The autobody repair department of the dealership is an important part of the business. Its purpose is to repair damaged body parts and bodies of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership specifications, using hand and power tools. Body repairs and painting are highly specialized skills. Today’s technician must be able to research information from manuals, books, bulletins, and resource people. The more education acquired the better one’s chances are of being hired as an apprentice and succeeding in the trade.