Need a Panel Beater - Auto Body Repair Specialist?
The Panelbeaters Directory, empowers the Motoring Public and Indusstry Proffesionals to locate a Service Provider instantly, anywhere in Southern Africa. Independent Ownership is a characteristic of most Panel Beating businesses throughout the country - it is therefore sometimes a challenge to find a suitable service provider - especially away from home & after hours. The Panelbeaters Directory is Industry Specific and provides relevant information to facilitate timeous and informed business decisions, anywhere, anytime.
What about Quality & Accountability?
Always choose a Repair Specialist - Panel Beater, that belongs to an official industry organization. Membership ensures Accountability. Standards are regulated, Quality of workmanship monitored, Ethical behavior enforced and Industry training facilitated. Look for the RMI, CRA, SAARSA and/or SAMBRA emblems - that indicates a panel beaters accountability. A reputable business will subscribe to an industry approved Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI Program). More detailed information is also available under the homepage heading - Industry Links.
Will my Insurance Company approve?
Each Insurance Company has a panel of approved / contracted Repair Specialists - The Panelbeaters Directory has a specific section on each individual Repair Specialist - Panel Beater business page, that list specific Insurance Approvals . An Industry Link to each Insurance Company's webpage is also provided to empower customers to contact and verify status if needed. A customer should always liaise with his/her broker/insurer before any repair work is authorized.
Will my Vehicle Manufacturer (OEM) approve?
Every vehicle has an initial specified period / km distance during which the Manufacturers (OEM) provides a warranty on repairs. Each OEM has an aoppointed panel of approved/contracted Repair Specialists that is authorized to repair. The Panelbeaters Directory has a specific section at each individual Repair Specialist - Panel Beater business page, that list specific OEM Approvals. An Industry Link to each OEM's Company Webpage is provided to empower customers to contact and verify status if needed. A customer should always liaise with his/her Dealer/OEM before any repair work is authorized - specifically when a vehicle is still under warranty.
Each OEM has appointed an Audit Company - of which Automatrix is the most prominent - to Develop, Manage and Administrate specific Auto Body Repair programmes. These courses are being audited on a regular basis to ensure (a) Adherence to Repair Standards equal to the original manufacturing criteria (b) Continious improvement of service delivery on all levels and (c) Ensure persistant business profitabilty.
Not Insured - Who should repair my vehicle?
70% of vehicles are not ensured. It is always a good indicator to enlist the service of a Repair Specialist - Panel Beater that belongs to an Industry Association and is approved by the specific Vehicle Manufacturers - OEM audited system. Insurance Company Endorsment is also an indicator that the quality of service provided is of the highest standard. The Panelbeaters Directory has a specific section on each individual Repair Specialist - Panel Beater's business page, that list specific Association, Manufacturers (OEM) & Insurance Approvals / Endorsements.
A Proudly South African & National Brand
The Panelbeaters Directory is a unique and proudly South African initiative to promote the professional image of the modern Repair Specialist aka Panelbeater. Introducing the motoring public to reputable Service Providers on a national basis. Unlocking business opportunities, cost effective repairs and peace of mind for all.