Types of Car Body Damage and Jobs of an Auto Body Mechanic

by Tyre FIT AUTO LTD Automotive

No vehicle hasn’t faced any accident. Every time you sit behind the steering wheel, chances of worse, fender or sideswipe are high. However, repairing the auto body can repair the damage.


Scratching of the car body with a shopping cart or some other elements in the parking area is very common. The most risky place for getting scratch on the car is the parking place. The scratch can get buffed out if it is very small. However, auto painting or body filler is required if the scratches are big enough.


Weather conditions, besides accidents, are responsible for damaging your car. When your car is exposed to weather for a long span, it requires an effective paint job and other Car Repair Leamington Spa like windshield repair. This occurs when your car stays outside for more time as compared to the span it spends in the garage. The paint of the vehicle fades away if it is exposed to the UV rays for a long span. 

For some of the biggest scratches, damage, and dents, collisions are responsible. Structural damage in the car may occur due to collisions. Bent frames may also result. For streamlining the frame, the computer-aided machinery is used by the mechanics. You must ensure that you stick to the original specifications of the factory.


Dents are unavoidable and may occur at any point. You can easily repair the dents by using specific processes and devices. You must get a painless removal of dent if there is no damage in the paint. The dent can be tapped out by the panel backside by the mechanic. Huge dents need painting and fills in the affected area. Replacing the entire panel is the best if your car has extensive dent. 

Jobs of an Auto Body Repairer

The following activities are done by the mechanic while repairing of auto body

  • Grind, prime, buff, sand and repaired and refurbished surfaces
  • Remove damaged body parts, including trim, fenders, bumpers, grilles, and hoods
  • Review plan work, produce cost estimates, and damage reports
  • Hammer out other minor body damage or dimples, and patch dents
  • To repair structural damage, they realign chassis and car frames
  • Replacement parts are welded, attached, and fit into place
  • New finish is applied to the restored body parts

The vehicles that have been ignored for a long span or damaged by some sort of collision, the mechanics meant for auto body repair are of help. Another major role of the Car Body Repair Leamington Spa mechanics is alignment of the vehicle and the body panes along with refinishing it after repairing it. The damage can range from a minor one like fixing cracked windshield to major one like complete door panel replacement. 

Various tools are used by the mechanics for their job. Plasma cutter, metal-cutting gums and pneumatic tools are used by them to get the damage parts like door panels or bumpers removed. For major structural repairs, such as aligning the body, they often use heavy-duty hammers and hydraulic jacks are used for body alignment or other structural repairs. Other common tools include screwdrivers, pliers, metal files, and wrenches.

Sometimes, the entire job can be done by a technician on own while a team of technicians is required to accomplish the job especially if the damage is major.

The auto painters usually do the painting part although the repair mechanic also paints the body after repairing. Auto body or collision technicians replace damaged parts, remove dents, and straighten the panels of metal. They mostly deal with small trucks, cars and other utility vehicles although almost every kind of vehicle is repaired by them. 

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