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.

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.

Toyota Corolla Hybrid 2019-on 5 Door Estate

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is now in its twelfth revision and is the first Corolla to be based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), this revision boasts a choice of two drivetrains available for the UK; a 2.0 litre Dynamic Force Hybrid drivetrain that produces 178 hp and a less powerful 1.8 litre hybrid drivetrain that produces 121 hp both versions are coupled to an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT). Intelligent driver aids that are included in the Toyota Safety Sense Package include Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Road Sign Assist (RSA), Pre-Collision System, Lane Trace Assist, Intelligent Parking Assist and Automatic High Beam. The body structure offers greater occupancy protection through an increased use of a 1500 MPA Ultra High Strength Steel throughout the Inner B Posts, Roof Cant Rails and Front Floor Compartment Reinforcements.


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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