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.


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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BMW 3 Series G 20

The BMW 3 Series G20 is now in its seventh generation and is based on the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform. It boasts a 55kg weight saving over its predecessor this is thanks to an increased use of Hot Stamped High Strength Steels in the A and B Pillars and Aluminium for the Front Chassis legs and Strut Towers. There are now different drivetrain options available for this model; either rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive (XDrive) and a PHEV option. Standard equipment boasts LED headlights and tail lights and driver assistance systems including lane departure warning and collision warning with braking intervention.