Following the recent campaign run by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in association with SIMI on second-hand tyres, Frank Byrnes of Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs will host a free ‘Tyre Check’ clinic next week in their workshop at Glenascaul, Oranmore. Members of the public are invited to come along to have their tyres checked between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 26th May.
‘There a many factors which cause motor accidents. Unfortunately its part of my business that we see the results of car collisions on a weekly basis here in the workshop and one of the first things I do is check the tyres. All too often it is evident that the driver could have avoided such an incident had they replaced their tyres with safe quality tyres,’ said Frank Byrnes; ‘In advance of the summer holiday season and June bank holiday we urge car owners and drivers to check their tyres so as to keep themselves safe and avoid accidents if at all possible. Not only that, with the new penalty points for defective or worn tyres and a risk of a fine of €80 and 4 penalty points on conviction, it could be very costly in the long run to overlook your tyres.’
A new report from the RSA launch in April 2016 showed that vehicle factors played a role in 1 in 8 (101) fatal collisions in the period 2008 to 2012. Defective tyres were the most significant factor, representing almost two thirds (64.1% or 66) of all vehicle factors identified. 983 fatal collisions occurred on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012, claiming the lives of 1,077 people. The forensic details of 867 fatal collisions were analysed to identify the cause of the collision – of these, 858 involved a motorised vehicle. Vehicle factors, such as defective tyres, brakes, steering or suspension, were found to have contributed to 101 of these fatal collisions, in combination with behavioural factors such as speeding, alcohol or drug use.
Defective tyres were more prevalent in single vehicle crashes (74.1%) when compared to multiple vehicle crashes (57.6%). Sadly 111 people lost their lives and 30 were seriously injured in collisions where vehicle defects were a contributory factor and 71 people were killed and 19 were seriously injured in a collision where a vehicle had defective tyres as a contributory factor.
The safety of a tyre is directly related to how long it has been used for. So if you’re thinking of buying second hand tyres, remember what they could cost you. Second-hand or part-worn tyres are tyres which have been used on another vehicle. If buying a part worn tyre, consumers should ensure the tyre is safe and meets the minimum legal requirements. Consumers could also think about whether or not they’re getting real value for money, when putting themselves and their families at risk.
Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs is a registered SIMI garage, ranked in the top three crash repairs businesses in Ireland. with a specialist team who work to the highest Irish certified steel and safety standards.
Oranmore man Frank Byrnes was presented with the accolade of ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’, for his voluntary charity work over the last year at the annual SIMI – Irish motor industry awards which took place in February. Frank and his team from Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs were also been nominated in the Top three finalists of SIMI ‘Bodyshop of the Year’ award nationally for their commitment to high-quality work standards, exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction and value for money. See Facebook Event link HERE
Oranmore man Frank Byrnes was presented with the accolade of ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’, for his voluntary charity work over the last year at the annual SIMI – Irish motor industry awards which took place last Thursday night in Dublin. Frank and his team from Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs had also been nominated in the top three finalists of SIMI ‘Bodyshop of the Year’ award nationally for their commitment to high-quality work standards, exceptionally high levels of customer satisfaction and value for money. The aim of the annual awards is to celebrate the Industry leaders nationally and recognise the amazing achievements made by these businesses over the last twelve months.
Frank Byrnes along with co-organiser Peter Daly, Synergy were presented with the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award for their tireless voluntary efforts in organising the charity fundraiser ‘Climb4Cancer’ during summer 2015 which engaged a team of Irish motor industry professionals to climb the four highest mountains in Ireland’s four provinces in one weekend, raising €63,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.
The fundraiser involved twenty-eight participants guided by Piaras and Michael of Kerry Climbers. They began their weekend on Thursday night departing Oranmore by bus to Kerry to climb Carrantouhill in Co. Kerry first thing on Friday morning. Returning journey by bus to Galway for Friday night and out to Connemara on Saturday morning for the Mweelrea climb on the Galway/Mayo border. Saturday evening saw another bus journey to Newcastle, Co Down for an overnight stay and an early climb on Sunday morning to reach Slieve Donard peak up by the Mourne Wall, Co Down. The last leg of the journey saw the group making their way to climb Lugnaquilla in Co Wicklow on the Sunday afternoon. A gruelling challenge with inclement weather conditions which gave all involved a memorable weekend having climbed a total of 11,904 meters and travelled 798 miles by bus.
“I’m honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Peter Daly and a great team who put their shoulder to the wheel for this fundraiser, not only did we raise substantial funds for a great cause – the Irish Cancer Society, but I believe we increased awareness amongst our industry colleagues of the necessity to have a Health MOT done regularly,” commented Frank, Managing Director, Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs Oranmore. Frank also acknowledged his team of local participants who he thanked for taking part in the fundraiser - Aiden Devitt, Al Callanan, Jude and John Donnellan, Brian Melia, David Ross, David Leyne, Richard Burke, Tom Joe and Noel Kelly, Stephen O’Brien, Michael Hannon, Vincent Small, John and Niall Walsh, Corionna Corcoran, Brendan Waldron and Dermot O’Hara.
Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, Overnight Repairs recently ran a competition campaign on Galway Bay FM on the Molly in the Morning show. The competition prizes were for Panto tickets to daily winners to Jack and the Beanstalk by Renmore Pantomime in the Town Hall Theatre with an overall prize of family tickets to the panto and family dinner. The competition was a huge success and we would like to congratulate our winners:
To promote the competition we invited out Molly aka Neil Molloy and Olly aka Olly Turner for a few pictures. We had great craic with the lads, both getting into pyjamas and sporting hot water bottles and teddies. We got some great pictures and the lads even had time to get some repairs done on their car, while they slept!!! See these below.
Frank Autobody Repairs on the winning podium again!!!!
Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs recently won the Autotrader Bodyshop of the Year Award for 2015. The second annual Irish Auto Trade Awards were presented on October 17th at a gala dinner in the City West Hotel in Dublin. Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs won Connacht/Ulster Bodyshop of the Year and on the night went on to win the Overall National Bodyshop of the Year Award.
Over 560 attended the Awards ceremony in the Ballroom at Citywest Hotel Dublin for the Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony with MC for the evening Sean Gallagher.
The Irish Auto Trade Awards honour the very best in the Irish Auto Aftermarket.
The event and The Auto Trade EXPO (held on the same weekend in the Citywest Exhibition Centre)are both organised and ran by Automotive Publications.
Frank Byrnes Autobody repairs were represented on the night by Sinead Healy General Manager and Pat Delaney Workshop manager. Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs are a well respected player in the Irish bodyshop scene, recommended repairer to several insurance companies, a thriving retail operation and multiple national award winner.
Founded in 2004 in Clarinbridge by Frank Byrnes MD, the business expanded and moved into their current premises in Oranmore in 2008 and the business has gone from strength to strength since, growing to its current work force of 21.
Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs is constantly changing to meet the needs of its customers, and what is a first for Ireland and not only Galway, they have launched a new body repair concept through the Over Night Body Repair Service. This unique autobody repair service means that damage such as dents, car park tips and scrapes can be repaired while you sleep!
According to Frank Byrnes, Managing Director of Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, “our new overnight body repair service is all about offering our customers a fast, convenient and economic option for those annoying dents and scrapes that happen, no matter how careful we are or how hard we try to avoid them.
Overnight Body Repairs at Frank Byrnes Autobody are carried out by specially trained technicians using a process developed for smaller repairs. Using these latest innovative repair techniques we can avoid much of the additional work required for larger accident damage repair thus allowing us to repair the vehicle more efficiently and more economically without compromising on quality. We can then pass on the saving to our customers.
Speaking about the award Frank Byrnes Managing Director says “This award is very important to our staff and gives great satisfaction that our hard work, dedication and quality is getting the recognition that it deserves”
Picture: Sean Gallagher (Dragons Den), Sinead Healy (General Manager, Frank Byrnes Autobody Repair), Pat Delaney (Workshop Manager, Frank Byrnes Autobody Repair), Padraic Deane (Managing Editor, Auto Trade Journal)
Brand New Service at Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs - OVERNIGHT BODY REPAIRS !!!
In what is a first for Ireland and not only Galway, Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs in Oranmore has launched a new body repair concept in the Over Night Body Repair Service. This unique autobody repair service means that damage such as dents, car park tips and scrapes can be repaired while you sleep!
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The Irish AutoTrade Awards.
Frank Byrne's Autobody Repairs has being confirmed as the Connacht-Ulster Bodyshop of the Year 2015. Now they will go forward along with four other regional winners to contend next month for the title of: 'Bodyshop of the Year 2015'.
Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs have won the SIMI Bodyshop of the Year twice before but the Irish Autotrade Awards are new awards.
The winner will be announced at a Gala Dinner in the Ballroom at Citywest Hotel in Dublin on Sunday night, November 9th. This is the same weekend that the Auto Trade Expo takes place in the Citywest Exhibition Centre.
To get more information on the inaugural Irish Auto Trade Awards, please log on to the specially dedicated website: www.AutoTradeAwards.ie
Congratulations! Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs have been shortlisted for the Small Business category in the Connacht Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. The Winner will be announced on Tuesday 21st October in The Clayton Hotel in Galway.
Frank Byrnes Wins SIMI Bodyshop of the Year for the Second Time
Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs has been named ‘Bodyshop of the Year’ at the fourth Irish Motor Industry Awards. The accolade was announced in front of over 500 of the motor industry’s senior figures at a glittering ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin (formerly the Burlington Hotel).
This is the second time that Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs has come away from the awards with the gold medal, having also won the award in 2012
Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs wins “One to Watch” Award
The SCCUL Enterprise Awards 2014 were held on Monday 27th of January in NUI Galway. Dr. James J. Browne President of NUI Galway, Minister Sean Sherlock, TD for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and Special guest Bobby Kerr, Founding Dragon of RTE’s Dragons Den were among the 500 guests at the awards.
As the SCCUL Enterprise Awards is dedicated to supporting and promoting small businesses, the competition is open to all businesses in Galway City and County. This year’s competition welcomed entries from different forms of Enterprise – this included new businesses and any new innovative project or undertaking within an existing business. Over 130 businesses entered the awards.
Having entered these awards for the first time Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs was firstly interview by the panel at the Enterprise Centre and then shortlisted for an onsite interview at his business.
Frank Byrnes was awarded the prize of “The One to Watch” in the Consumer Goods & Services category, a highly competitive section of the awards.
The awards day comprised a large Expo event where all the entrants could demonstrate their businesses, as did Frank Byrnes Autobody Repairs, but Frank Byrnes also had a special mystery guest who all during the day could be found wandering around the Bailey Allen Hall in NUIG, ‘All we know is, he’s called THE STIG.......’
Santa Drops into Frank Byrnes for some Repairs!
On Sunday 1st Dec 2013 Frank Byrnes Autobody Repair teamed up with the “Help Emma Beat It” and the “For Pete’s Sake” fundraisers to get Santa out of a serious fix! He dropped into Frank’s Autobody Repairs to get his sleigh into tip top shape for his Christmas rounds. The event ran from 2-6 pm with admission at €5 per child. As well as a visit from the man himself, the afternoon included a kids disco, Christmas movie, bouncy castle, face painting, festive goodies and lots more.