Our services

We are committed to quality , and our prime objective is to provide clients with the highest quality repairs, with minimum disruption to the owner’s schedule.


We began servicing Launceston and the North in 1981, and as anyone in business will tell you, you don’t last that long without doing things right. We’re a trusted family business, but we also move with the times. Our workshops include the latest equipment, and a visit to our customer lounge will show a wall full of the latest qualifications and certifications in many advanced techniques.


The Australian Accident Repair Network (AARN) is an association of repairers dedicated to fostering trustworthy relationships & quality systems. There are just two repairers in Tasmania that have qualified for AARN membership: Picken Auto Body Repair Centre in Hobart and Gary Presnell Bodyworks in Launceston. We’re proud of this achievement as it’s recognition of our commitment to quality service.

State of the Art Collision Repair Centre

  • Certified Collision Centre
  • Expert collision repairs by trained technicians
  • All foreign and domestic models of cars, vans and light trucks
  • Latest technology straightening and measuring system
  • Repairing & colour matching using climate controlled downdraft paint boths, one fitted with computer controlled infra red paint curing arch
  • Interior repairs and detailing
  • Paintless dent removal (arranged on site)

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Insurance Claims Expertise

  • All insurance company automobile collision claims
  • Accurate, expedient and hassle-free processing of your claim
  • On-line with many insurance companies to help expedite your claim

Service Centre

  • Seal of QualityAir conditioning and radiators
  • Head lamps, tail lamps, flashers etc
  • Tires and maintenance


At Gary Presnell Bodyworks we offer a 24-hour accident recovery service covering most areas (Using our towing contractor). We also provide a collection and delivery service when required (In the Launceston metropolitan area).


Each vehicle is examined in great detail. Our estimators prepare an in depth, fully itemised estimate using the latest computer aided and digital imaging systems, combined with electronic business links with major Insurance companies, this allows us to gain authorisation from your Insurance Company to proceed with repairs. We are approved repairers for all leading Insurance companies, which means that repairs can commence straight away without the need for multiple quotes, making getting your car repaired easy.

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Our two Autorobot chassis and body alignment machines allow our panel repair technicians to repair your vehicle to great accuracy. We align your vehicle to manufacturers specification.


  • 2009 Model Caroliner chassis repair machine
  • Spot Welding machine
  • 2009 Latest high strength steel inverter spot welding equipment
  • Two Autorobot chassis and body alignment machines

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Having been repaired its now time for the cosmetics that most people see and understand – the paintwork. At Gary Presnell Bodyworks we have manufacturer approved paint systems covering there anti corrosion warranties using the latest technology. We have a computerised infra red curing arch that ensures the paintwork is fully cured and your vehicle returned faster.

Valet and Quality Control

After your vehicle has been re assembled it under goes a full exterior and interior clean together with a full systems check and thorough quality inspection before being given the clearance to be handed back to you … Finished!

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