Methods from the Repair Technology Centre are made available through an online portal called escribe. escribe is one of the UK’s leading repair methods solutions and is designed to help the industry return crash damaged vehicles back to their pre-accident condition and Euro NCAP safety rating in the most effective and efficient way.

As technologies such as ADAS are becoming standard in modern cars, the need for up-to-date repair methods has never been more important. Escribe alerts repairers to the fitment of modern materials and new technologies allowing them to fully understand the impact they have on the repair.

Mazda CX5 2017 on

The second generation of Mazda’s Cx-5 was awarded 5 stars by Euro NCAP. Mazda’s popular compact crossover SUV boasts standard fit technology that includes Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Keep Assist System (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Advanced Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), Secondary Collision Reduction (SCR) and Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC). Occupancy protection within the body structure is enhanced through a mix of Ultra High Tensile Steels and High Tensile Steels in the load path absorbing areas of the structure.

Renault Clio 2019-on mk5 5 Door Hatchback

The Renault Clio is now in its fifth generation and is built on the new modular CMF – B platform. This revision sees an increased use of HLE, UHLE, and Hot-Pressed steels in the reinforcement areas of the body structure. An enhanced interior boasts a 9.3-inch touch screen display, a customisable TFT instrument cluster and a more compact steering wheel. The Clio is also available with LED Headlights with Automatic Main Beam, Hands Free Parking, 360 degree Cameras, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Road Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking.

Vauxhall Corsa E 2020 on

The Corsa e was launched in 2020 and is the electric powertrain version of the current Corsa F. The Corsa E platform is a revised version of the Common Modular Platform (CMP). Although both versions of the Corsa visually look the same the body structure of the Corsa E has been revised to provide; not only the extra space but also extra protection for the H.V components as well as vehicle occupants. Naturally these changes result in panels around the body structure being specific to the Vauxhall Corsa E. The power train consists of a 50 KWH battery that drives a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with a stated range 210 miles per full charge.

Volkswagen Golf 2020 on

The VW Golf Mk8 is built on an updated version of the MQB platform. The mk8 is now only available as a 5 dr variant with powertrain options that include mild hybrid, plug in hybrid, petrol and diesel. The Golf 8’s interior has received a major overhaul with a fully digital drivers display and control panel. All derivatives have advanced safety features available such as travel assist, Car2X and an on oncoming vehicle while braking function, the latter two of which are the first to be used on a production Volkswagen model.


The escribe portal gives insurance engineers, vehicle damage assessors (VDAs) and repairers instant access to the very latest methods, recommendations, technical information, times, parts and ADAS fitment information.

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