If the internet has brought us one thing it’s the DIY repair. One of the biggest types of videos watched on YouTube is do it yourself. The reason this is so popular is people like to save money. However, it’s not always a good idea to do it yourself with auto body repair. Some types of work require more training and education to do repairs. Auto Body Repair is on of those types of work you should take to a pro. Tender Car’s trained ASE certified technicians have had the training and gone through the education to get the job done right. In this blog we will highlight some of the reasons why you should take your car or truck to a professional auto body shop

Health Risks

One of the biggest factors when doing auto body repair is making sure that your safety and health are secure. Tender Car takes many measures to make sure our technicians are safe and secure when doing your auto body repair.

Three factors you should be aware of are:

  • Paint fumes
  • Fumes from fiberglass resin
  • Dangerous airborne particles from metal, rust, and body filler

There is a specialized equipment that Tender Car has that is not usually at your local auto store. The simple truth is no matter how much time and effort you put in on your first car repair it will never look as good as a professional.

Auto Body repairs very specific and you need very specific tools to finish the job are some of the tools that you would have to purchase to even start your project:

  • Breaker Bar
  • Jack Stands
  • Wheel Chocks
  • Torque Wrench
  • Hex Bit Set
  • Torx Bit Set
  • OBD Code Reader
  • Heat Gun
  • Air Compressor
  • Air Impact Wrench

As you can see this would be an expensive project to start and would require an extensive amount of time. For auto body repair, DIY actually costs more than for you to take it in to a professional auto body shop. If you’re not thinking of getting into the field of auto body repair and doing it on a regular basis, purchasing all of this equipment would not be worth it. Bring your car to Tender Car and let our qualified auto body repair specialist give you a professional repair.