at every stage of the repair process by Senior Technicians but it is our Quality Control Specialists who finally sign off the repairs to your vehicle. This is only done once your vehicle has been cleaned and every aspect of the repair has met our high standards and conforms to BS10125:2014.
Vehicle safety is our priority which is why we have invested in only the very best equipment to assess, repair and refinish your vehicle.
Our modern premises in Caversham boasts state-of-the art diagnostic and vehicle alignment equipment to accurately assess your vehicle and then restore its pre-accident structural integrity to manufacturers’ tolerances. All vehicle refinishing is carried out using top-branded, water-based paints in a controlled spray environment and then baked in one of our hi-tech ovens.
Our state-of-the-art Hunter HawkEye Elite TD is a cutting edge laser recalibration tool which will detect wheel alignment issues in under 5 minutes. We offer a pre-alignment health check on your wheels and tyres, bearings and tyre pressures and then, by accurately measuring up to 14 primary wheel angles, the HawkEye Elite can compare them with the original specifications from your manufacturer. If any of them are out of tolerance, our specially Hunter trained technicians will adjust your vehicle’s suspension or make recommendations to improve the safety and handling of your vehicle. A post alignment print out is issued for you to keep with your car service documentation.
We recommend a four wheel alignment service once a year or every 12,000 – 15,000 miles unless you have sustained some damage to the wheels within that time.
The Tri-Sphere Global Jig Rotax system is the No. 1 pulling system for heavy vehicle repairs and is renowned for being one of the strongest pulling units for the vehicle repair market. In the unlikely event that your chassis has been compromised, Global Jig will pull it back into shape.
Using the Miracle Pull system, our highly experienced panel technicians can pull out dents with the minimum of labour and expense whilst achieving excellent results and reducing the need for filler.
We only use top branded, water-based paints Spies Hecker and PPG to paint our vehicles. Every vehicle has its own specific paint code which is typed into one of our electronic mixing systems. The exact composition (to the nearest microgram) of different tints and basecoats is then calculated for your vehicle’s colour. After painting, vehicles are baked in one of our two state-of-the-art Burntwood ovens. We have a regular and a Hi-Top oven so that we can accommodate all cars and LCVs.
As a VW accredited repair garage, we use Volkswagen’s highly sophisticated VAS6150 diagnostic and ODIS system for pre- and post-repair diagnostic checks for all VW Group vehicles. For all other non VW Group vehicles, we use our on-site diagnostic electrician MY Auto Electrics.
All ‘measuring tools’ are calibrated every 6 months to ensure that they are ‘fit for purpose’ by Automotive Calibration who are ISO registered. They provide a quality on-site calibration, repair and testing service for the automotive industry ensuring that all torque wrenches, gauges and verniers are of the highest operating standard.
CCW boasts two air-conditioning units, the FRAL FAST 200 and the TEXA which can accommodate the two gases R134a and R1234yf found in air conditioning systems.
All our equipment is fully maintained annually and our MET technicians hold City and Guilds qualifications in ‘Refrigerant Handling’.
Hunter Wheel Aligner
Mixing Rooms & Spray Booths
FREE Courtesy Car
We are one of the few approved vehicle repairers
to offer a FREE courtesy car with every repair
should you require it.
At Caversham Coachworks, we put your needs first.
Following an accident we know how inconvenient it is
to be without transport. If your insurance company makes
no provision for a courtesy car, we are always able to offer
you this option at NO EXTRA COST.
Currently, we hold an impressive fleet of 32 courtesy cars which includes 5 automatics. All our vehicles are less than two years old, eco-friendly and have the lowest CO2 emissions in line with our ‘Be Green’ policy. They are regularly checked by our technicians so you can rest assured that your replacement vehicle will keep you safely on the road while yours is having a little TLC.
Same day pick up and drop off service
For same day fast repairs, we offer an additional service where we can drop you at the train station and pick you up in time to collect your car. Let us take the strain, while you take the train!