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Automobile Collision Repairers
Automobile collision repairers, also known as collision repair technicians, repair, replace, and repaint damaged body parts of automobiles, buses, and light trucks. They use hand tools and power tools to straighten bent frames and body sections, replace badly damaged parts, smooth out minor dents and creases, remove rust, fill small holes or dents, and repaint surfaces damaged by accident or wear. Some repairers also give repair estimates. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in May 2014, there were approximately 137,140 automotive body and related repairers working in the United States, plus nearly 15,670 automotive glass installers and repairers and 739,900 automotive service technicians and mechanics.