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Know About Your Car Body Parts

Body Parts of a car are just like the body parts of a human body, which complete a car and without them a car cannot exist. The Body Parts of a car include –

Function/Utility

Car Body Parts make sure that the car functions in the way a car has to function. Different Body Parts have different utility.

3 Common Causes Of Auto Body Damage

Accidents might first come to mind as the most likely culprit behind auto body damage. However, there are many different reasons a vehicle may suffer body damage. In fact, damage is often inflicted by many other less conspicuous causes.

Auto body technicians are responsible for repairing any unsightly damage to the body of the vehicle. This could include scratches, dents, dings, and more.

Curious about how vehicles suffer body damage? Here are three common causes of auto body damage you may see during your career as an auto body technician.

1. Damage Caused by Weather

Weather may seem fairly harmless, but in some extreme cases it can cause significant amounts of damage. During hail storms, ice pellets may fall onto the hood or the roof of a vehicle. Larger pieces of hail can create prominent dents, requiring the expertise of an auto body repair technician to fix.

In addition to hail, gusty winds are a common perpetrator of vehicle damage. If a vehicle is parked near a tree, wind may cause the tree’s branches to scratch the exterior paint. In certain circumstances, branches may break off the tree and fall onto the vehicle, causing dents or even shattering its windows. If wind speeds pick up, there is also the risk that the wind could blow debris onto the car, denting or scratching its surface.

2. Damage Caused by Negligence

Many professionals with careers in the auto industry would agree that a lot of vehicle damage could be avoided with a little extra care. A general common cause of auto body damage is negligence, which includes any damage that occurs as a result of carelessness.

For example, in parking lots it’s not uncommon for stranded shopping carts to roll into the side of a car and dent it up. Another example of negligence-induced damage is dings in a car door caused by another vehicle’s door opening up. In crowded parking areas, other drivers may open their door too fast and slam it into the vehicle parked beside them. This can create significant dents in the door and cause damage to the vehicle’s paint.

In addition to shopping carts and car doors, other causes of negligent car damage could be flying balls from sports, keys scraping the paint surface, and gates opening into a vehicle.

3. Damage Caused by Rear-End Collisions

Rear ending is the most significant cause of accidents in Canada. In fact, about 25 per cent of Canadian accidents are caused by a driver following too closely to the vehicle in front of them. In British Columbia, almost 200 rear-end collisions take place every single day! As a result, most accident damage auto body technicians see is caused by these types of collisions.

Rear-end collisions usually result in a dented rear bumper. Depending on the extent of the damage, it could potentially be quite the repair. For example, if the tail lights or back-up camera are damaged, it could cost your future clients anywhere from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars to fix.

Types of Body Damage: How Are They Repaired?

No vehicle is immune to accidents. Each time you get behind your wheels, there is a high chance that you can sideswipe or fender or worse. Hopefully, the damage is fixable through auto body repair.

Weather

Apart from accidents, weather conditions can damage the body of your vehicle. Long-term weather exposure makes the body eligible for a paint job and other fixes like fixing windshields. The car spends much time outside than in a garage. For instance, you can drive to work or the mall. Over the years, the body is exposed to continuous UV rays making the paint to fade.

You can repaint the affected area and if the damage is from hailstones causing tiny pits, go for a paintless dent repair.

Scratches

It is common to scratch your car body with a shopping cart or finds that someone scratches your car in the parking lot. Parking lots are some of the risky spots for getting scratches. If the scratch is small, it can be buffed out. However, big scratches need body filler or auto painting. 

Dents

Dents are inevitable and will occur at some point. Dents are easy to repair using a special device and process. If there is no paint damage, simply get a paintless dent removal. Auto shop technicians can tap out the dent from the backside of the panel. Bigger dents require fills and painting of the affected area. If the dent is extensive, then the only option is to get a whole panel replacement.

Collisions

Collisions are responsible for some of the biggest dents, damage, and scratches. Collisions can result in structural damage to the car like when it causes a bent frame. Technicians usually use computer-aided machinery to streamline the frame and make sure it complies with the original factory specifications.

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