Professional Car Care Services

Smarties Car Care specialise in alloy wheel repair, paintwork and re-sprays, bodywork and car refurbishment services. We run a tyre shop stocking an extensive range of replacement tyres and offer a premium valet service.

Many of our customers have lease hire cars or company contract cars requiring repairs or paintwork services before they are returned. Other customers require repairs for insurance purposes or are looking to add value to their vehicles to sell.

Based in Rickmansworth, near Watford, Hertfordshire, we are conveniently located five minutes from the M25 Junction 17 and 10 minutes from the M40 Junction 1.

Our one-stop-shop for cosmetic car repairs offers the following services:

Alloy Wheel Repair

Alloy Wheel Repair

Do your alloys have scuffs and marks? We’ll get them looking like new in no time.

Car Paint Repair

Car Paint Repair / Respray

Our specialists will ensure your car looks as if it’s just come off the production line.

Car Body Repair

Car Body Repair

We repair minor scratches/dents, stone chips, bumper scuffs and chipped paintwork.

Car Tyres

Tyre Shop

Need a replacement tyre? We stock all makes including part-worn tyres for those on a budget.

Car Valet

Car Valet

Treat your car to a premium valet, inside and out, restoring it back to showroom condition.

Lease Car Repairs

Lease Car Repairs

Save money when returning your lease hire car with our refurbishment deals.

Why Choose Smarties Car Care?

Our team of professionals are on hand to give you expert advice on finishes and colours. Our stringent quality control procedures ensure: 



A long-lasting finish. We offer a 12 month guarantee.



All work is carried out by highly skilled technicians.


Customer Service

Outstanding personal service for each and every customer.



A reputation for excellence and attention to detail.


Fast Turnaround

Our team work together to get the job done.

Chrome alloy wheels
Types of Chrome Alloy Wheel Damage diagram

Types of Alloy Wheel Damage

There are many small road hazards that can easily damage your expensive alloy wheels. Potholes, kerbs, debris – all encountered on a daily basis. The main types of damage our Smarties alloy wheel repair team can help with are:

1. Front or Backside Bends

The bends are inspected for hidden fractures and run out is measured to determine if they are safe to straighten. If safe, we straighten the bends so they balance correctly again.

2. Kerb Rash

The wheels are repaired, primed, painted and clear-coated using paint adhesion technology. We use manufacturer-approved paints to colour match every wheel before repair.

3. Minor Corrosion

The wheels are cleaned and any repairs needed carried out. They are then primed, painted and clear-coated.

4. Gouges

Gouges require welding. If the gouges to the rim or spoke are deep, we may deem them unsafe to repair and a manufacturer recommended replacement wheel may be required.

5. Cracks

Cracks also require welding and CNC machining. If cracks are deemed unsafe to repair a manufacturer recommended replacement wheel will be required.

A friend recommended Smarties Car Care. I found the staff very friendly and as it turned out they offered a great service and value for money. I had some kerb damage on 2 of my chrome wheels which they refurbished. I also needed a new tyre which had a slow puncture after hitting a pothole.

I would highly recommend them as a reasonably priced local service. I’m so glad I discovered them! I’ll definitely use them again.

Peter, Rickmansworth


Ben and his team are highly knowledgeable. I needed to sell my car but had some marks on my wheels and a scratch on the paintwork and was told these could affect the value. I’m not an expert on cars and came to Smarties looking for advice. They gave the car an inspection (found another scratch!) and quoted a price which I wasn’t expecting to be so low!

I can’t recommend them enough and have already told friends about them. A hidden gem!

Julie, Denham


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