The BodyRepair Centre

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BodyRepair Centre

As the Souths, leading Commercial Vehicle Body Repair Centre, we are an approved accident repair centre for the majority of insurance companies and recommended repairer for Trailer, Van and Truck manufacturers.

Our Body Repair Centre can undertake the repair of the largest of accidents to a scratch on a panel. We utilise all the latest industry repair techniques in the rebuild process.

Below are some of the other types of services we can provide. For further information please call Jeff or Stacie on 01202 877704 or email bodyrepairs@hortoncommercials.com

Vehicle Recovery

We can recover non-roadworthy vehicles to our premises and we can also provide a collection and delivery service by arrangement for your convenience.

Replacement Vehicles

Within our group, we have a large van and truck rental company, Abacus Vehicle Hire. We can provide all types of specialist vehicles at short notice.

We can arrange replacement vehicles at very competitive rates and will give all Horton Commercials customers a discount on replacement vehicle hire.

Insurance Estimates

We very often provide insurance estimates within 48hrs of inspecting the vehicle and we can deal directly with your insurance company on your behalf which normally helps to speed up the repair process and reduce valuable downtime.

Refrigerated Body Repair

Fridge body repairs need to be carried out correctly to meet the manufacturers strict standard so the body retains its whole life thermal capabilities. We are recommended repairers for several types of refrigerated body manufactures and adhere to the stringent repair techniques required in this specialist field.

Motor Home Accident Repairs

This is an area where all the skills of our dedicated team combine. It is important that the insulation values are retained and that the latest materials and repair techniques are used in the repair process. All repairs are carried out to the upmost detail, utilising all the traditional coach building skills we will return your Motorhome to its pristine pre-accident condition.

Our sister company Abacus Motorhome Hire operates one of the largest Motorhome rental fleets in the country which we look after in terms of damage.

Horse Box/Trailer Repairs

We have vast experience in carrying out refurbishments and repairs to all types and styles of Horse Boxes and Trailers.

From accident repair and re-livery to equipping and adding internal accommodation facilities, floor replacements, internal heating and all ancillaries.

Refurbishments

Our facilities allow us to transform ageing fleets, Trailers, Catering vehicles, Horse Boxes, in fact we can breathe new life into any commercial vehicle or a complete change of livery across a whole fleet if required. Using only the best materials and paint we guarantee a transformation with a wow factor.

Conversions

We have the skills to offer conversions to any vehicle or trailer. We can convert panel vans into mobile workshops or to add living accommodation. Display modules or outside broadcast vehicles are all possible. We have even converted old army trucks into passenger carrying safari vehicles.

Minibus Conversions

We are an accredited converter and repairer of Mini-Buses. From new builds to conversions and on any make of chassis. We are certified suppliers and installers of M1 seating, access lifts and Unwin flooring systems.

We regularly look after our own fleet of Abacus Minibuses.

Fabrication Service

We can fabricate most things in most materials.

Paint Shop

Our dedicated paint booths are of the latest specification and can cater for the painting of the smallest panel to the largest truck, trailer or coach.

The paint shop can mix and apply all colours and paint types adhering to manufacturers' and health and safety specifications. Our paint shops are also ICI Fleetwatch approved.

Vehicle Graphics

We can offer vehicle graphic design and fitment to any vehicle. From a repair to a total wrap. We only use top quality materials which means sharpness of design and colour and a good product life span.

Van Lining

We can provide a bespoke van lining service using different materials as required. We can add work benches or storage facilities in a bespoke format.

Alternatively, we can design, supply and fit the Edstrom range of racking as an approved agent.

Shot Blasting

From road wheels to full chassis, this is the only way to achieve the best results when refurbishing a commercial vehicle.