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Until recently the only reliable way to measure a vehicle body was to place it on zero-tolerance jig brackets like so:

This method took a lot of time and effort to assemble the jig, strip the vehicle of its under trays, fixings and, in most cases, suspension. We would then place the vehicle on the jig brackets, only to discover that the vehicle is perfectly straight. The whole process took about 10 hours plus the cost of bracket hire, which can be in excess of £500.

Recently, however, we have invested in a new piece of technology that has reduced that time to under 2 hours; the Cellette Naja (featured image). It uses manufacturer data and a measuring electrode to easily and accurately measure the body of a vehicle to ensure that its chassis and structure is not bent.

This means [...]

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming more common on motor vehicles. All Volkswagen group vehicles built from now on will have adaptive cruse control as standard.

The slightest adjustment to the suspension geometry or body will cause significant differences in the way the ADAS operates and may even cause them to fail. This is why, as a bodyshop, it is important that we keep up to date with the latest technologies that are being developed for vehicles.

Over the next year, we will be investing heavily in ADAS calibration equipment. This ensures that we are able to carry out more repairs and calibrations in house. We will be able to calibrate ADAS on all of our manufacturer approvals.

Along with the equipment comes training, which we will be taking part in; we will have trained our technicians to manufacturer standards by the end of 2018.

Watch this space.

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Please read our image guide which can be found here, before you fill out the form below to submit Estimate images. TOP TIP - you can fill this form out on you mobile using your camera to take the images as you work though the form. Vehicle identification images
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Manufacturer approved bodyshop Gaining manufacturer approval is no easy challenge. It demands constant improvement and training to ensure that we maintain the standards that our approved manufacturers expect. There are many differences between a manufacturer-approved bodyshop and a non-approved bodyshop.  Here are a few reasons why you should always have your vehicle repaired by us (an approved bodyshop) and not simply an insurance approved bodyshop, or one with no approvals whatsoever. Your vehicle will be repaired using manufacturer set methods; non-approved bodyshops use Thatcham methods. Thatcham create methods for their own repair software and then sell that to bodyshops. You may know them from their rating of alarm systems; they do a lot more than this. Thatcham methods do not consistently match vehicle manufacturer repair methods. This means that your vehicle may not be repaired in the way the manufacturer intended it to be.   Your vehicle will be worked on by manufacturer trained technicians; non-approved bodyshops do not normally take [...]
Insurance approvals W e are approved by the following insurance and accident management companies: Ageas - Volkswagen Group Allianz - Volkswagen Group & Mercedes-Benz Auxillis - All makes Aviva - Honda and Mercedes-Benz Carrot - Volkswagen Group Honda Happiness Liverpool Victoria - Volkswagen Group & Mercedes-Benz Vizion - Volkswagen Group & Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen Insurance Services Although we have these specific approvals, this does not limit us to dealing with only them. We are able to work with any and all insurance companies that you are insured with. If you would like to discuss this further please give us a call, our details can be found on the contact page or by clicking here. Why use us? Manufacturer approved bodyshop.Manufacturer trained technicians.We only use genuine parts.We are independent and not insurance owned.Your car will only be painted with approved paint.If your vehicle is not one of our approvals we will s [...]
Please read our image guide which can be found here, before you fill out the form below to submit estimate images. TOP TIP - you can fill this form out on your mobile phone using your camera to take the images as you work through the form.
Below are some reviews that our customers have given us. These are live and unedited from our Facebook page and from Google . We hope that these give you a good overview of the quality of our services. Customer reviews are very important to us; they prove that we are reaching the quality and service levels that we wish to achieve. If you have had your vehicle repaired by us please review us on Google or Facebook, or both if you wish! Facebook Reviews 4.8 out of 5 from 19 reviews. Google Reviews - 4.8 out of 5 from 10 reviews. Reviews from our Volkswagen Group customers (Audi, Skoda, Seat and Volkswagen), via Volkswagen customer satisfaction surveys. 5 out of 5 from all reviews.

Mr Papworth - 06/11/2017

100% 5 Stars

The people at Brin Jones were fantastic to deal with - they were friendly, courteous and polite. Quality of the work was excellent, car looks brand new again which is awesome.

Mr Brailey - 30/10/2017
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