escribe celebrates 10th anniversary

Thatcham Research’s online repair methods solution escribe has now been servicing the automotive aftermarket for 10 years.

The solution contains over 500,000 repair methods with users completing close to two million downloads every year.

Meanwhile, it is also constantly evolving to keep pace new technologies entering the car parc, such as ADAS and EVs.

Karen Jakes, senior product manager, said: “As the profile of the cars we drive continues to evolve rapidly, its vital that repairers are provided with dynamic repair intelligence.

“escribe is uniquely positioned to support repairers in overcoming the challenges they’re facing. Our vehicle-led research programme allows us to add 7,000 new methods per month, powered by a combination of expert vehicle data analysis and rigorous engineering grade research conducted in our state-of-the-art Repair Technology Centre.

“It plays an important role in not only ensuring safe repair, but also providing repairers with BS10125 compliant methods.”

She continued: “While coverage stood at 98% of licensed cars and LCVs and 92% of newly registered cars and LCVs in 2022, the constantly evolving nature of modern vehicles requires a methods solution that evolves in parallel.

“The rise of emerging tech and its impact on the repair industry is something we see every day in our data. And with vehicle manufacturer annual zero emission sales targets rising exponentially in response to government proposals, escribe’s fundamental role in supporting sustainable repair is only going to increase.

“As we look ahead to another decade of escribe success, our dedicated Research Engineering, Vehicle Data Management and Helpline teams are focused on delivering the best repair advice, guidance and recommendations to our user community.”