Leaky roofs and sun roofs? We can help find and fix.
how you can make a used car look like a new car.
to protect your investment, keep it looking new.
how preparation helps you get more money for your car.
Our Valet and Smart Repair Services help you avoid refurbishment re-charges. Lease Return Guide - Essential reading!
A range of specialist services to look after your pride and joy.
the most comprehensive range of valet services in the UK.
special services including odour kill.
Get more miles out of your fleet. Save your company money
cleaning, disinfecting, protecting, making safe.
Protection makes your car easier to clean and stay younger for longer.
Small to medium repair techniques, cheaper than bodyshop repairs.
Refinishing for discoloured, stained, worn and scuffed leather.
Rain water leaking into a car car ~ The Renault Clio is well know for leaks, usually it's the sun roof, but this example had a different problem. We set about trying to find why water was leaking into the car and soaking the carpets.
What to do when you have spilt paint in your car ~ Using wet towels to keep the paint from drying will make a clean-up easier. Once the spilt paint has dried everything becomes so much harder, parts may need replacing and these could take a long time to arrive.
Paint Spillage and Insurance Claims ~ Many paint spillages can be cleaned up for less that the cost of your insurance exess, but it may be worth calling them anyway to let them know what is going and keep you option open. Either way if you bring your car to us we will get to work straight away meaning you will get your car back far more quickly than you would making a normal insurance claim.
D.I.Y. Car Paint Spillage Clean ~ If the paint is water based emulsion, then it is possible to clean up a paint spillage by mopping up, then slowly diluting and vacuum up the paint.
Supagard Fabric Protection ~ This video demonstrates how Supagard Fabric Protector will protect a card made from thick blotting paper. We dip it in coffee and stomp on it in a puddle.
Removing Cigarette Smoke Smell from a Car ~ This video shows us using a fogging machine as part of the process of removing the odour of cigarette smoke from this BMW. We use 'pairing', whereby we add a smell which instead of masking the odour, combines with it to make a slightly different smell.
Why people end up paying recharge bills for damage ~ The things that catch people out when they return a lease car. We talked to over 30 lease company and fleet managers, asking them what drivers normally get charged for.
Supagard Our most popular Paint Sealant. Comes with a 3 year guarantee.. but our customers have found it can last longer. Maybe why this is why supagard is approved by all major manufacturers. Supagard maintains the appearance and value of your vehicle.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment A good car can really be let down by scuffed, tarnished and tatty wheels. Replacing a whole alloy wheel can cost hundreds of pounds, but repairing the damaged area or refurbishing the whole wheel can cost a fraction of that amount.
Odour Removal- We have a 99.9% success rate at removing all odours from vehicles. Our advance systems can deal with just about anything from car that have been smoked in, to car that have caught fire. Organic, bacteria and chemical spills are no problem - we clean up and stop smells dead.
Stone Chip Repair Stone chips are the most common kind of damage, especially for cars that do lots of motorway miles. Each chip in it's self is usually so small that people tend to overlook this kind of damage and just accept it as inevitable. But having stone chips repaired with the correctly matched paint can make a dramatic difference to the appearance of your car.
Key Scratch Repair We can remove all kinds of scratches from those light swirl marks, to deep gouges on the corners of bumpers. Some scratches polish out, while others need filling and painting, but rest assured we have a service to remove your scratch.
Paintless Dent Removal It's a method which can be used to completely remove dents in body panels without the need for filling and painting. By using metal leavers to get behind the panels, the dents can be gently massaged and removed.
Leather Repair and RecolouringThis is an unusual service which is in high demand on executive cars, we offer repair and recolouring using only original Connolly techniques and materials, making our repairs more hardwearing than modern methods.
Cabriolet ValetingThe roofs of convertible cars tend to show age more quickly than the rest of the vehicle as they are more delicate than normal exterior fittings. Both fabric and vinyl hoods are tough to keep clean and prone to fading. Fabric hoods can attract mould and moss, while the plastic rear windows often fitted on cabriolet vehicles can become cloudy and scratch easily.
Valeting & Car Care Trade secrets - Tip of the Day
If you park your car outside and have a fabric hood, you can only expect it to last 7-10 years, but it will begin to look tatty long before then. If you reproof it (recolour it if it's needed) after 3-4 years, it will probably last 10-12 years. We recommend that you keep an eye on your hood, after it rains it should be damp, not sopping wet. Watch the leading edge above the windscreen as this is always the first area for the proofing to wear out on. Get it re-proofed when it needs it and it will last you many years. Just remember that a replacement hood will cost you £1500-£2500.
Bonus Tip: Never pressure wash your hood, you will mark it. If you do feel your hood needs a good clean, then choose a sunny afternoon and make a day of it. Buy the Renovo products so that you can properly clean, re-colour and re-proof your hood.