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What does an Auto Body Mechanic do?

By Erika Peterson
Updated Mar 02, 2024
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An auto body mechanic can have many different job descriptions and duties, but almost every skilled mechanic will have the knowledge to remove dents, restore a car’s body, and add a new paint job. Not all have the expertise to complete all of these tasks, however. The typical auto body shop employs certain professionals for each of these tasks that take place in an auto body job.

One job duty that an auto body mechanic can have is restoration. Restoration professionals spend time sanding the body and removing deficiencies. They know how to work with every type of auto body material, from fiberglass to metal. In addition, these professionals can work on all levels of a project, from a car that needs a lot of work to one that only needs a few hours to achieve auto body perfection.

A body work professional works on removing dents and fixing a car’s body after an accident. Work may be as simple as replacing a part of the vehicle’s body or as extensive as replacing multiple body pieces.

A painting expert has extensive knowledge about every type of vehicle and the types of materials that they are constructed out of. This knowledge allows the painter to apply the correct type of paint for any automobile. A great auto body mechanic who has the knowledge and materials to paint a car can offer custom designs, decals and custom color shades.

Regardless of a mechanic’s special skills, each performs the same basic functions. Mechanics restore vehicles, fix body damage, and add new paint jobs. Some custom auto body shops may also offer other services, like detail work and interior work that is unique and fun. Mechanics not only restore the exterior of a car, but the interior as well. They may also install upgraded electronics, sound systems, and better engines. It can cost a lot of money to have a car completely restored in this manner, but the end result is usually of very high quality.

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Discussion Comments

By Rundocuri — On Mar 02, 2014

My friend has an auto body repair shop where he specializes in working on classic cars. There is nothing like hanging out with him and helping him bring the classics back to like-new condition.

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