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The Difference Between an Auto Body Shop & Mechanic July 24, 2018

Covington Central Business District, Covington
The Difference Between an Auto Body Shop & Mechanic, Covington, Kentucky

If you’ve been in a car accident or are experiencing some other issues with your vehicle, you’ll need to decide whether to take it into an auto body shop or a mechanic. Each option offers its own strengths, so it’s important you understand the purpose of each. Here’s what you need to know to make the best choice for your car.


auto body shopAn auto body shop restores the body—or the non-mechanical components—of vehicles. The body significantly affects the safety and function of the vehicle, but another significant aspect of their work is aesthetic. It’s often referred to as art. If there’s an issue with your vehicle that you can see from looking at it, then you likely need bodywork. This could include dented fenders, broken glass, or scratched paint. Body shops typically handle auto collision damage and repair old, rusted vehicles.

Mechanical Work

A mechanic works on the inside of your vehicle. This can include the engine under your hood, the axles, and other moving components. They are the people to go to if you need work that doesn’t have to do with the exterior of your car. They can help with everything from routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations to emergency repairs such as dealing with a strange noise under the hood. They are not qualified, however, to work on the body of the vehicle.


Good bodywork that leaves you with a pristine-looking car requires a skillful hand. The experts at Crone’s Auto Body in Covington, KY, have over 65 years of experience handling damage of all stages, from bumper and collision repair to paint preparation. They’ll order all of the necessary parts, handle your repairs, paint the car, and completely detail the vehicle inside and out. Call the auto body shop at (859) 356-1800 to schedule a damage assessment and estimate, or visit them online to learn more about their services.

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