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Hole in the door attacks on all different model vans on the rise

Jeffrey Scott @ September 19, 2019 5:03 pm

There are some van models that have been plagued by a hole though the bodywork style attack on them, in particular the 2014 onwards shape Vauxhall Vivaro, Renault Trafic, Nissan NV300, Fiat Talento and VW T5/ Volkswagen T6. For those model vans we have specific products to address the popular hole through the body attacks where the owner can often have the damaged to their vans repair by us fitting one of our external shields. But what we are staring to see is all sorts of random holes in various places, in various different model vans; where we do not have any specific repair product to cover over the damage. 

What we have been doing is offering universal repair/ blanking shields where it looks like the hole can be covered up by the sizes that we have available. What we have done today is to put the universal shields on our website under 'Products / Specialist Security / Universal Repair Shields' and put images with measurements on them so that you can clearly see the sizes of them and if they could be an option for you to repair the damage on your van caused by and break in attempt.

Why put a stainless repair plate over a hole in the bodywork attack? A hole in your bodywork can be a massive vulnerability, sometimes giving thieves direct access to a backdoor bypass method of your van's factory locking system. 

A hole in your door (following an attack) can be;
  • An irresistible invitation for anyone to try and break into your van
  • It doesn't look good
  • There can be sharp edges from the cut metal that are dangerous
  • The bare metal will start to rust and pour down your door overtime 
Options for a repair can be to take your van to the body shop (although this can often run into hundreds of pounds and/ or loosing your no claims bonus) or perhaps a lower cost alternative could be to fit a repair shield such as this one or one of our vehicle specific ones?

You can also look through the website selecting your van make, model and year variant to see if we have a specific repair solution for the attack that has happened on your van or contact us using the 'Ask a question' form and send us some pictures of the hole on your van (ideally one picture close up to the damage with a ruler in the picture to show the size of the hole and one picture standing 3 metres away for reference so we can see where the hole is on your van). 

We can fit this for you if you can come to our workshop in Eastbourne (if you are in the South East then we may be able to fit this for you with a mobile service). If you want us to fit this for you then please, you send us pictures of the hole in your van and we will be able to give you an idea of the cost for us to carry out the repair.

*Please click on the individual product for pricing details.
Tags: hole in my van, theives made hole in van, hole in van break in, tool theft, tools stolen, repair hole in van, stainless shield

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