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If you’ve been looking for an accident repair centre or a car body shop within easy reach of Crawley and East Grinstead, we’d like to invite you along to our popular premises in Copthorne. Armstrong Bodyshop Ltd are crash, accident and car body repair specialists operating from an accident repair centre approved by Highway Insurance and Santander.


On this page, we take a closer look at the facilities Crawley and East Grinstead customers can find at our car body shop. We believe it’s important to have the best resources at our disposal. In doing so, workmanship provided by our accident repair centre not only meets defining trade and industry standards, but also satisfies the client.



Low-Bake Oven Facilities


Like any reputable car body shop covering Crawley and East Grinstead, we have low-bake oven facilities which serve a number of different purposes. As far as our work is concerned, low-bake ovens regulate spraying temperatures to optimise the materials we use and also extract overspray to result in a cleaner painted finish. The oven at our car body shop subsequently ‘bakes’ your vehicle for faster drying times of as little as 20 minutes.


Just as importantly, oven facilities at our accident repair centre lower VOC emissions and this has a positive impact on the environment in Crawley, East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. Our car body shop takes environmental care seriously.



Vehicle Alignment System


Impact can twist the chassis of your vehicle. This not only makes cars dangerous to drive but, during the repair process, it also makes it more difficult for our panel beaters and our fitters to line everything up correctly. For this reason, our accident repair centre has a dedicated vehicle alignment system to reassure our Crawley and East Grinstead clients.


Working to manufacturer specifications, we use hydraulic rams to realign key points of the chassis or framework to the right position so that everything measures up perfectly.



Paint Mixing Scheme


Our car body shop is home to an advanced paint mixing scheme which helps us obtain excellent colour matches for customers in Crawley, East Grinstead and the surrounding local area. We use water-based paints at our accident repair centre which have lower VOC emissions. These materials are a standard requirement for all modern workshops.


Colours are made up from individual tinting mixers which can be calibrated by computer to provide a more accurate match based on the shade used by your manufacturer.


If you’ve been looking for a car body shop or an accident repair centre close to Crawley or East Grinstead, we think you’ll be impressed with our high-end workshop facilities.