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Wheel Arch Cover
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Radiator Support
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    How to change bumper grill on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Wing Mirror
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    How to change Wing Mirror on SUZUKI SX4 1 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Wing Mirror on OPEL CORSA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change wing mirror / mirror / door mirror FORD FIESTA JA8 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace wing mirror NISSAN QASHQAI (J10, NJ10) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace wing mirror FORD FOCUS 2 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace wing mirror FORD FOCUS (DAW) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace wing mirror OPEL CORSA S93 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace wing mirror MERCEDES W124 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Door Lock
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    How to change door lock VW GOLF 5 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change door lock SEAT IBIZA 3 6L [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change a car door lock [AUTODOC tutorial]
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    How to change door lock SEAT LEON 1M1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change an exterior door handle and lock on the FORD TRANSIT MK7 [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]
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Door Handles
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    How to change door handle on NISSAN QASHQAI (J10, NJ10) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change an exterior door handle and lock on the FORD TRANSIT MK7 [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]
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Tailgate Struts
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    How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on VW POLO 4 (9N) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on BMW E46 Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change the tailgate struts on your car [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]
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    How to change tailgate struts on FORD FOCUS 2 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change tailgate struts on MERCEDES-BENZ M W163 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on AUDI A3 2 (8PA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on VOLVO V50 1 (P12) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Hood
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    How to change bonnet struts VW Passat [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change a bonnet struts on MERCEDES-BENZ M W163 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace bonnet gas struts [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]
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    How to change bonnet struts on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change bonnet struts on MERCEDES W201 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Glass For Wing Mirror
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    How to replace side mirror glass [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]
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    How to change glass for wing mirror MERCEDES-BENZ W211 E-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change glass for wing mirror OPEL CORSA D [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change glass for wing mirror NISSAN QASHQAI (J10, NJ10) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change glass for wing mirror OPEL ASTRA H Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change glass for wing mirror / side mirror glass OCTAVIA (1Z5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace glass for wing mirror MERCEDES W168 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change glass for wing mirror / side mirror glass BMW 1 Series E82 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Wing Mirror Covers
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    How to replace wing mirror cover FORD FIESTA JA8 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace wing mirror cover NISSAN QASHQAI (J10, NJ10) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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Common questions about checking and repairing the car body

What parts make up the body?

The main body components are the bonnet, doors, bumpers, wings, door sills, side mirror housings, moldings and registration plate holders. Alongside this, sports cars are equipped with an aerodynamic body kit. Body parts also include fasteners, grilles, emblems, door handles and locks, seals, reflectors, bonnet and boot struts. In addition, this category includes headlights, brake lights, rear and fog lights, turn signals and their repeaters.

What does body repair include?

If there are body elements deformed due to being hit in an accident or when driving off-road, they can be flattened. Minor rust spots are eliminated by anti-corrosion treatment, cleaning and grinding. Perforation corrosion requires replacement of the components or welding. Small scratches and chips can be removed by polishing. Restored components are coated with varnish. Cracks in the housings of lights can be temporarily eliminated with glue. Some parts, such as lock cylinders, bonnet struts, and seals, should simply be replaced when worn.

What body parts can I repair myself?

You can replace lights, door locks and handles, fasteners, seals, bonnet and boot struts, bumpers, the radiator grille, and moldings yourself. Minor jobs as grinding, anti-corrosion treatment, and paintwork can also be done at home.