If you are interested in purchasing a used European vehicle, it is best if you get it done by a certified automotive specialist instead of by an ordinary body repair shop or auto body shop. Since Europeans have an extensive tradition in car maintenance and ownership, you can rest assured that their vehicles are in better hands than yours. Still, even with so much trust on Europe’s automotive industry, you still have to be extra careful when it comes to choosing a European car body repair service. As a general rule, it is advisable to get your vehicle serviced from a certified and professional body repair shop that specializes in repairing and refinishing European automobiles. However, although there are similarities between American and European cars, European vehicle repairs definitely have a reputation for being slightly more costly and more complicated.
When it comes to European vehicles, what exactly are the commonest repairs? And why do they necessitate the experience of an established and certified European car specialist? First and foremost, there is the complexity of the damage. As compared to the average American car, the European auto body repair requires more rigorous repairs, which also depend on a number of factors such as the age of the vehicle, mileage, engine type and the type of suspension and tires fitted. A detailed analysis of the problem can help the technician to accurately identify the exact type of restoration needed to bring the vehicle back to tip-top shape.
In addition to the complexity of the work, European auto repair shops have to contend with additional issues unique to the styling and design of each make and model. This includes the different size, shape, weight, design and model of wheels, engines, transmissions and other parts. In order to cater to these kinds of specialized demands, technicians who work on European cars need to find out more about the specific manufacturer, as well as the particular model. A certified mechanic should be adept in identifying the exact problem and its solutions, while keeping in mind the specific needs of the styling and design of the car. Such an individual should also be proficient at managing and maintaining any kind of exotic auto accessory as well as having sufficient knowledge of any after market devices or components.