Activate Accident Repair to expand in the South-East with new Hampton centre

Activate Accident Repair will open a state-of-the-art repair centre in Hampton, Greater London this month. The Group’s 10th site will create much-needed additional repair capacity in London and the South-East, where demand for repair services is high. Activate Accident Repair is the repair division of Activate Group, which offers accident management services to fleets and […]

Activate Accident Repair gains updated vehicle repair kitemark across all sites

Activate Accident Repair has demonstrated its commitment to safe, high-quality repairs by gaining the updated Vehicle Damage Repair Kitemark (BS 10125:2022) across all nine of its bodyshops. The British Standard is a respected mark of quality. To achieve it, repairers must show they have the technical competence, management systems and procedures in place to operate […]

Plastic bumpers: repair vs replace

Technician at Activate Repair

Most modern cars include some plastic parts – bumpers in particular are usually made of plastic. So, what happens when your plastic bumper gets damaged? Can it be repaired, or does it need to be replaced with a new part? Here, we discuss the benefits and practicalities of plastic repair. Can you repair a plastic […]

Can you repair my electric vehicle (EV)?

Car in EV repair bat at Activate Repair Warrington

As more people make the switch to electric vehicles, repair centres are investing in tools and training to help them safely repair EVs. In this article, we give an overview of EV repair and what we’ve done to make sure our Activate Repair centres are EV-ready. Vehicle body repair: EV vs ICE The body work […]

What are ‘Green Parts’, and why are they used in vehicle repair?

Green Parts Vehicle Repair

Repairers are increasing their use of ‘green parts’ as an alternative to brand-new components in vehicle repair. They’re a tried and tested solution used by insurers to conduct more sustainable, cost-effective repairs to their customers’ vehicles. If you’ve been offered a green part repair, you may wonder why this is the case, and whether they […]

Is it safe to use second-hand parts in vehicle repair?

second-hand/green vehicle parts

Repairers are increasingly harnessing second-hand vehicle parts, often referred to as ‘green parts’, as an alternative to sourcing brand-new OE or aftermarket components. But how safe are they when compared with their off-the-shelf counterparts? Here we explore the safety implications of using second-hand parts in vehicle repair, as well as the potential benefits of doing […]

Activate Accident Repair continues growth with two new sites

Activate Accident Repair has opened its doors in Mildenhall and Sunderland as parent company Activate Group continues to grow its bodyshop division. The new centres represent a £2 million pound investment in the latest repair technology, and take the total number of Activate Accident Repair sites to eight. Setting the standard Activate Group Chief Commercial […]

Activate Accident Repair continue to grow and extend its EV repair capability with the opening of its Newcastle bodyshop

Activate Accident Repair are continuing their growth by announcing the opening of yet another hi-tech bodyshop, strengthening their position in the North East of England – Newcastle will be the 6th location for the business. This enhances the capability and capacity of Activate Groups hybrid repair solution which is made up its own bodyshop and repair partners. The New Bodyshop The new 20,000 […]