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How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Scratch on a Car?

scratches being removed from paintwork


Today, we're addressing a common concern for any vehicle owner – the cost of fixing a scratch on your car. Whether it's a minor scuff or a deep scratch, we understand the importance of maintaining your vehicle's perfect finish. Spotting a previously unseen scratch on your car is a moment we all dread. Once you've seen it, you know it's there and if you're anything like us it'll be sat there annoying you until it's taken care of, usually by paint correction techniques.

In this post we look at the costs associated with removing a scratch from your vehicles paintwork.

Car Scratch Repair Costs – A Detailed Look:

Scratches on cars can vary greatly. At Autotrilogy, we frequently encounter light scratches caused by everyday mishaps, such as accidental key scrapes, poor washing technique or minor bumps. Thankfully, these are generally more budget-friendly to repair.

For those smaller imperfections, our team often recommends a simple yet effective solution: a paint pen or touch-up paint. This method is ideal for addressing minor nicks and scratches. To ensure a flawless finish, we also use buffing tools or scratch remover kits to prep the surface before applying the paint.

When dealing with deeper scratches, especially those that have penetrated to the bare metal, the repair process becomes more intricate. In these instances, our team of professionals will often need to remove the damaged layer of paint and apply a new one, using advanced body shop techniques. The cost for such extensive repairs typically ranges from £250 to £500.

paint correction light for scratch removal

Specialist lighting: Note the swirl marks on the left.

Autotrilogy’s Additional Services:

In addition to scratch repair, we at Autotrilogy offer a range of additional services. These can include the application of a protective clear coat, either through Paint Protection Film or Ceramic Coating to enhance the shine of your car's paintwork. Each of these services not only contributes to the aesthetic appeal of the repair but also helps protect the car in the long term, and are factored into the overall cost.

For those deeper scratches that tell tales of more significant encounters, we provide a comprehensive scratch repair service. This involves the careful removal of deep scratches and the application of a new layer of paint. Depending on the damage's severity, this service can cost anywhere from £500 upwards.

checking for scratches on car paintwork

Specialist lighting torch being used to highlight any imperfections.

Protecting Your Car for the Future:

At Autotrilogy, we believe in proactive care. This is why we advocate for protective measures like Paint Protection Film (PPF) and ceramic coatings. These not only help in preventing future scratches but also keep your car looking as pristine as the day it left the showroom.

paint corrected and scratches gone on car


So, there you have it – an insight into the costs of fixing a scratch on your car in the UK. The price can vary based on the depth and severity of the scratch and the repair method used. But with Autotrilogy, it's not just about fixing scratches; it's about maintaining the beauty and value of your vehicle for the long haul.

Keep your cars shining, and remember, we're here to help you keep that passion for your car alive and gleaming! If you need us, please get in touch and we'll be only too happy to help!

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