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What Does “State of the Art” Auto Body Work Really Mean

state of the art auto repair

Auto body shops often toss around the term “State of the Art” repairs.  However, not all shops are created equal, nor are the various pieces of winks_0006_carequipment used.  Technology changes quickly and newer, better machines (such as frame straightening systems) are brought into the market regularly.

Collision repair in Ithaca, whether your vehicle has had a minor ding or scratch, or has been in a significant impact, needs to be handled by professional and experienced technicians.  Wink’s Body Shop knows that your vehicle is your life line to your day-to-day activities. Obtaining collision repair in Ithaca is as simple as calling us today for a Free Estimate.

State of the Art Body Shop

Here at Wink’s Body Shop we take great pride in having the most effective diagnostic equipment and frame straightening systems in the area.  Our technicians are well-trained in all aspects of collision repairs and have significant training in providing optimal results from the repair systems we use.

State of the art equipment is  paramount in providing excellent results and achieving customer satisfaction in all areas of repair.  Our mechanical services, engine diagnostics, air conditioning refresh, and auto body repair are all reliant on the expertise of our technicians and the equipment we use here.

One of the most significant damages that can occur in a collision might result in frame damage.  A vehicle’s frame can withstand a fair amount of damage but cause structural issues if not found or evaluated properly can lead to additional damage to the automobile.  Frame damage can cause a lot of issues with tracking, alignment, strain on the supports, and of course is a dangerous situation to allow to continue.  Some frame damage basically makes the vehicle undriveable.

If your vehicle has suffered frame damage in a collision, how would you know?  You wouldn’t unless you have a professionally trained Ithaca body shop evaluate your car or truck.  The State of the Art frame straightening machine we use will properly evaluate and reorganize the vehicle frame to the exact specifications required.  Our expert technicians will provide you with their excellent knowledge and success rate with these repair methods.

Ithaca Collision Repair

In today’s world, taking your vehicle to just any repair shop can be fraught with the unknown. Reputation is of primary importance when you need slider-3-300x171repairs of any kind.  Wink’s Body Shop is greatly respected in Ithaca and even surrounding areas.

We spend significant time to be sure our technicians are properly trained and reliable.  Our facility has grown due to customer demand and we can offer you the best customer service in the area.

Collision repair in Ithaca doesn’t need to be left to chance.  You need your vehicle and we can help get you back on the road in safety and secure in the knowledge your car has been repaired properly.  Our work is guaranteed to your complete satisfaction.

If you are looking for vehicle repair, mechanical or body, contact us today for a free estimate and evaluation of the current situation you are facing.  Our technicians look forward to working with you and helping you through the entire process.  We work with most insurance companies!  Call us today at  (607) 277-7775 or stop by our shop at 720 West Court St, Ithaca, New York.

Wink’s Body Shop Technicians are Trained in both Domestic and Foreign Automobile Repairs

Domestic and foreign automobiles are the norm now in many repair facilities, but no facility in Ithaca is better prepared and trained that Wink’s Body Shop technicians.  Our shop started out quite small in a 900 square foot space.  Over the years with our reputation for excellent repairs both mechanical and collision, we have almost tripled our facility.  This provides you with quicker service and some of the top mechanics in their field.

Who Are Wink’s Body Shop Technicians?

As the premier auto repair facility and body shop in Ithaca, we guarantee top-notch technicians that are all I-Car Certified.  I-Car (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is an international, not-for-profit training center established in 1979 to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.

Ithaca collision repairThe I-CAR Professional Development Program (PDP) is the industry standard for role-relevant training in collision repair. The program features distinct training paths and knowledge areas customized for each major collision repair role.

Our technicians take their education, expertise, and knowledge seriously.  Your satisfaction and safety is their ultimate goal and we will work with you closely to be sure the correct work is done to ensure your vehicle is road worthy again.

Education and Training is Paramount

Our technicians here have learned how to diagnose, maintain and repair domestic and foreign automobiles. They know how to troubleshoot problems of all kinds, using the latest engine analyzers, handheld scanners and other computerized diagnostic equipment.

Domestic and foreign vehicles today have more computer-processing power than the spacecraft that landed on the moon. There are cars that can park themselves, keys that can be programmed to control maximum speed, stereo volume and more.  Wink’s Body Shop can provide you with extraordinary technicians, facility and customer service with your best interests in mind.

 The technician of today doesn’t just work with tools. The transportation industry is changing. It’s becoming more technology-based and reliant on computers and innovation. Everyone relies on transportation, and we all need professionally-trained technicians to keep our vehicles running. (I-Car)

Ithaca Body Shop

Ithaca body shopNo matter whether your vehicle has suffered mechanical damage due to a collision, or just needs a check up, we are here for you.  Your vehicle, even in a minor collision, can sustain mechanical damage to critical systems that only one of our trained technicians can evaluate.  Don’t drive your vehicle for long distances until you have a certified mechanic examine it for any internal damage.

Our services include:

  • Major & Minor Repairs
  • Personalized service
  • Free estimates
  • Unibody and full frame repair
  • Computerized alignments
  • Repairs to Domestic and Foreign vehicle
  • Headlight alignment and replacement
  • Computerized paint color matching systems
  • AC and Cooling Repairs
  • Factory matched refinishing
  • Suspension Replacement
  • Dent & scratch removal
  • Air bags
  • Front / Rear bumper repair & replacement
  • Door mirrors
  • Quarter panels
  • Fenders
  • Hoods
  • Roofs & more

Wink’s Body Shop is your Ithaca collision repair facility.  We are well-known for our expertise and quality of our workmanship.  Whether your domestic or foreign automobile has been in an accident or there are mechanical issues you are concerned with, contact us today to give us an opportunity to make a new customer out of you.  Estimates available.  Call us at (607)277-7775 or stop by to see us at 720 W. Court Street, Ithaca, NY.