CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte-based auto inspector wants to see the state license or regulate body shops to prevent shoddy repair work.
Billy Walkowiak opened up a new business, "Collision Safety Consultants" in Belmont earlier this year.
He checks out cars after they leave body shop. He said some repairs are so shoddy, they threaten the structural integrity of the car, and put the driver and passengers in danger.
He's on a mission to get North Carolina's body shops licensed. He argues that doctors, lawyers, and cosmetologists need licenses to work, and body shops should have some oversight as well.
"You have to have so many hours of training before you can braid someone's hair, but you don't have to have any credentials to fix someone's car," said Walkowiak.