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Getting Back On The Road: Auto Damage And Repairs

10 JUL 2012
Career Path : Automotive

Nothing is scarier than a car accident. Our first instincts are to make sure that no bodily harm has occurred to ourselves, our passengers, or passengers in any other cars involved. Once the initial shock is over, only then do we begin to assess the extent of the damage to the cars. While this is by far not even close to as important as having or causing an injury, it can lead to many unpleasant situations and costly repairs.

People need their cars, and they need to get back on the road as quickly as possible in order to get on with their work and their lives. After a collision or any other vehicular damage, the mechanic is the key player who can make the difference to a speedy and cost-effective way back into the driver’s seat of your car. Never mind the old cliché of a sleazy and greasy worker who only sees dollar signs where you see damage. A real, honest and talented auto repair expert provides an extremely important service.

Auto collision estimation and repairs combines two major professional skills. On one hand, they are inspecting and assessing the damage to a vehicle propose to the client the various fixes and solutions available to them. This helps people work within their time frame and budgets so that they can best decide what course of action to take. Training to become an estimator will often involve:

  • Identification of vehicle body construction
  • Identification of vehicle body damage
  • Content of a proper collision estimate
  • Preparing professional estimates
  • Use of industry software to produce computer estimates

The other important aspect of this career is the actual auto repairs. Once the client has agreed to a specific course of action suggested by the auto body collision estimator process, then the corresponding mechanical work is required. The advantage of knowing both skills is that it allows the mechanic a better relationship with the client and a smoother process for giving them the exact kind of service they require. If you want to know how to become a mechanic, take the time to research some institutions which offer theoretical and hands-on training.

Car accidents should never be seen solely as business opportunities nor things that happen as “just part of the job.” Although working with accidents, collisions and damages everyday may seem like difficult way to feel comfortable making a living, this is simply not the case. The damage estimator and mechanic proposes solutions and fixes problems. They worry about the small details so you don’t have to. Their job is to make you feel safe getting back on the road in a timely and affordable manner, so you can feel safe and drive on.

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