Automobile Assessing is an important service offered by E J Allen & Associates and this is why all our engineers are involved in accident damage inspections, and why we continue to invest in equipment, software and hardware related to Automobile Assessing so that we have the best tools to provide quality reports at competitive fees.
THE INSPECTION AND REPORT
Our reports can be individually tailored to your needs and may include:
- Visual attendance or desktop from photographs or imagery.
- Reports produced using Glassmatix IV software with integrated estimating systems
- Damage description using CDC ( Collision Deformation Classification)
- Damage direction using PDOF(Principal Direction Of Force)
- Repair costs calculated using Glasssmatix IV software
- Repair methods agreed using Manufacturers or Thatcham data Escribe
- Competitive repair costs and terms negotiated for our clients
- Valuation by Glass’s Guide / Evaluator and other commercial guides.
- Repair period agreed and monitored
- Salvage disposal through our Approved Salvage Agents
- Digital Photographs
- Staff Engineer inspections - 35 mile radius of London
- Desk top inspections - Nationwide
- Approved Engineer network for inspections - Nationwide
- All staff and Approved Engineer Network staff are qualified
- Our Engineers attend Thatcham courses to update their Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Our Engineers support their local region of the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors.
- Our staff Engineers are all registered with the UK Engineering Council and various Technical Institutes and all are Full Members of and accredited by the Academy of Experts
- Light commercial vehicles
- Heavy commercial vehicles
- Agricultural equipment
- Earthmoving equipment
- Specialised vehicles
E J Allen & Associates are currently investigating the possibilities of roadside reporting, saving you time and expense
Collision Deformation Classification (CDC)
E J Allen & Associates also provide the SAE J224 MAR80 Collision Deformation Classification (CDC), a seven digit three-dimensional description of the accident damage including the Principal Direction of Force (PDOF) and a measure related figure for the extent of penetration/ deformation which is rather better than the subjective comment such as light, moderate, severe or heavy.
SEE THE FULL REPORT AS PUBLISHED IN: THE ASSESSOR, IAEA JOURNAL MARCH / APRIL 2010