For those who can't dream of getting about without their car getting car body repairs or car repairs done is probably one of the most vexatious experiences of life. Apart from the cost involved, the sheer difficulty in moving around town or worse, getting housebound while that precious ‘member of the family' languishes in a garage waiting for car repairs is enough to make one's hair stand on end.
There are two options: one being that routine maintenance is top grade and the other is that you learn to take care of the minor repairs. There are, of course, times when the former is an academic issue and the latter is not feasible. These could be anything from a nasty gouge your beloved car got when a careless/reckless driver backed into it while trying to reverse to some kind of technical malfunction to a horrific crash where you/your loved ones escaped by the skin of your teeth. So car body repairs it has to be.
Then how does one get the car roadworthy again without throwing your monthly budget totally out of gear? A search on the net as well as inquiries from your insurance carrier should throw up an impressive list of options. There will even be companies who will come to your home/office/site-of-accident to carry out the car repairs needed. Their technicians will come and let you know whether extensive car body repairs are required or simple car repairs will suffice and an estimate of what the bill will be.
From partial disassembly of the automobile to possibly even replacement of parts, the gamut of functions involved while carrying out car body repairs can be so complex and even exhaustive that trying to fix big car repair issues with the help of a do-it-yourself manual is asking for trouble. Due to the huge strides made in technology, the car technician's job has metamorphosed from being a purely mechanical one to encompass electronic technology. Since vehicles today possess complex computer and electronic systems, mechanics need to have a broader base of knowledge than in the past. This is another reason why addressing malfunctions by yourself becomes a hazardous proposition.