The body panel protects a lot more than just the engine and operating systems. The body of your vehicle also protects you and your passengers from outside elements. Minor wear and tear is very common to find on the body panels of your vehicle but getting them repaired as soon as they are visible will prevent further damage from spreading. This includes paint chips, rust, dents, scratches, etc. No matter the damage on the body panels of your vehicle, it will still return to you looking as good as new.