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hi, i have a small panel dent on my rear door my local renault dealer quoted me £350 , i noticed halfords had a leaflet in store (scratch, chip and dent repair) 75% cheaper than bodyshop prices i might get a free quote from them first.
And Halfords farm out the work to someone else...
The plot thickens!
If I were you, I'd get a few quotes (and assess the person giving the quote) - go with your instincts. (and ask around - workmates/friends/family may have personal experience - good & bad)
Case in point - last week I did a job for someone who had previously got a quote from Halfords - they quoted £290 for 2 alloy wheel refurbs & one small dent (more of a ding). I touched in the wheels (rim scrapes only), took the dent out and dealt with a couple of scratches & chips - all for £90. I didn't set out to undercut, but I guess I'm not that greedy.
Hope that helps.
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