Armstrong Body Repairs achieves CSS (Certified Steel Standard)
ARMSTRONG Body Repairs, which is located at Ballinaclough in Rathnew opened its doors in 1985 and is run by Aubrey Armstrong.
CSS (Certified Steel Standard) is a national accreditation mark that consumers should look for when seeking assurance that the structural repairs completed on their vehicle have been carried out to the highest possible standard within the vehicle body repair Industry.
The CSS standard was established by the SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) as the first of its kind for vehicle body repairers within Ireland and has been endorsed by the RSA (Road Safety Authority). It outlines the processes and procedures directly related to the safe repair of accident damaged vehicles. The CSS standard embraces the repair process management with an emphasis on continual improvement and the audit is carried out on a yearly basis.
In order to achieve CSS certification, Armstrong Body Repairs undertook a voluntary independent rigorous audit where they were assessed against a comprehensive set of criteria that ensured they had competent personnel, appropriate and well-maintained equipment, their repair methods and quality of repair materials.
By achieving the CSS certification Armstrong Body Repairs are clearly demonstrating to their customers and to Insurance Companies their commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest quality and safety standards for repairs.
Aubrey Armstrong Man- aging Director of Armstrong Body Repairs “we have had to work hard over the past 28 years to achieve a high standard of repairs and we have moved with the changing technologies to ensure that we are up to date through investment in our bodyshop equipment and premises”
The increasing complexity of the makeup of the modern car requires a high level of expertise to repair them. With so many different metals available and with weight and economy a big factor, light weight steels such as Boron Steel, HSS (High Strength Steel) and UHSS (Ultra High Strength Steel) are all used in the manufacture of the modern car. In the event of a collision, these metals must be fitted to manufacturer’s specification and welded correctly so that the vehicle is safe to return to the road and can withstand any possible further collision”.
For the consumer, CSS offers them peace of mind as their vehicle has been repaired to a high standard. At Armstrong’s the staff know that customers deserve the best service and best standard of repairs when they experience the trauma of a crash. Once a customer experiences an accident Armstrong Body Repairs are first on hand, as we offer a 24hr vehicle recovery serv- ice where we will recover the vehicle and bring it to our premises. Our staff will take the stress out of the accident by guiding you through the repair process. We will liaise with the insurance company and inform the customer of the repairers required…………and repair the vehicle to manufacturer’s specification and to the highest industry standards.
Aubrey Armstrong “At Armstrong Body Repairs our aim is to give the consumer back their confidence to feel safe to drive their vehicle again and you can be assured that the repairs that we carry out on your vehicle are to the highest standard.’
Aubrey Armstrong receives CSS Accreditation for the 2nd year from Paul Linders, SIMI President.
Four wheel alignment at Armstrong Body Repairs.