About 4 Elms Group

We are an independent, family run business with full bodyshop, mechanical repair and car servicing facilities in Chattenden and Rainham.


Over 50 years excellence in vehicle repair and maintenance

Established in 1966 by Gordon Dearnaley and now run by his sons Robert and Steven Dearnaley, 4 Elms Group is a family run, local business with multiple locations conveniently situated in the Kent towns of Chattenden and Rainham.   

We have two manufacturer approved bodyshop sites and a mechanical repair and car servicing facility. Two of our business premises have forecourts selling Jet fuel with convenient SPAR shopping facilities.

Our Brands

Our Partnerships

We have established successful partnerships with leading global brands including:

  • Fix Auto UK Bodyshop network
  • Eurorepar Car Service network
  • Our forecourts sell Jet Fuel and have
  • SPAR branded stores

We work alongside the UK’s leading manufacturers, insurers and accident management companies, as well as private vehicle owners and fleets, carrying out repairs on all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles.



4 Elms Group have achieved carbon neutrality at our Fix Auto Rochester bodyshop and Four Elms Service Station, in accordance with PAS2060.

We have always demonstrated a commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and have previously implemented initiatives such as LED lighting and 100% green electricity purchasing.

Achieving carbon neutrality further demonstrates this commitment to our customers and supply chain.

Cyber Essentials Plus Certified

Cyber Essentials Plus Certified

4 Elms Group has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus Accreditation, in recognition of our ongoing commitment to cyber security, and the measures we have put in place to protect our organisation and our customers.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry supported scheme that helps businesses to protect themselves against the ever growing threat of cyber attacks.

Award Winning Repairer

Bodyshop of the Year

We were immensely proud to have won the Small Bodyshop of the Year Award in 2016 for our Fix Auto Rochester site.

The Bodyshop Awards are the industry's only independent dedicated accolades and winners truly earn their status.

Bodyshop of the Year
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