Experts in this field are specialist focused their studies on automotive repairs, especially in regards to damage to metal, fiberglass and plastic body work on a vehicle’s framework. These experts will be professionals who are especially talented at identifying latent and manifest damage to vehicle’s framework and body work. Their work often requires removal of damaged panels and parts, painting, removing of dents, straightening damaged vehicles and parts, and replacing bad or faulty second-hand panels. Some of the major causes of exterior vehicular damage include collisions, accidents, and weathering.

Panel beaters can be of great help to the legal process. They may be required to comment on the cause of exterior damage or on the quality of exterior damage of the vehicle both preceding the damage and in the repair of it. They are also useful for identifying issues of fraud where services may have been needlessly provided. These investigations can often provide helpful evidence in cases. They can also comment on safety measures in place at auto-repair stores and help create safety policy.

Experts in this area come from many professional backgrounds. Most will have come from an auto-repairs background themselves, or have worked alongside machinery as engineers or specialists. Most panel beaters are specifically trained in panel beating techniques, such as planishing and body filling. Most panel beaters will also be highly certified with extensive knowledge in practices pertaining to the uni-body or frame of the vehicle. The specific specialization and background needed in your auto repair expert will be determined by the matter which requires examination.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in panel beating can be called upon to assist in policy design, enforcement and creation of safety measures, injuries sustained during the repair process to the vehicle’s exterior and the quality of auto-service provided to the framework and bodywork of the vehicle, as well as many more

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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Electric vehicle mechanics on the rise in Canberra

A useful article demonstrating how panel beaters are adapting to the rise of electric vehicles on the market.

Relevant Cases Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Channic Pty Ltd (No 4) [2016] FCA 1174

This case involves a dispute over repair costs relating to panel alignment, paint degradation, and other parts of the bodywork of the car.

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A sample of our experts in Trades - Automotive body repair (Panel-beater)

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID15164

Automotive expert expert

ID15164, is an experienced expert in the Australian motor vehicle industry since 1976, has a wealth of knowledge including detailed assessments of mechanical and body/paint issues in various vehicles—Cars, Trucks, Motor Homes, Caravans, Motorcycles, Machinery, and Boats. 

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