Practice shows that true professionals repair parts more often than replace them, simply because they have the relevant technical skills to perform difficult repairs according to the rules of the art. If the repairer is also trained in modern smart repair techniques, he is also able to carry out repairs involving local or limited respraying. Moreover, if the repairer is able to perform dent repairs without spraying, there is not even a direct significant environmental impact. To this end, the repairer can make targeted investments in training and professional expertise, enabling him to carry out more (local) repairs. This makes the craftsman less dependent on irregular delivery times of new parts, which have become increasingly more common in recent years.
The repairer can tailor his investments in infrastructure and equipment to reduce his own energy consumption and thereby reduce his environmental impact in a targeted manner. This could include solar panels, heat pumps, rain and wastewater recovery, more energy-friendly spray booths, new paint processes, and so on.
For parts that cannot be repaired (e.g., because they are too badly damaged), the repairer seeks out suitable used parts. In doing so, he also does his bit for the circular economy.