The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair - Book Summary

If you enjoy DIY, and have some skills and tools, you may be able to handle minor auto body repairs by referencing a book such as The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair by Dennis W. Parks. Below you will find a brief review of the book, as well as how to know when you had better call an expert. Call us at Hansma Automotive if your vehicle is damaged and you are looking for professional repairs from an established and trusted business.

The Complete Guide To Auto Body Repair by Dennis W. Parks

If you are looking for a terrifc book about auto body repair, look no further than The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair written by Dennis W. Parks.  At almost 200 pages and with over 350 illustrations and diagrams, this book is full of helpful advice and tips. Reasonably priced at only $29.95, it is a must for any auto body DIY fan. 

The Writing Style

The author does an excellent job and is obviously familiar with the topic. His writing style is easy to follow and is clear and concise, with well developed themes. There is an excellent selection of illustrations which provide good support to the text and are visually attractive. 

                 A sample page from the book.

                 A sample page from the book.

Topics Covered

The book covers a wide range of topics, with a total of 10 chapters averaging 20 pages in length, including; Tools, Materials, Developing a Repair Strategy,  Disassembly and Stripping, Collision Repair - Metal, Collision Repair - Composites,  Rust Repair, Surface Preparation and Undercoats, Painting, Color, and Other Topcoats, and Reassembly. If your goal is to learn how to repair a car by yourself, this book is full of useful information  making it both a great resource and a valuable addition to your library.

Auto Body Repairs at Hansma Automotive

If your vehicle has suffered some body damage and you are not a DIY expert, then simply make an appointment with us at Hansma Automotive in Kitchener. Our capable team of experts has accumulated many years of experience at repairing scrapes, dents, dings, bangs and bruises of all shapes and sizes.  We can professionally repair your vehicle quickly, using quality CARQUEST auto parts, and provide you with a shuttle service while we do so. 

Customer Testimonial

"I have been taking my vehicles to Hansma for over 20 years. Pete has always given good advice, hasn't done unnecessary repairs. They do great work, and if something needs correcting they are quick to do so. A few years ago, when debating about repairing an older model car, Pete recommended not fixing it and moving on, even though this meant less income for the shop. I have personally recommended Hansma's to several friends, who have been extremely satisfied with the service there." - Doug Dedman

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Posted on April 13, 2015 .