Automotive collision repair is a process where a trained auto mechanic fixes and repairs parts and bodies of damaged vehicles as Just the Job explain in their video, “A Career in Automotive Collision Repair (JTJS32008)” It mainly involves the removal of dents, and scratches, the replacement of auto glass, the replacement of doors, etc. Most auto collision vehicle repairers use specialized tools to perform repairs on damaged vehicles. They use tools such as plasma cutters and metallic cutting guns for the removal of damaged vehicle parts. In the case of structural repairs, like the alignment of a vehicle’s body, auto body repairers use hydraulics and heavy-duty hammers.
In most cases, auto collision repairers can complete an auto body collision job by themselves, but sometimes, mostly in large auto body shops, they work in a team with other mechanics who specialize in repairing different parts of the damaged vehicle.
Auto collision repairs mainly work indoors in auto body shops that are always noisy due to the machinery used inside the automotive shop. These auto shops are required to be well-ventilated to allow the dispersal of dust and harmful fumes from car paint.
Having a career in auto collision repair will mostly require you to learn mechanical skills and other duties including aspects related to auto body repair and auto body parts replacement.