The Craft of Vehicle Body Repairs

Vehicle body repairers are employed in the motor industry in garages with vehicle repair facilities and in ‘specialised’ repair shops. The vehicle body repairer requires a comprehensive knowledge of vehicle body construction and the work involves assessment of damage and preparation of estimates, panel repair and replacement, body alignment, spray painting and customised alterations. Due to modern technology the use of computerised and electronically-controlled systems is now an important aspect of a vehicle body repairer’s job, together with an increasing emphasis on the development of communications and customer relation skills.