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 Estate

The 3 series Touring received minor styling changes to the front and rear for 2015, but the biggest changes were with the powertrains , such as the new 3-cylinder (BMW 318). Optional LED headlamps became available, with BMW Selective Beam system, and tail lamps are now LED. 3 body colours were introduced, and a new full-colour HUD.

Peugeot 2008

The 2008 remains a popular car, with more than 500,000 being built before the introduction of this 2nd generation in 2016. It was restyled with the new Peugeot brand style, and Ultimate Red body colour was introduced. Active City Brake was introduced, enabled by a windscreen sensor, and a reversing camera became available. A Euro 6 engine range was introduced, including new PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engines.

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

The 2016 Zafira Tourer is available in 1.4i or 2.0CDTi variants, with automatic or manual transmissions. OnStar emergency call is available on all, and Elite Nav models have a panoramic windscreen and sunroof. Vauxhall introduced their IntelliLink system which enables Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity.