About Us

Celebrating over 60 years’ experience in the motoring industry

ECF was established in 1957 as Eastbourne Coach Finishers Ltd and remains Eastbourne’s largest and longest established body repair facility in the area.

Now owned and managed by Russell Turner and Richard Milton, the business continues to thrive and grow.

ECF (as it is better known) has insurance company approval from Aviva (Norwich Union), Saga, Liverpool Victoria, Chaucer and Allianz VW in addition to various accident management companies. ECF also has vehicle manufacturer approval from Mercedes-Benz (car and light commercial), Volkswagen (car and commercial), Audi, Skoda, Seat, Peugeot, Kia and Honda.

Our company offers assistance to any customer requiring accident repairs (no matter who they are insured with) and has a team of 30 staff and a fleet of 35 courtesy cars and vans waiting to assist you.

We have the perfect solution for all kinds of repairs, irrespective of the make or model of car you drive. Our workshops are equipped with the most advanced equipment available, specified by vehicle manufacturers, to repair your car.

We endeavour in all cases to return your vehicle to the manufacturer’s specification, including colour matching and panel alignment, using environmentally friendly materials and advanced equipment.

Operating under the name of ECF Service and Repair, this side of our business now offers a complete range of services for your car from purchase to disposal.  With the recruitment of two qualified MOT technicians coupled with the investment in new equipment, ECF Service and Repair offer unrivalled comprehensive onsite facilities for your vehicle.

Whilst the core ECF Accident Repair business remains (providing a comprehensive repair facility for vehicle bodywork, from cosmetic repairs through to full resprays), ECF now have dedicated MOT and service bays and this will enable every visitor to the business to avail themselves of the range of services on offer.  Subject to availability, ECF will continue to offer a collection/delivery service or a discounted replacement car, plus a free courtesy wash.

I’m never disappointed when I take my car to ECF. The staff are friendly and helpful and the quality of work is always excellent… I would recommend them to anyone. Well done, ECF, keep up the good work!

Jonathan B – Facebook

An approved MOT & service centre for many car manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz