Repair methods

Model specific crash repair methods are at the heart of Thatcham Research’s mission to ensure safe and cost effective vehicle repair. Working from a fully equipped and ultra-modern vehicle repair technology centre, Thatcham Research’s technical repair experts produce a wealth of vehicle repair data, ranging from light structural research, to full body methods.

By physically deconstructing and reconstructing vehicles during each project, Thatcham Research are able to provide details on every panel in a vehicle, ensuring safe, accurate and efficient repair methods aimed at returning crash damaged vehicles back to their pre-accident condition.

Thatcham Research works hard to provide information in a timely and accessible manner, identifying and approaching research projects on the basis of a vehicle’s prevalence in the car park as well as its particular characteristics, which may include its use of modern materials, specific joining techniques and challenges or use of modern technology.

Thatcham Research’s ultimate aim is to ensure ease of repair for repairers and assessors alike. With more than 40 years’ experience in this area, Thatcham Research's repair methods have evolved from printed repair manuals to today’s online delivery solutions through escribe.

escribe is Thatcham Research’s primary repair methods product. Available online and accessible via a range of mobile devices and tablets, Thatcham Research works hard to ensure that escribe is up to date with new methods uploaded as soon as a research project is completed.