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about us

Mackin’s Accident Repair Centre was established in 1986 by its current owner Paul Mackin, since this time it has grown substantially to become one of the most established bodyshops in the South Down Area. Initially a one man operation the business grew and with this the facilities where it all started were no longer suitable, with this the decision was made to invest in a new state of the art workshop with spraybooth and paint mixing facilities, it is from these premises that the business operates today. We now employ 5 craftsmen who constantly undergo training to ensure they have the knowledge and skill to repair any eventuality and ensure that the repair standard is of the same specification and standard as those of the manufacturer.

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24 hours breakdown recovery

We offer a full and comprehensive 24 hour recovery service, our recovery truck operators have the skill and knowledge to handle a range of recovery operations, our truck is fully equipped with all the necessary H&S equipment to ensure a safe operation, this service is available for all of our customers upon request.

Laser Chassis Alignment

We offer chassis alignment using Manufacturer approved methods and technology for Car O Liner ensuring accuracy of structural or chassis repairs every time.

On Site Colour Mixing

We mix all our paint on site using waterbourne manufacturer approved paint systems to reflect the refinish your vehicle had from factory. We use digital spectrometers to ensure accuracy of colour match and blend as well as a wealth of experience from our fully qualified paint Technicians.

ATA Trained Technicians

All our technicians are ATA trained ensuring they have the most up to date knowledge and equipment to carry out all types of repairs both structural and cosmetic so you can rest assured your car will be returned to you as it was pre accident.

Fleet of Courtesy Cars & Vans

We have a new fleet of cars & vans in both manual & automatic to keep you on the road whilst yours in on for repair – just ask one of our claims handlers when you call for more details.

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what we do

Accident Repair Services

At Mackin’s we offer a complete range of automotive services from repairing slight bumper scrapes to handling large insurance claims. After 25 years serving our customers we pride ourselves in giving every case from small to large the upmost attention and care. We offer a 24 hour breakdown and recovery service and whilst your car is off the road we can supply you with a car from our range of Hondas. We aim to take the hassle and stress out of any situation and get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Insurance Claims

This would be our main area of business and we have a team of experienced claims handlers and estimators who deal with insurance companies on a daily basis. It is this good working relationship that enables us to proceed at a quicker rate with approval of figures and ultimately getting your car back to you fully repaired and refinished to the high standards demanded of our workshop. Collection and delivery of your vehicle can also be arranged and because we offer the complete package we can recover your vehicle from the scene of the accident and provide you with a courtesy car, ensuring you are kept on the road.

24 Hour Recovery Service

We offer a full and comprehensive 24 hour recovery service, our recovery truck operators have the skill and knowledge to handle a range of recovery operations, our truck is fully equipped with all the necessary H&S equipment to ensure a safe operation, this service is available for all of our customers upon request.

Chassis re-alignment

Our workshop has been equipped with the Car O Liner laser chassis re alignment jig, this enables us to ensure a safe and accurate structural alignment giving accurate steering and driving of the car. We also carry a range of alignment jigs and welding equipment to enable us to handle the various alloy metals and new material technology manufacturers are using.

Low Bake Spraybooth

During our workshop extension we invested heavily in new paint technologies to bring us in line with European legislation. We now operate a state of the art Zhongda spraybooth with has the capacity to handle our new waterbourne paint system. We use waterbourne paints to limit damage to the environment and our staff, the latest waterbourne technology also reflects the paint technologies used by the manufacturers enabling us to give a factory finish to each paint job.  

Courtesy Vehicles

Whilst your vehicle is off the road for repairs we are able to offer to you a courtesy vehicle from our range of Honda cars, this will ensure that you are not inconvenienced in anyway during the repair process.

Other services we offer:

Plastic Welding & repair
Air Con Refill
4 Wheel Alignment
Colour coding of plastics & trim
Free estimates

What to do when you have had an accident

Being in a car accident is the last thing anyone wants - but when it does happen, there are ways of making sure that the legal and insurance issues are handled with as little stress as possible.

First of all - stay calm.

If someone is injured, be sure to call for medical help.  
Call for Mackins on 02840638909/07729821066 and we will send a recovery truck to the scene to recover your vehicle

Make sure you call the police by calling Northern Ireland's non-emergency phone number on 0845 600 8000.
Exchange Details with other Drivers

Witness details - If anyone has seen the accident, get their names, addresses and vehicle registration.
Note accident details - If you have a camera, perhaps on your mobile, take pictures of the scene. Remember to make notes of street names, skid marks, collision points, vehicle locations and directions of travel.
You must exchange details by law with the other driver; you will need their name, address, phone number, vehicle details and registration, insurance company and policy number.
Call us on 02840638909 or 07729821066 and we will take care of the situation from here

When you're using a body shop to get repairs to your vehicle, be aware that the insurance company can recommend a shop, but you are under no legal obligation to use its services. You have the legal right to choose the shop to do your repairs.

Also be aware that insurance companies sometimes try to dictate what types of parts are used in a vehicle's repair. They might insist that a shop not use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, as they are more expensive. You have a right to know what kind of parts are being used on your vehicle, and to know if your insurance policy dictates what kind of parts can be used in your car. If your policy lets you choose, you have the right to decide for yourself.
An insurance company also has the right to inspect your vehicle, but it is not required to do so. In addition, they cannot require you to visit one of their own claim centres.

And finally: 

Make sure you learn from this accident, but also let yourself move on from what happened. 
Everyone has an accident once in a while - it's just something that happens.

Remember - Drive Safely!

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