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Guest Post – An interview with Motts Body Repair

So we’ve been in touch with our good friends at Motts Body Repair who keep our car hire and van hire fleet in tip top condition by performing all of our accident repairs for the Colchester depot. We managed to grab hold of Lawrence, owner and operator to ask him a few questions!

So Lawrence what is your favourite car and why?
Favourite car? Well there are a few, but one that really stands out for me is the Aston Martin, it’s just the look and shape of them and above all the sound i guess that pulls me towards them. Plus the nostalgia of them, a combination of quality and speed and the fact they are so quintessentially British.

What is your favourite part of the job?
Well for me my favourite part of the job has to be helping customers where others haven’t. Taking their wrecked car and transforming back into its former glory, performing miracles! Sometimes i think that’s what people think we’re called miracle body repairs not Motts.

How long ago did you start the company and what prompted you to do so?
I started on my own 20 years ago in late November time this year, I was just 24 years old somehow, I always knew I was going to have my own garage. I was destined to do this job, even as a child I used to rub down my match box cars and change their colour. I got this idea from watching my dad paint air fix models. I think I may have promised my mum I would have a garage before she died when I was 14, maybe because my father had always wanted to have his own garage but never quite managed it for one reason or another, probably because he had to raise two boys on his own. Anyway, I just knew I had to do it for one reason or another.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to ride motorbikes and now with my children, I am also enjoying doing up an old house at present which dates back to 1420 and has a shop attached to it which is said to be the oldest recorded shop in England and maybe even Europe?

So is there any exciting news at Motts Body Repair coming up?
Well at the end of this month it will be our 20th anniversary since I started the company in late November 1996.

Motts Body Repair carry out all manor or body repairs, dent removals and insurance work to name a few, for more information on their work please head over to their site