Arm­strong Body Re­pairs achieves CSS (Cer­ti­fied Steel Stan­dard)

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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.

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