car undrivable. However, such a car would generally be repaired along with cars requiring structural work, resulting in increased repair time.
“This normally resulted in higher costs for insurers particularly when there was a hire vehicle on the policy. Our aim was to reduce those costs and inconvenience by completing the repairs within a week,” says Scheffer. “There was also a gap in the market for a transparent system where insurers and clients could track exactly what was happening to their vehicles on a daily basis,” says Scheffer.
Today, the Automagic group consists of 36 stand-alone franchises and 24 authorised agents. Automagic currently repairs in the region of 60 000 vehicles per year, with the major insurance