Nationwide Accident Repair Services is extending its provision of automotive body and glass repairs on driveways and car-parks across the UK.
Two fleet of vans will take to the road; one handling glass repairs and replacements under the brand Nationwide Motorglass, and the second, Nationwide Mobile Restore, offering bodywork repairs.
These new mobile services are designed to support Nationwide’s 71 repair centres plus the accident management services provided to businesses.
With insurance excess on the rise, car owners and fleet managers are becoming far less likely to go to their insurer for minor damage.
Although there are already ‘smart’ repairers in the marketplace, Nationwide claims its mobile offering is "far more sophisticated and capable".
The Mobile Restore engineers can handle repairs which can be completed in a day and consist of up to two panels, and the Motorglass technicians can cope with every piece of glass on any car or light-commercial vehicle and aim to repair rather than replace.
“One of the main benefits of our mobile services at Nationwide is that we have the back-up of the 71 body-shops,” said Gary Nicholls, operation director – mobile at Nationwide.
“Unlike other unsupported mobile repair businesses where there is no physical bodyshop back-up, an engineer may be tempted to repair damage that really is unsuitable for handling on a driveway."