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Need specialist smash repairs for your electric vehicle?

Sheen is Melbourne’s leading panel beater for electric and hybrid vehicle smash repairs. Our comprehensive electric vehicle repair services will return your car to you in pre-crash condition, guaranteed.

Electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles are the future. Well, they’ll be what we drive on our way to the future, at the very least. The technology that powers our electric cars advances every day, making these cars a more affordable, eco-friendly, and intuitive choice. 

But as intelligent as they are, electric and hybrid vehicles aren’t immune to accidents and breakdowns. And the more the technology advances, the more specialised the repair process becomes. 

Sheen has the specialist knowledge and equipment to provide premium EV car panel beating.

Smash repairs for all electric and hybrid car brands

EV manufacturers are constantly pursuing cutting-edge designs and technological innovations to create the perfect car. Our EV auto electricians and panel beaters regularly refine and upskill their abilities to provide the best electric vehicle smash repairs for existing and upcoming electric car models.

Sheen provides smash repairs for all electric and hybrid vehicles, including:

  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Mercedes-Benz EQA
  • MG ZS EV
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Model X
  • Volvo XC40

As you can see, our smash repair team are fully capable of luxury electric car repairs as well. So rest assured that your beauty will be well cared for, and we will return it in flawless condition.

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Keep moving with accident Replacement vehicles

We’re committed to keeping you driving after an accident. You can even borrow one of our cars while we fix yours. We have a fleet of over 500 accident replacement vehicles from passenger cars to commercial vans and utes ready to keep you mobile. It’s all part of the Sheen difference.

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If you need a fast and reliable feet partner, look no further than Sheen. Your dedicated account manager can organise a door-to-door service when any of your vehicles are out of action, minimising disruptions to your business. Get in touch with the team to discuss how our fleet services can help keep you moving.

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Why can’t a regular panel beater repair my electric car?

If your electric or hybrid vehicle needs smash repairs, it’s important to use qualified electric vehicle panel beaters. It’s not just the engine that differs between EVs, hybrids and ICE vehicles; the architecture of the car and the materials used are also entirely different. Trained technicians can account for these differences and provide appropriate solutions.

For example, a lithium-ion electric motor can weigh nearly 200 kg more than a combustion engine. Electric vehicle manufacturers build car bodies from extremely lightweight materials, like carbon fibre and aluminium or composite metals, to offset that weight and maximise battery efficiency. These light metals often cannot be repaired the same way as the heavier metals used on an ICE vehicle. 

No matter what you need taken care of, whether it’s a small paint scratch or a smash-induced air conditioning service, it’s best to choose an EV repairs expert. Sheen’s electric car panel beaters have the experience to offer accurate diagnoses and cost-effective repairs. We also offer a lifetime guarantee on all work.

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Our process

Our process is made simple with these four steps to help you make your time with us as easy as possible.

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Contact us

Get in touch with Sheen via phone or upload your smash to get started on repairs and your insurance claim.

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Drop off or pickup

To get a quote, bring your vehicle to your nearest workshop, or have it towed by Sheen.

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Repairs begin

Drive away in an accident replacement vehicle while our team starts to repair your vehicle.


Pick up

Your vehicle is back to pre-accident condition. You can pick it up or we can deliver it to you.


Contact us

Reach out to our friendly experts. We’ll help you through the repair and insurance process.


Drop off your vehicle

Drop off your vehicle. Visit one of our locations to get an estimate or we can come to you with our fast and efficient towing service.


Repairs take place

We'll conduct the repairs. In the meantime, you'll get an accident replacement vehicle to keep you on the road.


Pick up your vehicle

Collect your vehicle. Pick up your vehicle in pre-crash condition.

Making an insurance claim

Dealing with insurance companies in the aftermath of an accident is a hassle you don’t need to stress about. As an independent panel service, we work with a range of insurers to help make the process as smooth as possible for you.

As reputable electric vehicle smash repairers in Melbourne, we have strong connections to all major Australian insurance providers. 

Sheen can:

  • Provide the information you need to lodge your claim
  • Confirm your ‘choice of repairer’ options
  • Assess the damage and provide a quote for your insurer
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Get a quick quote for smash repairs

Just upload your smash and we take care of everything. We handle the entire smash repairs process from start to finish.

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Find Your Nearest Workshop

With convenient locations around Victoria, there's always a Sheen workshop near you.

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All of our workshops are VACC members, which means you can count on us to repair your vehicle to the highest possible standard. Our qualified staff undertake regular training from I-CAR, and our spray painters receive training from BASF so they can expertly match manufacturers’ paints.


We use state-of-the-art technology, including the latest Car-O-Liner measuring benches, high-tech computer scanners, and BASF Glasurit paints, to transform all vehicles to their pre-accident condition.

Find your nearest location

With multiple stores located across Melbourne and regional Victoria, there’s a good chance you’ll find a Sheen Panel Service in your vicinity. As well as offering extended opening hours, we also provide a mobile pick-up service, so we can come to you at a time and place that’s convenient.

frequently asked 

How long is your electric vehicle smash repairs process?
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The length of the EV and hybrid car repairs process depends on the extent of the damage the vehicle has sustained.

Sheen can repair scrapes, scratches and moderate panel dents within a matter of days. But more extensive damage — especially damage to internal components — may require us to order replacement parts. At that point, we are bound by the delivery timeline. Bear in mind that we insist on only using genuine parts from the vehicle’s original manufacturer to preserve the safety and integrity of the car.

Contact us with details of your electric car’s state, and we will give you a reasonable time estimate for our smash repairs service.

Can Sheen offer me a replacement electric vehicle?
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We do offer a number of accident replacement vehicles. You may request a model that suits your needs and preferences.

Unfortunately, however, we do not offer replacement electric or hybrid cars.

Does Sheen’s EV panel beating service offer a guarantee?
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Here at Sheen, we have absolute confidence in our EV panel beaters’ abilities. That’s why we gladly offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our hybrid and fully electric vehicle smash repairs. Our guarantee will remain valid until your vehicle changes ownership.

Do I need an EV specialist for superficial paint scrapes?
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We strongly recommend you always see an electric car smash repair specialist, no matter how minor the damage.

Scraped paint on an electric car may only need simple, straightforward repainting. But car paint dries under high heat. Exposing the battery to high temperatures for extended periods decreases its lifespan.

Fixing even the slightest damage with the wrong solution can have lasting consequences. However, our in-depth understanding of electric cars allows us to do every job correctly, affordably and on time.

Are electric engines quicker to repair than combustion engines?
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Not necessarily. You may already know that electric motors require fewer mechanical components. Repairing a damaged electric motor is entirely different from repairing a combustion engine.

Electric motors deliver direct drive, meaning that the battery pack's energy passes directly into the wheels. In contrast, ICE cars need a gearbox and clutch to direct that power. That’s not all, of course. Many of the components necessary in an ICE car are entirely absent from an EV, such as spark plugs and drive belts, and there aren’t any gears greased in engine oil to tinker with.

This reduced complexity can make servicing an electric car cheaper and quicker. But if these simple components are damaged in an accident, they cannot be so easily stripped into their mechanical components and replaced as necessary.

Specialised EV mechanics are required to repair, restore or replace the unique components found within electric vehicles. The more experienced your repairer is, the lower you can keep your costs.

Upload your smash to get started with Sheen

By uploading photos of your smash, Sheen can help you get back on the road sooner. Using the photos you provide, we can get started on preparing an accurate quote for smash repairs.

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