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MOT tests will be changing

New MOT rules are you ready?
MOT tests are changing


Mechanical Services

New research suggest a large number of motorists in the UK are unclear on what is changing and how it will affect them.

MOT tests are changing, these changes will come into force on the 20th May, they will change the way faults are categorised, to make UK roads safer.

new research shows that only 30% of drivers on the road understand these new MOT rules.

MOT tests will now be split into three categories to grade faults by severity – Minor, Major and Dangerous, the last two resulting in a fail.


Information on the DVSA website explains:

Dangerous – Fail

-A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment.

-Do not drive the vehicle until it’s been repaired.

Major – Fail


Aluminium & Steel Dent Removal – SH Bodyworks

We are able to remove the dents from all types of car body.
To take pride in the appearance of your car is can be a time consuming and costly hobby, we aim to save you money repairing the minor dents and dings that come with owning it.In maintaining your vehicles body by removing dents & dings you are also insuring the quality of the structure, as well as helping to maintain the value of the vehicle.the good news is that dent removal just got cheaper @ SH Bodywork, we strive to offer the best and most affordable service possible, thats why we have invested in the latest technologies, this new equipment allows us to offer the same first class dent removal service but now alot more cost affective, allowing us to pass on the saving to our customers. If you are looking for a quality car body repair centre here at SH Bodyworks we offer a truly first lass repair service, so give us a call to arrange a no obligation car body repair quote, one of our team are waiting to assist.

Work for us

Job opportunities at SH Bodyworks
Vacancy for Panel/Prep Hand Due to a growing demand for our services we are currently looking for experienced car body repair technicians to join our team.Responsibilities and DutiesDuties:preparation of vehicle prior to spray painting Stripping and preparing body panels Masking up , rubbing down and filling to exceptional standard Job Type: Full-timeFor full details please contact our office on 01268 816045 or leave us your details using the form below.

After accident care service

Non-fault accident repairs
Had an accident? Not your fault?  If you have had an accident that was not your fault, then give us a call today, we offer a non-fault accident service,  providing a hassle free way to get you back on track after an accident.S H Bodyworks will protect & uphold your rights throughout.  Our after accident care service includes..Recovery of your vehicle. Replacement vehicle delivered to your door. Repairs to your vehicle. Protection of your no claims bonus. No excess to pay. Compensation for personal loss. Prestige and commercial vehicles.SH Bodyworks offer a hassle free non-fault accident repair service. Call us today 01268 816045Our friendly staff are waiting for your call.Know your rights When dealing with a non-fault accident it is important to know your rights and not be bullied by the an insurance company, SH Bodyworks after accident care team will protect your rights every step of the way.You don't have to claim on your insurance policy. You don't need to pay any excess. You are entitl [...]

How to find us

Are you are strugling to find our premisis
Having trouble finding our repair centre? We will help you find usWe do seem to be hidden away off the beaten track, so here is the easiest way to find our repair centre. The easiest way to find us is to use the maps feature built into your mobile phone, you can do this by opening our website on your mobile device and clicking on the find us button, or simply by typing SH Bodyworks into your satnav app.If you are still having trouble we have outlined some details of how to find our repair centre below.Any questions please do ask we are always happy to help. How to find SH Bodyworks when traveling from the A127 end of Pound Lane, keep going along Pound Lane you will see the sign for the 30 MPH zone, once past the sign you will find Windsor Rd is the third turning on your right hand side  (Now follow steps 2 and 3) found below To find us when traveling from the A13 end of Pound Lane, keep going along Pound Lane, you will come to a chicane (Pictured), once through, Windsor Rd is the third turning on yo [...]

Chassis damage repair, Basildon, Essex

damage to the vehicle chassis should not be ignored
It is imperative that the chassis is repaired back to manufactures specification; this is something that can be carried out at our Basildon based repair centre.Your vehicle chassis will be measured and pulled back into its original alignment using precise measuring equipment; this is an important and imperative part of the heavy crash repair process, any damage to the vehicle chassis should not be ignored as it could put yourself or passengers and other road users in danger. Request a callback We would advise anyone that has a vehicle with any sort of chassis damage to book in to a repair centre for a professional opinion.Here at SH Bodyworks we offer a free no obligation quotation on all repairs, you can book with us by calling 01268 816045 as well as using our accident repairs booking form.

Audi car body repairs

We are able to repair all makes and models of Audi.
Audi repairsAudi repairs.

Are you looking for Audi car body repairs?

We can cater for all models the Audi manufacturer, we use genuine Audi parts when repairing your vehicle.

We specialise in all aspects of paint repair, repairing scratched and dented panels, bumpers, spoilers as well as alloy wheel refurbishment we could go on forever listing every component.

We use the latest in technology to quote the cost of repair, this gives us an accurate repair cost and minimalises the chance of any unwanted extra cost on the repair bill, we do not use guesswork to quote your repair as some others might.

audi- epairs in exxesThe team at our Essex [...]

End of lease repairs

Repairing damage on lease vehicles
End of lease repairs   Is your lease vehicle or vehicles coming to the end of their lease period?   Do you have car park dings, scuffed wheels chipped paintwork, cracked or damaged bumpers or panels?  This type of damage can in most cases be rectified making you substantial savings, with no unpleasant lease company surprises.Call us today for a free no obligation quote.Our Essex based repair centre is in a prime location to serve the Essex area, placed strategically in Basildon between the A127 and A13, SH Bodyworks car body repair centre is easily accessible from all parts of Essex London and surrounding areas.Our end of lease repairs service can offer a significant saving compared to lease company prices for car body and interior repairs.At SH Bodyworks we do not stop at car body repairs. As a car restoration specialist company we are able to fix all interior and exterior defects and damage on and in your leased vehicles, this includes ripped or worn cloth and leather seats, damaged headlining, scuffs or scratches on the dashboard or damaged centre console, Scuffed, scratched or dented alloy wheel repair as well a [...]

Merry Christmas from SH Bodyworks

and wishing you a happy new year.
Merry Christmas from your local body shop
Christmas Greetings from all the team at SH Bodyworks.


We would like to wish all our customers and staff a Merry Christmas also a happy new year. Furthermore a big thank you to our employees for all their hard work throughout this year, and to our customers who have entrusted us to take care of their vehicles repairs.

We have seen some amazing cars come through our doors through 2016, not only for accidental damage repair also for re-paint / re-spray or colour change, body kit upgrades and modification, wheel repairs the list goes on, you can find details and images of work we have carried out on or portfolio page.

What’s in store for 2017?

We are looking forward to 2017 and what it has to bring.

Our aim for the upcoming year is to bring once more the best price and truly first class car and van body repairs to the Essex area, surpassing our competition, [...]

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