who we are

Established in 1986 to service the needs of vehicle owners in the south down area Mackins Accident Repair Centre was set up by its current owners the Mackin family. Initially a one man operation the business focused on high quality repairs and customer satisfaction which is still to this day the businesses main goals! It is this which has allowed us to grow significantly and we were recently awarded 2019 NI Bodyshop of the Year – we followed this up again this year retaining our NI Bodyshop title and winning National Bodyshop of the year at the 2020 Irish Auto Trade Awards. These awards are a testament to our ongoing commitment to our customers and service providers.

We have also gained accreditation from the British Standards Institute and achieved the coveted BS10125:2014+A1:2016 Kitemark which specifies the best approach to conducting consistently safe, high quality repairs to accident damaged vehicles.

This accreditation alongside our ATA trained technicians and stringent quality controls ensures that when your vehicle comes to us for repairs it leaves safe and repaired to the highest standard. We refuse to compromise on quality. We work in partnership with a number of industry leading insurers and accident management companies and offer a full and comprehensive accident repair service.


Why choose us


Accident Repair Services

At Mackin’s we offer a complete range of automotive services

Insurance Claims

This would be our main area of business

24 Hour Recovery Service

We offer a full and comprehensive 24 hour recovery service

Chassis re-alignment

Our workshop has been equipped with the Car O Liner laser chassis re...


Mackins Accident Repair Centre has been selected and approved by the following Insurance Companies & Corporate Partners as their official repairer.

Hastings Direct
Direct Line
Motor Repair
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We are proud to have been nominated and won the following awards for quality & Service

Irish Awards 2020
Irish Awards
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The Kitemark is the UK's most trusted certification mark. By bringing your vehicle to us you can be sure of:

Mackins Accident Repair Centre achieved the BSI Kitemark Licence in 2019 on the first audit.

BS10125 Kitemark

‘’The Kitemark licence gives customers the assurance that the repair is carried out to the highest standards so that the vehicle not only protects the lives of those on the road, but maintains the pre-crash integrity of the car. A bodyshop that has the Kitemark for vehicle body repair, means you can feel reassured that whatever the type of repair needed, whether it be cosmetic, a structural repair or involves aluminium and composite bonding, the quality will be assured.

Failure of a bodyshop to adopt the correct repair method could in certain cases seriously affect the integrity of the vehicle in the way it may perform in the event of an accident.

When choosing a body shop look for the Kitemark. It’s your assurance that the very latest repair techniques will be used and that your vehicle will be repaired to an exacting standard. More and more insurance companies see the Kitemark as a symbol of quality, and also insist that their network of approved repairers achieve the Kitemark status.’’


SAFETY – You will know that your vehicle will give you the same protection as it did before the accident.
TRUST –  That your car has been repaired to the highest standards.
QUALITY – You will know that your car has been repaired using the right materials and processes.

Modern cars are made of a variety of complex materials, if specialised materials are repaired in the wrong way the safety and performance of your vehicle will be affected.