Automobile Body Repairer

Repair damaged bodies and body parts of automotive vehicles.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $64,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automobile Body Repairers do?

Repairs damaged bodies and body parts of automotive vehicles, such as automobiles, buses, and light trucks according to repair manuals, using handtools and power tools: Examines damaged vehicles and estimates cost of repairs [SHOP ESTIMATOR 807.267-010]. Removes upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic window-and-seat-operating equipment, and trim to gain access to vehicle body and fenders. Positions dolly block against surface of dented area and beats opposite surface to remove dents, using hammer. Fills depressions with body filler, using putty knife. Removes damaged fenders, panels, and grills, using wrenches and cutting torch, and bolts or welds replacement parts in position, using wrenches or welding equipment. Straightens bent automobile frames, using pneumatic frame straightening machine. Files, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, using power tools and handtools. Refinishes repaired surface, using paint spray gun and sander. Aims headlights, aligns wheels, and bleeds hydraulic brake system. May paint surfaces after performing body repairs and be designated Automobile-Body Repairer, Combination. May repair or replace defective mechanical parts [AUTOMOBILE MECHANIC 620.261-010].

Should I be an Automobile Body Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Antique Automobiles Repairer, Auto Body Repairer, Auto Body Repairman, Automobile-Body Repairer, Combination See More

    How to Become an
    Automobile Body Repairer

    Most Automobile Body Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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