Snows ARC on the move with mobile service

A new mobile alloy wheel repair and refurbishment service has created a mini jobs boom in Southampton.

Operated by Snows Motor Group, the Kerbasaurus operation has created a number of new jobs in the area in its first year of trading.

Based at Snows’ Accident Repair Centre (SARC) in Southampton, the mobile fleet has repaired 5,500 wheels since the start of the year with a further 1,200 diamond cut wheels fully restored on site.

Meanwhile, sister operation Chipasaurus fixes windscreen defects.

Head of bodyshop operations at Snows ARC Daniel Bush said: “The Kerbasaurus team has been busy since the very first day. ‘We had high hopes that the service would prove popular but the level of demand has taken us by surprise. It’s possible that our SMART repair service might even overtake the bodyshop in terms of scale in years to come.

‘‘We have five members of staff on the team at the moment – there’s one person in each van and two on the static operation. The biggest challenge we face as the service expands is to find enough skilled staff.”

The company is already expanding its fleet of three mobile vans with a fourth van on order, and has plans to add more in the near future.

Bush said: “‘All our work is based on customer recommendations. We offer a lifetime guarantee on everything we do and our customers know their car has been repaired by manufacturer-trained technicians.”