13.6. Repair of seriously damaged body panels

Such repair is usually carried out with use of the welding equipment and has to be made in the conditions of a workshop of car service.

In case of extensive damages first of all it is necessary to check whether there was no shift and the deformation of body panels, capable to exert impact on controllability of the car, or leading to acceleration of wear any of its working components (for example, tires).

In view of the fact that the majority of body elements (a cowl, wings, etc.) are presented by separate sections, restoration them in case of serious damages is not advisable. More often, much more reasonably and more economically, it appears to find a suitable replaceable component which can be found not only in shops of automobile accessories, but also on dismantling or dumps that allows to cut down expenses sometimes considerably.