Dents and scratches? No problem, says new Dunmow car body repair firm

PUBLISHED: 09:43 06 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:43 06 August 2010

Nick Matherson and Jason Fox

Nick Matherson and Jason Fox

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A PANEL beater and a spray painter have joined forces to set up their own car body repair centre in Great Dunmow.

Jason Fox

A PANEL beater and a spray painter have joined forces to set up their own car body repair centre in Great Dunmow.

Jason Fox and Nick Matheron, both locals, took on their first job – re-touching of a BMW 3 series convertible which had been keyed down one side – on Monday. It was the first day into their new venture, Dunmow Coachworks, which is based at a commercial unit on the Chelmsford Road industrial estate.

Despite taking on such a risky venture in an unstable economy, the pair believe the new business has all the ingredients to corner the market.

Jason explains: “We provide a service for those motorists whose cars have had digs, dents or scratches, and who have a high excess but don’t want to go through their insurance.

Nick Matherson

“We will take on any job – full accident repairs, minor dents and scratches and wheel refurbishment included – although we are keen to get those where the damage is between £200-£500. You would fork out on the insurance and the premium would go up – but we can do the job straight off for that price, keeping the premiums down.”

It has taken a month for the pair to get the commercial premises up and running.

But the highly experienced duo – who between them have over 22 years experience as prestige car body repairers – reckon they have got it looking just right.

“We’ve got a high quality spray oven and use the latest paint mixing schemes as used by Mercedes, BMW and Porsche,” said Jason.

“We have got plenty of experience and thought we could make a good business together. We have carried out a lot of research and we feel the area is crying out for a business like this.

“So far we’ve had lots of positive feedback and now we just need to get the word out there.”

Dunmow Coachworks is based at Unit 8A, Chelmsford Road industrial estate. To book an appointment or for more information call 01371 871994 or visit dunmowcoachworks.co.uk

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