The following is taken from an extract from the motoring section of The Daily Telegraph dated the 6 August 2005
"John Whitmore delves into his postbag to find widespread dissatisfaction with the motor insurance and repair industry but great praise for mobile services that offer convenience and much lower cost.
Mobile repairers attract near-universal praise for their quality, convenience, service and price. Customers are frequently delighted and recommend them to friends. Their prices work out at approximately half the price of the small repairers. Some are franchises or similar, of which the best known are Trimline Systems (Autopaint 4U) and CPS (Cosmetic Paint Systems); there are a number of others, their names often beginning with the word Dent.
These repairers are essentially cosmetic and do not tackle more serious mechanical damage. They use the latest technology for paint matching; many were once touch-up people at the inspection stage of new car production, whose results had to be perfect. Some can repair torn plastic bumpers, some can restore damaged alloy wheels, some only do dents. Most charge about £45 per panel for dent repairs and will complete most jobs in a couple of hours. The following reader comments were typical:
"By entering a number found under my bonnet into his on-board computer, a machine would dispense the exact match of paint to my car. Returning 90 minutes later, the marks were completely untraceable."
"With almost religious reverence, he massaged, cajoled, teased and persuaded not only the dent to disappear but rendered the minor scratch almot invisible. The cost was less than £50."
Peter Negus (Cuckfield)
Autopaint 4U came to my home and managed to paint and repair my wife's Mercedes, my own Land Rover Discovery, my sons VW Golf and daughters Nissan Micra all done on the same day! Excellent, fast and reliable service at a very reasonable cost.
Mr Sparshock (Lindfield)
"Recent paint/repair to my 307 Peugeot front wing/bumper. Peter has twice now repaired and painted some unfortunate scrapes. On both occasions I have been able to drop off the car at his unit, then walk a short way to Ditchling garden centre to browse, have a cup of tea in the café, then return to pick up the car all within 2-3 hours. Splendid service, fully recommended."
Craig Morben (Brighton)
"Front bumper repair to my BMW M3. Very pleasing, fast, efficient and cost effective service. Dropped car off and picked up later, nicely repaired/ finish."
Mark Lewis (Horsham)
"Autopaint 4U carried out several paint/repairs to my Citroen Picasso saving me £100's against bodyshop prices ('brilliant' service too") and all carried out on the same day whilst I was at work."
Please check out the following
from previously satisfied customers:
Really pleased with the work done to the upholstery and paintwork - a cracking job. The price was very fair as well so I will recommend you to others. Very glad I came to you. Peter Simpson, Lindfield (7/3/13)
Just to say I had a stone chip on the tailgate of my Vauxhall Astra and what a brilliant job you have done Peter. I cannot tell its been repainted as it matches the car perfectly and done within three hours!!. Many thanks.
John (Crawley) (sent by email 6/11/12)
Jason Kitcat (Green city councillor and Cabinet
member on Brighton & Hove City Council)
Thanks for your excellent work today Peter on my Mazda 5 - looks great. All the best (sent by email 28/7/11)
Thank you for the excellent job you did on my Civic. Honest communication, great flexibility and a really speedy turn-around. I will not hesitate to use and recommend Trimline Systems in the future. (sent by email 25/11/09)
Julie Clark (Horsham)
I am so pleased indeed with the job you did on my KA on Wednesday (25/6/08). I think you are a magician! I will keep your details in case for future use either by me or others.
Patrick from Webstat in Hailsham/Eastbourne
I called Autopaint to my office after a mishap with my front bumper on my brand new Jaguar S/Type. They arrived bang on time and quickly set about dealing with my bumper problem. I have to say they were top notch. These guys are good and also saved me a few quid on my previous quotes
Autopaint sorted out my annoying stone chips on my Porsche Carrera and also carried out paint repairs on my wife's BMW 23, all done whilst we were away on holiday. We found Peter and Martyn to be extremely reliable, trustworthy and work completed was of the highest standard.
Piers Taylor (Brighton)
Peter carried out quality paint repairs to my badly damaged rear bumper (split) and side moulding (scuffed), on my BMW touring which is now up for sale and looking great again.
Mr Maynard (Hove)
My BMW convertible was brought back to life after Autopaint carried out several repairs to damaged boot lid, bumper, side panels and interior trims. Truly astounding results at a very fair price.
Mr Benson (Hurstpierpoint)
Autopaint have now carried out very successful repairs to my Mercedes SLK on two separate occasions at my home address. Highly recommended.
Mr and Mrs Gray (Burgess Hill)
"Peter and his assistant have successfully paint/repaired both my Mercedes and my wife's VW Lupo and even my sons Ford Fiesta. We have found the work to be of a high standard and would definitely recommend them."
Mr Seabrook (Haywards Heath)
"Autopaint 4U have given me great service whilst carrying out paint repairs to my Mercedes and my daughters Peugeot 106."