Whether your car body repair is a more serious insurance claim or you simply want to repair a minor chip, scratch or bump, Underwoods Car Body Repair Centre is here to help you.

We work directly with leading insurance companies and offer car body spray repairs, panel replacement and smart repair solutions. Our aim is to make your pride and joy look its best once more, and the process couldn’t be simpler.

First things first, pick up the phone and call us on 01787 880666 or email with some details and photographs if possible.

We offer a problem free friendly service with free quotations for all work.

Underwoods offer exceptional value for money. Once quoted you may even be surprised to learn that we can may be able to repair your car for less than your insurance excess.

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Our purpose built Accident Repair Centre is approved by Vauxhall, Mazda, Skoda and Kia, featuring the latest paint spray, bonding oven and repair equipment.

To ensure your damaged vehicle is repaired as good as the day you bought it, we only use manufacturer body parts. We work on any make of vehicle including light commercial vehicles.


We ensure your damaged vehicles receives the ultimate care. Our team are professional body repair specialists and paint experts, trained to the highest standards. They are entirely focused on returning your vehicle back to its original manufacturer’s specification. Our guarantee to you is that your vehicle with be properly cared for!

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If you have an accident and damage your car CALL UNDERWOODS FIRST on 01787 880666. We will talk to your Insurance Company on your behalf so you don’t have to. We will take care of all the administration involved directly with your Insurance provider, allowing us to fulfil the work required in the shortest time with the minimum inconvenience to you.

Find out more about Underwoods Accident Management


Our Smart Repair service can promptly repair car body damage such as bumper scuffs, paintwork scratches, minor dents and kerbed alloy wheels without re-painting the entire panel or wheel. This means you can now get minor damage to your car repaired in a shorter time to a high standard at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop methods.

Find out more about Smart Repairs in Essex and Suffolk.

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We don't want to see you inconvenienced any more than you have been already after your accident. Therefore we will pick your car up and take it to our fully equipped workshop, make all the repairs to the highest of standards and deliver your car back to your chosen location within. Alternatively we can provide loan vehicles.

Underwoods have Car Dealerships and Workshops in Colchester, Clacton, Tiptree in Essex & Sudbury, Suffolk