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.
Diamondbrite Diamondbrite is a paint sealant package which includes an interior fabric treatment, and of course an exterior polymer coating to seal in the new car, protecting your paintwork for 6 years (or more). If you are keeping your car more than 3 years and don't enjoy waxing... take a look!
Paintless Dent Removal The solution for those small dents and dings that you pick up in the supermarket car park. As long as the paintwork isn't broken, we can push those dents back out again, you will never have know they were ever there!
Car Scratch Repair Scrapes and scratches can seriously devalue your car, but can be surprisingly easy to remove. We can polish out even quite deep scratches.
Odour Removal - Smoke odours, damp and mould, spilt milk, Indian take-aways, petrol and pet smells. There are many things that can cause your car to pen and ink. We can remove these odours by means of special chemical treatments or enzymes -- we don't mask odour, we remove it.
Chip Repair Cars that do lots of motorway miles can pick up dozens, if not hundred of stone chips. 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.
Chips can also lead to rust which can be the beginning of the end for your car - so even one should be viewed as a problem that needs addressing - read our stone chip article.
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.
Leather Repair and Recolouring This 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 - Leather fragrance treatment. See our special offers page
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.